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by Alexey_Nigin
July 15th, 2018, 2:49 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Birthdays
Replies: 283
Views: 85321

Re: Birthdays

danny wrote:happy birthday alexey + 3 others
Thanks!
by Alexey_Nigin
July 14th, 2017, 2:14 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Birthdays
Replies: 283
Views: 85321

Re: Birthdays

muzik wrote:So you moved to the country that I'm currently on holiday in... interesting.

More importantly, happy birthday!
I am actually moving to the US, just taking a picturesque route. And thanks.
by Alexey_Nigin
July 14th, 2017, 12:19 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Birthdays
Replies: 283
Views: 85321

Re: Birthdays

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALEXEY NIGIN!!! Thank you very much! I must admit I haven't been very active lately, mostly because I have been spending my free time making spaceships that move way faster than light and are equipped with all kinds of guns... Also because I am moving to another country. Still, I wil...
by Alexey_Nigin
June 3rd, 2017, 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pattern of the Year 2016 (Results)
Replies: 2
Views: 13476

Pattern of the Year 2016 (Results)

Dear Cellular Automata folks, I am pleased to announce the winners of the latest Pattern of the Year competition. -------- 1. Caterloopillars (49 stars) Previously, all engineered spaceships had speeds that were either fixed (Caterpillar) or adjustable but always very low (Gemini). Caterloopillars h...
by Alexey_Nigin
June 1st, 2017, 2:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pattern of the Year 2016 (Votes)
Replies: 28
Views: 10332

Re: Pattern of the Year 2016 (Votes)

It ended.
by Alexey_Nigin
May 31st, 2017, 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pattern of the Year 2016 (Votes)
Replies: 28
Views: 10332

Re: Pattern of the Year 2016 (Votes)

Voting ends in a few hours, you have the last chance to vote.
by Alexey_Nigin
May 24th, 2017, 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pattern of the Year 2016 (Votes)
Replies: 28
Views: 10332

Re: Pattern of the Year 2016 (Votes)

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By the way, I take the opportunity to remind you that the competition is ending very soon, so if you want to vote, vote now.
by Alexey_Nigin
April 28th, 2017, 1:46 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Birthdays
Replies: 283
Views: 85321

Re: Birthdays

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by Alexey_Nigin
April 10th, 2017, 5:18 am
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: I THINK I FOUND A NEW STILL LIFE!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 5440

Re: I THINK I FOUND A NEW STILL LIFE!!!!

calcyman wrote:If there weren't a 10-item limit, this would be perfect for the POTY contest.
I don't think so, given that the voting system of these polls is not at all flexible, and adding anonymity to Pattern of the Year would probably do more harm than good.
by Alexey_Nigin
April 9th, 2017, 2:55 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: I THINK I FOUND A NEW STILL LIFE!!!!
Replies: 10
Views: 5440

Re: I think I found a new still life

I was messing around in golly and found something that looked like a smaller version of pond. Correct me if i'm wrong, but I don't think it's on the still life wiki page. (http://conwaylife.com/wiki/Category:Still_lifes) Hello, and welcome to the forums! Since pond has only 8 cells, it's not surpri...
by Alexey_Nigin
March 27th, 2017, 5:23 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Close life variants
Replies: 164
Views: 78440

Re: Close life variants

I have recently been comtemplating an idea of a program which could look for oscillators, wicks, agars, waves and maybe even spaceships in all 2-state rules with less-than-or-equal-to-Moore neighbourhood. Any progress? Or was this scrapped? Here is a PM I wrote a while back: No. I don't like promis...
by Alexey_Nigin
March 23rd, 2017, 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 23/3 day
Replies: 21
Views: 9009

Re: 23/3 day

I celebrated the Life day by propelling the Pattern of the Year competition to the third phase, so you all can now celebrate this day by casting your vote.
by Alexey_Nigin
March 23rd, 2017, 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pattern of the Year 2016 (Votes)
Replies: 28
Views: 10332

Pattern of the Year 2016 (Votes)

Welcome to the voting thread for the new Pattern of the Year competition! This time, we have some great entries, here is the full list: -------- #01 - 8-bit Computer : It is the first 8-bit computer in any cellular automaton, and easily the most realistic computer ever constructed in Life. It has a ...
by Alexey_Nigin
March 19th, 2017, 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pattern of the Year 2016 (Entries)
Replies: 38
Views: 13990

Re: Pattern of the Year 2016 (Entries)

I will compile the descriptions in a couple of days. Under a reasonably relaxed definition of a couple of days, I compiled the descriptions: http://conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=39635#p39635 Any feedback is welcome, including one about minor things like typos. I would especially appreciate ...
by Alexey_Nigin
February 16th, 2017, 6:22 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: fuse
Replies: 20
Views: 6828

Re: fuse

@Alexey_Nigin Remember, this is the Sandbox. We probably shouldn't judge people's posts on the supposed "quality" of the patterns they contain. Yeah, looking at it again, I see that my post can look rude; this was not intended, and I apologize for this. However, I don't think that the Sandbox is a ...
by Alexey_Nigin
February 16th, 2017, 2:27 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Perfect Orthogonal Speeds in Life-like CA
Replies: 106
Views: 23649

Re: Perfect Orthogonal Speeds in Life-like CA

I agree that the term "Life-like" should be reserved for semi-totalistic rules.
by Alexey_Nigin
February 16th, 2017, 12:02 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: fuse
Replies: 20
Views: 6828

Re: fuse

Fuses are generally not very interesting unless they are either clean or reburnable. Clean means that the fuse leaves nothing behind it. An example is the blinker fuse, which was among the ones you posted. Here is its (kind of) canonical form: x = 137, y = 5, rule = B3/S23 2o2bob2o$5obobo$8bob3ob3ob...
by Alexey_Nigin
February 15th, 2017, 5:20 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: 3D zoomable Conway's viewer
Replies: 17
Views: 5040

Re: 3D zoomable Conway's viewer

The "P3 agar" in your collection isn't an agar; in fact, it dies after a few generations. While I am at it, you can do much better than showing small pieces of agars. Since your program simulates Life on a torus, it seems feasible to make agars fill the entire universe.
by Alexey_Nigin
February 3rd, 2017, 3:14 am
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Help with names
Replies: 82
Views: 38974

Re: Help with names

Wavefront

A duoplet propagates through the oscillator like a wavefront.

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x = 13, y = 13, rule = 23/3
8b2o3b$8bo4b$9bo3b$8b2o3b$5b2o3b2ob$4bo2b3o2bo$4bo5b2ob$5bo3bo3b$2obob
o3bo3b$ob2obob2o4b$4bobo6b$4bobo6b$5bo!
by Alexey_Nigin
January 29th, 2017, 6:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pattern of the Year 2016 (Entries)
Replies: 38
Views: 13990

Re: Pattern of the Year 2016 (Entries)

Thank you all. I will compile the descriptions in a couple of days.
by Alexey_Nigin
January 23rd, 2017, 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pattern of the Year 2016 (Entries)
Replies: 38
Views: 13990

Re: Pattern of the Year 2016 (Entries)

simsim314: Since there are 14 entries, and people will be supposed to read the descriptions of them all before voting, I am inclined to limit descriptions to one paragraph each. Anyway, thank you for what you provided: I guess compiling the gist of your post will be easier than writing something fro...
by Alexey_Nigin
January 22nd, 2017, 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pattern of the Year 2016 (Entries)
Replies: 38
Views: 13990

Re: Pattern of the Year 2016 (Entries)

The second phase of the competition is documenting entries. Anyone can submit description of an entry. It is recommended that you include a full list of authors, although you may list only the most important contributors if there are too many of them. Also, don't hesitate to suggest edits to existi...
by Alexey_Nigin
January 11th, 2017, 7:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Separating spaceships
Replies: 5
Views: 2389

Re: Separating spaceships

I independently came up with a similar, yet somewhat simpler, algorithm for use in my next version of non-totalistic apgsearch, v0.3i, to possibly replace pseudo_bangbang(). My modification is to consider off cells that are overcrowded as interacting as well as on cells, similar to the current vers...
by Alexey_Nigin
January 10th, 2017, 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Separating spaceships
Replies: 5
Views: 2389

Re: Separating spaceships

The step 'find the smallest number of other components' is ill-defined. It could be that there's a spaceship A which survives if either B or C or both are present, but not when B and C are simultaneously absent. If you're not that interested in speed, then you can consider all partitions of the con...
by Alexey_Nigin
January 10th, 2017, 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Separating spaceships
Replies: 5
Views: 2389

Separating spaceships

A while ago I announced that I was working on some cool CA-related project. This is indeed the case, and the ultimate goal of this project is to create an up-to-date online interactive database of spaceships in lifelike CA. It is now in the earliest stage of development: actually, I haven't started ...