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by A for awesome
June 19th, 2021, 1:12 am
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries
Replies: 5
Views: 65

Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

What is this? my habit of going to forum posts referenced in LifeWiki articles (in this case, the three-glider switch engine synthesis), reading through the entire page, and somehow figuring that it's okay to reply as long as the topic is still active; my annoyance over what I perceive as inefficie...
by A for awesome
June 18th, 2021, 10:56 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries
Replies: 5
Views: 65

Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Why wasn't this submitted to Catagolue? You had over four years to submit this to Catagolue, but you failed, thus consigning your component to become lost in the forums. Luckily, I found it—but that won't happen every time. What is this? Honestly I'm kind of shocked you seem to expect someone to re...
by A for awesome
June 18th, 2021, 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ask the Game of Life Guru one question!
Replies: 8
Views: 156

Re: Ask the Game of Life Guru one question!

is there an orthogonal speed (less than c/2) such that no elementary spaceships with said speed can exist in b3/s23? I believe the answer is no, if high-period examples of that speed count — at least I would assume there's some way to make a "speed orthogonoid" that would be able to achieve every s...
by A for awesome
June 17th, 2021, 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 2847
Views: 815520

Re: Thread for basic questions

mniemiec wrote:
June 17th, 2021, 4:38 pm
ihatecorderships wrote:
June 17th, 2021, 12:18 pm
Why is the canonical version of the century this: ... and not the bookend or the normal B-hept-minus-one cell predecessor?
This sometimes comes up instead of a bookend:

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As does this, which I find to be more common:

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x = 4, y = 4, rule = B3/S23
b3o$o$o$bo!
by A for awesome
June 16th, 2021, 12:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 2847
Views: 815520

Re: Thread for basic questions

Thanks! What about oscillators or spaceships? Basically the same thing, except that for oscillators you're effectively dealing with an additional vertical dimension in a cylinder, and you do object-detection and connectivity tracing for 3-dimensional objects. Spaceships are similar, except the conn...
by A for awesome
June 14th, 2021, 11:59 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Results of catalyst tests
Replies: 169
Views: 75468

Re: Results of catalyst tests

Entity Valkyrie 2 wrote:
June 14th, 2021, 11:32 pm

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These are both known using the normal ship+eater:

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x = 66, y = 15, rule = B3/S23
34b2o23b2o$35bo23bo$2o33bobo19bobo$b2o26b2o5b2o19b2o5b2o$2o28bo33bo$o
29bobo29bobo$31b2o13b3o13b2o$7b2o26b2o9bobo9b2o$b2o4bobo24bobo9bobo9b
obo$b2o5b2o24b2o23b2o2$5b2o$6bo$3b3o$3bo!
by A for awesome
June 11th, 2021, 10:44 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries
Replies: 3340
Views: 1349585

Re: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries

Simpler LWSS releasing methuselah rle This has fewer cells. rle Edit: This post has two examples of eleven-cell LWSS-releasing methuselahs. [...] If you want an even smaller example, there's a well-known nonomino with an 8-cell parent: x = 5, y = 4, rule = B3/S23 bo$3o$o2b2o$2bo! I don't know of an...
by A for awesome
June 11th, 2021, 12:47 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1945
Views: 831875

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

I don't think it has much clearance. For clearance I was referring to the period 36 spark given off by the traffic jam, rather than the p4 sparker... I certainly don't know of any other p36 isolated dot sparkers with reasonable clearance off the top of my head, and it wouldn't surprise me if the sp...
by A for awesome
June 11th, 2021, 12:44 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Crawlers
Replies: 46
Views: 15890

Re: Crawlers

Not really... The primary issue here with the original glider+block crawler, as I gather it, is not that there are more outputs than inputs to the crawler, or that the blocks show up again in a different position, but that the crawler as it stands has multiple inputs that need to be aligned and syn...
by A for awesome
June 10th, 2021, 5:10 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Catalyses (Game)
Replies: 24
Views: 713

Re: Catalyses (Game)

Is there a catalyst that can do what this one fails to do? x = 21, y = 15, rule = LifeHistory 13.2A$12.A.A$13.A3$15.2A.2A$11.2A.A.2A.A$12.A.A$7.2C2.A3.4A$7.2C3.2A. A2.A$13.A4.A.A$13.A.A3.2A$A.A.A9.2A$A2.A$A.A! [[ STOP 106 ]] Here's something that almost works: x = 21, y = 19, rule = LifeHistory 14....
by A for awesome
June 10th, 2021, 4:21 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: JP21's Lonely Freedomical Room
Replies: 260
Views: 43021

Re: JP21's Lonely Freedomical Room

I've gone through extreme depths to find a one purpose p4 oscillator. x = 48, y = 20, rule = B3/S23 41b2o$3b2o22bobo10bobo$3bobo10bobo8bo7bo4bo$5bo4bo7bo8bo7b2o2b2o$5b2o 2b2o7bo10bo5bo$10bo5bo19b3ob3o$3b3ob3o23bo2b2obobobo$2bobobob2o2bo18b 2obo3b3o2bo$2bo2b3o3bob2o15bo5bo4b2o$3b2o4bo5bo14b2o3b2o3bo...
by A for awesome
June 10th, 2021, 2:12 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Crawlers
Replies: 46
Views: 15890

Re: Crawlers

all that is needed is to clean up the leftover blocks x = 219, y = 210, rule = B3/S23 bo215bo$2bo213bo$3o213b3o47$21bo175bo$22b2o171b2o$21b2o173b2o22$107b2o b2o$107b2ob2o24$43bo131bo$41bobo131bobo$42b2o131b2o$107b2ob2o$107b2ob 2o27$107b2ob2o$107b2ob2o17$62bobo89bobo$63b2o89b2o$63bo91bo8$107b2ob2o $...
by A for awesome
June 9th, 2021, 1:14 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1945
Views: 831875

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Here's a new p576 similar to the p486 I found earlier: rle Impressive! Here it is as a Herschel factory: x = 65, y = 72, rule = B3/S23 28b2o$28b2o4$27b3o$28bo$26b3o12$41bo$39b3o$38bo$38b2o$26b2o$26b2o2$17b 2obo$17bob2o$6bo51bo$5bob2o47b2obo$4bo3bo47bo3bo$4bo5bo43bo5bo$bo2bo5b o43bo5bo2bo$obo7bo43bo...
by A for awesome
June 8th, 2021, 8:56 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1945
Views: 831875

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Did someone ask for a gun? x = 61, y = 55, rule = B3/S23 26bo$5bo19bobo$4bobo18bobo$4bobo17b2ob2o$3b2ob2o16bo3bo$22b3o3b3o$21bo 2bo3bo2bo$25bobo$21b2o7b2o$21b2o7b2o$24bo3bo$24b2ob2o$22b3o3b3o$22b2o 5b2o$22bo7bo3$23bo$3o5b3o12bo$o2b2ob2o2bo$b3o3b3o$2bo5bo11b2o3b2o6$20b 2o3b2o2b2o$29b2o2$23bo$23bo2$2...
by A for awesome
May 30th, 2021, 1:51 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Very nearly exploding rules
Replies: 109
Views: 67737

Re: Very nearly exploding rules

cgoler2 wrote:
May 30th, 2021, 11:48 am
Could someone find the speed of this?

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234c/944 orthogonal, I believe (or simplifying to 117c/472).
by A for awesome
May 30th, 2021, 1:15 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 1688
Views: 770263

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

And this: rle I couldn't help other than branching wildly. You seem to have an extra glider along for the ride! Here: x = 163, y = 103, rule = B3/S23 5b2o$o3b2ob2o$obob2o2bo$2o2b2obo$5bo3b2o$6b2o3bo3bo$6b6o4b2o$11bo2b2o bo$14b2ob2o$9bo6b3o$7b2o9b2o$8b2o7b2o$14bo7bo$14bobo2bo$14b2o2bo4bo2b o$19bob2o...
by A for awesome
May 14th, 2021, 3:34 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Gun Discussion Thread
Replies: 298
Views: 111707

Re: Gun Discussion Thread

>:( rle Completed two-engine p486 gun: x = 111, y = 115, rule = LifeHistory 29.2A28.2A$28.B2AB26.B2AB$28.3B28.3B$28.2B30.2B$27.4B28.4B$27.4B28.4B $27.4B.B24.B.4B$26.8B22.8B$25.9B22.9B$24.12B18.12B$24.13B16.13B$24.14B 14.14B$24.15B12.15B$24.16B10.16B$24.16B10.16B$24.16B10.16B$25.17B6.17B $26.17B4.17...
by A for awesome
May 12th, 2021, 6:08 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: 3-state range-1 outer-totalistic rulespace
Replies: 12
Views: 4797

Re: 3-state range-1 outer-totalistic rulespace

I have a new proposal for a compacted 3-state R1OT notation — honestly it's more of an evolved version of some of the things other people have already posted, the main design goal is just to be at least somewhat human-readable and -writable as well as reasonably compact for a lot of the prominent ru...
by A for awesome
May 12th, 2021, 4:10 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 1688
Views: 770263

Re: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries

EvinZL wrote:
May 12th, 2021, 12:32 pm

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I feel like I've seen this before but I still love it.
by A for awesome
May 10th, 2021, 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 2847
Views: 815520

Re: Thread for basic questions

Why does this puffer produce so many long inverted double claws? I know that it's symmetric, but why long inverted double claws in particular? x = 19, y = 19, rule = B3/S23 8b2o$8b3o$7bo4bo$6b4ob3o$7bo2bo2b3obo$7b3o2bo4b2o$3bo3bo2b2ob2obo$2b5o bo4b2obo$2obobobo2b3o$2obobo5bobo$bo2bobobo3b2o$3bo2bob...
by A for awesome
May 5th, 2021, 10:16 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Small predecessors of common objects and evolutionary sequences
Replies: 38
Views: 4754

Re: Small predecessors of common objects and evolutionary sequences

I just added a bunch of still lives to the list. Please let me know if I made any errors or omitted any predecessors with minimal population. Looks mostly good to me, although I didn't go through to check every single predecessor if I knew of multiple at a given minimum population. Here's an 8-cell...
by A for awesome
May 5th, 2021, 2:11 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your unsure discoveries
Replies: 2300
Views: 1190081

Re: Thread for your unsure discoveries

MathAndCode wrote:
May 5th, 2021, 2:09 pm
A B-heptalet predecessor can be hassled with period four.

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x = 14, y = 25, rule = B3/S23
9b2o$8bo2bo$8bobo2bo$9bo$10b2obo$12bo2$8bo$6b3o$8bo$8bo$6b2o2$5bo$5bo
$4b3o4$3b5o$2bob3obo$2bobobobo$b2obobob2o$o2b2ob2o2bo$2o7b2o!
It's in jslife — osc/o0004.lif, right side, top row, second from left.
by A for awesome
May 2nd, 2021, 10:27 am
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Birthdays
Replies: 516
Views: 164611

Re: Birthdays

Sorry to disappoint, but it's not my real birthday... I'm not really sure what happened there...
by A for awesome
May 2nd, 2021, 4:13 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1945
Views: 831875

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

JP21 wrote:
May 2nd, 2021, 1:24 am
Boring p10 wick stabilization:

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Nice, that's smaller than my stabilization! That's a really nontrivial little catalyst-y reaction.
by A for awesome
April 28th, 2021, 1:01 am
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Thread for your unusual catalyses
Replies: 36
Views: 2625

Re: Thread for your unusual catalyses

MathAndCode wrote:
April 27th, 2021, 10:37 pm

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x = 6, y = 12, rule = B3/S23
3bo$obo$obo$bo2$b2o$b2o$5bo$b5o$bo$3bo$2b2o!
Nice! I know I found that catalyst at one point but I definitely don't remember finding anything that simple to react with it.