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by Apple Bottom
August 12th, 2020, 4:39 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Some questions
Replies: 56
Views: 36712

Re: Some questions

I meant mild swearing like this: Doesn't strike me as particularly mild to begin with, to be honest. Also, if you apply Dave's "Scientific American" test, you'll find that the answer quite clearly is "do avoid that". (In fact, if you have to ask yourself whether something is acceptable or not, it's...
by Apple Bottom
May 24th, 2020, 4:16 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: John Horton Conway
Replies: 26
Views: 3832

Re: John Horton Conway

You've probably heard of (or seen) today's New York Times sunday frontpage -- if not, here it is --; Conway made the list too. See if you can find him. And read about all the others too, because behind each name is a human being who was loved and is now lost.
by Apple Bottom
April 13th, 2020, 4:33 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: John Horton Conway
Replies: 26
Views: 3832

Re: John Horton Conway

xkcd also picked up on it:

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by Apple Bottom
April 12th, 2020, 8:47 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: John Horton Conway
Replies: 26
Views: 3832

Re: John Horton Conway

Tragic indeed, and an irreperable loss; Conway was, IMO, one of the greatest minds of the 20th century. My condolences to everyone who was close to him.
by Apple Bottom
March 11th, 2020, 1:50 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Updating website
Replies: 50
Views: 12591

Re: Updating website

(Apologies for double-posting---) Sorry for not responding to this yet -- all of these problems are caused by some sort of internal inconsistency in the MediaWiki database, but I'm not sure what yet or how to fix it. Some page or category in the database that one table thinks exists, but another doe...
by Apple Bottom
March 11th, 2020, 11:59 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Updating website
Replies: 50
Views: 12591

Re: Updating website

Ian07 wrote:
October 3rd, 2019, 10:44 am
Another thing that's been broken by the MediaWiki update: the infobox sections such as "Rules" and "Glider synthesis" which were hidden by default and had "show" buttons are now expanded by default with the buttons removed.
(This should be fixed now.)
by Apple Bottom
March 11th, 2020, 6:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Richard K. Guy, 1916-2020
Replies: 14
Views: 3465

Re: Richard K. Guy, 1916-2020

That's a real shame. 103 is a ripe old age (I hope I'll live that long!), but death is always a sad event, even so. My thoughts are with his friends and family. EDIT: we now have a black ribbon on the LifeWiki to mourn his passing. (This can easily disabled, and reenabled later in case someone else ...
by Apple Bottom
October 10th, 2019, 2:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Life Lexicon update -- now Release 29, 2 July 2018
Replies: 167
Views: 86062

Re: Life Lexicon update -- now Release 29, 2 July 2018

I've been keeping the latest no-word-wrap text edition of the Life Lexicon on Google Drive, shared so far with David Bell and Apple Bottom since they contributed a lot of new wording and various useful fixes to Release 29. It's probably high time to join the modern age, and make the current To Be D...
by Apple Bottom
October 1st, 2019, 4:22 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: LifeWiki Trusted Account Request Thread - Post requests here
Replies: 410
Views: 156345

Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

From my experience on other forums, SEO spambots will often sign up accounts on wikis only to fill their user page with gambling site links. I don't see how this will benefit anyone other than you and spammers, although the distinction is a bit blurry at this point. Coming out of the woodwork for a...
by Apple Bottom
July 2nd, 2019, 1:27 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Soup search results
Replies: 2225
Views: 1387984

Re: Soup search results

Hdjensofjfnen wrote:Sorry, can anyone explain the difference between C1 and G1?
Please, post in the right thread. There's no need to ping everyone who's subscribed to this one, on the assumption that the only new posts will be for interesting new objects. Basic questions don't belong here.
by Apple Bottom
June 22nd, 2019, 11:52 am
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Logic Life Search
Replies: 205
Views: 87087

Re: Logic Life Search

testitemqlstudop wrote:The wiki's outdated
If only there were a way to edit it...! ;)
by Apple Bottom
May 14th, 2019, 3:27 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Soup search results
Replies: 2225
Views: 1387984

Re: Soup search results

Macbi wrote:That's a new record by a long way! It lasts for 133100 generations. More than double the previous record holder, 47575M.
Hmm? I reckon I'm just missing the obvious here, but in what sense is this a methuselah, much less one that stops evolving at generation 133,100?
by Apple Bottom
April 29th, 2019, 2:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Catagolue browser extension
Replies: 69
Views: 67176

Re: Catagolue browser extension

The extension appears to work well in Firefox. The only incorrect behaviour I have seen is the sample soups are labelled as "C1 soup No. ?/? (Soup, Haul)" in place of "C1 soup No. 1/200 (Soup, Haul)" (for example). I don't know if the Opera extension behaves the same now that Catagolue categorises ...
by Apple Bottom
March 12th, 2019, 4:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Catagolue Oddities
Replies: 599
Views: 212277

Re: Catagolue Oddities

Yeah, a few of the oldest yls have apgcodes corresponding to their dates of discovery; I presume this was before apgsearch had a proper way of describing the parameters of yls like it does now. Actually, as I recall it these names are due to the patterns originally being classified as zz_LINEAR; Ca...
by Apple Bottom
March 6th, 2019, 4:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Catagolue Oddities
Replies: 599
Views: 212277

Re: Catagolue Oddities

It's not being misspelled, it's just being spelled absurdy. ;)
by Apple Bottom
February 23rd, 2019, 7:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: apgsearch v4.0
Replies: 525
Views: 188172

Re: apgsearch v4.0

Rhombic wrote:What does "tiles" refer to?
Data structures used by lifelib. See also the article on Life128 and vlife.
by Apple Bottom
February 22nd, 2019, 4:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Catagolue Oddities
Replies: 599
Views: 212277

Re: Catagolue Oddities

77topaz wrote:That's a good point. Who decided that the LifeWiki should get rid of the long^5 format names and replace them with the less adaptable adjectival names like "terribly long boat", anyway?
Well, guess who... yup, you're right.
by Apple Bottom
February 21st, 2019, 6:31 am
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Thread for Non-CA Academic Questions
Replies: 333
Views: 101526

Re: Thread for Non-CA Academic Questions

Which kind of curves(not functions) has the following property: All tangent lines intersects with the curves only once? An example is circle. Is it possible to have one or multiple(but finite number of) formulas that can describe all of them? My gut feeling is that those curves are precisely the bo...
by Apple Bottom
February 19th, 2019, 3:41 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: apgsearch - haul requests
Replies: 547
Views: 187192

Re: apgsearch - haul requests

Hdjensofjfnen wrote:Let's coin a new SI unit: "spHz", perhaps. :lol:
Since "soups" isn't a unit but rather a semantic annotation, wouldn't search speed just be measured in hertz, though?
by Apple Bottom
February 16th, 2019, 3:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: apgsearch v4.0
Replies: 525
Views: 188172

Re: apgsearch v4.0

When I try to run apgluxe, it says Illegal instruction (core dumped) I'm running 4.96. Is there something I'm doing wrong or any way to fix this? Thanks! (also might be important to note that I'm using Cygwin) What sort of machine are you on? apgluxe only runs on x86_64 machines supporting at least...
by Apple Bottom
February 9th, 2019, 2:52 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Soup search results
Replies: 2225
Views: 1387984

Re: Soup search results

A lot of messless_14h diehards have been found lately, all by carybe: In C4_1, T = 1440: #C messless_14h #C C4_1 sample soup ? of ? #C https://catagolue.appspot.com/object/messless_14h/b3s23/C4_1 #C https://catagolue.appspot.com/hashsoup/C4_1/l_aS7crURCNYZd2468016/b3s23 #C https://catagolue.appspot....
by Apple Bottom
February 3rd, 2019, 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: apgsearch v4.0
Replies: 525
Views: 188172

Re: apgsearch v4.0

I'm also seeing a new blip on the proverbial radar with 4.87-ll2.1.12: soups in B2k37/S1e2an3-k6n78 die out completely without leaving any debris behind. (I did run 'make clean' this time; didn't fiddle with the compiler flags yet, but since it worked fine in 4.86-ll2.1.11 I reckon this may be due t...
by Apple Bottom
February 3rd, 2019, 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Catagolue Discussion Thread
Replies: 344
Views: 126975

Re: Catagolue Discussion Thread

Please can you check the following? That the error persists after 'make clean' followed by 'make'; Which of the compiler flags is causing the problem? There are four that you need to check: - Ofast -flto -funsafe-loop-optimizations -frename-registers (so you should be able to do a bisection search ...
by Apple Bottom
February 3rd, 2019, 5:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Catagolue Discussion Thread
Replies: 344
Views: 126975

Re: Catagolue Discussion Thread

This should probably be in a different thread, but it's related to the above changes. apgluxe 4.86-ll2.1.11 now segfaults when running b2k37s1e2an3-k6n78. 4.86-ll2.1.9 was fine. -ll2.1.9: Greetings, this is apgluxe v4.86-ll2.1.9, configured for b2k37s1e2an3-k6n78/C1. Lifelib version: ll2.1.9 Compile...
by Apple Bottom
February 1st, 2019, 6:22 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Soup search results
Replies: 2225
Views: 1387984

Re: Soup search results

I know the 1-occurrence objects are at the bottom, but some of the still lives have occured 200 times in C1 but some have only occured 40 or so in C1. I want the ones that occured only 40 times in C1 at the bottom . Your best bet, I think, is to grep through the log for the haul in question, filter...