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by nokangaroo
June 21st, 2020, 1:36 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your unsure discoveries
Replies: 1880
Views: 916564

Re: Thread for your unsure discoveries

Smaller p46 and p60 edge shooters Based on honeyfarm syntheses. For higher periods there are conduits that take a Herschel as input (HSW47T214 with a repeat time of 127, HNE-27T176 with a repeat time of 134). p46: x = 63, y = 64, rule = LifeHistory 15.B.9B.B$13.2BA3B2A9B.B$12.B2ABAB3A12B$11.2BA4B3A1...
by nokangaroo
June 7th, 2020, 5:15 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits
Replies: 231
Views: 232536

Re: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits

g4_r_0 doesn't seem to work. It can be stabilized ... but where is the r in all this? It works okay -- the R is hiding in plain sight. Really the conduit produces an R descendant, not an actual R, similar to all the B-heptomino conduits that actually produce a B-heptaplet. Add an RF28Bc to the g4_r...
by nokangaroo
June 7th, 2020, 2:57 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits
Replies: 231
Views: 232536

Re: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits

I have another question concerning the conduit collection: g4_r_0 doesn't seem to work. It can be stabilized: x = 42, y = 31, rule = LifeHistory .B$3B$4B3.C$.4B.2BC$2.4B3CB$3.8B26.B$4.8B24.2B$5.8B22.3B$6.8B20.4B$7. 8B18.4B$8.8B16.4B$9.8B7.2A5.4B$10.8B5.B2AB3.4B$11.8B4.3B3.4B$12.8B4.B 2.5B$13.8B.9B$1...
by nokangaroo
June 6th, 2020, 7:24 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits
Replies: 231
Views: 232536

Re: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits

Question regarding Freywa's collection The G-2NW8 and G2NW8 conduits as given don't seem to work. Now I don't consider myself an expert, of course, but if they are corrected like this they seem to work as advertised: x = 109, y = 66, rule = LifeHistory .3D9.3D2.D3.D.D3.D2.3D2.5D2.3D3.3D9.3D3.3D2.D3....
by nokangaroo
June 5th, 2020, 9:39 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your unsure discoveries
Replies: 1880
Views: 916564

Re: Thread for your unsure discoveries

Stable permanentswitch with 1 input signal I've long been looking for a stable equivalent of Bill Gosper's ingenious p46 permanentswitch: x = 158, y = 63, rule = B3/S23 79bo$77bobo$78b2o21$102bo$100bobo$101b2o18$b2o44b2o44b2o$4o21b2o19b4o 21b2o19b4o21b2o$2ob2o18b2ob2o18b2ob2o18b2ob2o18b2ob2o18b2ob2o...
by nokangaroo
May 25th, 2020, 6:26 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your unsure discoveries
Replies: 1880
Views: 916564

Re: Thread for your unsure discoveries

Stable glider-to-LWSS converter x = 124, y = 81, rule = LifeHistory 80.B3AB18.2A$80.BA2BA17.A.A$80.BA3B11.2A4.A$80.BA3B9.A2.A2.2A.4A$80. 2BABA9.2A.A.A.A.A2.A$80.5B12.A.ABABAB$80.5B12.A.AB2AB$80.5B13.AB.2B$ 80.5B16.3B$80.5B16.4B6.2A$80.5B14.3B2AB6.A$80.5B14.3B2AB3.BA.A$39.2A 11.A27.5B12.10B.B2A$38.B2...
by nokangaroo
May 16th, 2020, 3:09 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Gun Discussion Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 77614

Re: Gun Discussion Thread

Smaller p377 and p481 with p13 bumper p377: x = 61, y = 62, rule = LifeHistory 22.B$20.2BAB$19.BAB2A$19.BABAB$19.4BAB$19.2BABAB$19.BA3BA$19.BA2BAB$ 13.6B2.2A2B.B$12.B2A2B2A2.5B2A6.A$12.4BA2BAB.2B.B2A4.3A$11.B3A4BA2B4. B4.A$12.BAB2ABA3B9.2A$15.2BA3B7.5B$20.2B4.BA3B$19.B2AB.2BABA3B$20.2A 3BA2BA4B$21.B...
by nokangaroo
May 12th, 2020, 3:55 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries
Replies: 2411
Views: 981225

Re: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries

p2208 blinker puller oscillator Probably not very useful, but hopefully amusing. Can be extended by 184n cells. The use of a p46 shuttle as a Herschel factory isn't my idea, I found it in the hex counter in Golly's examples (it would normally be p138 because the Herschel's first glider would eat eve...
by nokangaroo
May 12th, 2020, 3:54 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your unsure discoveries
Replies: 1880
Views: 916564

Re: Thread for your unsure discoveries

Pulse divider herschel factory Might be of some limited use - e. g. this p160 factory is smaller than the straightforward p160 gun + syringe. Or it could replace the pulse divider in some large-period glider guns (e. g. p248). x = 87, y = 75, rule = LifeHistory 35.2A3.2A$35.2AB.A2.A$34.B.AB2.2A$34.2...
by nokangaroo
May 12th, 2020, 3:53 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your unsure discoveries
Replies: 1880
Views: 916564

Re: Thread for your unsure discoveries

Edge-shooting p46 LWSS gun using Tanner's p46 This use of Tanner's p46 oscillator might be interesting (you can't get that offset with the p23 gun). The glider streams making the block can be advanced by 1 or 2 generations. x = 105, y = 56, rule = LifeHistory 8.B.4BA4B.B3.4B11.38BA2BA24B$6.6BA2BA7B....
by nokangaroo
May 12th, 2020, 3:51 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Gun Discussion Thread
Replies: 111
Views: 77614

Re: Gun Discussion Thread

I don't really know where to put this, since ceebo's collection seems to be unmaintained. Here are slightly smaller p43 and p61 glider guns - at least smaller than those in the ceebo collection; it may be out of date. Using converters from the glider pair adjustment toolkit thread: p43: x = 123, y =...
by nokangaroo
May 12th, 2020, 3:42 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Sawtooth-based PRNG
Replies: 0
Views: 213

Sawtooth-based PRNG

Accidental discovery while playing around with sawtooth patterns (I know there's an "accidental discoveries" thread, but this may actually be worth a thread of its own). Careful, you may run out of memory trying it out. If you have at least 8GB of memory, increase Golly's limit to use it. Question: ...
by nokangaroo
November 18th, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your unsure discoveries
Replies: 1880
Views: 916564

Re: Thread for your unsure discoveries

Simplified p46 Heisenburp device Here is a p46 Heisenburp, which is smaller than the MWSS/HWSS model and has better clearance (it does not reach as far into the glider stream): x = 360, y = 158, rule = LifeHistory 166.2A5.2A171.2A5.2A$164.2B2AB3.B2A2B167.2B2AB3.B2A2B$164.4B5.4B167. 4B5.4B$164.6B.6B1...
by nokangaroo
November 12th, 2019, 8:33 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Tractor beam oscillator and pseudorandom number generators
Replies: 11
Views: 1321

Re: Tractor beam oscillator and pseudorandom number generators

I may be on to something. Here is the PRNG oscillation tester in p60. The switchable inserter (here used with Paul Callahan's p60 Herschel factory) is taken from ceebo's glider gun collection (https://github.com/ceebo/glider_guns), which unfortunately seems to be unmaintained. The p60 edge-shooter i...
by nokangaroo
November 3rd, 2019, 4:48 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Tractor beam oscillator and pseudorandom number generators
Replies: 11
Views: 1321

Re: Tractor beam oscillator and pseudorandom number generators

This is the modification mentioned before (offsetting the pulse divider in the control track by 2 ticks). Probably not the way to go (at least not if you are into randomness) - the beam zaps down suddenly every 23360732 generations, which is exactly the PRNG's period, and a deviation from random beh...
by nokangaroo
November 3rd, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Tractor beam oscillator and pseudorandom number generators
Replies: 11
Views: 1321

Re: Tractor beam oscillator and pseudorandom number generators

If you mean this: #N lwssgun1.rle #C http://conwaylife.com/wiki/Gliderless_gun #C http://conwaylife.com/patterns/lwssgun1.rle x = 40, y = 42, rule = B3/S23 23b2o$23bo$17b2ob2obo$15bo2bobobo$15b2o4bo13bo$33b3o$32bo$32b2o2$12b2o $11bobo5b2ob2o7b2o$10bo7b2o3b2o6b2o$9bo9b2ob2o$9b2o9b3o$21bo$3b2o$4bo$ 2b...
by nokangaroo
November 1st, 2019, 1:33 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Tractor beam oscillator and pseudorandom number generators
Replies: 11
Views: 1321

Re: Tractor beam oscillator and pseudorandom number generators

I'd better give some additional information, starting with Dean Hickerson's period table from "DRH-oscillators.rle": K | 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 P | 3 7 15 21 63 127 63 73 889 1533 3255 7905 11811 32767 K | 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 P | 255 273 253921 413385 761763 5461 4194303 2088705 K | 2...
by nokangaroo
October 31st, 2019, 10:39 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Tractor beam oscillator and pseudorandom number generators
Replies: 11
Views: 1321

Re: Tractor beam oscillator and pseudorandom number generators

That's not what I meant. Your PRNG has p15240 according to oscar.lua. If I can test it with that script at all, it has too low randomness to count. The drift that you call "infinite growth" is mentioned in my post and is due to a defect in the PRNG, which becomes more pronounced with low randomness....
by nokangaroo
October 31st, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Smaller Gosper gun breeder?
Replies: 3
Views: 729

Re: Smaller Gosper gun breeder?

OT, strictly speaking, but since you posted it here, here is my reply. x = 165, y = 141, rule = B3/S23 55bo2bo$59bo6b2o$55bo3bo4b2ob2o39b2o$56b4o4b4o36b4ob2o$65b2o37b6o$52b 2o51b4o$32b4o97b4o$31b6o14bo2bo7b3o30b2o4bo30bo3bo$31b4ob2o12b2ob2o5bo 3b2o29b2o2b2obo25bo7bo$35b2o14bob5o2bobo2b2o32b2obo20b7o...
by nokangaroo
October 20th, 2019, 1:43 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Smaller Gosper gun breeder?
Replies: 3
Views: 729

Smaller Gosper gun breeder?

Smaller Gosper gun breeder with ship puffer Smaller than the examples in the Alan Hensel collection (if the term "bounding box" makes any sense with breeders, it could be measured at the time when the first signal hits its target, in this case the ship. At this point the size of BREEDER2.LIF is 130x...
by nokangaroo
October 20th, 2019, 1:42 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Tractor beam oscillator and pseudorandom number generators
Replies: 11
Views: 1321

Tractor beam oscillator and pseudorandom number generators

A tractor beam which can be switched between pushing and pulling a block can be built by inserting additional gliders into a well-known tractor beam pattern. Something similar by Dean Hickerson is mentioned in the Life Lexicon under the "sliding block memory" entry (though the actual block pusher is...
by nokangaroo
January 30th, 2018, 11:14 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your unsure discoveries
Replies: 1880
Views: 916564

Re: Thread for your unsure discoveries

As suggested, I post my $boring_useless_stuff here from now on. Smaller p80 glider gun The get_area.py script suggests p00448_4, but this one is actually smaller (and the scripts finds it when you put it in "test"): x = 70, y = 50, rule = LifeHistory 35.A.A$35.2A.A.2A$38.2A.A$35.2A$35.A.4A$37.AB2.A$...
by nokangaroo
January 10th, 2018, 2:42 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Another switchable Herschel factory
Replies: 3
Views: 1334

Re: Another switchable Herschel factory

x = 212, y = 176, rule = B3/S23 41bo11b2o$40bobo10b2o$32bo3b2o2bobo$31bobo2bo2b2ob2o$17b2o12bobo3bobo$ 18bo13bob4o2bob2o$18bobo13bo3bobob2o$19b2o12bo3bobo$32bo3bobo$32b2o3bo $5b2o$5b2o2$45b2o$45b2o$60b2o$59bo2bo$2o58b2obo$2o61bo$63b2o$48b2o$49b o$20b2o24b3o$20b2o11b2o11bo$33bo$34b3o$36bo9$48b2o$49b...
by nokangaroo
January 9th, 2018, 1:51 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Memory loops made out of glider guns
Replies: 0
Views: 2178

Memory loops made out of glider guns

Many of the guns in the ceebo collection (https://github.com/ceebo/glider_guns) could be made into memory loops (here connected with Dieter Leithner's AND gate. BTW the most important standard stuff is often quite well hidden. I try to do my homework but I can never be sure that I'm not boring peopl...
by nokangaroo
January 9th, 2018, 1:50 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Another switchable Herschel factory
Replies: 3
Views: 1334

Another switchable Herschel factory

The white glider on the right will stop the engine. To restart it, step forward until the glider on the left is aligned with the red mark and paint the lower red glider white. The Herschel factory and the gun (modified from p74) are taken from https://github.com/ceebo/glider_guns. x = 132, y = 126, ...