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by dvgrn
Yesterday, 5:26 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: EV(1,2,3) has ASD and ADHD
Replies: 9
Views: 139

Re: EV(1,2,3) has ASD and ADHD

Can I please remove the extra glider in the P6 second column in bouncer and bumper gallery? Sure -- I've made that change. Can you please see how I go making user pages? I'm not quite clear what you're asking, or who you're asking, but here's a possible idea: Maybe if there are specific articles th...
by dvgrn
Yesterday, 6:31 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries
Replies: 2243
Views: 885485

Re: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries

Pointless further bounding box reduction (an extra column can be saved on the east with an appropriate weld, but I'm out of time)... Two columns, isn't it? But then you'd have to break the weld to adjust the gun: x = 72, y = 60, rule = B3/S23 42bo$42b3o$45bo7b3o$44b2o11bo$54bo2bobo$49bo$28b2o18bobo...
by dvgrn
October 22nd, 2019, 11:19 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: EV(1,2,3) has ASD and ADHD
Replies: 9
Views: 139

Re: EV(1,2,3) has ASD and ADHD

What about User Mode? (i.e. can only edit user pages) Well... there isn't any such thing as "User Mode" on the LifeWiki, and I don't think anyone has the MediaWiki expertise to set up that kind of special-case permissions system. It's easy enough to simulate "User Mode", though! You just have to re...
by dvgrn
October 22nd, 2019, 3:09 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Stable signal converters
Replies: 129
Views: 173936

Re: Stable signal converters

What about the glider-spider megaverter then? It seems like that may be feasible shortly... Oh, it's already perfectly feasible. Anyone who mentions it is considered to be volunteering to build it...! It still seems like kind of a good idea to wait for some modern technology that can reduce the 38 ...
by dvgrn
October 22nd, 2019, 9:03 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 982
Views: 516811

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Has anyone given thought to synthesizing Bullet's p10? A final step would be pretty simple; the hard part is making the 64-cell still life... Would xs30_0gjlkkmz12iaaaq1zw11 be a useful starting point? There are plenty of symmetric soups on Catagolue, most of which make the still life immediately -...
by dvgrn
October 21st, 2019, 4:37 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries
Replies: 1494
Views: 931758

Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Is this known (double post): x = 15, y = 12, rule = B3/S23 12bo$12b3o$12bobo$14bo4$4b2o$4b2o2$2o5b2o$2o5b2o! Triple post, actually. When someone posts a question, especially an "is this known?" question, and nobody answers... it's probably because 1) nobody knows the answer, or 2) there really isn'...
by dvgrn
October 20th, 2019, 9:00 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Rule request thread
Replies: 499
Views: 174163

Re: Rule request thread

Yes the [--] is meant to be what the resulting cell will look like Okay. This is kind of a weird one; the side-by-side cells mean you can't take shortcuts with "permute" or "rotate" symmetries. So the first attempt ends up as a multi-megabyte rule file: Life1x2.zip It's only been tested on a pi exp...
by dvgrn
October 20th, 2019, 7:12 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: 18-bit SL Syntheses (100% Complete!)
Replies: 79
Views: 77594

Re: 18-bit SL Syntheses (100% Complete!)

A factor of four is quite an improvement -- congratulations! I don't know how to submit to the catagolue box and I have to go to bed, I would politely request someone submit it and direct me to the necessary programs. It literally just requires copying this RLE, pasting it in the box at the bottom o...
by dvgrn
October 19th, 2019, 11:09 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Rule request thread
Replies: 499
Views: 174163

Re: Rule request thread

Life but it's two cells in one like [--] Do you mean something like DoubleB3S23 ? I don't seem to be clever enough to interpret your mysterious "[--]". Maybe you want icons showing the two cells next to each other? That would just be some trivial but tedious editing of the @ICONS section of the rul...
by dvgrn
October 19th, 2019, 11:00 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your unsure discoveries
Replies: 1710
Views: 830603

Re: Thread for your unsure discoveries

I shouldn't have said the *WSS shotgun was "p30". The input glider has to be aligned to the p120 gun in the southeast. I thought a tremisnark would solve the problem because the period diffirence of this sqrtgun is 80 as i calculated Yup, that part of your math was fine. But the sqrtgun will still p...
by dvgrn
October 19th, 2019, 7:25 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your unsure discoveries
Replies: 1710
Views: 830603

Re: Thread for your unsure discoveries

related... life y u do dis You appear to be politely declining to take the suggestion of putting some kind of useful description in the text around the patterns you post. So I'll politely do it for you again: The above pattern is an attempt to attach a P1 sqrtgun to a p30-based triggerable shotgun ...
by dvgrn
October 19th, 2019, 7:05 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: H-to-G and H-to-Gn converter collection
Replies: 104
Views: 117414

Re: H-to-G and H-to-Gn converter collection

mmm, I found something I had in some other file, so I guess it was already known... well, I prefer my stabilization >.> Definitely an improvement, thanks! The problem was that I somehow managed to mis-classify it, working by hand from the existing H-to-G list. The script now happily classifies it a...
by dvgrn
October 16th, 2019, 4:52 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: H-to-G and H-to-Gn converter collection
Replies: 104
Views: 117414

Re: H-to-G and H-to-Gn converter collection

Can a catalyst replace the yellow block? This would be an NE0, and I can't seem to find any H-to-Gs with an NE0 output, so I guess this would be new. If something does show up it will seems a little strange, though. This is also the glider that very nearly escapes from an Fx158 , but then has to be...
by dvgrn
October 16th, 2019, 4:06 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the New Herschel Conduits
Replies: 957
Views: 690851

Re: The Hunting of the New Herschel Conduits

Cross-posting EV2/AbhpzTa's new R49 Herschel conduit here. It seems to imply a number of potentially useful composite conduits like Fx119+R49 = Lx168 , not to mention A for Ampere's expectation that the key catalyst may be able to solve similar suppression problems elsewhere, e.g., where the loaf + ...
by dvgrn
October 16th, 2019, 3:08 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits
Replies: 192
Views: 210549

Re: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits

Can a catalyst replace the block? x = 20, y = 30, rule = B3/S23 7b2o$7b2o3$8bo$2o6bo$b2o5b3o$2o8bo5b2obo$o15bob2o2$9b2o$9b2o16$8b3o$8b o$7b2o! x = 20, y = 36, rule = B3/S23 14bo$12b3o$4b2o5bo$2b3obo4b2o$bo4bo$2b3obob2o$4bobo2bo$7b2o3$8bo$2o6bo $b2o5b3o$2o8bo5b2obo$o15bob2o2$9b2o$9b2o16$8b3o$8bo$7b2...
by dvgrn
October 16th, 2019, 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: help me upload patterns to the /pattern directory
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: help me upload patterns to the /pattern directory

The recent MediaWiki update broke version 1.5 of the auto-update script. Version 1.7 is now working and checked in . The script generated a few dozen new .rle and .cells files, which have been uploaded. The /patterns directory is now back in synch with the contents of the raw RLE namespace, LifeWiki...
by dvgrn
October 16th, 2019, 9:05 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries
Replies: 1494
Views: 931758

Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

fuse More specifically, a (32,32)c/146 Herschel fuse that burns two blocks and produces two blocks per period. There was some investigation of this 32c/146 diagonal fuse in 2013 , partly with the idea of making a reburnable reaction suitable for some kind of diagonal Caterpillar: x = 524, y = 364, ...
by dvgrn
October 16th, 2019, 8:39 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Pattern viewer for forum threads
Replies: 1275
Views: 299993

Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

I've run into trouble sometimes, though not right now for some reason, getting to any lazyslug.no-ip.biz URL without triggering some kind of "this site may be a source of malware" warning from some "Advanced Protection" virus scanner or other. I'll edit in details here if I see that problem again. H...
by dvgrn
October 15th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: help me upload patterns to the /pattern directory
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: help me upload patterns to the /pattern directory

Clicking 'view source' or 'edit page' usually does this, although I'm not sure if this is what is needed. Yes, that's as close as you can get at the moment, without some automated code to extract just the contents of the "wpTextbox1" text box. If your URL is of this form https://conwaylife.com/w/in...
by dvgrn
October 15th, 2019, 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is every spaceship edible?
Replies: 8
Views: 931

Re: Is every spaceship edible?

There are several holes, like how to make a universal clock that won't blow up, but it's a blueprint. ... Yeah, it seems like you'd need to establish some more detailed communication between two approaching mega-spaceships somehow, so that each one knows the other's precise phase and position. Othe...
by dvgrn
October 15th, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: help me upload patterns to the /pattern directory
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: help me upload patterns to the /pattern directory

WHY DOES IT SAY YOU CAN UPLOAD ONLY IMAGES Interesting combination -- all-caps shouting at 85% size. What's that about? Assuming you're talking about uploading patterns to the LifeWiki patterns collection, see LifeWiki:Pattern_pages#Pattern_files : One action that can only be performed by the site ...
by dvgrn
October 15th, 2019, 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is every spaceship edible?
Replies: 8
Views: 931

Re: Is every spaceship edible?

But the universal constructor argument That's a bit too vague. Do you mean the universal constructor argument already addressed above ("We know how to construct or destroy arbitrarily large fields of simple ash objects by colliding gliders."), or some kind of universal-constructor argument for the ...
by dvgrn
October 14th, 2019, 4:56 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries
Replies: 2243
Views: 885485

Re: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries

This showed up when I was peturbing [sic] my herschel fuse Is there supposed to be something more to that post? No Did you mean to report your own post as off-topic? That might possibly be the first time anyone has done that -- but I hope it doesn't start a trend. Remember that every time someone r...
by dvgrn
October 13th, 2019, 8:16 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: H-to-G and H-to-Gn converter collection
Replies: 104
Views: 117414

Re: H-to-G and H-to-Gn converter collection

Here's an SE22T41 to go with the known SE22T-8, from praosylen on Discord: x = 47, y = 50, rule = LifeHistory 3.3D2.5D2.3D3.3D2.5D4.D4.D$2.D3.D.D5.D3.D.D3.D3.D5.2D3.2D$2.D5.D9.D5. D3.D4.D.D4.D$3.3D2.3D6.D5.D4.D3.D2.D4.D$6.D.D7.D5.D5.D3.5D3.D$2.D3.D. D6.D5.D6.D6.D4.D$3.3D2.5D.5D.5D3.D6.D3.3D6$25.2A$2...
by dvgrn
October 12th, 2019, 11:02 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries
Replies: 2243
Views: 885485

Re: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries

x = 49, y = 30, rule = B3/S23 18bo$18bo$18bo2$13b2o11b2o$13b2o4b2o5b2o$19b2o10bo$30bobo$30bo2bo$31b 2o4$3o7$42bobo$42bobo$42b3o4$46b3o$36bo$36bo$36bo! I'll just make the usual request here about not posting random patterns with no text explanation of what they are -- just so that everybody doesn't ...