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by dvgrn
Yesterday, 9:53 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Slow Spaceships
Replies: 5
Views: 66

Re: Slow Spaceships

Ane even slower spaceship would be lengthening a camelship. A camelship (or its more boring but slower cousin, a regular (1,0) offset ship) can't easily be slowed down by nearly as much as an HBK variant can, for a given size. You can't stop and restart the circulating recipe -- too many precisely-...
by dvgrn
Yesterday, 6:55 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Slow Spaceships
Replies: 5
Views: 66

Re: Slow Spaceships

Is this supposed to be in the OCA forum, or do you want us to search Conway's Life at c/34, c/35, c/36, etc.? (Because of the way search programs work, ships with many phases are only going to be discovered if they're tiny like the loafer or copperhead.) Or, since the message says "build" rather th...
by dvgrn
Yesterday, 4:11 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Gun Discussion Thread
Replies: 272
Views: 104537

Re: Gun Discussion Thread

Back to the p29: Maybe someone can search dr for something that eats pre-pulsars like a tub does and emits a domino spark when doing so? Alternatively, it seems possible that someone might be able to prove that there are no predecessors of a domino spark that work in that location and that move int...
by dvgrn
Yesterday, 10:17 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Synthesising Oscillators
Replies: 1124
Views: 909126

Re: Synthesising Oscillators

... it should take 54 gliders for each of these: 24 per heavyweight emulator plus 3 for each pi heptomino (it doesn't seem to be possible in 2 because of the directions the gliders must come from). It should be very easy to do; I just don't know how to do it... There's a major problem with your P76...
by dvgrn
Yesterday, 8:53 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Using the Like functionality as polls
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Re: Using the Like functionality as polls

We can use the newly introduced "like" functionality for voting in POTY... Heh, I think we might actually just stick with the current voting method, since the alternative is to make probably thirty-odd separate posts in a voting thread, and click them or not-click them one by one. Even then, that w...
by dvgrn
Yesterday, 8:17 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Gun Discussion Thread
Replies: 272
Views: 104537

Re: Gun Discussion Thread

... That said, the period-24 glider gun article also seems to need an update. The current best p24 gun is 42x31, but the LifeWiki's displayed version is 43x32. Am I missing something? The dueling banjos version is 40×31. Nah, it was me that was missing something again -- I only looked in the ceebo ...
by dvgrn
Yesterday, 8:01 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Gun Discussion Thread
Replies: 272
Views: 104537

Re: Gun Discussion Thread

This gun has a smaller population and bounding box than the period-20 glider gun on LifeWiki, so the article needs to be updated. As has been mentioned a few times now, the actual smallest known p20 gun is here . The p20 article does need an update -- it will be good to get links in to the more rec...
by dvgrn
Yesterday, 7:13 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Gun Discussion Thread
Replies: 272
Views: 104537

Re: Gun Discussion Thread

...if only those enormous period-5 high-clearance middleweight volcanoes could be reduced though... Oddly enough, those p5 volcanoes _are_ already somewhat reduced from the ones in the current gun collection. The problem here is that no checkins have been done to the actual "ceebo glider guns" repo...
by dvgrn
May 16th, 2021, 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 2700
Views: 780190

Re: Thread for basic questions

So this means that the first glider is on the transparent lane but the second is not? I tried your way, and found that the first glider passed safely (if the boat was not present) and the second glider crashed and formed a boat. Yes, in your WWLife version of the pattern, the FNG is on a transparen...
by dvgrn
May 15th, 2021, 10:21 am
Forum: Bugs & Errors
Topic: Golly Python configuration problem
Replies: 9
Views: 98

Re: Golly Python configuration problem

dvgrn wrote:
May 15th, 2021, 10:17 am
Can you be a little more specific? Does Golly freeze permanently, no matter which Python script you run?
by dvgrn
May 15th, 2021, 10:17 am
Forum: Bugs & Errors
Topic: Golly Python configuration problem
Replies: 9
Views: 98

Re: Golly Python configuration problem

python-3.9.5-amd64.exe. Thanks! I'm temporarily out of ideas for what might be causing Golly to freeze. Can you be a little more specific? Does Golly freeze permanently, no matter which Python script you run? Do you see any error messages, or do you just have to close and restart Golly? Has anyone ...
by dvgrn
May 15th, 2021, 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 2700
Views: 780190

Re: Thread for basic questions

Are these gliders on transparent lanes? If not, How should I make them on transparent lanes? x = 18, y = 31, rule = WWLife A$3.A$A2.A$2.3A$2.3A$.A2.A$.A.A$.3A2$10.C17$17.D$16.D3$4.C! It's pretty easy to answer this kind of question, just by running the pattern in LifeViewer until the gliders come o...
by dvgrn
May 13th, 2021, 4:47 pm
Forum: Bugs & Errors
Topic: Golly Python configuration problem
Replies: 9
Views: 98

Re: Speed Demonoid

cgoler2 wrote:
May 13th, 2021, 4:34 pm
That works. Unfortunately it also results in Golly freezing after a Python script is run.
Just to double-check, what is the name of the Python installer executable that you used to install Python 3.9?
by dvgrn
May 13th, 2021, 3:51 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Gun Discussion Thread
Replies: 272
Views: 104537

Re: Gun Discussion Thread

p29 domino sparker needed for p29 gun... This is not at all my area of expertise, but wouldn't you need a horribly unlikely domino sparker, to sneak in behind the outgoing glider fast enough? It seems like both cells have to turn on simultaneously, so the only predecessors I was able come up with o...
by dvgrn
May 13th, 2021, 2:07 pm
Forum: Bugs & Errors
Topic: Golly Python configuration problem
Replies: 9
Views: 98

Re: Speed Demonoid

I downloaded Python 3.9 with Golly 4.0, and the error is still showing up. What path should I enter? First make sure that the Python 3.9 that you've downloaded is 64-bit Python -- the installer executable should end with "-amd64", I believe. It looks like python.org is finally linking to a 64-bit i...
by dvgrn
May 13th, 2021, 1:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 2700
Views: 780190

Re: Thread for basic questions

P323226343440 (*3*31*37)... P15191638141680 (*47): x = 100, y = 50, rule = B3/S23:T100,50 28bobo31b2o$29bobo29b3o22b2o$b2o27b2o21b2ob2o2b2o2bo14b3o4bobo$o22bobo 9bo17b2ob2o2bo3bo11b3obo7bo2b2o$bob2o18b2obo4bo4bob2o8bo11bobo11bo2bo 2b2o5b2obobo$2bobo17bob2obo4bo3bobobo6b3o23bo3b5o3b2obobo$22bobob2ob...
by dvgrn
May 13th, 2021, 11:56 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits
Replies: 508
Views: 284755

Re: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits

(I repaired a minor problem with calcyman's pattern just now, in case anyone is wondering.) Wait, what? You've reintroduced the eater that I removed from the Fx77 (in order to use the FNG from the output Herschel to delete the blinker instead). Ooh, I shouldn't have done that. And yet it works this...
by dvgrn
May 13th, 2021, 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 2700
Views: 780190

Re: Thread for basic questions

cgoler2 wrote:
May 13th, 2021, 9:26 am
Lua script, please!
Lua can't pull up arbitrary Internet URLs as easily as Python can. I suppose you could write out a local HTML file, then open it in Golly, and then have the user click the link -- but nobody has taken the time yet to put together that particular variant of biggiemac's script.
by dvgrn
May 13th, 2021, 11:01 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits
Replies: 508
Views: 284755

Re: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits

Even if one follows it with a dependent conduit with that transparent block, there is ample space to delete the glider with a fishhook or sidesnagger. Is there any particular reason why the unnecessary still lives were there, or should I remove them? There's a very minor reason. As calcyman mention...
by dvgrn
May 12th, 2021, 9:00 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Introductions
Replies: 158
Views: 96920

Re: Introductions

Hello everyone! I decided to join this forum because some Anon from /sci/ and I discovered a new (at least I think it is) and very interesting cellular automaton which we called Xor-life , and I hope that I will have enough time in the next couple of days to give a detailed report on this. We are f...
by dvgrn
May 12th, 2021, 1:24 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: (2,1)c/6 technology thread
Replies: 34
Views: 1330

Re: (2,1)c/6 technology thread

14-engine true p36 rake... Here's a reduction to four or five engines for the p36 rake, depending on whether you want NE or SE glider outputs, or both: x = 441, y = 522, rule = B3/S23 10b3o$9bo2b2o3b5o$9bo4bob4o3bo$12bo3bo$9bo10bo3bo$9b2obo2bo2b2o4bo$9bo 4bo2bo$4bob2o10bo4bo$3b2o5bo3bo5bo$2bo3bo3b2...
by dvgrn
May 12th, 2021, 10:54 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: (2,1)c/6 technology thread
Replies: 34
Views: 1330

Re: (2,1)c/6 technology thread

It turns out that cleaning of my p60 rake can be done with just one Sprayer... There seems to be a fairly enormous search space, just with one Sir Sprayer interacting with a p12 block puffer/backrake collision. All kinds of different multipliers show up very quickly. It might be about time to stop ...
by dvgrn
May 12th, 2021, 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 2700
Views: 780190

Re: Thread for basic questions

ihatecorderships wrote:
May 12th, 2021, 8:47 am
Is it ok that I make posts this long?
Sure -- when questions need answering, do whatever you have to do to answer them!

(In this case, though, you could just post a link to Golly's online help document.)
by dvgrn
May 11th, 2021, 10:25 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: (2,1)c/6 technology thread
Replies: 34
Views: 1330

Re: (2,1)c/6 technology thread

Edit: p24 rake... Jormungant already posted a p24 rake with different technology (and a different output direction, but it's easy to use it to make a backward rake too). But it looks like yours is a bit more compact. Here's a side-by-side comparison with both versions tightened up a bit -- Jormunga...
by dvgrn
May 11th, 2021, 10:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 2700
Views: 780190

Re: Thread for basic questions

cgoler2 wrote:
May 11th, 2021, 8:55 pm
Why isn't anybody answering my questions?
I'll just speak for myself, but I didn't answer the last two questions because I didn't know the answers. It's possible that that's true for everyone reading this thread.