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by calcyman
January 21st, 2020, 2:47 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: [Nonsense Writing] interpret GoL facts as real life facts
Replies: 5
Views: 90

Re: [Nonsense Writing] interpret GoL facts as real life facts

Hmm, that's surprisingly accurate. An animal cell is about 20um in diameter, so a cluster of 10^6 cells should be around 2 mm. Eleven of those would yield something about 22mm long and 2mm in diameter, which is consistent with a small caterpillar. In fact, there are almost certainly real-life caterp...
by calcyman
January 6th, 2020, 5:18 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Soup-based syntheses
Replies: 121
Views: 35816

Re: Soup-based syntheses

Are transfer.py runs still happening regularly, or no? The last one was on December 15th by Alex Greason. However, now really wouldn't be a good time to run it because it looks like the job process is stuck indefinitely: https://gitlab.com/apgoucher/catagolue/-/jobs Anything submitted to the queue ...
by calcyman
December 28th, 2019, 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Catagolue Oddities
Replies: 559
Views: 169843

Re: Catagolue Oddities

Noticed this morning that the navigation links at the bottom of multi-page lists of things are half broken. The links at the top for a page like this Displaying 201 to 400 of 1896 objects ( prev 200 | next 200 ) -- but at the bottom of the page it says that the list stops wherever the current page ...
by calcyman
December 27th, 2019, 4:14 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Small Spaceship Syntheses
Replies: 341
Views: 316979

Re: Small Spaceship Syntheses

Here's a modification of the final step in the 340-glider synthesis which allows for the construction of a pre-pulsar spaceship: x = 185, y = 265, rule = B3/S23 98bo$99bo$99bo$96bo2bo$97b3o68$181bo$181bobo$181b2o$176bo$176bobo$176b 2o$12bo$13b2o$8bo3b2o160bo$9bo164bobo$7b3o164b2o8$10bobo$11b2o$11bo ...
by calcyman
December 23rd, 2019, 11:26 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Random posts
Replies: 3517
Views: 420968

Re: Random posts

IS THERE A VIEWER TO RLE CONVERTER? Press Ctrl+C while in the viewer. (This took me an embarrassingly long time to figure out, but to be fair it's not advertised, like, anywhere.) Even less well-advertised is that Ctrl+S (after editing) rewrites the DOM element of the webpage containing the RLE wit...
by calcyman
December 23rd, 2019, 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Catagolue Discussion Thread
Replies: 302
Views: 96241

Re: Catagolue Discussion Thread

I've modified Catagolue in commit d48d48ba to do the sensible thing. This census should now accumulate 100 new hauls per hour until the queue is exhausted:

https://gol.hatsya.co.uk/census/b2c3aei ... jkq6c7c/C1
by calcyman
December 23rd, 2019, 11:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Catagolue Discussion Thread
Replies: 302
Views: 96241

Re: Catagolue Discussion Thread

Wait, so it doesn't commit old, uncommitted hauls? That is a problem by itself... It's subtler than that. Currently, the situation is: Whenever a haul is uploaded to a census, a flag is set to indicate that there are uncommitted hauls; Whenever apgcron runs on a census, up to N (dependent on the ce...
by calcyman
December 23rd, 2019, 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Catagolue Discussion Thread
Replies: 302
Views: 96241

Re: Catagolue Discussion Thread

Okay, and the committed haul count is rising, too. I will continue uploading tomorrow. I hope I haven't broken any quota limits There aren't any per-user quota limits. When the daily overall limit is exceeded, Catagolue goes down until midnight Pacific Time. All recent versions of apgsearch cope re...
by calcyman
December 23rd, 2019, 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Catagolue Discussion Thread
Replies: 302
Views: 96241

Re: Catagolue Discussion Thread

I've only uploaded 2000. Why are so many not getting committed? After each 20 minute update, no hauls from the queue are getting emptied. https://gol.hatsya.co.uk/haul/b2c3aei4ajnr5acns2-ci3-ck4in5jkq6c7c/C1?committed=0 There's a mixture of brown and green ones here, so it seems to be working: http...
by calcyman
December 18th, 2019, 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Catagolue Discussion Thread
Replies: 302
Views: 96241

Re: Catagolue Discussion Thread

It may have been a few days ago, but we just passed five hundred trillion objects uploaded to b3s23/c1. 8) It was in fact today or yesterday; it's at 500,180,980,549,780 as I write this, and we've been consistently getting over 600B objects per day for a while. Wow... suddenly the target of 10^15 o...
by calcyman
December 11th, 2019, 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Game of Life referenced in "intelligent design" paper
Replies: 32
Views: 1550

Re: Game of Life referenced in "intelligent design" paper

This isn't particularly the point, but a two-queen-bee oscillator has indeed shown up, "Berger's p30". In fact, a second instance of it appeared recently. http://gol.hatsya.co.uk/object/xp30_w33z8kqrqk8zzy3gggozy27ddfoy0cx33/b3s23 Thanks -- that really does seem fairly relevant! Sorry, I had forgot...
by calcyman
December 10th, 2019, 5:13 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Small Spaceship Syntheses
Replies: 341
Views: 316979

Re: Small Spaceship Syntheses

This is all consistent with Catagolue currently reporting 382. Well done!
by calcyman
December 5th, 2019, 7:31 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Synthesising Oscillators
Replies: 992
Views: 735814

Re: Synthesising Oscillators

All seven variants of P10 TL/Beethoven hassler: ... The left/right blocks can be made more cheaply: x = 56, y = 21, rule = B3/S23 6bo$4boo$5boo3$bo$bbo$3o33boo16boo$36boo16boo$3bo23bobo$3boo22boo$bbob o23bo$36boo16boo$29b3o4boo16boo$29bo$30bo3$25boo$26boo$25bo! That's because I don't know that thes...
by calcyman
November 30th, 2019, 8:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 1733
Views: 461699

Re: Thread for basic questions

Is there a universal 2-lane monophase slow-salvo toolkit?
by calcyman
November 18th, 2019, 2:06 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Execution of Old Guns by Variable-Speed Firing Squad
Replies: 530
Views: 346786

Re: Execution of Old Guns by Variable-Speed Firing Squad

I think that should admit a stator reduction.
by calcyman
November 13th, 2019, 2:12 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Like button in forum request
Replies: 33
Views: 11114

Re: Like button in forum request

I think you've discovered Popper's paradox of tolerance.
by calcyman
November 10th, 2019, 10:26 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1188
Views: 542083

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Corollary-sniped a more compact p48 LWSS gun: x = 69, y = 66, rule = LifeHistory 10.2A.2A4.2B3.2B4.2A.2A$10.2A.A.B2.BA2B.2BAB2.B.A.2A$13.A.3B2A2B.2B2A 3B.A$13.2A2BA4B.4BA2B2A5.B$14.4B2ABA.AB2A4B5.4B$8.A.A6.2B3A.3A2B8.B2A 3B$6.3A.3A3.6B.6B5.2BABA4B$5.A7.A2.6B.6B5.2B3A3B.B$5.BAB6A3.5B.5B4.2B .AB.3B.3B...
by calcyman
November 6th, 2019, 9:38 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1188
Views: 542083

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Entity Valkyrie 2 wrote:
November 6th, 2019, 4:21 pm
Excuse me, any replies to my period 2^127 - 1 oscillator?
It's prime.
by calcyman
November 3rd, 2019, 9:23 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries
Replies: 2315
Views: 912509

Re: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries

Failed reduction of bistable switch x = 75, y = 61, rule = B3/S23 2bo$obo$b2o21$70b2o$44bo9b2o14bo$42bobo10bo12bobo$43b2o10bobo10b2o$56b 2o3$53b2o$53b2o10$73b2o$73b2o4$61bo$60bobo$61b2o9$49b2o$48bobo$48bo$ 47b2o! To be fair, we already had this: #N centuryeaterreaction.rle #C Century eater ( http:/...
by calcyman
October 22nd, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1188
Views: 542083

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Did you try sldiff? That would give you the closest naturally-occurring still-lifes if you feed it with the D2_+1 textcensus.
by calcyman
October 22nd, 2019, 4:16 am
Forum: Bugs & Errors
Topic: Site safe again
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Re: Site safe again

For all this time, the https certificate was broken, and logging in via http exposes your password unencrypted to anyone listening. It surprises me that during this time I still saw bustling forum activity, meaning those people either have an unsafe browser (ugh micr-) or knowingly exposed their pa...
by calcyman
October 20th, 2019, 6:39 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: 18-bit SL Syntheses (100% Complete!)
Replies: 79
Views: 79872

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

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. EDIT: better view of the continuous synth: x = 68, y = 57, rule = B3/S23 o$b2o2bobo44bo$2o4b2o43bo$6bo44b3o8$34bo$33bo$33b3o19$24b2o$25b2o$24b...
by calcyman
October 15th, 2019, 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: help me upload patterns to the /pattern directory
Replies: 6
Views: 732

Re: help me upload patterns to the /pattern directory

testitemqlstudop wrote:
October 15th, 2019, 9:18 am
Okay, but why can't we host everything on pages like "RLE:long10boat" on LifeWiki?
Then it takes a lot more effort to download the RLE itself (I don't believe there's an easy way to access the raw contents of a wiki page).
by calcyman
October 12th, 2019, 9:39 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: 19-bit still life syntheses
Replies: 92
Views: 5234

Re: 19-bit still life syntheses

Kazyan wrote:
October 12th, 2019, 7:47 pm
Thankfully, we won't actually have to solve all 930 individually. transfer.py is a wonderful thing.

There are a number of still lifes that look like they'd be solved with a transfer of this, for example:
Excellent! A recent run of transfer.py brings us down to 857 unsolved xs19s.
by calcyman
October 9th, 2019, 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Catagolue vandalism
Replies: 30
Views: 8027

Re: Catagolue vandalism

The timestamp is 2019-06-24, so the "Well would you look who's back" is slightly misleading.