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by Sokwe
September 22nd, 2022, 9:13 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 3262
Views: 1105533

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Nice strictly volatile p86! Of course, this also gives oscillators with volatility 1 (not strict) for all period multiples of 86. Here's a 4-glider loop of period 86*(6+n) for nonnegative n: x = 393, y = 313, rule = B3/S23 111b2o$110bo2bo$111b2o$193bo$192b3o$191bo$188b2o2b2o$188b2o4$27b2o$26b o2bo86...
by Sokwe
September 21st, 2022, 9:33 am
Forum: Scripts
Topic: qfind - a spaceship search program
Replies: 117
Views: 49895

Re: qfind - a spaceship search program

If I have run get-rows.lua on a row of some partial, and fed it to qfind as initrows.txt, how do I recover the full ship from the partial and the output of qfind? Annoyingly, you will need to manually attach the output completed back end to the partial you used for the input. Keep in mind that the ...
by Sokwe
September 19th, 2022, 4:16 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 3262
Views: 1105533

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Reductions to the p111 and p166: Reduction to the p111: The minimum stator for that eater can be seen on the speed tunnel page under the derivatives section. Here is the p111 with minimized stator: x = 49, y = 49, rule = B3/S23 24b2o$11bo7b2o2bobo$6b2o3b3o5bo3bo4bo9bo$6b2o6bo5b3ob5o8bobo$13b2o7bob ...
by Sokwe
September 16th, 2022, 4:12 am
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Using AI for ship search
Replies: 8
Views: 725

Re: Using AI for ship search

IIRC gfind works by representing spaceships as a graph, and then searching, breadth first, through this graph. I believe it would be quite possible to create a search program which uses an AI to prioritize graph nodes. During qfind's depth-first search it prioritizes rows that have more predecessor...
by Sokwe
September 2nd, 2022, 5:49 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your periodic conduits that do not necessarily involve Herschels
Replies: 88
Views: 10348

Re: Thread for your periodic conduits that do not necessarily involve Herschels

carsoncheng wrote:
September 2nd, 2022, 5:13 am
Spartan p15 90-degree reflector:

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x = 21, y = 19, rule = B3/S23
9b2o8bo$9b2o6b3o$3o13bo$bo14b2o$bo$3o2$3o$3o7b2o$10b2o$3o$bo$bo16b3o$
3o15bo$19bo3$13b2o$13b2o!
This is the same mechanism as the original p58 reflector.
by Sokwe
August 24th, 2022, 12:23 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 3262
Views: 1105533

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

carsoncheng wrote:
August 22nd, 2022, 8:04 am
P144 R hassler partial: Delete the block made by the B-heptomino
This partial result was initially found by hotdogPi. I posted a conduit-based completion here.

Edit:
C28 wrote:
August 19th, 2022, 5:26 pm
vivi wrote:
August 19th, 2022, 7:51 pm
Entity Valkyrie 2 wrote:
August 20th, 2022, 1:38 am
C28 wrote:
August 20th, 2022, 7:43 am
Entity Valkyrie 2 wrote:
August 20th, 2022, 11:07 pm
Reflector discussion moved to the oscillator discussion thread.
by Sokwe
August 23rd, 2022, 1:43 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Execution of Old Guns by Variable-Speed Firing Squad
Replies: 833
Views: 523399

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

rattlesnake wrote:
August 22nd, 2022, 11:11 pm
Small Period-61 glider gun...

Please tell me if it is possible to improve on this.
This glider gun uses a glider duplicator that is based on the Speed tunnel.
The smallest known true period 61 gun can always be found in Catagolue. This gun design was found by confocaloid.
by Sokwe
August 16th, 2022, 4:12 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 3262
Views: 1105533

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Four pi hasslers by mvr: p35 x = 24, y = 40, rule = B3/S23 5bobo$4bob2o$4bo3b2o$2b2ob2o3bo$3bobob3o$bo3bobo$ob3o10bo$bo4bo6b3o$3b 3o6bo$2b2obo6b2o4b2o$18bo$16bobo$9bo6b2o$9b2o$11bo$9b2o$9bo$2b2o$2b2o 3$20b2o$20b2o$14bo$13b2o$12bo$13b2o$6b2o6bo$5bobo$5bo$4b2o4b2o6bob2o$ 11bo6b3o$8b3o6bo4bo$8bo10b3ob...
by Sokwe
August 15th, 2022, 1:28 am
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Random Posts 3
Replies: 7
Views: 361

Re: Random Posts 3

I would have locked this earlier, but I was camping. Do not create any more "random posts" threads. They inevitably result in rule violations (especially rule 1 violations) and are too difficult to moderate. Anything worth posting should fit in a more specific or restricted thread.
by Sokwe
July 28th, 2022, 6:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 4.2b1
Replies: 13
Views: 948

Re: Golly 4.2b1

Here are updates to some of the patterns in the pattern collection:
Golly-pattern-updates-29-July-2022.zip
(100.04 KiB) Downloaded 13 times
Edit (July 29, 2022): added the new p52 honey farm hassler.
by Sokwe
July 25th, 2022, 6:14 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Belated Pattern of the Year 2012 voting thread
Replies: 15
Views: 701

Re: Belated Pattern of the Year 2012 voting thread

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by Sokwe
July 25th, 2022, 9:14 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Execution of Old Guns by Variable-Speed Firing Squad
Replies: 833
Views: 523399

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

Some more: Here is the stator minimization for that messy 3-way weld in the p59 gun: x = 152, y = 97, rule = B3/S23 129b2o$128bobo$122b2o4bo$120bo2bo2b2ob4o$120b2obobobobo2bo$123bobobobo $123bobob2o$124bo2$137b2o$128b2o7bo$42b2o84b2o5bobo$42bobo90b2o$44bo4b 2o$40b4ob2o2bo2bo75b2o$40bo2bobobobob2o23...
by Sokwe
July 25th, 2022, 8:46 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Execution of Old Guns by Variable-Speed Firing Squad
Replies: 833
Views: 523399

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

Here is a slight reduction to the p59 gun (17776 -> 15352) using Jormungant's G-to-H : x = 152, y = 101, rule = B3/S23 95b2o28b2o$94bobo27bobo$88b2o4bo23b2o4bo$86bo2bo2b2ob4o17bo2bo2b2ob4o$ 86b2obobobobo2bo17b2obobobobo2bo$89bobobobo23bobobobo$89bobob2o24bobob 2o$90bo29bo2$103b2o28b2o$94b2o7bo20b2o7...
by Sokwe
July 25th, 2022, 6:46 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits
Replies: 678
Views: 348183

Re: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits

There's an alternative catalyst that works too: Interesting. This allows for a new 2-glider Herschel injector that works at periods as low as 55: x = 39, y = 33, rule = B3/S23 16b2ob2o$17bobo$12b2obo5bob2o$11bobob2o3b2obobo$2bo7bo6bobo6bo$obo7b7o 3b7o$b2o$12b3o7b3o$11bo2bo3bo3bo2bo$11b2o4bobo4b2o$1...
by Sokwe
July 25th, 2022, 3:54 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Execution of Old Guns by Variable-Speed Firing Squad
Replies: 833
Views: 523399

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

88x103 p61 glider gun: It's even smaller than the previously known pseudo-period gun. Nice! Now 59 is the only period for which the smallest known true-period gun is larger than 10000 cells. Did you find it in any particularly clever way, or was this a case of just trying things until it worked? By...
by Sokwe
July 24th, 2022, 6:28 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Execution of Old Guns by Variable-Speed Firing Squad
Replies: 833
Views: 523399

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

119x103 p61 gun prototype (beating out the 181x87 herschel-track p61 gun) using the new Speed Tunnel G-to-H: Awesome! We can finally get the p65 below 10000 cells: x = 86, y = 85, rule = B3/S23 36b2o$35bobo$29b2o4bo$27bo2bo2b2ob4o$27b2obobobobo2bo$30bobobobo$30bob ob2o$31bo2$44b2o$35b2o7bo$35b2o5bo...
by Sokwe
July 15th, 2022, 7:36 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Collecting data for Hersrch updates
Replies: 51
Views: 61602

Re: Collecting data for Hersrch updates

I am not sure what criterion are used to pick conduit element for the search, just wondered where the following lands Hersrch doesn't have any way to effectively deal with adjustable conduits like that. One could add different variants of this "conduit" with different spacing, but that might cause ...
by Sokwe
July 15th, 2022, 6:26 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Collecting data for Hersrch updates
Replies: 51
Views: 61602

Re: Collecting data for Hersrch updates

Here's a minor updated to Hersrch. I added the following fast conduits (repeat time less than 77): Bx202, Fx198, L200, R49, R152, Rx164. I also added the slower conduit Fx191 (repeat time 94). Hersrch-15Jul2022.zip The following variants of Rx65 still need to be added: x = 174, y = 65, rule = B3/S23...
by Sokwe
July 14th, 2022, 2:05 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits
Replies: 678
Views: 348183

Re: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits

Mitchell Riley posted a new glider-releasing H-to-R on Discord: x = 29, y = 21, rule = LifeHistory 9.A12.2D$A8.3A5.B3.DBD$3A9.A3.7BD$3.A7.2A3.7B$2.2A3.B3.11B$2.8B3.8B$ 4.16B$4.16B$3.19B$.21B$24B.2B$BE26BD$BEBE4B.8BA8B3D$B3E4B2.B.4BABA8BD $3BE4B7.A2BA7B$7B8.B2A8B$15.10B$13.2AB2.5B$12.A.AB2.4B$12.A6.B...
by Sokwe
July 13th, 2022, 10:14 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Execution of Old Guns by Variable-Speed Firing Squad
Replies: 833
Views: 523399

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

mvr posted a new glider-releasing H-to-R on Discord, and Calcyman noted that it could be used to construct a small Herschel conduit, R152: x = 40, y = 48, rule = LifeHistory 9.A12.2D$A8.3A5.B3.DBD$3A9.A3.7BD$3.A7.2A3.7B$2.2A3.B3.11B$2.8B3.8B$ 4.16B$4.16B$3.19B$.21B$30B$BE26BD2B$BEBE4B.8BA8B3D3B$B3E4...
by Sokwe
July 10th, 2022, 9:49 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Belated POTY 2012 nomination thread
Replies: 21
Views: 1384

Re: Belated POTY 2012 nomination thread

The nomination period is over! Now we must begin writing descriptions of the patterns. Voting will begin 24 hours after all descriptions have been written and judged to be satisfactory. Here's a first draft of the list: #01 37P4H1V0 (by Josh Ball): the smallest known c/4 orthogonal spaceship. #02 S...
by Sokwe
July 10th, 2022, 6:34 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 3262
Views: 1105533

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

p8 oscillator found by Charity Engine on July 8, 2022:

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x = 18, y = 19, rule = B3/S23
8b2o$8b2o$7bo2bo2$4b2o6b2o$3bobo6bobo$b3obob4obob3o$o16bo$6o6b6o2$6o6b
6o$o16bo$b3obob4obob3o$3bobo6bobo$4b2o6b2o2$7bo2bo$8b2o$8b2o!
by Sokwe
July 10th, 2022, 3:33 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Smallest Known Oscillators to p106 (and Beyond)
Replies: 101
Views: 10630

Re: Smallest Known Oscillators to p106 (and Beyond)

Smallest oscillators I could find for multiples of 37 (x3 through x14): x = 582, y = 35, rule = B3/S23 13bo49bo49bo49bo49bo49bo49bo49bo49bo99bo49bo$13b3o14b2o31b3o14b2o31b3o 14b2o31b3o14b2o31b3o14b2o31b3o14b2o31b3o14b2o31b3o14b2o31b3o14b2o81b3o 14b2o31b3o14b2o$16bo13bo35bo13bo35bo13bo35bo13bo35bo13b...
by Sokwe
July 10th, 2022, 2:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NewLifeCA discussion thread
Replies: 11
Views: 851

Re: NewLifeCA discussion thread

dvgrn wrote:
July 9th, 2022, 11:39 pm
NewLifeCA #23: 7/9/2022 10:28pm
On July 9, 2022, dvgrn wrote:non-trivial oscillators have been found for the two periods (p34 and p38) where only trivial ones were known at the beginning of this year.
There are no known p19 oscillators, so there were no known trivial p38 oscillators at the beginning of the year.
by Sokwe
July 7th, 2022, 9:54 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 2224
Views: 938997

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

is there a "stretcher" that can stretch a with-the-grain extensive chicken wire? The period of such a stretcher would depend on the wire length, with the lowest period being 8 for a c/2 stretcher with wire length 2. It's fairly difficult to find components of period 8 or greater, so this kind of st...