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by Sokwe
Today, 12:48 am
Forum: Scripts
Topic: qfind - a spaceship search program
Replies: 70
Views: 33101

Re: qfind - a spaceship search program

I have forked qfind 2.0 to poke around with, but currently there is no software license associated with your qfind code on github. Do you have plans to add a license? The program is based on code by forum user zdr . I sent them a private message about licensing years ago, but they never read it, an...
by Sokwe
Today, 12:35 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 1595
Views: 724238

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

This unassuming, medium large ship came up in a qfind search for c/5 gutter patterns.... If i am regurging old finds, apologies: I am almost certain that this ship has been seen before but i just can't find it in online resources like jslife-moving or pentadecathlon. If people can point me to more ...
by Sokwe
Yesterday, 11:43 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Exponentially Growing Thread
Replies: 161
Views: 8734

Re: Exponentially Growing Thread

This thread does nothing but encourage spamming, so I'm locking it.
by Sokwe
Yesterday, 8:11 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Gun Discussion Thread
Replies: 245
Views: 100683

Re: Gun Discussion Thread

Entity Valkyrie 2 wrote:
Yesterday, 7:19 pm
Just asking, can anyone search for a P3 strong dot sparker?
Do you need it for something? It can be helpful to know exactly where the sparker needs to fit before starting a search.
by Sokwe
April 15th, 2021, 11:14 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Gun Discussion Thread
Replies: 245
Views: 100683

Re: Gun Discussion Thread

The larger p3 domino sparker in the p57 and p114 guns that I posted can be shortened by one row just by modifying the stator. Here are the corrected guns. p57: x = 107, y = 99, rule = B3/S23 80b2o$79bobo$73b2o4bo$71bo2bo2b2ob4o$71b2obobobobo2bo$74bobobobo$74bob ob2o$75bo2$88b2o$79b2o7bo$79b2o5bobo$8...
by Sokwe
April 15th, 2021, 2:53 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Gun Discussion Thread
Replies: 245
Views: 100683

Re: Gun Discussion Thread

Crossposting this absurdly close p43 gun partial: x = 29, y = 37, rule = B3/S23 4bo$3bobo$3bobo$b3ob2o$o$b3ob2o$3bob2o5$21b2o$2o19bo$2o11b3o3bobo$12b o3bo2b2o$11bo5bo$11bo5bo$11bo5bo$12bo3bo$13b3o4$9b2o$9b2o$7b2o9b2o$7b 2o8bo2bo2b2o$17bobo4bo2bo$18bo5bobobo$21b2obo2bo$21bo2bo$18bo4bo$18b5o 2$20bo$1...
by Sokwe
April 15th, 2021, 2:26 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Gun Discussion Thread
Replies: 245
Views: 100683

Re: Gun Discussion Thread

Here's a new p57 gun based on an oscillator by hotdogPi and suggestions by Kazyan and wwei47: x = 107, y = 100, rule = B3/S23 80b2o$79bobo$73b2o4bo$71bo2bo2b2ob4o$71b2obobobobo2bo$74bobobobo$74bob ob2o$75bo2$88b2o$79b2o7bo$79b2o5bobo$86b2o2$80bo$79b2o$79bobo3$76b2o$ 66bo10bo$66bobo5b3o$66b2o6bo3$3bo...
by Sokwe
April 15th, 2021, 2:23 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1770
Views: 778490

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Hm. What if we tried some of the shenanigans from the P52 glider gun? Smacking things with gliders to make gliders comes to mind, as does smacking gliders into things to make Herschels. We can suppress the problem spark in conduit 1 with a single glider, allowing the construction of a relatively co...
by Sokwe
April 14th, 2021, 10:16 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1770
Views: 778490

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

The standard [B-to-H], Conduit 1, would fit there Conduit 1 recovers just 1 tick too slow. Interestingly, this causes a period-doubling reaction: x = 75, y = 74, rule = B3/S23 45b2o$36b2o7b2o$37bo$37bobo$31bo6b2o$31b3o$34bo$33b2o3$34b2o$34b2o$51b 2o$51bobo$53bo$53b2o7$47b2o$37b3o7bo$37bobo8b3o$37bo...
by Sokwe
April 14th, 2021, 8:45 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1770
Views: 778490

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Here are five more partials. Great results! The p57 can easily be turned into an oscillator (edit: replaced eaters with blocks): x = 68, y = 33, rule = B3/S23 37b2o6b2o12b2obob2o$37b2o6bobo4b2ob2obo2b2obobo$47b3o2bo3bob2o6bo$46bo 3bobob2o4b5ob2o$46bobobobo2bob2o4bobo$2b2obob2o12b2o27bo4bo2b4o3bo$bo...
by Sokwe
April 12th, 2021, 4:26 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1770
Views: 778490

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

p39 partial. Another interesting partial result! Here are demonstrations of the p38 and p39 engines supported by 4 glider streams each: x = 206, y = 78, rule = B3/S23 175bobo$175b2o$96bo79bo$95bo$95b3o$66bo$64b2o$65b2o2$166bo$165bo$165b 3o$86bo$86bobo$86b2o115bo$55bobo145bobo$55b2o146b2o$56bo2$157b...
by Sokwe
April 11th, 2021, 8:50 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1770
Views: 778490

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

A very weird monomerization: x = 20, y = 33, rule = B3/S23 3b2o$3bobo$2obobo$obobo$2bo$bo2bo10bo$bo10bo$bo3bo5bo3bo$bo3bo5b3o$bo 10bo$bo2bo$2bo$obobo$2obobo$3bobo$3b2o3$12bo$12bo$12bo2$7b2o7b2o$7b11o $6bo4b3o4bo$7bobobobobobo$9bo5bo$5bob3obobob3obo$5bo4bobobo4bo$6b3obob obob3o$8bob2obo2bo$13bobo$13...
by Sokwe
April 10th, 2021, 4:03 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1770
Views: 778490

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

P19 or P38 dot sparker needed... Interesting. Here's a suggestion that I've been making for years: start with two honey farm + eater -> glider + junk reactions with 180-degree symmetry. For example: x = 27, y = 16, rule = B3/S23 25b2o$25bo$17b3o3bobo$16bo3bo2b2o$15bo5bo$15bo5bo$15bo5bo$7b3o6bo3bo$ ...
by Sokwe
April 10th, 2021, 12:34 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 1595
Views: 724238

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

Another result from my modified qfind:

3c/9 width-16 symmetric: 0 period-9 ships

Edit:
2c/6 width-11 asymmetric: 0 ships (confirms previously known result)

5c/10 width-11 asymmetric: 0 ships
5c/10 width-22 symmetric: 0 ships

Edit (14 April 2021):
4c/10 width-10 asymmetric: 0 period-10 ships
by Sokwe
April 4th, 2021, 6:58 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1770
Views: 778490

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread (Octagon oscillators)

Discussion moved to the oscillator discussion thread. Other octogon-type stabilizations are given in jslife : x = 111, y = 25, rule = B3/S23 4bo8bo46bo7bo18bo$4b3o4b3o46b2o5b2o14b2obobo4b2obob2o$7bo2bo26b3o20b2o 5b2o14b2obobo4bob2ob2o3b2o$6b2o2b2o26bo22bo5bo18bob2o13bo$2o16b2o9b2o 52b4o2bo$bo6b2o8b...
by Sokwe
April 3rd, 2021, 1:10 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1770
Views: 778490

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

hotdogPi wrote:
April 3rd, 2021, 9:06 am
Two Merzenich's p31 hassling two R-pentominoes
Nice! How did you find it?
by Sokwe
March 27th, 2021, 1:28 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 1595
Views: 724238

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

Unsurprisingly, there are no width-11 asymmetric 3c/9 ships. Here is the longest partial result: x = 11, y = 28, rule = B3/S23 5b3o$5b3o$4bo3bo$4bo4bo$4bo4bo$4bobo3bo$5bobobo$4b3obo2$4bo$3b3o$4bob 2o$8bo$8bo$b2o4bo$b3o2b3o$2bo4b3o$4b2o2b2o$4b2o3bo$3b6o$6bobo$8bo$b3ob obo$b3o$bo3bo$2o4bo2b2o$2o2b2obo...
by Sokwe
March 24th, 2021, 4:31 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Really, let's put an end to this. (on Trump)
Replies: 16
Views: 661

Re: Really, let's put an end to this. (on Trump)

I had no choice but to ban ColorfulGalaxy's account. If there is an associated email address, then Nathaniel could presumably allow ColorfulGalaxy to change their password. If ColorfulGalaxy's account truly was hacked, they will need to make a new account for now (hopefully with a more secure passwo...
by Sokwe
March 24th, 2021, 3:37 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 1595
Views: 724238

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

I ran the complete width-11 asymmetric 4c/8 search and was surprised to find there is exactly one period-8 ship, consisting of a period-4 ship and a small period-8 tagalong: Would you upload that one to catagolue? Do you run partials trough apgsearch? How comes there are not more p16, p24, p32, p48...
by Sokwe
March 22nd, 2021, 12:14 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 1595
Views: 724238

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

I ran the complete width-11 asymmetric 4c/8 search and was surprised to find there is exactly one period-8 ship, consisting of a period-4 ship and a small period-8 tagalong: x = 11, y = 41, rule = B3/S23 b3o3b3o$bo2bo2bo2bo$bo5bo$bo5bo$2bo5bobo$4b2ob3o$2b2o3bo$2b2obobo$3bo$ 3b3o$4b3o$6b3o$3b3o$b2obo...
by Sokwe
March 21st, 2021, 6:47 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Why Word Chains got locked?
Replies: 21
Views: 689

Re: Why Word Chains got locked?

Dave makes some excellent points here. I have personally decided to unlock the word chains game thread, but I'm also requesting that people limit their use of it to about one post per day. I also suggest that anyone who wants to play this word game more than that should seek out a venue that's more ...
by Sokwe
March 21st, 2021, 6:42 am
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Word Chains (Game)
Replies: 4184
Views: 165672

Re: Word Chains (Game)

I've unlocked this thread for now, but I request that you all try to keep your posting here limited. Perhaps limit yourself to no more than one post per day here. Edit: this request is more of a (slightly flexible) demand. If I or another moderator thinks it's receiving too many posts, we may decide...
by Sokwe
March 21st, 2021, 6:31 am
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Random posts
Replies: 5934
Views: 1035753

Re: Random posts

WHY IS WORD CHAINS LOCKED!? Basically, it's extremely high-volume and low-effort, making it difficult to moderate and causing it to fill up the new posts queue . I and other moderators (and other users, for that matter) are beginning to rethink the role of the sandbox. It was originally intended to...
by Sokwe
March 21st, 2021, 2:38 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 1595
Views: 724238

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

My 2c/7 width-22 symmetric search finished, confirming that the weekender and weekender + tagalong are the only period-7 ships of this type. I ran all of the partial results found along the way through apgsearch (locally), but it didn't find anything new.
by Sokwe
March 18th, 2021, 11:29 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 1595
Views: 724238

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

Corollary component: x = 20, y = 76, rule = B3/S23 49$9b2o$9b2o$5b2o$3bo3b2o$3bo4bo$2bo$2b2obo2bo$3b2o3bo2$3b2ob2o$6bo$3b obo$3b3o$4b2o$4bo$2b3o$b2o$b2o2bo$o2bobo$o$2o4bo$2b4o2$bo$bo$3b3o$4b2o ! Nice! This can connect to Stephen Silver's old 2-weekender tagalong: x = 37, y = 43, rule = B3/S23 bo12b...