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by Nick Gotts
September 10th, 2011, 11:16 am
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Life 1.05 to RLE - Help!
Replies: 15
Views: 8617

Re: Life 1.05 to RLE - Help!

Remarkably, I've just been faced with the same problem as David - maybe for the same reason. I'm losing access to Windows XP (in favour of Windows 7) and I have a lot of files saved in Johan Bontes' Life32, which won't run on Windows 7, and many are in Life 1.05 format. I tried opening them with Gol...
by Nick Gotts
January 7th, 2011, 8:08 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Votes for Pattern of the Year 2010
Replies: 23
Views: 18088

Re: Votes for Pattern of the Year 2010

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by Nick Gotts
November 7th, 2010, 12:39 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Pattern of the Year 2010 competition
Replies: 19
Views: 20102

Re: Pattern of the Year 2010 competition

[quote="calcyman"]I think that Andrew J. Wade's Gemini should be entered into the competition, based on comments from various people.

I can't see how anything else could possibly win!
by Nick Gotts
May 21st, 2010, 5:54 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Universal Constructor Based Spaceship
Replies: 70
Views: 423971

Re: Universal Constructor Based Spaceship

A new age of Game of Life exploration and design! I agree with Nick. Yes, I've been hoping this phrase would catch on! What is the range of velocities that can be achieved in this way? Any velocity less than c/2 (by the L1, or Manhattan metric) can be attained by a Universal constructor. The proof ...
by Nick Gotts
May 20th, 2010, 8:31 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Universal Constructor Based Spaceship
Replies: 70
Views: 423971

Re: Universal Constructor Based Spaceship

Amazing! I had started work on an approach using "old technology" (mostly slow salvos, thin guns), but had not got far. Anyhow, this pattern opens up endless questions and possibilities: What is the range of velocities that can be achieved in this way? For each velocity, what are the smallest spaces...