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by Batmanifestdestiny
August 25th, 2011, 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How difficult is it to construct
Replies: 2
Views: 1563

Re: How difficult is it to construct

Given enough time, it's not really "difficult" to construct things, per se, as much as it can be tedious. Without using a program for rapid proto-typing, you can just use your own knowledge of the rules and a lot of trial and error to eventually get to something large and complex. If that weren't tr...
by Batmanifestdestiny
April 14th, 2011, 5:34 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: strange note on wiki pages
Replies: 11
Views: 9336

strange note on wiki pages

I've noticed that along the top of certain pages on LifeWiki, there is a message that says "IJWTS wow! Why can't I think of tihgns like that?" When I tried to remove the message from the Infinite Glider Hotel page, I noticed that it wasn't on the edit page. Is this a clever spammer or some kind of r...
by Batmanifestdestiny
April 14th, 2011, 5:17 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries
Replies: 1557
Views: 1052940

Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

glider synthesis of a longboat:

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x = 22, y = 17, rule = B3/S23
bo$2bo$3o$12bo7bo$11bo7bo$11b3o5b3o6$14b3o$14bo$15bo$3o$2bo$bo!
by Batmanifestdestiny
April 5th, 2011, 8:45 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your unsure discoveries
Replies: 2002
Views: 981493

Re: Thread for your unsure discoveries

Here's a still-life that I made with careful cell placement that's kind of like a giant box, but I'm not sure if I was beaten to the punch or not: x = 10, y = 10, rule = B3/S23 2obo2bob2o$2ob4ob2o2$2ob4ob2o$bobo2bobo$bobo2bobo$2ob4ob2o2$2ob4ob2o$ 2obo2bob2o! Here it is tiled: x = 43, y = 43, rule = ...
by Batmanifestdestiny
March 12th, 2011, 5:06 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: New Cellular Automata: Particles
Replies: 14
Views: 6949

Re: New Cellular Automata: Particles

I noticed that your "OR" gate was simply an XOR with a slight shift on one electron, meaning that it wasn't exactly an OR, it was still an XOR. I've made something that I would consider to be a more technically accurate OR, using two connected NOT gates: x = 24, y = 18, rule = Particles 11.D2.2D$10....
by Batmanifestdestiny
March 9th, 2011, 6:31 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: New Cellular Automata: Particles
Replies: 14
Views: 6949

Re: New Cellular Automata: Particles

I like this! It seems similar to "Wave CA," but I guess that would be natural, scientifically speaking. I'm currently working on making logic gates in this somewhat confusing CA. I'll post my creations when I have something working. UPDATE: Here's an XOR gate: x = 25, y = 15, rule = Particles 14.D.D...
by Batmanifestdestiny
February 6th, 2011, 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Methuselah Definition
Replies: 50
Views: 40837

Re: Methuselah Definition

Why limit the size of a methuselah? The main definition that I have heard is that a methuselah is any pattern that decays over a long period of time. I think a "long period of time" is relative to the size of the original pattern, since this: x = 3, y = 4, rule = B3/S23 bo$3o$obo$bo! is much shorter...
by Batmanifestdestiny
February 6th, 2011, 7:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: indestructible pattern
Replies: 31
Views: 12863

Re: indestructible pattern

The starwars rule 345/2/4 has a wall which is impenetrable from the inside: x = 28, y = 28, rule = 345/2/4 2.A22.A$.3A2.A2.A2.A2.A2.A2.A2.3A$2A.22A.2A$.2A22.2A$2.A22.A$2.A22.A$ .2A22.2A$2.A22.A$2.A22.A$.2A22.2A$2.A22.A$2.A22.A$.2A22.2A$2.A22.A$2. A22.A$.2A22.2A$2.A10.2A10.A$2.A22.A$.2A22.2A$2.A22.A...
by Batmanifestdestiny
November 28th, 2010, 2:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Game of Go and cellular automata...
Replies: 5
Views: 2453

Re: Game of Go and cellular automata...

Go is a great game, but I am skeptical that algorithms could be determined from CA. The strategy can be very intricate, so a CA for go would require massive rule tables. Unless you made a CA simulating to beginners, in which case you would just have to make it so they make constant lines, always in...
by Batmanifestdestiny
October 17th, 2010, 11:59 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Wired blog article about Minecraft
Replies: 5
Views: 3447

Re: Wired blog article about Minecraft

Slightly more relevant: Conway's Game of Life simulated in Minecraft Wow! I don't even want to think of whether or not he mined that by himself. You know, I've been thinking for a while, and don't you think that the redstone in Minecraft could count as a kind of 3D CA? with wire and torches and blo...
by Batmanifestdestiny
October 16th, 2010, 4:26 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Atomtrap puzzle game
Replies: 10
Views: 4861

Re: Atomtrap puzzle game

Is it possible to make it windowed instead of fullscreen?
by Batmanifestdestiny
October 16th, 2010, 4:04 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Wave CA and Life emulator
Replies: 36
Views: 13813

Re: Wave CA and Life emulator

Thanks. It's rediculously inefficent, but it does work. I give you, XOR. x = 39, y = 36, rule = wave $7.J2.2H$10.2H3.J$12.G$2.D4.J8.F$2.E4.J6.2H$14.2H13.J$13.F2.G2$11.J3. J12.2I4DHI$28.IK4E2I$30.G5.G$2.D8.J$2.E8.J2$11.J14.J3$10.J14.J2$10.2H $10.2H3.J$12.G$16.F$14.2H13.J$14.2H$13.F2.G$9.J$12.J2$13.F...
by Batmanifestdestiny
October 16th, 2010, 3:58 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Wired blog article about Minecraft
Replies: 5
Views: 3447

Re: Wired blog article about Minecraft

You know, I've been thinking for a while, and don't you think that the redstone in Minecraft could count as a kind of 3D CA?


with wire and torches and blocks alone, it would probably be a ball-park range of a 18 state CA.
by Batmanifestdestiny
October 5th, 2010, 5:46 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Wave CA and Life emulator
Replies: 36
Views: 13813

Re: Wave CA and Life emulator

Does anyone have the AND, OR and XOR logic gates? Iv'e only maneged to figure out AND. Here are some in order of AND, OR, and XOR. Of course, these aren't the only solutions, but they're ones that I like. x = 48, y = 61, rule = wave 3$13.D5.D$13.E5.E6.J5$27.F$25.2H$25.2H$24.F2.G5$7.D11.D6.J$7.E11.E...
by Batmanifestdestiny
October 1st, 2010, 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Err... I don't even know what to call it...
Replies: 7
Views: 3140

Re: Err... I don't even know what to call it...

Wow, you thought of this in Elementary school?


Son, you need to take advanced math courses, if you're already thinking such things.
by Batmanifestdestiny
September 19th, 2010, 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Science Fair Project
Replies: 4
Views: 2672

Re: Science Fair Project

Another thing that you could do is a study of glider synthesis in relation to the product vs. the position and number of gliders.
by Batmanifestdestiny
September 19th, 2010, 8:15 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: new unnamed CA (1)
Replies: 1
Views: 1860

Re: new unnamed CA (1)

This CA seems to favor extremely small diagonal spaceships. I wasn't sure what to call it, so I named it ssaamm.

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x = 15, y = 4, rule = ssaamm
14bo$o12bo2$2o11b2o!
by Batmanifestdestiny
August 30th, 2010, 5:23 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: How to paste code
Replies: 12
Views: 10391

Re: How to paste code

by default, it should be set to "Life" as the rule. If not, you can change it by going to Controls>Set Rule, and then there's a dropdown box of predefined rules. You can add more rules in the "rules" folder, and then type their name in the box above the dropdown. If you just want to use Life for now...
by Batmanifestdestiny
August 19th, 2010, 3:31 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Wave CA and Life emulator
Replies: 36
Views: 13813

Re: Wave CA and Life emulator

I'm not really sure how that's supposed to be a binary counter, but why are you using period 72? You should use period 80 (move the top two cells up by 4 cells each) to ensure it's synchronised with the loop. It made sense in my head at the time of me making it, but now that I think about it, all i...
by Batmanifestdestiny
August 19th, 2010, 3:17 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Universal Constructor Based Spaceship
Replies: 70
Views: 429604

Re: Universal Constructor Based Spaceship

Dear member, Could someone help a (french) journalist to explain what is this new spaceship for a non specialist of Life ? Actually I need : - a picture of this Gemini (the one on http://www.conwaylife.com/wiki/index.php?title=Gemini need explanation, and I can not open .rle file ?!?). Especially I...
by Batmanifestdestiny
August 18th, 2010, 3:29 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Wave CA and Life emulator
Replies: 36
Views: 13813

Re: Wave CA and Life emulator

Here's what I have so far for the binary counter: x = 55, y = 98, rule = wave 4$34.J$45.J25$33.DE$33.J$33.J10.J7$23.J$21.J2$35.F$J32.2H$33.2H$32.G$ 12.G3.G15.G2.F$J12.2H2.2H14.2H$13.2H2.2H14.2H$12.G2.2F2.F12.G$16.H2.H $17.2H5.J10.F$14.J2.2H14.2H$16.H2.H13.2H$23.F4.F3.G$21.2H2.2H2.2H$21. 2H2.2H2.2H$2...
by Batmanifestdestiny
August 18th, 2010, 11:21 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Wave CA and Life emulator
Replies: 36
Views: 13813

Re: Wave CA and Life emulator

So, it's essentially like MENSA for Life enthusiasts You don't need to score in the 98th percentile on an IQ test to join the Life List. :) but I can't find a way to get a signal to block the next signal at a given point I'm not sure exactly what you mean. Do you want an exclusive-or (XOR) gate? ht...
by Batmanifestdestiny
August 18th, 2010, 12:36 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Wave CA and Life emulator
Replies: 36
Views: 13813

Re: Wave CA and Life emulator

I'm not sure either. Is it comp.theory.cell-automata? That's mostly spam. No, it's a private forum; members can join by invitation only. We are not allowed to divulge the location of the forum, or publicise the archives, as it would then be subject to the level of spam of comp.theory.cell-automata....
by Batmanifestdestiny
August 12th, 2010, 11:21 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Breeders and such like
Replies: 5
Views: 6693

Re: Breeders and such like

You know, that ship breeder idea got me thinking. People have known for quite a while that by combining ships and adding a couple of extra cells that a new, larger ship is made. What if you made a program that took existing ships (LSS, MSS, HSS, glider), positioned them within a certain boundary, an...
by Batmanifestdestiny
August 12th, 2010, 11:10 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: signal wireworld
Replies: 10
Views: 5208

Re: signal wireworld

So you're saying I could make a wireworld capable of modifying the very wires it goes on? That would be fun to make! And if I do it right, it could allow for potentially infinite computation! I'll set to working on a construction standard. Also, I think that someone should database all the known us...