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by Freywa
November 24th, 2019, 3:13 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1117
Views: 532477

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

The new p23 will be called David Hilbert. The reference should be obvious.
by Freywa
November 8th, 2019, 11:31 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Smaller Pi Calculator Challenge
Replies: 44
Views: 1402

Re: Smaller Pi Calculator Challenge

I've had enough of these "challenges".
by Freywa
October 11th, 2019, 9:08 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Rule 30
Replies: 5
Views: 602

Re: Rule 30

I see potential in Polymath Project-like collaborations to solve things like these. We work on such problems primarily for fun, we do what we can, yes. What I'm saying is that monetary prizes "perpetuate the myth of the lone genius", as I recall one criticism of the Fundamental Physics Prize (US$3 m...
by Freywa
October 11th, 2019, 2:55 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Rule 30
Replies: 5
Views: 602

Re: Rule 30

I can interpret the Rule 30 Prizes as kinds of vanity prizes, somewhat like the old Eternity Puzzle. They are vanity prizes because Stephen Wolfram defined Rule 30 (and the rest of the elementary cellular automata) first. It's like saying "here's my puzzle, solve this and you win some money". The di...
by Freywa
October 11th, 2019, 2:27 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: 19-bit still life syntheses
Replies: 74
Views: 3824

19-bit still life syntheses

This thread is for collecting syntheses of all 19-bit strict still lifes. The 17- and 18-bit syntheses have all been completed, the former in strictly less than 1 glider/bit. It seems natural to now push to 19 bits, which is the upper limit of the explicitly mentioned still lifes in one of Shinjuku'...
by Freywa
October 11th, 2019, 2:23 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: 18-bit SL Syntheses (100% Complete!)
Replies: 79
Views: 79228

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

dvgrn wrote:
October 9th, 2019, 5:51 pm
Another unreasonable number appears to be the 930 currently unsynthesized xs19s.
If anything, that is the next goal I want done. You have unlimited gliders for this "19-in-any" project, so the pressure should be much less than in any fixed-glider challenge.

And I have made a thread for it.
by Freywa
October 6th, 2019, 9:55 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Enumerating Still Lifes (in C)
Replies: 135
Views: 105730

Re: Enumerating Still Lifes (in C)

You do not need to be 18+ to view a list of apgcodes. I need a forum admin to upload the 43 MB zip file here. Anyway, the original location of said file was in my Google Drive here ; I am merely looking for a place more permanent than Google Drive to store this. There is also a cheekier point. A ra...
by Freywa
October 6th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Enumerating Still Lifes (in C)
Replies: 135
Views: 105730

Re: Enumerating Still Lifes (in C)

I've made a Patreon post with an attachment listing out Niemiec's (corrected) original tabulation of all strict and pseudo still lifes to 24 bits, with apgcodes.

Of course, the attachment is too large to upload directly here, so it is there.
by Freywa
October 2nd, 2019, 1:24 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Updating website
Replies: 45
Views: 1684

Re: Updating website

Will HTTPS support (via HTTPS Everywhere) be added?
by Freywa
September 29th, 2019, 10:15 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Soup-based syntheses
Replies: 95
Views: 34288

Re: Soup-based syntheses

Nothing special found in the United States: x = 1277, y = 683, rule = B3/S23 653b10o$653b12o$653b12o$653b13o$653b14o$653b14o$653b15o$653b15o$653b 15o$652b16o$652b16o$35b633o$35b633o$35b633o$36b632o$36b632o$36b632o$ 36b632o$36b632o$36b632o$36b632o$37b631o$37b633o$37b635ob7o19b7o$37b 645o14b13o$37b64...
by Freywa
September 26th, 2019, 12:53 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Soup-based syntheses
Replies: 95
Views: 34288

Re: Soup-based syntheses

calcyman wrote:Thank you very much! I believe you need to explicitly set the permissions on the master branch so that Developers can merge to it: https://docs.gitlab.com/ee/user/project ... nches.html
I should have done that now.
by Freywa
September 15th, 2019, 9:56 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Soup-based syntheses
Replies: 95
Views: 34288

Re: Soup-based syntheses

@Freywa I've submitted all objects/constellations (with a semiperimeter <= 40) with 3G syntheses that don't already have 3G syntheses in Shinjuku: https://gitlab.com/parclytaxel/Shinjuku/merge_requests/40 This should be helpful for Alex Greason's collision search, since it will have 14000 new small...
by Freywa
September 11th, 2019, 2:10 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries
Replies: 1499
Views: 945377

Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

well x = 8, y = 3, rule = LifeHistory 2.2E2.2C$E2.E2.2C$3E! The only problem is that it doesn't eat all centuries without interfering with the reactions that produce them, such as in the bistable switch: x = 39, y = 56, rule = LifeHistory 12.A.2A$12.2A.A2$10.5A$9.A2.A2.A$9.2A3.A.A$15.2A13.3A$30.A.A...
by Freywa
September 8th, 2019, 7:53 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: 18-bit SL Syntheses (100% Complete!)
Replies: 79
Views: 79228

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

I had just proofread the entire Principia of Newton (in around twelve hours), and I have accepted the merge request.

It appears that 92 xs18s remain.
by Freywa
September 7th, 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: 17 in 17: Efficient 17-bit synthesis project
Replies: 315
Views: 95545

Re: 17 in 17: Efficient 17-bit synthesis project

We should also add syntheses for the xs18s for which Shinjuku/Cata doesn't know any synthesis. They were completed in 2017, right?

Regarding The Last One, we could start with a hook-with-tail and bang on the remaining nine bits.
by Freywa
September 4th, 2019, 9:22 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: 17 in 17: Efficient 17-bit synthesis project
Replies: 315
Views: 95545

Re: 17 in 17: Efficient 17-bit synthesis project

#266 in 16 gliders: I was expecting a method that added the requisite ten bits onto the snake, so that two still lifes could be solved in one go, for both pairs in the last six that have this feature. The final 5. I had pushed an RLE of the last six stills only a few posts above. Why would you want...
by Freywa
September 3rd, 2019, 10:06 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: 17 in 17: Efficient 17-bit synthesis project
Replies: 315
Views: 95545

Re: 17 in 17: Efficient 17-bit synthesis project

#CLL state-numbering golly x = 603, y = 213, rule = B3/S23 218bo198b3o$217b2o197bo3bo$218bo201bo$218bo200bo$218bo199bo$218bo 198bo$217b3o196b5o4$17b3o17bo19b3o17b3o19bo16b5o16b3o16b5o16b3o17b 3o17b3o17bo19b3o17b3o19bo16b5o16b3o16b5o16b3o17b3o17b3o17bo19b3o 17b3o19bo16b5o16b3o16b5o16b3o17b3o$16bo3bo...
by Freywa
August 28th, 2019, 2:51 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: 17 in 17: Efficient 17-bit synthesis project
Replies: 315
Views: 95545

Re: 17 in 17: Efficient 17-bit synthesis project

Yes, but this project is for everyone's sake, whether we know them or not.
by Freywa
August 28th, 2019, 1:43 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: 17 in 17: Efficient 17-bit synthesis project
Replies: 315
Views: 95545

Re: 17 in 17: Efficient 17-bit synthesis project

testitemqlstudop wrote:You're not helping.
I am, by maintaining Shinjuku. I've essentially reached the limit of my capabilities for the actual syntheses, and am merely collecting what Kazyan and Martin and those who can do the syntheses are doing.
by Freywa
August 27th, 2019, 11:09 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: 17 in 17: Efficient 17-bit synthesis project
Replies: 315
Views: 95545

Re: 17 in 17: Efficient 17-bit synthesis project

Hdjensofjfnen wrote:Does anyone find it humorous that you have to destroy an eater, only to get another eater just several cells to the northeast?
It's not funny; it's just a method that works.

And I want the last remaining stills to be solved by the end of September.
by Freywa
August 25th, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: 17 in 17: Efficient 17-bit synthesis project
Replies: 315
Views: 95545

Re: 17 in 17: Efficient 17-bit synthesis project

Priority should be given to solving these three pairs of still lifes: x = 56, y = 29, rule = B3/S23 b2o$bo21b2o3b2o19b2o3b2o$3bo19bo2bo2bo19bo2bo2bo$2b2o21b2obo22b2obo$bo 24bob2o22bob2o$o2b3o19bo23b3o$b2obo19bo24bo$6bo17b2o$5b2o12$b2o$bo21b 2o24b2o$3bo19bo2bob2o19bo2bob2o$2b2o21b2obo22b2obo$bo24bo2b...
by Freywa
August 24th, 2019, 12:09 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: 17 in 17: Efficient 17-bit synthesis project
Replies: 315
Views: 95545

Re: 17 in 17: Efficient 17-bit synthesis project

Goldtiger997 wrote:#128 in 16G after much fiddling about:
Congratulations, you've knocked out the entire xx8 row of stills!
by Freywa
August 21st, 2019, 9:47 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: 17 in 17: Efficient 17-bit synthesis project
Replies: 315
Views: 95545

Re: 17 in 17: Efficient 17-bit synthesis project

#71 in 12G from soup; onerous cleanup likely improvable. You didn't solve #71 (which is merely reduced to 17 now), you solved #272. 27 remain: #3 xs17_025ic826z6511 #11 xs17_03pa39cz321 #34 xs17_0c9jc4goz321 #64 xs17_0j9cz122139c #65 xs17_0j9cz122d93 #70 xs17_0j9qj4cz23 #71 xs17_0kq2c871z641 #72 xs...
by Freywa
August 20th, 2019, 11:29 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Soup-based syntheses
Replies: 95
Views: 34288

Re: Soup-based syntheses

I don't think you'd be able to improve on the 16-glider synth I added to Shinjuku myself with those kinds of constructions.
by Freywa
August 18th, 2019, 8:37 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: 17 in 17: Efficient 17-bit synthesis project
Replies: 315
Views: 95545

Re: 17 in 17: Efficient 17-bit synthesis project

dvgrn wrote:This seems like it must be a solvable problem.
The problem is that I've already committed it myself.