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by codeholic
August 18th, 2019, 7:27 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: P30 Self propagating Geminoid (Completed!)
Replies: 34
Views: 27383

Re: P30 Self propagating Geminoid (Completed!)

An amazing piece of art and engineering. Probably the most beautiful instantiation of the principle formulated by Eric Raymond that I've ever seen.
Smart data structures and dumb code works a lot better than the other way around.
by codeholic
January 9th, 2019, 8:51 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Pattern of the Year 2018 competition: Voting
Replies: 57
Views: 27311

Re: Pattern of the Year 2018 competition: Voting

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by codeholic
March 9th, 2018, 5:43 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Elementary knightship
Replies: 136
Views: 223221

Re: Elementary knightship

It's so pity I noticed it so late!

My belated congratulations to Adam, Tom and Josh!
by codeholic
March 9th, 2018, 5:39 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Belated Pattern of the Year 2014 competition: Voting
Replies: 18
Views: 7393

Re: Belated Pattern of the Year 2014 competition: Voting

I agree. Also the pufferfish may seem like something self-evident in 2018, but in 2014 it was a really huge excitement. It would be definitely higher in my leaderboard.
by codeholic
September 2nd, 2017, 3:03 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Synthesising Oscillators
Replies: 926
Views: 719294

Re: Synthesising Oscillators

I wonder if this simple oscillator had been known:

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x = 15, y = 15, rule = B3/S23
7bo$7bo$7bo2$5b5o$5b3o2bo$5bo4bo$3o3bo2b2ob3o$5bobob2o$4bobob3o$5bo2$
7bo$7bo$7bo!
It results from depolymerization of this oscillator.
by codeholic
August 7th, 2017, 3:08 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Crawlers
Replies: 30
Views: 9282

Re: Crawlers

by codeholic
August 5th, 2017, 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Catagolue quota
Replies: 44
Views: 19301

Re: Catagolue quota

Oops, true. Infinitely many of them

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x = 10, y = 10, rule = B/S45
4b2o$3b4o$2b2o2b2o$b2o4b2o$2o6b2o$2o6b2o$b2o4b2o$2b2o2b2o$3b4o$4b2o!
by codeholic
August 5th, 2017, 12:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Catagolue quota
Replies: 44
Views: 19301

Re: Catagolue quota

assuming you mean CGoL instead of CWOL My brain broke. Yes, I do. but I think similar popular rules should be non-throttled. 3. Depending on how the rule filter will work, it might dissallow rules like B/S45, which I am planning to use to search for SLs with only 4 or 5 neighbours. There are no sti...
by codeholic
August 5th, 2017, 12:00 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Soup search results in rules other than Conway's Life
Replies: 311
Views: 148856

Re: Soup search results in rules other than Conway's Life

I would call this kind of growth pattern a growing sawtooth.
by codeholic
August 4th, 2017, 11:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Catagolue quota
Replies: 44
Views: 19301

Re: Catagolue quota

  • donation button (subscription-based donations too)
  • throttling non-CGoL hauls after daily traffic reaches a certain threshold
  • banning stupid rules full of unremarkable patterns, such as B/S2345678 (if it's not done already)
by codeholic
August 4th, 2017, 11:35 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Random posts
Replies: 3190
Views: 387764

Re: Random posts

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x = 23, y = 4, rule = B36/S23
3ob3ob3obobobo3b3o$o3bobobobob2o2bo3b2o$obobobobobobobobo3bo$3ob3ob3ob
obob3ob3o!
by codeholic
August 4th, 2017, 11:23 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Natural c/98 HighLife spaceship
Replies: 26
Views: 10994

Re: Natural c/98 HighLife spaceship

Indeed, but it's the minimal possible gun period for a c/98 gun! What does the c/98 spaceship have to do with the replicator?!
by codeholic
August 4th, 2017, 10:59 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Natural c/98 HighLife spaceship
Replies: 26
Views: 10994

Re: Natural c/98 HighLife spaceship

p1728 c/98 spaceship gun: Excuse my slowpokeness (I don't read "Other Cellular Automata" that often), but it is a fine contraption indeed! My belated congratulations! But what kind of coincidence that ought to be that the very minimal c/98 gun period is divisible by 48, which is also the HighLife r...
by codeholic
April 2nd, 2017, 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pattern of the Year 2016 (Votes)
Replies: 28
Views: 10128

Re: Pattern of the Year 2016 (Votes)

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by codeholic
November 20th, 2016, 4:20 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Soup search results
Replies: 2094
Views: 1196538

Re: Soup search results

I'm still waiting for an OWSS appearing in a symmetric soup, something like:

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x = 23, y = 8, rule = B3/S23
8bobobobo$7bo7bo$7bo7bo$obo4bo7bo4bobo$3bo3bo7bo3bo$3bo3bo7bo3bo$o2bo
3bo2bobo2bo3bo2bo$b3o3b3o3b3o3b3o!
by codeholic
September 10th, 2016, 4:32 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Pattern viewer for forum threads
Replies: 1275
Views: 299984

Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

I don't know if it was reported before, but the close button doesn't work in Chrome on iPad.
by codeholic
August 12th, 2016, 4:42 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Soup search results
Replies: 2094
Views: 1196538

Re: Soup search results

+1 sounds appropriate

P. S. Might cause some ambiguity with two other patterns with a similar name though Cloverleaf (disambiguation)
by codeholic
July 19th, 2016, 4:25 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: LifeWiki Trusted Account Request Thread - Post requests here
Replies: 317
Views: 116532

Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

Maybe just restoring all the data from a backup would be a better option? (We do have a backup, don't we?)
by codeholic
July 18th, 2016, 4:27 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 862
Views: 493994

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

One problem with the Pi wave stabilization problem is it's hard to stabilize it from the back . If there was a way to do that with a stream of spaceships then it could be possible to make a wave ship that synthesizes its own supports. You can stabilize Pi waves with sideways gliders, so theoretical...
by codeholic
July 6th, 2016, 2:28 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: (27,1)c/72 caterpillar challenge
Replies: 176
Views: 106072

Re: (27,1)c/72 caterpillar challenge

I think, that one of, if not the most important thing we need at this stage is to try to find a way to rephase climbers. The simplest way would probably be to find a track that consists of simple (= likely to appear in debris) constellations of still lifes (such as two blocks, for instance). I don't...
by codeholic
July 5th, 2016, 2:43 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Soup search results
Replies: 2094
Views: 1196538

Re: Soup search results

by codeholic
July 4th, 2016, 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Engineered Spaceships Q&A
Replies: 14
Views: 8377

Re: Engineered Spaceships Q&A

I don't think there is a need for a special term, especially "adjustable" can mean different things, so it's better to be more descriptive, i. e. "with adjustable period", "with adjustable velocity", "with adjustable period, velocity and slope". P. S. I think that was you who proposed to categorize ...
by codeholic
July 2nd, 2016, 10:51 am
Forum: Scripts
Topic: gencols: techniques
Replies: 57
Views: 59128

Re: gencols: techniques

This ought to be enough for most purposes. diff --git a/defs.h b/defs.h index 19f11bd..ea7c552 100644 --- a/defs.h +++ b/defs.h @@ -17,13 +17,13 @@ /* various constants */ /* MAXCOL, MAXROW, DEFMR, DEFMC obsolete for list code */ -#define MAXCOL 100 -#define MAXROW 100 +#define MAXCOL 800 +#define M...
by codeholic
July 1st, 2016, 3:07 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: zfind discussion
Replies: 237
Views: 128747

Re: zfind discussion

@Sokwe Thanks for sharing! Have you tried to adapt zfind for puffer search?
by codeholic
June 16th, 2016, 11:11 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Soup search results
Replies: 2094
Views: 1196538

Re: Soup search results

Isn't it pentadecathla? https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E1%BC ... E%BF%CE%BD :roll:

P. S. Or pentadecathlō if you want to stress that there are two of them :roll: