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April 3rd, 2016, 6:12 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: (27,1)c/72 caterpillar challenge
Replies: 176
Views: 115350

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

biggiemac wrote:You beat me to one. I have this which isn't all the way clean.
Natural MWSS!

Also, how likely is it that a spaceship would result from this reaction, does it look viable?
April 1st, 2016, 6:35 am
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Longest lasting patterns
Replies: 7
Views: 4448

Re: Longest lasting patterns

Or the size of the maximum bounding box of the pattern could be arranged to increase as O(sqrt(log(N))), I think -- can't do better than that, right? Yes, we can, this is an rle from my post in the original "my stupid challenge" thread: x = 556, y = 1047, rule = B3/S23 83bo7bo\$82b3o5bobo\$81b2ob4o2b...
March 28th, 2016, 1:09 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Conway's Game Of Life PVP game
Replies: 30
Views: 10365

Re: Conway's Game Of Life PVP game

My army (named Pi, I am Squid) just had a battle that seems to go on for ever (I have seen it several times but it never seems to end), how can I end it and use my army again (I won my first battle)?
March 27th, 2016, 7:18 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: My stupid challenge
Replies: 40
Views: 19639

Re: My stupid challenge

about 2/3 of the way through the pattern's evolution Actually, 1/4 of the way. Call the time it takes (in generations) for the space-filler to be hit, t . The distance to the lower corner is: t c/2 At that time, the decay starts to spread downward at 2c/3. The formula for the motion of the lower co...
March 27th, 2016, 5:24 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: My stupid challenge
Replies: 40
Views: 19639

Re: My stupid challenge

Does this count? x = 556, y = 1047, rule = B3/S23 83bo7bo\$82b3o5bobo\$81b2ob4o2bo2bo\$82b3o2bo\$83bo2b2o2bo\$87b2obobo\$91bo 10b2o\$102b2o5\$67bo\$66b3o\$65b2ob2o40b2o\$66b3o41b2o\$67bo\$67bobo\$67b4o\$ 70bo2\$66b2ob2o5b3o\$65bo5bo46b2o\$66bo3bo9b2o36b2o\$67bo14bo\$76b4obo\$57bo 7bo10b5o\$56b3o5bobo\$55b2ob4o2bo2bo39bo\$5...
March 26th, 2016, 10:14 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: My stupid challenge
Replies: 40
Views: 19639

Re: My stupid challenge

SuperSupermario24 wrote:No size limit?
Then I present this methuselah that takes 2,000,000,018 generations to stabilize:

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``````x = 19, y = 3, rule = B3/S23
3o1000000000b3o\$2bo1000000000bo\$bo1000000002bo!``````
Golly wrote:Clipboard pattern is too big.
March 17th, 2016, 7:57 am
Forum: The Sandbox
Replies: 14
Views: 5474

This thread is even more pointless than this one.
March 16th, 2016, 6:00 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Replies: 14
Views: 5474

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March 13th, 2016, 8:11 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: The "Gray Cells" in LifeHistory Rule
Replies: 64
Views: 24268

Re: The "Gray Cells" in LifeHistory Rule

"The Cloverleaf Shuttle" also has 4 unnecessary cells.
March 9th, 2016, 9:36 pm
Forum: Patterns
Replies: 2452
Views: 1020980

Is this war? And if you hit it with a glider... x = 62, y = 64, rule = B3/S23 bo\$2bo\$3o\$35bo3b2o\$34bobobobo\$23b2ob2o7b2ob2o\$23bo3bo\$24b3o8b2ob2o\$36b obo2b2o\$24b3o6b3o4b2o2b2o\$23bo3bob2obo10b2o2b2o\$23b5ob2ob2o12b2obo\$49b o\$23b5ob2ob2o15bobo3b2o\$23bo3bobo3bo16bobo2bo\$24b3o3b3o18bobobo\$53bob 2o\$24b3o3...
March 9th, 2016, 5:49 pm
Forum: Patterns
Replies: 2452
Views: 1020980

e2-e4, e7-e6, d2-d3, d7-d5, a2-c3, g8-f6 ...
Do you mean b1-c3?
Either way, this opening is not common and looks unsound.
March 9th, 2016, 3:08 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: How about a crab synthesis?
Replies: 70
Views: 53979

Re: How about a crab synthesis?

Yes, the wiki should be corrected. Also, welcome to ConwayLife! It can be hard to get started but please do not quit after 1 post. Browse the wiki, there is a lot of useful information that can help understand what is going on here. The useless discoveries thread is a nice learning area. Feel free t...
March 9th, 2016, 11:47 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: The "Gray Cells" in LifeHistory Rule
Replies: 64
Views: 24268

Re: The "Gray Cells" in LifeHistory Rule

Just found a bizarre new p54 that's mostly unbounded - only 2 grey cells.
This just made most sparkers fade into oblivion. I have seldom seen sparks of such size.
March 8th, 2016, 9:42 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: is this c/10 spaceship known?
Replies: 355
Views: 491093

Re: is this c/10 spaceship known?

Somewhat irrelevant, but the wiki also keeps repeating the same featured articles over and over, we should write more snippets.
March 5th, 2016, 5:50 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: is this c/10 spaceship known?
Replies: 355
Views: 491093

Re: is this c/10 spaceship known?

muzik wrote:Should we set up a poll for the name of the ship?
I think the discoverer has the right to officially name it.
For the same reason, Sawmill is still officially unnamed (I was afraid of letting it get stuck with an extremely boring name).
I do like "cuttlefish" for this new ship.
March 5th, 2016, 3:00 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: is this c/10 spaceship known?
Replies: 355
Views: 491093

Re: is this c/10 spaceship known?

I think it looks like a cuttlefish.
March 5th, 2016, 1:58 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: is this c/10 spaceship known?
Replies: 355
Views: 491093

Re: is this c/10 spaceship known?

"decapod"
Decapodiformes is a superorder of molluscs that includes squid and cuttlefish, those could be good names.
March 5th, 2016, 9:13 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: is this c/10 spaceship known?
Replies: 355
Views: 491093

Re: is this c/10 spaceship known?

Wow, how did you find it? This is the second loafer!
March 4th, 2016, 5:14 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Chain Gun
Replies: 8
Views: 5961

Re: Chain Gun

Maybe, make a breeder? Unfortunately, this would require the breeder to move at slope 7, unless the wick is staggered. Maybe, stop bumping ancient threads? Why not? That a thread is old does not mean it should be discarded, old threads have a lot of interesting information that can be added to. Wou...
March 4th, 2016, 3:26 pm
Forum: Patterns
Replies: 2452
Views: 1020980

When you think of it that way, what are universal constructors useful for? Aren't all of our discoveries technically useless?
March 4th, 2016, 2:10 pm
Forum: Patterns
Replies: 2452
Views: 1020980

Gosper gun can be destroyed by 2 gliders:
This is not a useless discovery!
March 3rd, 2016, 8:11 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Pattern viewer for forum threads
Replies: 1676
Views: 394145

Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

I found a bug in the edge detection script.
March 3rd, 2016, 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pattern of the Year 2014 (Entries)
Replies: 11
Views: 7711

Re: Pattern of the Year 2014 (Entries)

drc wrote:
Kiran wrote:Entries are closed!
EDIT:
Because of either DST or time zones, I accidentally posted an hour late.
The task now is to provide descriptions of the entries.
After I posted late, you posted late.
True, sorry I found fault in you.
March 3rd, 2016, 2:08 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Pattern viewer for forum threads
Replies: 1676
Views: 394145

Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

But then, they always are when the Life grid is bounded, anyway.
But it is fun to watch them explode!
March 3rd, 2016, 10:53 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Pattern viewer for forum threads
Replies: 1676
Views: 394145

Re: Pattern viewer for forum threads

How does it decide which cells are in the "same pattern" as those that hit the edge?