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by MikeP
March 7th, 2010, 3:05 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Incomplete search patterns - try to complete
Replies: 185
Views: 326873

Re: Incomplete search patterns - try to complete

Maybe you could perturb the LoM in some way as to restore the block. I had a look for a reaction like this, but didn't find one. I've noticed that you can use a beehive instead of the block, though, so I'm re-running it with a different filter. EDIT: I managed to reform the block one cell off with ...
by MikeP
February 25th, 2010, 9:04 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Incomplete search patterns - try to complete
Replies: 185
Views: 326873

Re: Incomplete search patterns - try to complete

One thing I'm starting to get used to is all the "so near, but yet so far" moments, like this one.

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x = 18, y = 22, rule = B3/S23
2bo$2b3o$5bo$4b2o3$7bo$6bo$6b3o2$14b2o$7b2o5bobo$7b2o7bo$16b2o3$6bo$2o
bobobo2bo$ob2obob4o$6bo$8bo$7b2o!
by MikeP
February 17th, 2010, 3:00 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Incomplete search patterns - try to complete
Replies: 185
Views: 326873

Re: Incomplete search patterns - try to complete

Well, a couple of days of searching has turned up a few interesting results. I'm going to try and perturb some of these further, but in the meantime maybe someone else can think of something to do with them. x = 468, y = 76, rule = B3/S23 199bobo47bobo47bobo96bobo47bobo$200b2o48b2o48b2o97b2o48b2o$20...
by MikeP
February 8th, 2010, 2:47 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Incomplete search patterns - try to complete
Replies: 185
Views: 326873

Re: Incomplete search patterns - try to complete

Are you planning on releasing that program? At some point. It needs a lot of tidying up first - a lot of the search parameters are set by editing the source code directly and you have to pretty much know it inside out in order to get anything useful out of it. One day I'll get round to feeding the ...
by MikeP
February 7th, 2010, 2:44 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Incomplete search patterns - try to complete
Replies: 185
Views: 326873

Re: Incomplete search patterns - try to complete

Wow! Your program must be truly remarkable -- how long did it take to find that catalysis? It looks like a hybrid of the 'drifter searcher' and the 'catalyst' search programs, something that I've been wanting for ages. :D I can't honestly remember! The run which found that result wouldn't have last...
by MikeP
February 7th, 2010, 11:01 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Incomplete search patterns - try to complete
Replies: 185
Views: 326873

Re: Incomplete search patterns - try to complete

So this is where all the Life discussion goes on! My catalyst searcher found this interesting pi-heptomino reaction a couple of years ago. Maybe someone can do something useful with the spark. x = 18, y = 23, rule = B3/S23 13bo$12bo$12b3o8$2o$2o2$15b2o$14bo2bo$15b3o2$10bo2b3o$10b4o2bo$5bobo7b o$5b2o...