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by dvgrn
March 28th, 2021, 7:33 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the Periodic Herschel Conduits
Replies: 103
Views: 9229

Re: The Hunting of the Periodic Herschel Conduits

Can this signal duplicator be used in Spartan or Hashlife-friendly circuitry? Well... it _could_ be, but for most purposes a Silver reflector would be enormously cheaper -- maybe a tenth of the cost of this, the best way I can think to do it with current technology. It's not particularly easy to bu...
by dvgrn
March 27th, 2021, 10:13 am
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Lying Thread
Replies: 93
Views: 5530

Re: Lying Thread

Both {censored} and PHPBB12345 are nice. They are the only ones who doesn't report sandbox threads. One of them is so nice that I totally didn't end up adding that one to my foe list. False note: (Also yes, I have already added so much people as friends because I am very friendly) Yeah that was ver...
by dvgrn
March 26th, 2021, 5:18 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: One Glider Seeds
Replies: 118
Views: 18245

Re: One Glider Seeds

Eight still lifes is enough: Is this wwei? I do wonder 1) if it's possible to get it down to a truly stable seed, and 2) why would anyone need this. Heh, yeah, I should have said "eight objects", meaning "eight cheap slsparse-constructible objects". A Rob's p16 definitely _can_ be constructed with ...
by dvgrn
March 26th, 2021, 5:01 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Random posts 2
Replies: 52
Views: 3489

Re: Random posts 2

Moderator (I guess you) helped set this up?!????!!!!?!!?!!?!!?!!??!!?!?? Can I ask why? This thread was here already, along with several other existing threads, as GUYTU6J pointed out this morning. If the Sandbox keeps being more trouble than it's worth, Nathaniel might eventually decide to shut th...
by dvgrn
March 26th, 2021, 3:26 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Random posts 2
Replies: 52
Views: 3489

Re: Random posts 2

??? What the heck is that my post? I don't remember this at all. What's the original title??? :| Yeah, that's your post. I didn't edit that one at all -- just adjusted the titles of the first and third posts slightly so that the title "Random posts 2" would show up everywhere. And Now... The Rest O...
by dvgrn
March 26th, 2021, 10:25 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Why Word Chains got locked?
Replies: 21
Views: 991

Re: Why Word Chains got locked?

...we can just keep the original 238-page one locked and allow only one of these to be used. How does " Random posts 2 " sound? Maybe just use that one. We can save the old locked random-posts thread as an object lesson in Just Don't Do Stupid Stuff . If the Sandbox goes back to being a lot closer ...
by dvgrn
March 26th, 2021, 8:13 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: One Glider Seeds
Replies: 118
Views: 18245

Re: One Glider Seeds

A one-glider seed for Rob's p16 showed up last night, thanks to a non-Rob-Liston soup. Eight still lifes is enough: x = 16, y = 27, rule = B3/S23 3b2o$3bobo$4b2o4$10bo$10bo$10bo2$5b2o$4bobo$5bo2$2o11b2o$2o11bobo$6b2o 5bo$6b2o3$b3o2$5bo$5bo$5bo2$3o! Other orientations of input should be possible, as ...
by dvgrn
March 25th, 2021, 9:58 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Soup search results
Replies: 2382
Views: 1585706

Re: Soup search results

We now have a soup producing Rob's p16 that was not found by Rob Liston. Hey, that might even make Rob's p16 a little cheaper to build. It currently costs eleven gliders, so it's an improvement if this constellation can be built with six gliders or less: x = 38, y = 51, rule = LifeHistory A.A$.2A$....
by dvgrn
March 25th, 2021, 6:33 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Thread for basic non-CGOL questions
Replies: 487
Views: 164648

Re: Tell me the string for each transition

Can someone tell me the string for each transition in a ruletable? I really need it! Sure -- but this is a basic OCA question. It definitely isn't a question about Conway's Life or about the forum website, and even if it were it wouldn't need a whole new thread on the Website Discussion board. Plea...
by dvgrn
March 25th, 2021, 5:17 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries
Replies: 3242
Views: 1304162

Re: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries

Port this into CGoL... Please 1) acknowledge that you've read and understood GUYTU6J's recent post , and stop ordering people around . 2) avoid double-posting unnecessarily. The above was definitely unnecessary -- just edit the previous post instead, as the forum rules suggest. If you keep doing th...
by dvgrn
March 25th, 2021, 8:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 2675
Views: 776491

Re: Thread for basic questions

It's impossible to enter CGCC chatrooms in China mainland. 但是讨论生命游戏为什么要在CGCC上?那是最差的讨论生命游戏的地方,没有之一,上面有很多民科。 Google's attempt at translating this last line: But why is the discussion about the game of life on CGCC? That is the worst place to discuss the game of life, there is no one, there are many f...
by dvgrn
March 24th, 2021, 6:32 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Thread for basic non-CGOL questions
Replies: 487
Views: 164648

Re: Thread for basic non-CGOL questions

How do I convert a binary string to base64 encoding for MAP rules? All I can find online is converting text to base64 encoding. Some of the code in MAPper.lua might help, if you don't mind Lua instead of Python. What it does is to create all 512 neighborhoods and actually run them for one tick in G...
by dvgrn
March 24th, 2021, 6:19 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries
Replies: 3242
Views: 1304162

Re: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries

You used your profile picture haha that is so funny... Please try to resist making one-liner posts like this one, quite so often. There isn't a single other active forum member with quite this low of a signal-to-noise ratio at the moment. Your more recent post is a StateInvestigator pattern, not a ...
by dvgrn
March 24th, 2021, 5:16 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 1640
Views: 741799

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

I know that this is a puffer, but Is there a way to make it a spaceship? Lots of different ways, no doubt. Here's a p12 stabilization using an HWSS: x = 18, y = 23, rule = Life b3o$bo2bo$bo6b3o$bo5bo2bo5bo$2bobo2b2obo4b3o$14b2obo$14b3o$14b3o$3o12b 2o$o2bo$o8b3o$o3bo4bobo$o3bo6bo$o5b2ob2o$bobo3bobo$...
by dvgrn
March 24th, 2021, 12:53 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: "the anti-rule thread"
Replies: 63
Views: 5379

Re: "the anti-rule thread"

We should wait for at least a year before posting in order to be able to post after over a year, i.e. break rule 3b. I think that if we ask dvgrn, he might be willing to help by locking this thread until a year has passed. Happy to oblige! What a horrible, horrible thread this is. I'm breaking the ...
by dvgrn
March 24th, 2021, 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 2675
Views: 776491

Re: Thread for basic questions

Cool! How long does it take to get into it? It seemed that I can’t enter it fast Loading The Quest for Tetris Just a second… It loads fairly quickly for me, I'm afraid. So this might not be a good option for your location, either. However, the QFT chat room has actually been closed and archived for...
by dvgrn
March 24th, 2021, 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 2675
Views: 776491

Re: Thread for basic questions

Uh excuse me? It looks like that discord is banned. Is there another goal chat room somewhere available to me for now? There must be quite a few options out there. The Quest for Tetris group had a fairly busy chat room set up on Stack Exchange at one point, for example. Maybe someone could try sett...
by dvgrn
March 23rd, 2021, 6:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 2675
Views: 776491

Re: Thread for basic questions

Should the " Skewed pre-pulsar " be considered a "gliderless methuselah"? What's the difference between "xp0_5" and "xp2_5"? Where did those large breeder apgcodes come from? What is a "Long moose antlers"? What does "gosperize" mean? Should that "Long moose antlers" be actually named "Eater siames...
by dvgrn
March 21st, 2021, 10:58 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Why Word Chains got locked?
Replies: 21
Views: 991

Re: Why Word Chains got locked?

If you have some objection to how I explained things, please be _much_ clearer and more specific... Your way is somewhat violent and unopen. I became red in face and somewhat hot from smiling to the UGLY code. Hmm. I'm thinking that it's possible you don't understand what I meant about having to "d...
by dvgrn
March 21st, 2021, 11:29 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Why Word Chains got locked?
Replies: 21
Views: 991

Re: Why Word Chains got locked?

You should have said that earlier, moderator. And not in that way. Heh, the official terms and conditions of my work here as moderator say that I can use five paragraphs if I want to. If you have some objection to how I explained things, please be _much_ clearer and more specific. The two sentences...
by dvgrn
March 21st, 2021, 6:34 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Why Word Chains got locked?
Replies: 21
Views: 991

Re: Why Word Chains got locked?

What ratio? The term "low signal-to-noise ratio" is a common expression. As the forum rules say, the conwaylife.com forums are intended to host discussions about cellular automata -- they're not a chat or microblogging platform. So "signal" in this case is a post with some new information about a C...
by dvgrn
March 21st, 2021, 5:54 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Why Word Chains got locked?
Replies: 21
Views: 991

Re: Why Word Chains got locked?

Is it due to some content on this subforum or?I made another thread and I am waiting for authorization but I will delete it by myself if I do not get it. Kazyan locked Word Chains because someone reported it as a thread with a very low signal-to-noise ratio. There's still some ongoing discussion ab...
by dvgrn
March 20th, 2021, 1:42 pm
Forum: Bugs & Errors
Topic: Golly speeding up
Replies: 10
Views: 576

Re: Golly speeding up

Does anyone actually like 8? We could just make 2 the default. There is the problem of having the default HashLife (and the algorithms that run on HashLife) base step be a lot slower than the QuickLife base step. I solve that problem by setting the default QuickLife base step to 2 also, and setting...
by dvgrn
March 20th, 2021, 10:51 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Really, let's put an end to this. (on Trump)
Replies: 16
Views: 919

Re: Really, let's put an end to this. (on Trump)

I think moderation decisions should be made by the moderators rather than by community votes. Heh, luckily that is in fact the way things work around here. Whenever a thread like this one shows up, I just politely look somewhere else... that, after all, is the civilized thing to do whenever someone...
by dvgrn
March 20th, 2021, 10:47 am
Forum: Bugs & Errors
Topic: Golly speeding up
Replies: 10
Views: 576

Re: Golly speeding up

You can use the + and - keys on your keyboard. (Or the Shift= if you don't have a numpad. I don't know about phones though.) Thanks! Before I had to go Control > Faster/Slower. For any command like Control > Faster and Control > Slower, the relevant keyboard shortcuts should be listed to the right ...