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by muzik
March 6th, 2016, 1:55 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries
Replies: 3243
Views: 1306166

Re: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries

But it's not even a fuse! It's just a random reaction that involves a regular arrangement of blinkers. How is it remarkable among myriads of similar patterns? Eh, somehow someone somewhere could combine them to possibly create more blinkers Caterpillar 2.0's very discovery could rest upon this usel...
by muzik
March 6th, 2016, 10:58 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: is this c/10 spaceship known?
Replies: 355
Views: 533933

Re: is this c/10 spaceship known?

The ship also eats blinkers:

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x = 10, y = 31, rule = B3/S23
b3o2b3o4$b3o2b3o4$6b3o4$6b3o6$4b2o$3b4o2$2b6o$3b4o2$2b2o2b2o$2obo2bob
2o$3bo2bo3$4b2o$4b2o!
by muzik
March 6th, 2016, 10:51 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: is this c/10 spaceship known?
Replies: 355
Views: 533933

Re: is this c/10 spaceship known?

moebius wrote:I still like writing search programs. Like Josh I ran the c/10 search in my latest program "knightt" and rediscovered your ship in 10 hours.
How long does it take to rediscover the loafer?
by muzik
March 6th, 2016, 10:36 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: is this c/10 spaceship known?
Replies: 355
Views: 533933

Re: is this c/10 spaceship known?

EricG wrote:This thread _might_ be helpful:

How to use Gfind?
viewtopic.php?f=9&t=826
Unfortunately not, not a Mac user :(
by muzik
March 6th, 2016, 10:27 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: is this c/10 spaceship known?
Replies: 355
Views: 533933

Re: is this c/10 spaceship known?

Looks like I don't know anything about anything at this point. How, exactly, do I use wls? Some stuff goes from left to right when I start the search, and then it recedes back eventually and gives no results. I'm hopeless. SO after pressing the submit button dvgrn posted, might as well respond here ...
by muzik
March 6th, 2016, 8:40 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: is this c/10 spaceship known?
Replies: 355
Views: 533933

Re: is this c/10 spaceship known?

Been trying to find an effective eater for this ship. To no avail, because most of the reactions usually end up with the block crystalization phenomenon which clogs up the gun. I have found a way to destroy crystallized blocks using a LWSS, but let's face it: who wants an eater that requires a freak...
by muzik
March 6th, 2016, 8:04 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Update the front page.
Replies: 0
Views: 6656

Update the front page.

The newest news entries on the main page are from 2014. That's kind of sad, especially since we've had the much hyped up discovery of the new c/10 ship, and also a new glider gun and the completion of 31c/240 ships. The demonoids are also a pretty significant discovery. I think the news pages need a...
by muzik
March 6th, 2016, 7:52 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries
Replies: 3243
Views: 1306166

Re: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries

If you think yourself, that it's useless and uninteresting (an opinion, that I'd share), what's the point of posting it? Mainly the fact that by some minor chance, someone could develop it into something maybe slightly noteworthy? It may possibly be useful for something like a glider wick/fuse of d...
by muzik
March 6th, 2016, 5:31 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: is this c/10 spaceship known?
Replies: 355
Views: 533933

Re: is this c/10 spaceship known?

Alexey_Nigin wrote:Here is a gun:

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Beat me to it - but to be honest, I could never figure out how to correctly do those tight glider spacings
by muzik
March 6th, 2016, 5:29 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries
Replies: 3243
Views: 1306166

Re: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries

Useless and uninteresting

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x = 3, y = 51, rule = B3/S23
bo$bo$bo$bo$bo$bo3$3o6$3o6$3o6$3o6$3o6$3o6$3o6$3o!
by muzik
March 5th, 2016, 9:16 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: is this c/10 spaceship known?
Replies: 355
Views: 533933

Re: is this c/10 spaceship known?

Could a gliderless [synthesis? gun?] for this ship exist? It's small enough that it could theoretically be assembled with B-heptominos if we really needed to There might be a way to build a gliderless gun for the copperhead, but it could end up being pretty expensive compared to a standard glider s...
by muzik
March 5th, 2016, 8:35 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: is this c/10 spaceship known?
Replies: 355
Views: 533933

Re: is this c/10 spaceship known?

Could a gliderless for this ship exist? It's small enough that it could theoretically be assembled with B-heptominos if we really needed to
by muzik
March 5th, 2016, 8:26 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: is this c/10 spaceship known?
Replies: 355
Views: 533933

Re: is this c/10 spaceship known?

Moved the page to Copperhead after the accepted naming suggestion.

http://www.conwaylife.com/wiki/Copperhead
by muzik
March 5th, 2016, 8:19 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: is this c/10 spaceship known?
Replies: 355
Views: 533933

Re: is this c/10 spaceship known?

I named a pattern, yuy


Also, extreme noob question here: how do I use gfind so I can actually start to find ships of my own?
by muzik
March 5th, 2016, 7:10 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: is this c/10 spaceship known?
Replies: 355
Views: 533933

Re: is this c/10 spaceship known?

Meanwhile zdr's account still sits with one post...forever
by muzik
March 5th, 2016, 7:04 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: is this c/10 spaceship known?
Replies: 355
Views: 533933

Re: is this c/10 spaceship known?

velcrorex wrote:
Scorbie wrote:Edit: How long did it take to find the ship?
I just ran this search in gfind and it refound the ship in a little over an hour. It's really amazing this wasn't found sooner.
Stupid question: how does one run gfind? Or wls for that matter?
by muzik
March 5th, 2016, 7:03 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: is this c/10 spaceship known?
Replies: 355
Views: 533933

Re: is this c/10 spaceship known?

Congratulations, zdr, this is an utterly astounding discovery, well beyond "awesome" and straight into " HOLY SH*T " territory! Not just a new spaceship speed, but a remarkably small, almost elementary ship. It'll take a very strong contender to dethrone this as 2016's pattern of the year in my boo...
by muzik
March 5th, 2016, 6:38 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: is this c/10 spaceship known?
Replies: 355
Views: 533933

Re: is this c/10 spaceship known?

As of the canon, the third looks quite like a snake head or something, so I wouldn't be against a name like so, but the first one can be seen as a man so happy he's slightly crying... However, if one considers there are too many "animal" ships, how about "carrier"? It seems to pull a block similarl...
by muzik
March 5th, 2016, 6:36 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your unsure discoveries
Replies: 2230
Views: 1156380

Re: Thread for your unsure discoveries

M. I. Wright wrote:Er, no, a spaceship. Nobody says 'spaceship' when referring to gliders...

Also, the pattern's actual name is 'hat.'
Gliders are diagonal c/4 spaceships, am I wrong?
by muzik
March 5th, 2016, 6:25 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: is this c/10 spaceship known?
Replies: 355
Views: 533933

Re: is this c/10 spaceship known?

velcrorex wrote:Congrats on finding this. Who knows what other small ships may lurk on the edges of what we've searched. Perhaps we can keep better track of unsuccessful searches?
You were the one who discovered the equally tiny loafer. You'll definitely find something else if you put your mind to it.
by muzik
March 5th, 2016, 6:06 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: is this c/10 spaceship known?
Replies: 355
Views: 533933

Re: is this c/10 spaceship known?

Sphenocorona wrote:I just had a thought.... I think this is the first time a c/n velocity has been found before the velocity c/(n-1)...!(ignoring c/2, because lightspeed spaceships are impossible anyway)
Orthogonal of course. This happened with the corderships.
by muzik
March 5th, 2016, 5:45 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: is this c/10 spaceship known?
Replies: 355
Views: 533933

Re: is this c/10 spaceship known?

Can someone update the main page with this ship?
by muzik
March 5th, 2016, 5:39 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: is this c/10 spaceship known?
Replies: 355
Views: 533933

Re: is this c/10 spaceship known?

By the way, which of the four phases with 28 cells should be canonical? I guess, the first one? x = 46, y = 13, rule = B3/S23 17b2o10b2o10b2o$b2o2b2o10b2o9bo2bo7b2o2b2o$3b2o11bo2bo8bo2bo9b2o$3b2o 11b4o7bo4bo5bo6bo$obo2bobo7bob2obo6bo4bo6bo4bo$o6bo8bo2bo8b4o9b2o$27b 2o2b2o5b3o2b3o$o6bo7b2o2b2o6bo4bo...
by muzik
March 5th, 2016, 5:37 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Naming of the Unnamed Spaceships (+ other patterns?)
Replies: 4
Views: 4225

Re: The Naming of the Unnamed Spaceships (+ other patterns?)

Extrementhusiast wrote:
muzik wrote:And what is the c/98 ship mentioned on the thread?
This one in HighLife:

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x = 9, y = 17, rule = B36/S23
2b3o$o$bobo2b2o$2bo3bobo$7bo8$7bo$2bo3bobo$bobo2b2o$o$2b3o!
oh god damn it

Someone should really make one like that in normal life
by muzik
March 5th, 2016, 4:37 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: is this c/10 spaceship known?
Replies: 355
Views: 533933

Re: is this c/10 spaceship known?

stupid question: how do I go about looking for new spaceship speeds? More specifically, how do I run wls and gfind? I'm not the best in the world with computers