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### Re: Live Free or Die

Posted: July 4th, 2014, 2:41 pm
I like the idea of offering bounties for patterns of interest.
lukebradford wrote: \$25.00 for any spaceship of an undiscovered speed. Currently known speeds are c, c/2, 2c/5, c/4, and c/5 orthogonal, and c/4 diagonal.
I'm working on this one right now. Not sure how to approach the other two.

### Re: Live Free or Die

Posted: July 8th, 2014, 6:47 pm
c/2 p4 spaceship/backrake:

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``````x = 63, y = 28, rule = B2/S0
4bo\$3bo\$bobo\$3bo\$bbo\$oo19bo\$bbo3bobbo10bo\$3bobooboo10b3obbo9bobb3o\$obb
obo4bobbo7b3obobboboo4boobobbo\$3bo16boo16b4o\$bbo6bo3bo5bobo16bo\$3bo6b
oob4o4boo11bobbo24bo\$4boobbobo5boobbo5bo4boboobbobbobo5bo5bo5boo\$13boo
bbo13bobbobo6bo5bo5bo5bo\$13boobbo13bobbobo6bo5bo5bo5bo\$4boobbobo5boobb
o5bo4boboobbobbobo5bo5bo5boo\$3bo6boob4o4boo11bobbo24bo\$bbo6bo3bo5bobo
16bo\$3bo16boo16b4o\$obbobo4bobbo7b3obobboboo4boobobbo\$3bobooboo10b3obbo
9bobb3o\$bbo3bobbo10bo\$oo19bo\$bbo\$3bo\$bobo\$3bo\$4bo!
``````

### Re: Live Free or Die

Posted: July 8th, 2014, 7:44 pm
And a c p4 side rake.

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``````x = 19, y = 29, rule = B2/S0
bbo\$bo\$bo\$bbo6boo\$3boo3bobbo\$3bobo\$16bobo\$bo4bobo6bo\$bobbo3boo4bo3bo\$
bb3o3b3o3bobbo\$bbo4bobboo4bo\$9boo\$bo8bo4bobbo\$obboo\$obboo\$bo8bo4bobbo\$
9boo\$bbo4bobboo4bo\$bb3o3b3o3bobbo\$bobbo3boo4bo3bo\$bo4bobo6bo\$16bobo\$3b
obo\$3boo3bobbo\$bbo6boo\$bo\$bo15bo\$bbo9bo\$13bo3bo!
``````

### Re: Live Free or Die

Posted: July 8th, 2014, 8:12 pm
Nice! I believe that's only the second known rake/puffer slower than c, after your c/5 backrake:

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``````x = 57, y = 18, rule = s0/b2
42bo\$43bo\$2bo7bo20bo23bo\$3bo7bo9bo15bobo16bo\$14bo9bo7bob2obo6bo\$9bo7bo
3bo9bo3bo3bo13bo2bo\$4bo2bobo2b2o3bo3b2o5bo2b2o7b2o2b2o6b2obo\$bo9bo2bo
3b3obob3o8bobo6bo6bo\$o2b2o30bo3bo7bo\$o2b2o30bo3bo7bo\$bo9bo2bo3b3obob3o
8bobo6bo6bo\$4bo2bobo2b2o3bo3b2o5bo2b2o7b2o2b2o6b2obo\$9bo7bo3bo9bo3bo3b
o13bo2bo\$14bo9bo7bob2obo6bo\$3bo7bo9bo15bobo16bo\$2bo7bo20bo23bo\$43bo\$
42bo!``````
And the other looks to be the smallest-period side rake there is, and the first sideways rake that's not a flotilla. Good finds! I'd love to add them to the wiki, let me know if you want to name them.

### Re: Live Free or Die

Posted: July 8th, 2014, 8:18 pm
Feel free to name them as you see fit. Thanks for keeping track of all the patterns in this rule.
Here's another c p4 side rake:

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``````x = 37, y = 26, rule = B2/S0
33bo\$31bobobo\$30bob3o\$14boo12bo5b3o\$13bobbo11bo3boboo\$30b5o\$3bobo24b3o
\$bbo3bo3boo6bo3bo3bo3boobo\$bo7bobo22bo\$o11bo22bo\$o17bo3bo3bo3bo\$13bo
15bo\$\$13bo15bo\$o17bo3bo3bo3bo\$o11bo22bo\$bo7bobo22bo\$bbo3bo3boo6bo3bo3b
o3boobo\$3bobo24b3o\$30b5o\$13bobbo11bo3boboo\$14boo12bo5b3o\$30bob3o\$22bo
8bobobo\$17bo15bo\$18bo3bo!
``````
And a c p2 backrake:

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``````x = 14, y = 34, rule =  B2/S0
3bo\$bbo\$bbo4bo\$3bo\$4boo\$boboobbo\$o7bo\$obbo4bo\$bo\$3boobbo\$4boo\$boboo\$o
5bo5bo\$obbo6b4o\$bo5bo4bo\$bbo\$4b3o\$4b3o\$bbo\$bo5bo4bo\$obbo6b4o\$o5bo5bo\$b
oboo\$4boo\$3boobbo\$bo\$obbo4bo\$o7bo\$boboobbo\$4boo\$3bo\$bbo4bo\$bbo\$3bo!
``````
EDIT:
And a c p6 side rake. The basic mechanism creates some debris, so a flotilla is required to clean it up.

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``````x = 73, y = 66, rule = B2/S0
22bo5b3o\$21bobo\$19bo\$19bo28bo5b3o\$21bobo23bobo\$22bo5b3o14bo\$45bo\$47bob
o\$48bo5b3o\$29bo\$24bo\$23bo\$23bo7bo5bo5bo5bo5bo\$25bo\$25bo\$25bo4\$37bo14bo
bo\$20boo8bo5b3o\$19bobbo5boboo3booboo12bo\$27bo3bo4b3o9bobo\$25bo5bo5bo9b
o5bo\$25bo5bo5bo9boboo\$27bo3bo4b3o13bo\$14boo12boboo3booboo12bo11bo5b3o\$
3bo9bobbo13bo5b3o8boboo12bobo\$bbo34bo9bo5bo7bo\$bbo45bobo10bo\$3bobbo12b
o5bo5bo5bo14bo10bobo\$7bobbobbo50bo5b3o\$7bo44bobo\$bbo\$bo3bo3boo7bo5bo5b
o5bo5bo5bo5bo\$bo6boo7bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo\$9bo\$3b3o7bo\$bobob3o
3boo\$o7bo3bo\$o7bo3bo\$bobob3o3boo\$3b3o7bo\$9bo\$bo6boo7bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo
5bo5bo5bo5bo\$bo3bo3boo7bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo\$bbo\$7bo44bobo\$7bobbobbo50b
o5b3o\$3bobbo12bo5bo5bo5bo14bo10bobo\$bbo45bobo10bo\$bbo34bo9bo5bo7bo\$3bo
9bobbo13bo5b3o8boboo12bobo\$14boo12boboo3booboo12bo11bo5b3o\$27bo3bo4b3o
13bo\$25bo5bo5bo9boboo\$25bo5bo5bo9bo5bo\$27bo3bo4b3o9bobo\$19bobbo5boboo
3booboo12bo\$20boo8bo5b3o\$37bo14bobo4\$25bobbo\$26boo!
``````

### Re: Live Free or Die

Posted: July 9th, 2014, 8:48 am
Awesome, keep them coming! That p2 c backrake is the first known rake or puffer at p2.

### Re: Live Free or Die

Posted: July 10th, 2014, 6:00 pm
Small p8 oscillator:

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``````x = 10, y = 10, rule = B2/S0
bbo\$bo\$o\$4bo\$3bobo\$4bo\$9bo\$8bo\$7boo\$6bo!
``````
EDIT
Some new p4 oscillators and a new way to connect these known p6 oscillators (big six shooters.)

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``````x = 113, y = 36, rule = B2/S0
78bo9bo\$77bo6bo\$80bo\$5bobo71bo3bo5bo\$3o7b3o69bobobo\$4bo3bo72bobbobo\$
80bo\$5bobo70bobboobo\$5b3o\$5bobo73boo5bo\$12bo\$4bo3bobb3o39bo7bo15bo8bo\$
3o6bo3bobbo34boo5bo21bo10bo\$5bobbo3bo6b3o29boo5b5o\$8b3obbo3bo32bo6bobb
o28bo\$9bo46bo37bo\$14bobo38bo4boo\$14b3o37bobo3bo31bo\$14bobo36bo5bo37bo\$
21bo29boo5boo\$13bo3bobb3o29bo4b3o35bo\$9b3o6bo3bobbo26booboo3boo38bo\$
14bobbo3bo6b3o19bobobbo4boo\$17b3obbo3bo25bo9bo35bo10bo\$18bo84bo8bo\$23b
obo\$23b3o75bo5boo\$23bobo\$105boboobbo\$22bo3bo82bo\$18b3o7b3o72bobobbo\$
23bobo77bobobo\$100bo5bo3bo\$109bo\$105bo6bo\$101bo9bo!
``````

### Re: Live Free or Die

Posted: July 10th, 2014, 11:06 pm
Wow, those are great! It's always cool to see something new as small as that p8. And the wick in that p4 is an interesting mechanism.

### Re: Live Free or Die

Posted: July 11th, 2014, 9:50 pm
I've finished cataloguing these new patterns. They are the hippo rake, zipper rake, plow trailer, combine trailer, hex rake, sparkler, big six shooter stack, shortwave, and longwave. Good stuff!

### Re: Live Free or Die

Posted: July 18th, 2014, 7:21 pm
New smallest p3 oscillator:

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``````x = 17, y = 13, rule = B2/S0
bo10bo\$7bo\$4bo7boo\$o5bo6bobo\$bbo7boo\$o9boo\$\$5boo9bo\$5boo7bo\$bobo6bo5bo
\$3boo7bo\$9bo\$4bo10bo!
``````

### Re: Live Free or Die

Posted: July 19th, 2014, 8:18 am
Awesome!

### Re: Live Free or Die

Posted: August 18th, 2014, 4:47 am
A family of p4 c/2 ships which have even bilateral symmetry and like the rhino ship and elephant ship are based on the p8 dust mite ship's c/2 engine. There are four different ships and two different tagalongs. One tagalong is only supported by one ship, but it also supports the other tagalong (which doesn't require the bilateral symmetry). These were found with gfind and wls. gfind found the first ship with width 26 which is what I used in wls to find the others. I suspect that there are many more combinations of the components shown in these ships which would allow many more instances of this family at larger widths. Even at width 26 I'm sure longer instances exist, I only searched up to length 100.

I'm mainly posting these as I happened across them whilst trying to learn how to use the different search tools. I've also tried searching at speeds without known spaceships, but those searches have been unsuccessful up until now. The p4 c/2 search was to convince myself that I was on the right track

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``````x = 100, y = 416, rule = B2/S0
88bo\$89bo8bo\$99bo\$99bo\$75bo8bo2bobo3bo5bo\$84b5o3b3o4bo\$58bo14bo3bo7b3o
5b2o\$57b2obo11b2obo8bob3o4bobo2bo\$58bo2bo13b2o8bo4bo2bo2bo\$58bo6b3o6bo
6b2o4bo3b2o5bo\$57bo9b5o2b3o2bob3obo5bo7bo\$60b5o8bo4bo8bo2bobobo\$69bo2b
o\$69bo2bo\$60b5o8bo4bo8bo2bobobo\$57bo9b5o2b3o2bob3obo5bo7bo\$58bo6b3o6bo
6b2o4bo3b2o5bo\$58bo2bo13b2o8bo4bo2bo2bo\$57b2obo11b2obo8bob3o4bobo2bo\$
58bo14bo3bo7b3o5b2o\$84b5o3b3o4bo\$75bo8bo2bobo3bo5bo\$99bo\$99bo\$89bo8bo\$
88bo15\$55bo32bo\$56bo32bo8bo\$99bo\$99bo\$54bobo18bo8bo2bobo3bo5bo\$53b3o
28b5o3b3o4bo\$52b3o3bo14bo3bo7b3o5b2o\$53bo3b2obo11b2obo8bob3o4bobo2bo\$
58bo2bo13b2o8bo4bo2bo2bo\$58bo6b3o6bo6b2o4bo3b2o5bo\$57bo9b5o2b3o2bob3ob
o5bo7bo\$60b5o8bo4bo8bo2bobobo\$69bo2bo\$69bo2bo\$60b5o8bo4bo8bo2bobobo\$
57bo9b5o2b3o2bob3obo5bo7bo\$58bo6b3o6bo6b2o4bo3b2o5bo\$58bo2bo13b2o8bo4b
o2bo2bo\$53bo3b2obo11b2obo8bob3o4bobo2bo\$52b3o3bo14bo3bo7b3o5b2o\$53b3o
28b5o3b3o4bo\$54bobo18bo8bo2bobo3bo5bo\$99bo\$99bo\$56bo32bo8bo\$55bo32bo
25\$43bo14bo\$44bo14bo38bo\$42b3o14bobo27bo9bo\$38bo4bo15bo8bo15bo3bo10bo\$
37b2o4b2o15bo8bo13bo9bo5bo\$36b3o2bobobo15b2o6bobo10bo5bo3b3o4bo\$60bo
10bo2bobo2bo4bo8b2o\$39b2o7bo2bo3bo3bo10bo7bo4bo5bo3bobo2bo\$35bo4b2o17b
2o9bo5bobo2b2o6bo3bo2bo\$36bo6bo2bo11bo3b4o5b4o4b2o7bob3o5bo\$36bo10bo4b
2o11bo7b2o10bo3b3o7bo\$36bo8bobo3bobo6b2o3bo7bo6bo9bobobo\$58bo11bobo\$
58bo11bobo\$36bo8bobo3bobo6b2o3bo7bo6bo9bobobo\$36bo10bo4b2o11bo7b2o10bo
3b3o7bo\$36bo6bo2bo11bo3b4o5b4o4b2o7bob3o5bo\$35bo4b2o17b2o9bo5bobo2b2o
6bo3bo2bo\$39b2o7bo2bo3bo3bo10bo7bo4bo5bo3bobo2bo\$60bo10bo2bobo2bo4bo8b
2o\$36b3o2bobobo15b2o6bobo10bo5bo3b3o4bo\$37b2o4b2o15bo8bo13bo9bo5bo\$38b
o4bo15bo8bo15bo3bo10bo\$42b3o14bobo27bo9bo\$44bo14bo38bo\$43bo14bo15\$43bo
14bo\$44bo14bo38bo\$42b3o14bobo27bo9bo\$38bo4bo15bo8bo15bo3bo10bo\$37b2o4b
2o15bo8bo13bo9bo5bo\$36b3o2bobobo15b2o6bobo10bo5bo3b3o4bo\$29bo30bo10bo
2bobo2bo4bo8b2o\$28bo10b2o7bo2bo3bo3bo10bo7bo4bo5bo3bobo2bo\$23bo11bo4b
2o17b2o9bo5bobo2b2o6bo3bo2bo\$22b2obo2bo7bo6bo2bo11bo3b4o5b4o4b2o7bob3o
5bo\$23bo12bo10bo4b2o11bo7b2o10bo3b3o7bo\$28b4o4bo8bobo3bobo6b2o3bo7bo6b
o9bobobo\$29bo2bo25bo11bobo\$29bo2bo25bo11bobo\$28b4o4bo8bobo3bobo6b2o3bo
7bo6bo9bobobo\$23bo12bo10bo4b2o11bo7b2o10bo3b3o7bo\$22b2obo2bo7bo6bo2bo
11bo3b4o5b4o4b2o7bob3o5bo\$23bo11bo4b2o17b2o9bo5bobo2b2o6bo3bo2bo\$28bo
10b2o7bo2bo3bo3bo10bo7bo4bo5bo3bobo2bo\$29bo30bo10bo2bobo2bo4bo8b2o\$36b
3o2bobobo15b2o6bobo10bo5bo3b3o4bo\$37b2o4b2o15bo8bo13bo9bo5bo\$38bo4bo
15bo8bo15bo3bo10bo\$42b3o14bobo27bo9bo\$44bo14bo38bo\$43bo14bo15\$43bo14bo
\$44bo14bo38bo\$20bo21b3o14bobo27bo9bo\$21bo16bo4bo15bo8bo15bo3bo10bo\$37b
2o4b2o15bo8bo13bo9bo5bo\$36b3o2bobobo15b2o6bobo10bo5bo3b3o4bo\$19bobo7bo
30bo10bo2bobo2bo4bo8b2o\$18b3o7bo10b2o7bo2bo3bo3bo10bo7bo4bo5bo3bobo2bo
\$17b3o3bo11bo4b2o17b2o9bo5bobo2b2o6bo3bo2bo\$18bo3b2obo2bo7bo6bo2bo11bo
3b4o5b4o4b2o7bob3o5bo\$23bo12bo10bo4b2o11bo7b2o10bo3b3o7bo\$28b4o4bo8bob
o3bobo6b2o3bo7bo6bo9bobobo\$29bo2bo25bo11bobo\$29bo2bo25bo11bobo\$28b4o4b
o8bobo3bobo6b2o3bo7bo6bo9bobobo\$23bo12bo10bo4b2o11bo7b2o10bo3b3o7bo\$
18bo3b2obo2bo7bo6bo2bo11bo3b4o5b4o4b2o7bob3o5bo\$17b3o3bo11bo4b2o17b2o
9bo5bobo2b2o6bo3bo2bo\$18b3o7bo10b2o7bo2bo3bo3bo10bo7bo4bo5bo3bobo2bo\$
19bobo7bo30bo10bo2bobo2bo4bo8b2o\$36b3o2bobobo15b2o6bobo10bo5bo3b3o4bo\$
37b2o4b2o15bo8bo13bo9bo5bo\$21bo16bo4bo15bo8bo15bo3bo10bo\$20bo21b3o14bo
bo27bo9bo\$44bo14bo38bo\$43bo14bo15\$43bo14bo\$44bo14bo38bo\$42b3o14bobo27b
o9bo\$25bo12bo4bo15bo8bo15bo3bo10bo\$21bo2b3o10b2o4b2o15bo8bo13bo9bo5bo\$
20b2obo3bo8b3o2bobobo15b2o6bobo10bo5bo3b3o4bo\$21b5o34bo10bo2bobo2bo4bo
8b2o\$22b2o5bo9b2o7bo2bo3bo3bo10bo7bo4bo5bo3bobo2bo\$27bo7bo4b2o17b2o9bo
5bobo2b2o6bo3bo2bo\$21bo6bo7bo6bo2bo11bo3b4o5b4o4b2o7bob3o5bo\$20bo4b3o
8bo10bo4b2o11bo7b2o10bo3b3o7bo\$29b3o4bo8bobo3bobo6b2o3bo7bo6bo9bobobo\$
29bo2bo25bo11bobo\$29bo2bo25bo11bobo\$29b3o4bo8bobo3bobo6b2o3bo7bo6bo9bo
bobo\$20bo4b3o8bo10bo4b2o11bo7b2o10bo3b3o7bo\$21bo6bo7bo6bo2bo11bo3b4o5b
4o4b2o7bob3o5bo\$27bo7bo4b2o17b2o9bo5bobo2b2o6bo3bo2bo\$22b2o5bo9b2o7bo
2bo3bo3bo10bo7bo4bo5bo3bobo2bo\$21b5o34bo10bo2bobo2bo4bo8b2o\$20b2obo3bo
8b3o2bobobo15b2o6bobo10bo5bo3b3o4bo\$21bo2b3o10b2o4b2o15bo8bo13bo9bo5bo
\$25bo12bo4bo15bo8bo15bo3bo10bo\$42b3o14bobo27bo9bo\$44bo14bo38bo\$43bo14b
o15\$43bo14bo\$44bo14bo38bo\$16bo25b3o14bobo27bo9bo\$15bo9bo12bo4bo15bo8bo
15bo3bo10bo\$21bo2b3o10b2o4b2o15bo8bo13bo9bo5bo\$15bo4b2obo3bo8b3o2bobob
o15b2o6bobo10bo5bo3b3o4bo\$21b5o34bo10bo2bobo2bo4bo8b2o\$16b2o4b2o5bo9b
2o7bo2bo3bo3bo10bo7bo4bo5bo3bobo2bo\$16bo10bo7bo4b2o17b2o9bo5bobo2b2o6b
o3bo2bo\$21bo6bo7bo6bo2bo11bo3b4o5b4o4b2o7bob3o5bo\$20bo4b3o8bo10bo4b2o
11bo7b2o10bo3b3o7bo\$29b3o4bo8bobo3bobo6b2o3bo7bo6bo9bobobo\$29bo2bo25bo
11bobo\$29bo2bo25bo11bobo\$29b3o4bo8bobo3bobo6b2o3bo7bo6bo9bobobo\$20bo4b
3o8bo10bo4b2o11bo7b2o10bo3b3o7bo\$21bo6bo7bo6bo2bo11bo3b4o5b4o4b2o7bob
3o5bo\$16bo10bo7bo4b2o17b2o9bo5bobo2b2o6bo3bo2bo\$16b2o4b2o5bo9b2o7bo2bo
3bo3bo10bo7bo4bo5bo3bobo2bo\$21b5o34bo10bo2bobo2bo4bo8b2o\$15bo4b2obo3bo
8b3o2bobobo15b2o6bobo10bo5bo3b3o4bo\$21bo2b3o10b2o4b2o15bo8bo13bo9bo5bo
\$15bo9bo12bo4bo15bo8bo15bo3bo10bo\$16bo25b3o14bobo27bo9bo\$44bo14bo38bo\$
43bo14bo25\$57bo30bo\$56b2obobo27bo8bo\$34bo10bo11b2o3bo36bo\$33b2obo9bo4b
obo4bo3bo36bo\$34b2o14bo3bo7bo12bo8bo2bobo3bo5bo\$54bobo5bo21b5o3b3o4bo\$
26bobo7b3o5bobo2bo4b2o17bo3bo7b3o5b2o\$17bo4bo9b3o4bob2o2bo4bo2b2o6bo
10b2obo8bob3o4bobo2bo\$18bo2b3o18b2o6b2obo3bo17b2o8bo4bo2bo2bo\$18bo4bo
2bo4bo2bo7bo3bo2bo3bo4bo6b3o6bo6b2o4bo3b2o5bo\$17bo3bo2bobo6b2o6bo7bo3b
o7b2o4b5o2b3o2bob3obo5bo7bo\$16bo2bobo2bo2bo4bo2bo4bo5bo4b3obo2bo4b2o8b
o4bo8bo2bobobo\$36bo8bo6bo2bo2bo2b2o6bo2bo\$36bo8bo6bo2bo2bo2b2o6bo2bo\$
16bo2bobo2bo2bo4bo2bo4bo5bo4b3obo2bo4b2o8bo4bo8bo2bobobo\$17bo3bo2bobo
6b2o6bo7bo3bo7b2o4b5o2b3o2bob3obo5bo7bo\$18bo4bo2bo4bo2bo7bo3bo2bo3bo4b
o6b3o6bo6b2o4bo3b2o5bo\$18bo2b3o18b2o6b2obo3bo17b2o8bo4bo2bo2bo\$17bo4bo
9b3o4bob2o2bo4bo2b2o6bo10b2obo8bob3o4bobo2bo\$26bobo7b3o5bobo2bo4b2o17b
o3bo7b3o5b2o\$54bobo5bo21b5o3b3o4bo\$34b2o14bo3bo7bo12bo8bo2bobo3bo5bo\$
33b2obo9bo4bobo4bo3bo36bo\$34bo10bo11b2o3bo36bo\$56b2obobo27bo8bo\$57bo
30bo25\$57bo30bo\$10bo45b2obobo27bo8bo\$11bo22bo10bo11b2o3bo36bo\$15bo17b
2obo9bo4bobo4bo3bo36bo\$16bo17b2o14bo3bo7bo12bo8bo2bobo3bo5bo\$6bo2bobo
42bobo5bo21b5o3b3o4bo\$7b2obo15bobo7b3o5bobo2bo4b2o17bo3bo7b3o5b2o\$14bo
bo5bo9b3o4bob2o2bo4bo2b2o6bo10b2obo8bob3o4bobo2bo\$7b3o4b2o5b3o18b2o6b
2obo3bo17b2o8bo4bo2bo2bo\$6bo4bo11bo2bo4bo2bo7bo3bo2bo3bo4bo6b3o6bo6b2o
4bo3b2o5bo\$15bo2bo2bo2bobo6b2o6bo7bo3bo7b2o4b5o2b3o2bob3obo5bo7bo\$11bo
6b2obo2bo2bo4bo2bo4bo5bo4b3obo2bo4b2o8bo4bo8bo2bobobo\$18bobo15bo8bo6bo
2bo2bo2b2o6bo2bo\$18bobo15bo8bo6bo2bo2bo2b2o6bo2bo\$11bo6b2obo2bo2bo4bo
2bo4bo5bo4b3obo2bo4b2o8bo4bo8bo2bobobo\$15bo2bo2bo2bobo6b2o6bo7bo3bo7b
2o4b5o2b3o2bob3obo5bo7bo\$6bo4bo11bo2bo4bo2bo7bo3bo2bo3bo4bo6b3o6bo6b2o
4bo3b2o5bo\$7b3o4b2o5b3o18b2o6b2obo3bo17b2o8bo4bo2bo2bo\$14bobo5bo9b3o4b
ob2o2bo4bo2b2o6bo10b2obo8bob3o4bobo2bo\$7b2obo15bobo7b3o5bobo2bo4b2o17b
o3bo7b3o5b2o\$6bo2bobo42bobo5bo21b5o3b3o4bo\$16bo17b2o14bo3bo7bo12bo8bo
2bobo3bo5bo\$15bo17b2obo9bo4bobo4bo3bo36bo\$11bo22bo10bo11b2o3bo36bo\$10b
o45b2obobo27bo8bo\$57bo30bo15\$bo55bo30bo\$o9bo45b2obobo27bo8bo\$11bo22bo
10bo11b2o3bo36bo\$o14bo17b2obo9bo4bobo4bo3bo36bo\$16bo17b2o14bo3bo7bo12b
o8bo2bobo3bo5bo\$b2o3bo2bobo42bobo5bo21b5o3b3o4bo\$bo5b2obo15bobo7b3o5bo
bo2bo4b2o17bo3bo7b3o5b2o\$14bobo5bo9b3o4bob2o2bo4bo2b2o6bo10b2obo8bob3o
4bobo2bo\$7b3o4b2o5b3o18b2o6b2obo3bo17b2o8bo4bo2bo2bo\$6bo4bo11bo2bo4bo
2bo7bo3bo2bo3bo4bo6b3o6bo6b2o4bo3b2o5bo\$15bo2bo2bo2bobo6b2o6bo7bo3bo7b
2o4b5o2b3o2bob3obo5bo7bo\$11bo6b2obo2bo2bo4bo2bo4bo5bo4b3obo2bo4b2o8bo
4bo8bo2bobobo\$18bobo15bo8bo6bo2bo2bo2b2o6bo2bo\$18bobo15bo8bo6bo2bo2bo
2b2o6bo2bo\$11bo6b2obo2bo2bo4bo2bo4bo5bo4b3obo2bo4b2o8bo4bo8bo2bobobo\$
15bo2bo2bo2bobo6b2o6bo7bo3bo7b2o4b5o2b3o2bob3obo5bo7bo\$6bo4bo11bo2bo4b
o2bo7bo3bo2bo3bo4bo6b3o6bo6b2o4bo3b2o5bo\$7b3o4b2o5b3o18b2o6b2obo3bo17b
2o8bo4bo2bo2bo\$14bobo5bo9b3o4bob2o2bo4bo2b2o6bo10b2obo8bob3o4bobo2bo\$b
o5b2obo15bobo7b3o5bobo2bo4b2o17bo3bo7b3o5b2o\$b2o3bo2bobo42bobo5bo21b5o
3b3o4bo\$16bo17b2o14bo3bo7bo12bo8bo2bobo3bo5bo\$o14bo17b2obo9bo4bobo4bo
3bo36bo\$11bo22bo10bo11b2o3bo36bo\$o9bo45b2obobo27bo8bo\$bo55bo30bo!
``````

### Re: Live Free or Die

Posted: August 18th, 2014, 9:34 pm
Very cool! Mind if I add an entry for these to the wiki? Any naming preference?

### Re: Live Free or Die

Posted: August 19th, 2014, 6:14 am
lukebradford wrote:Very cool! Mind if I add an entry for these to the wiki? Any naming preference?
You are most welcome to add them and anything else I post here. I don't have any ideas for names - or whether you might want to name them individually or collectively. Are you interested in wider examples? The crab ship shows that the same mechanism in the p4 c/2 engine supports other components which extend the width.

In fact, I decided to start a search before posting and here are a few results. I thought the wider search might show up some other interesting ships, but it's now found a backrake and is exploring the many different permutations thereof. I'm currently exploring the p8 c/2 space instead to see what else shows up there.

p4 c/2 with the same engine (search at width 32, tagalongs added manually):

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``````x = 42, y = 302, rule = B2/S0
25bo\$26bo\$24b3o\$22bo2bo\$24bo3bo11bo\$41bo\$41bo\$30bo4bo5bo\$28bo5b3o4bo\$
25b4o2bo3b2o\$18bo8bo7bobo2bo\$17bobo7bo4bo2bo2bo\$19bo6bo6b2o5bo\$33bo7bo
\$16bo2bo6b2o4bobobo\$17bobobobo7bo\$17bobobobo7bo\$16bo2bo6b2o4bobobo\$33b
o7bo\$19bo6bo6b2o5bo\$17bobo7bo4bo2bo2bo\$18bo8bo7bobo2bo\$25b4o2bo3b2o\$
28bo5b3o4bo\$30bo4bo5bo\$41bo\$41bo\$24bo3bo11bo\$22bo2bo\$24b3o\$26bo\$25bo
19\$25bo\$26bo\$24b3o\$13bo8bo2bo\$14bo9bo3bo11bo\$12b3o26bo\$13bo27bo\$13bobo
14bo4bo5bo\$13bo14bo5b3o4bo\$13bo11b4o2bo3b2o\$18bo8bo7bobo2bo\$17bobo7bo
4bo2bo2bo\$19bo6bo6b2o5bo\$33bo7bo\$16bo2bo6b2o4bobobo\$17bobobobo7bo\$17bo
bobobo7bo\$16bo2bo6b2o4bobobo\$33bo7bo\$19bo6bo6b2o5bo\$17bobo7bo4bo2bo2bo
\$18bo8bo7bobo2bo\$13bo11b4o2bo3b2o\$13bo14bo5b3o4bo\$13bobo14bo4bo5bo\$13b
o27bo\$12b3o26bo\$14bo9bo3bo11bo\$13bo8bo2bo\$24b3o\$26bo\$25bo19\$18bo\$17bo
2\$17bo\$25bo\$18b2o6bo\$18bo5b3o\$22bo2bo\$24bo3bo11bo\$41bo\$41bo\$30bo4bo5bo
\$28bo5b3o4bo\$25b4o2bo3b2o\$18bo8bo7bobo2bo\$17bobo7bo4bo2bo2bo\$19bo6bo6b
2o5bo\$33bo7bo\$16bo2bo6b2o4bobobo\$17bobobobo7bo\$17bobobobo7bo\$16bo2bo6b
2o4bobobo\$33bo7bo\$19bo6bo6b2o5bo\$17bobo7bo4bo2bo2bo\$18bo8bo7bobo2bo\$
25b4o2bo3b2o\$28bo5b3o4bo\$30bo4bo5bo\$41bo\$41bo\$24bo3bo11bo\$22bo2bo\$18bo
5b3o\$18b2o6bo\$25bo\$17bo2\$17bo\$18bo31\$20bo5bo\$21bo5bo\$11bo7b3o3b3o\$12bo
7bo5bo\$6bo13b2o4b2o12bo\$18bobobo3bobo12bo\$6bob4o29bo\$8bo10b2obo12bo5bo
\$13b2o4b4o3bo2bo4b3o4bo\$13bobobo2bobo4bo7b2o\$12b3o5bobo2bobo7bobo2bo\$
11b2ob2obo4bobobo3b2o3bo2bo\$12b3o9bo4bo2b3o5bo\$13bo9bo3bo3b3o7bo\$27bo
4bobobo\$26bo\$26bo\$27bo4bobobo\$13bo9bo3bo3b3o7bo\$12b3o9bo4bo2b3o5bo\$11b
2ob2obo4bobobo3b2o3bo2bo\$12b3o5bobo2bobo7bobo2bo\$13bobobo2bobo4bo7b2o\$
13b2o4b4o3bo2bo4b3o4bo\$8bo10b2obo12bo5bo\$6bob4o29bo\$18bobobo3bobo12bo\$
6bo13b2o4b2o12bo\$12bo7bo5bo\$11bo7b3o3b3o\$21bo5bo\$20bo5bo19\$2bo\$3bo\$3bo
16bo5bo\$3bo17bo5bo\$3bo7bo7b3o3b3o\$12bo7bo5bo\$obo3bo13b2o4b2o12bo\$18bob
obo3bobo12bo\$6bob4o29bo\$8bo10b2obo12bo5bo\$13b2o4b4o3bo2bo4b3o4bo\$13bob
obo2bobo4bo7b2o\$12b3o5bobo2bobo7bobo2bo\$11b2ob2obo4bobobo3b2o3bo2bo\$
12b3o9bo4bo2b3o5bo\$13bo9bo3bo3b3o7bo\$27bo4bobobo\$26bo\$26bo\$27bo4bobobo
\$13bo9bo3bo3b3o7bo\$12b3o9bo4bo2b3o5bo\$11b2ob2obo4bobobo3b2o3bo2bo\$12b
3o5bobo2bobo7bobo2bo\$13bobobo2bobo4bo7b2o\$13b2o4b4o3bo2bo4b3o4bo\$8bo
10b2obo12bo5bo\$6bob4o29bo\$18bobobo3bobo12bo\$obo3bo13b2o4b2o12bo\$12bo7b
o5bo\$3bo7bo7b3o3b3o\$3bo17bo5bo\$3bo16bo5bo\$3bo\$2bo15\$20bo5bo\$21bo5bo\$
11bo7b3o3b3o\$12bo7bo5bo\$6bo13b2o4b2o12bo\$18bobobo3bobo12bo\$obo3bob4o
29bo\$8bo10b2obo12bo5bo\$3bo9b2o4b4o3bo2bo4b3o4bo\$3bo9bobobo2bobo4bo7b2o
\$3bo8b3o5bobo2bobo7bobo2bo\$3bo7b2ob2obo4bobobo3b2o3bo2bo\$2bo9b3o9bo4bo
2b3o5bo\$13bo9bo3bo3b3o7bo\$27bo4bobobo\$26bo\$26bo\$27bo4bobobo\$13bo9bo3bo
3b3o7bo\$2bo9b3o9bo4bo2b3o5bo\$3bo7b2ob2obo4bobobo3b2o3bo2bo\$3bo8b3o5bob
o2bobo7bobo2bo\$3bo9bobobo2bobo4bo7b2o\$3bo9b2o4b4o3bo2bo4b3o4bo\$8bo10b
2obo12bo5bo\$obo3bob4o29bo\$18bobobo3bobo12bo\$6bo13b2o4b2o12bo\$12bo7bo5b
o\$11bo7b3o3b3o\$21bo5bo\$20bo5bo!``````
p4 c/2 back rake and corresponding ship. Uses the same engine as above (very similar to hippo rake, but shorter):

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``````x = 21, y = 82, rule = B2/S0
4bo\$5bo\$3b3o\$bo2bo\$3bo3bo11bo\$20bo\$20bo\$9bo4bo5bo\$7bo5b3o4bo\$4b4o2bo3b
2o\$6bo7bobo2bo\$6bo4bo2bo2bo\$12b2o5bo\$12bo7bo\$5bo5bobobo\$4bo5bo\$4bo5bo\$
5bo5bobobo\$12bo7bo\$12b2o5bo\$6bo4bo2bo2bo\$6bo7bobo2bo\$4b4o2bo3b2o\$7bo5b
3o4bo\$9bo4bo5bo\$20bo\$20bo\$3bo3bo11bo\$bo2bo\$3b3o\$5bo\$4bo19\$4bo\$5bo\$3b3o
\$bo2bo\$3bo3bo11bo\$20bo\$20bo\$9bo4bo5bo\$7bo5b3o4bo\$4b4o2bo3b2o\$6bo7bobo
2bo\$6bo4bo2bo2bo\$12b2o5bo\$o11bo7bo\$5bo5bobobo\$4bo5bo\$4bo5bo\$5bo5bobobo
\$o11bo7bo\$12b2o5bo\$6bo4bo2bo2bo\$6bo7bobo2bo\$4b4o2bo3b2o\$7bo5b3o4bo\$9bo
4bo5bo\$20bo\$20bo\$3bo3bo11bo\$bo2bo\$3b3o\$5bo\$4bo!``````

### Re: Live Free or Die

Posted: August 19th, 2014, 5:23 pm
I've added a page for the spaceships as a group and a separate page for the rake to the wiki: they are the buffalo ships and buffalo rake. The buffalo rake is now the smallest known c/2 puffer or rake.

I'm planning to release an updated version of the file collection soon, which will include all the different buffalo ships you've posted here.

Thanks again!

### Re: Live Free or Die

Posted: August 21st, 2014, 8:39 am
Hi again,

The small tagalong you posted is catalogued as the buffalo bird. It's remarkably versatile: it can be attached to the dust mite ship, crab ship, rhino ship, elephant ship, and Eppstein's slow ship as well as the spaceships and rake you posted (in other words, a large majority of the known c/2 objects.)

This is because it's hardly connected to the object that carries it at all: it only requires the presence of two live cells in its third generation, and otherwise just needs to be isolated. The two cells it needs are diagonally adjacent and conveniently appear as part of the plus and many other sparks, so it's likely that it can hop onto a majority of the c/2 craft that remain to be found.

Very cool!

### Re: Live Free or Die

Posted: August 22nd, 2014, 4:34 am
lukebradford wrote:The small tagalong you posted is catalogued as the buffalo bird. It's remarkably versatile: it can be attached to the dust mite ship, crab ship, rhino ship, elephant ship, and Eppstein's slow ship as well as the spaceships and rake you posted (in other words, a large majority of the known c/2 objects.)
I love the name. It is indeed very versatile. I just noticed that I made a mistake in my first post:
wildmyron wrote:A family of p4 c/2 ships which have even bilateral symmetry and like the rhino ship and elephant ship are based on the p8 dust mite ship's c/2 engine. There are four different ships and two different tagalongs.
There are actually three ships and three tagalongs, and I just realised that one of the tagalongs is identical to the tail end of the rhino ship (but in this case is required to keep the ship stable). It can be replaced by the larger version like so:

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``````x = 44, y = 20, rule = B2/S0
5bo\$bo2b3o\$2obo3bo\$b5o20bo\$2b2o5bo17bo5bobo2bo\$7bo33bo\$bo6bo12bo11bob
2obobobo\$o4b3o14bo2bobo13b2o\$9b3o4bo3bobo2b2o3bo5bo4bo\$9bo2bo3bo2b3o9b
2obo3b5o\$9bo2bo3bo6b3o15bobo\$9b3o6bo8bo10bo\$o4b3o15bo3bobo9bo\$bo6bo7bo
8bo8bo5bo2bo\$7bo5bobo10b3o6bo4bobo\$2b2o5bo13bo4bo7bo3bo\$b5o21bo\$2obo3b
o\$bo2b3o\$5bo!``````
I also found a few p3 puffers - one a slight variation of the tricycle puffer and the other a single dot puffer:

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``````x = 29, y = 49, rule = B2/S0
23bo\$22b2obo\$22bo3bo\$22b2o4bo\$28bo2\$22b2o\$21bo2b2o2bo\$24b2o2bo\$22b2o2\$
24b2o2bo\$25bo2bo\$23bo3bo\$23bo2bo\$23bobo\$24bo14\$21bobo\$o2bo4bobo9bo3bo\$
7bo3bo3bo7bobo\$6bo4bo7b2o2bo2bo\$10b2o3bo7bo4bo\$6bo3b2o4bobo4bo4bo\$11b
2o8bobo\$12bo7b4o\$16bobobo7bo\$19bobobo4bo\$7bo4bobo8bo2bo\$bo5bo4bo9b2obo
\$3o4bo3b3ob2o\$5obo13b2o\$o5bo14bo2bo\$6bo3bo3bo6bo2bo\$15bo6bo\$15bo3bobo\$
14bo!``````

### Re: Live Free or Die

Posted: August 22nd, 2014, 8:13 am
Nice!

### Re: Live Free or Die

Posted: September 29th, 2014, 10:58 pm
I wonder if this pattern could be stabilised into a growing ship:

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``````x = 52, y = 52, rule = B2/S0
b2o\$o2bo\$4bo\$5bo\$6bo\$3bo3bo\$4bo3bo\$9bo\$10bo\$11bo\$12bo\$9bo3bo\$10bo3bo\$
15bo\$16bo\$17bo\$18bo\$15bo3bo\$16bo3bo\$21bo\$22bo\$23bo\$24bo\$21bo3bo\$22bo3b
o\$27bo\$28bo\$29bo\$30bo\$27bo3bo\$28bo3bo\$33bo\$34bo\$35bo\$36bo\$33bo3bo\$34bo
3bo\$39bo\$40bo\$41bo\$42bo\$39bo3bo\$40bo3bo\$45bo\$46bo\$47bo\$48bo\$45bo3bo\$
46bo3bo\$51bo\$51bo\$50bo!``````
I've got some searches for new spaceship velocities running in the background. So far p6 looks pretty promising, at both c/3 and c/6. c/7 also looks like it is in with a chance. I've pretty much restricted all my longer searches to bilateral symmetry as that seems to result in the best partial patterns. Once a few ongoing searches finish, I'll post a summary of unsuccessful searches and most promising partials.
lukebradford wrote:\$25.00 for any moon reflector, that is, a stable or oscillating pattern that reflects a moon without suffering damage.
Does anyone have any ideas for a starting point with this challenge? I looked for a small, one time 90deg reflector to give an idea for a starting point, but everything that does reflect the moon explodes. Seeing as the only gun found so far is rather large, does this indicate any reflector is also likely to be very large?

### Re: Live Free or Die

Posted: September 30th, 2014, 8:19 am
It would be very cool to stabilize that pattern. Jason Summers managed to do it in Seeds (where the wave itself is identical):

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``````x = 262, y = 262, rule = B2/S
123b2o12b2o\$122bo16bo\$125bo10bo\$130b2o\$124bobo2bo2bo2bobo\$120b2o3bo10b
o3b2o\$119bo8b2o2b2o8bo\$118bo2bo6b2o2b2o6bo2bo\$117bo5b2o3b2o2b2o3b2o5bo
\$116bo7bo5b2o5bo7bo\$115bo30bo\$114bo15b2o15bo\$113bo14bo4bo14bo\$112bo3bo
8bo2bob2obo2bo8bo3bo\$111bo3bo2b2obo18bob2o2bo3bo\$110bo7bo3bo4bo6bo4bo
3bo7bo\$109bo11bo4b2ob4ob2o4bo11bo\$108bo15b2ob2o4b2ob2o15bo\$107bo17bobo
6bobo17bo\$106bo3bo5bo6bobo10bobo6bo5bo3bo\$105bo3bo14b3ob2o2b2ob3o14bo
3bo\$104bo17b3ob3ob2ob3ob3o17bo\$103bo20b3o8b3o20bo\$102bo20bobobo6bobobo
20bo\$101bo23bo10bo23bo\$100bo3bo52bo3bo\$99bo3bo54bo3bo\$98bo23b2o3bobo2b
obo3b2o23bo\$97bo23bo2bo12bo2bo23bo\$96bo29bo3b2o3bo29bo\$95bo70bo\$94bo3b
o64bo3bo\$93bo3bo66bo3bo\$92bo33bo8bo33bo\$91bo35bo2b2o2bo35bo\$90bo36bo2b
2o2bo36bo\$89bo37bobo2bobo37bo\$88bo3bo29b2o4bo4bo4b2o29bo3bo\$87bo3bo29b
o2b5o4b5o2bo29bo3bo\$86bo33bo6bo6bo6bo33bo\$85bo33bo4bo2bo6bo2bo4bo33bo\$
84bo33bo24bo33bo\$83bo40bo12bo40bo\$82bo3bo31bobo20bobo31bo3bo\$81bo3bo
90bo3bo\$80bo100bo\$79bo102bo\$78bo104bo\$77bo45bob4o4b4obo45bo\$76bo3bo44b
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50b2o10b2o50bo\$72bo45b2o5bobo6bobo5b2o45bo\$71bo48bo6bo6bo6bo48bo\$70bo
3bo49bo3bo4bo3bo49bo3bo\$69bo3bo114bo3bo\$68bo124bo\$67bo57bo3bo2bo3bo57b
o\$66bo128bo\$65bo130bo\$64bo3bo35b2o5b2o15bo4bo15b2o5b2o35bo3bo\$63bo3bo
35bo9bo10bo4bo2bo4bo10bo9bo35bo3bo\$62bo42b3ob3o11bo14bo11b3ob3o42bo\$
61bo41b2o7b2o34b2o7b2o41bo\$60bo36b2o6bo5bo6b2o22b2o6bo5bo6b2o36bo\$59bo
36bo2bo3bo9bo3bo2bo20bo2bo3bo9bo3bo2bo36bo\$58bo3bo37bo2bo9bo2bo11bo4bo
11bo2bo9bo2bo37bo3bo\$57bo3bo34bo23bo8bo2bo8bo23bo34bo3bo\$56bo43bo2bo2b
o3bo2bo2bo28bo2bo2bo3bo2bo2bo43bo\$55bo42bo5b4ob4o5bo24bo5b4ob4o5bo42bo
\$54bo152bo\$53bo154bo\$52bo3bo71bo4bo71bo3bo\$51bo3bo73bo2bo73bo3bo\$50bo
160bo\$49bo162bo\$48bo164bo\$47bo59bobo42bobo59bo\$46bo3bo77bo4bo77bo3bo\$
45bo3bo79bo2bo79bo3bo\$44bo172bo\$43bo174bo\$42bo176bo\$41bo178bo\$40bo3bo
83bo4bo83bo3bo\$39bo3bo85bo2bo85bo3bo\$38bo184bo\$37bo186bo\$36bo72b2o5b2o
26b2o5b2o72bo\$35bo72bo9bo24bo9bo72bo\$34bo3bo73b3o32b3o73bo3bo\$33bo3bo
69bo5bo5bo22bo5bo5bo69bo3bo\$32bo69b2o8b3o8b2o12b2o8b3o8b2o69bo\$31bo69b
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\$28bo3bo32bo38b6o7b6o16b6o7b6o38bo32bo3bo\$27bo3bo33bo4bo31bobo8bo8bobo
12bobo8bo8bobo31bo4bo33bo3bo\$26bo39bo37bo3bo4bo4bo3bo16bo3bo4bo4bo3bo
37bo39bo\$25bo41bobo26bo12bo2b3o2bo26bo2b3o2bo12bo26bobo41bo\$24bo69bobo
68bobo69bo\$23bo69bo2bobo64bobo2bo69bo\$22bo3bo35bobob2obo23bo74bo23bob
2obobo35bo3bo\$21bo3bo35bo2bo5bo23bob4o62b4obo23bo5bo2bo35bo3bo\$20bo40b
obobo4bo24bobo66bobo24bo4bobobo40bo\$19bo43bo5b2o26bo15bo34bo15bo26b2o
5bo43bo\$18bo44bo6bo7bo13bob4o15bo34bo15b4obo13bo7bo6bo44bo\$17bo72bo6bo
bo13bo34bo13bobo6bo72bo\$16bo3bo42bo6bo7bo10bo6b2o2bo60bo2b2o6bo10bo7bo
6bo42bo3bo\$15bo3bo43bo5b2o18bo82bo18b2o5bo43bo3bo\$14bo46bobobo4bo120bo
4bobobo46bo\$13bo47bo2bo5bo20bobo6bo60bo6bobo20bo5bo2bo47bo\$12bo49bobob
2obo21b3o4b3o5b3o44b3o5b3o4b3o21bob2obobo49bo\$11bo79bobo6bo60bo6bobo
79bo\$10bo3bo232bo3bo\$9bo3bo5bo47bobo19bo82bo19bobo47bo5bo3bo\$8bo57bo
22bo6b2o2bo60bo2b2o6bo22bo57bo\$7bo6b2o25bobo7bobo11bo4bo19bo6bobo62bob
o6bo19bo4bo11bobo7bobo25b2o6bo\$6bo7bo25bo12bo11bo26bob4o66b4obo26bo11b
o12bo25bo7bo\$5bo33bo3bo6bo3bo11bobo28bo66bo28bobo11bo3bo6bo3bo33bo\$5bo
bo6bobo11bo9bo56bobo66bobo56bo9bo11bobo6bobo\$bo13bo5bo5bo9bo56bob4o62b
4obo56bo9bo5bo5bo13bo\$o7bo10bobobo3bo9bo10bo14bo29bo74bo29bo14bo10bo9b
o3bobobo10bo7bo\$o3bo3b2o7bo2b3o5bo9bobobo7bobo2bo6bo30bo2bobo64bobo2bo
30bo6bo2bobo7bobobo9bo5b3o2bo7b2o3bo3bo\$2bo2bo7bo3b4ob3o13bo9b3ob2o4bo
35bobo68bobo35bo4b2ob3o9bo13b3ob4o3bo7bo2bo\$4bo11bo3b3o6bo3bo4bo9bobo
45bo68bo45bobo9bo4bo3bo6b3o3bo11bo\$15b4o2bobo3bo6b3ob3o7bobo2b2o152b2o
2bobo7b3ob3o6bo3bobo2b4o\$6b3o3b2o3bo2b2o15b2o9b2o5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo90b
o5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5b2o9b2o15b2o2bo3b2o3b3o\$4bob3o7bo3bo6bo8bo21bo3bo5bo
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6bo3bo7b3obo\$6b3o3b2o3bo2b2o15b2o9b2o5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo90bo5bo5bo5bo5b
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3o3bo11bo\$2bo2bo7bo3b4ob3o13bo9b3ob2o4bo35bobo68bobo35bo4b2ob3o9bo13b
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30bo6bo2bobo7bobobo9bo5b3o2bo7b2o3bo3bo\$o7bo10bobobo3bo9bo10bo14bo29bo
74bo29bo14bo10bo9bo3bobobo10bo7bo\$bo13bo5bo5bo9bo56bob4o62b4obo56bo9bo
5bo5bo13bo\$5bobo6bobo11bo9bo56bobo66bobo56bo9bo11bobo6bobo\$5bo33bo3bo
6bo3bo11bobo28bo66bo28bobo11bo3bo6bo3bo33bo\$6bo7bo25bo12bo11bo26bob4o
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obo2bo2bo2bobo\$130b2o\$125bo10bo\$122bo16bo\$123b2o12b2o!``````
Glad to hear some new speeds are looking promising. As for the moon reflector, I'm not sure where to begin either. Because the moon is so small, I have some hopes that there is some simple reaction with an oscillator that happens to eat the old moon and produce a new moon, but I have no real understanding of how likely or unlikely this is. Here's a tiny one-use-only 180-degree reflector:

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``````x = 4, y = 7, rule = B2/S0
3bo2\$o\$bo\$bo\$o\$3bo!``````
Good luck!

### Re: Live Free or Die

Posted: September 30th, 2014, 9:54 pm
This stabilizes the wave, but leaves behind some debris.

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``````x = 140, y = 140, rule = B2/S0
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6bo\$60bo4b3o4b3o4bo\$61bo7boo7bo\$62bobbo8bobbo\$63boo10boo!
``````
I'll keep looking for something cleaner, or with debris that's easier to clean up.

### Re: Live Free or Die

Posted: October 1st, 2014, 7:56 am
Nice work!

### Re: Live Free or Die

Posted: October 2nd, 2014, 5:04 am
velcrorex wrote:This stabilizes the wave, but leaves behind some debris.
...
That is fantastic. Were you inspired by the Seeds version which seems to be quite different? If not, I'm very curious to know how you came up with the front end to support the wave.

### Re: Live Free or Die

Posted: October 2nd, 2014, 8:03 am
I noticed the wave repeats itself every 6 generations, so I needed a period 6 speed c ship to carry the wave. I used winlifesearch to look for a ship with the wave in the front area and put some "don't care" cells where the wave would extend off the top and bottom of the screen. This is the same technique I used to find moon siderakes. If my description is not clear, here's a picture and a link to the wls file.

Also, here's a clean version, featured in the above files:

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``````x = 224, y = 224, rule = B2/S0
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55b3obb3o12bo10bo12b3obb3o55bo\$31bo55bo4bo10bobbo10bobbo10bo4bo55bo\$
32bo3bo63b5o14b5o63bo3bo\$33bo3bo65bo16bo65bo3bo\$34bo154bo\$35bo51b6o3bo
11boo4boo11bo3b6o51bo\$36bo49boo4boo16b4o16boo4boo49bo\$37bo61bobo4boboo
4boobo4bobo61bo\$38bo3bo44bo4bo9bo4boo6boo4bo9bo4bo44bo3bo\$39bo3bo44bo
bbo14bo4boo4bo14bobbo44bo3bo\$40bo64b4o6b4o64bo\$41bo47boo5bo8boobbo4bo
bboo8bo5boo47bo\$42bo56bo10bobbo10bo56bo\$43bo59bo5bo4bo5bo59bo\$44bo3bo
55bo5bobbo5bo55bo3bo\$45bo3bo54bo6boo6bo54bo3bo\$46bo56bo16bo56bo\$47bo
48bo30bo48bo\$48bo50bo5bo12bo5bo50bo\$49bo54bo14bo54bo\$50bo3bo114bo3bo\$
51bo3bo43bo24bo43bo3bo\$52bo45b3o22b3o45bo\$53bo45bo3bo16bo3bo45bo\$54bo
42bobboo4bo10bo4boobbo42bo\$55bo46bo18bo46bo\$56bo3bo36bo5bobo12bobo5bo
36bo3bo\$57bo3bo39bobobo12bobobo39bo3bo\$58bo43boo3bo8bo3boo43bo\$59bo43b
oo14boo43bo\$60bo36bo3bo6boo4boo6bo3bo36bo\$61bo38b3o3bo4boo4bo3b3o38bo\$
62bo3bo34bo9boo9bo34bo3bo\$63bo3bo39bobo4bobo39bo3bo\$64bo36boobbo12bobb
oo36bo\$65bo37bo4bobobbobo4bo37bo\$66bo33boobboobbobobbobobboobboo33bo\$
67bo30bo3boboo12boobo3bo30bo\$68bo3bo26bo6bo3bobbo3bo6bo26bo3bo\$69bo3bo
21bobbo6boo3bobbo3boo6bobbo21bo3bo\$70bo25boo7b3o8b3o7boo25bo\$71bo34bo
10bo34bo\$72bo33boobbobbobboo33bo\$73bo31bo12bo31bo\$74bo3bo25b3o10b3o25b
o3bo\$75bo3bo22bobbo12bobbo22bo3bo\$76bo33bobbo33bo\$77bo28boo8boo28bo\$
78bo66bo\$79bo22bo3b3o6b3o3bo22bo\$80bo3bo16bo3boboo6boobo3bo16bo3bo\$81b
o3bo21bobo4bobo21bo3bo\$82bo18bo4boo8boo4bo18bo\$83bo56bo\$84bo26boo26bo\$
85bo16bo4bobo4bobo4bo16bo\$86bo3bo19b4o19bo3bo\$87bo3bo13bobbo6bobbo13bo
3bo\$88bo46bo\$89bo12bo4bo8bo4bo12bo\$90bo15b4o4b4o15bo\$91bo10bobbobobbo
bbobbobobbo10bo\$92bo3bo10bo8bo10bo3bo\$93bo3bo11bo4bo11bo3bo\$94bo10bobo
3boo3bobo10bo\$95bo8bo3bobobbobo3bo8bo\$96bo7bo14bo7bo\$97bo28bo\$98bo3bo
4bo8bo4bo3bo\$99bo3bobbob3obb3obobbo3bo\$100bo7bo6bo7bo\$101bo6bo6bo6bo\$
102bo4b3o4b3o4bo\$103bo7boo7bo\$104bobbo8bobbo\$105boo10boo!
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### Re: Live Free or Die

Posted: October 2nd, 2014, 11:06 am
Thanks for the explanation. I hadn't realised how to use 'don't care' cells in wls until now.

Edit: Here's a slightly smaller variation on the theme. I nearly always turn off the "Try ON cells if they have greater impact" option which seems to find smaller versions of extensible patterns earlier in the search - though I'm not sure if it had an effect on your search with "First try cells with the greatest impact" turned off.

Code: Select all

``````x = 186, y = 186, rule = B2/S0
86b2o10b2o\$85bo2bo8bo2bo\$84bo7b2o7bo\$83bo4b3o4b3o4bo\$82bo6bo6bo6bo\$81b
o7bo6bo7bo\$80bo3bo2bob3o2b3obo2bo3bo\$79bo3bo4bo8bo4bo3bo\$78bo28bo\$77bo
7bo14bo7bo\$76bo8bo3bobo2bobo3bo8bo\$75bo10bobo3b2o3bobo10bo\$74bo3bo11bo
4bo11bo3bo\$73bo3bo10bo8bo10bo3bo\$72bo10bo2bobo2bo2bo2bobo2bo10bo\$71bo
15b4o4b4o15bo\$70bo12bo4bo8bo4bo12bo\$69bo46bo\$68bo3bo13bo2bo6bo2bo13bo
3bo\$67bo3bo19b4o19bo3bo\$66bo16bo4bobo4bobo4bo16bo\$65bo26b2o26bo\$64bo
56bo\$63bo18bo4b2o8b2o4bo18bo\$62bo3bo21bobo4bobo21bo3bo\$61bo3bo16bo3bob
2o6b2obo3bo16bo3bo\$60bo22bo3b3o6b3o3bo22bo\$59bo66bo\$58bo28b2o8b2o28bo\$
57bo3bo29bo2bo33bo\$56bo3bo22bo2bo12bo2bo22bo3bo\$55bo29b3o10b3o25bo3bo\$
54bo31bo12bo31bo\$53bo33b2o2bo2bo2b2o33bo\$52bo34bo10bo34bo\$51bo3bo21b2o
7b3o8b3o7b2o25bo\$50bo3bo21bo2bo6b2o3bo2bo3b2o6bo2bo21bo3bo\$49bo30bo6bo
3bo2bo3bo6bo26bo3bo\$48bo30bo3bob2o12b2obo3bo30bo\$47bo33b2o2b2o2bobo2bo
bo2b2o2b2o33bo\$46bo37bo4bobo2bobo4bo37bo\$45bo3bo32b2o2bo12bo2b2o36bo\$
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3o38bo\$41bo36bo3bo6b2o4b2o6bo3bo36bo\$40bo43b2o14b2o43bo\$39bo3bo39b2o3b
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45bo\$33bo3bo41b3o22b3o45bo\$32bo3bo43bo24bo43bo3bo\$31bo118bo3bo\$30bo54b
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\$11bo162bo\$10bo25bo49bobo8bobo49bo25bo\$9bo3bo21bo22bo5bo5bo18bo6bo18bo
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o3bo17bo2bo13bo2bo2bo4bo8bobo3b3o10b3o3bobo8bo4bo2bo2bo13bo2bo17bo3bo
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18b2ob2o2bo3bo9bo4bo3bo3bo\$2bo8bo7bobo21b2o18bobo6b2o4bobo24bobo4b2o6b
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15b3o2b2o15bo2bo2b3obobo13bobo18bo\$5bo33bo4bo6bobo15b3o18bo4bo18b3o15b
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14bo30bo\$7bo28bobo14bo16bo19bo4bo19bo16bo14bobo28bo\$8bo3bo22bo9bo3bobo
40b2o40bobo3bo9bo22bo3bo\$9bo3bo21bo22bo5bo5bo18bo6bo18bo5bo5bo22bo21bo
3bo\$10bo25bo49bobo8bobo49bo25bo\$11bo162bo\$12bo75bo8bo75bo\$13bo68bo5b2o
2b2o2b2o5bo68bo\$14bo3bo61bobobo7b2o7bobobo61bo3bo\$15bo3bo61b2o2bo3bo6b
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63bo\$18bo61bobo2b2o12b2o2bobo61bo\$19bo62b5obo8bob5o62bo\$20bo3bo59b2o2b
2o6b2o2b2o59bo3bo\$21bo3bo59bob12obo59bo3bo\$22bo54bo9b3obo2bob3o9bo54bo
\$23bo56bo3b4o3b4o3b4o3bo56bo\$24bo59bo5bo4bo5bo59bo\$25bo3bo55bo3bobo2bo
bo3bo59bo\$26bo3bo54bo14bo54bo3bo\$27bo56bo5b2o2b2o5bo52bo3bo\$28bo48bo
30bo48bo\$29bo50bo5bo12bo5bo50bo\$30bo54bo14bo54bo\$31bo3bo118bo\$32bo3bo
43bo24bo43bo3bo\$33bo45b3o22b3o41bo3bo\$34bo45bo3bo16bo3bo45bo\$35bo42bo
2b2o4bo10bo4b2o2bo42bo\$36bo46bo18bo46bo\$37bo3bo36bo5bobo12bobo5bo40bo\$
38bo3bo39bobobo12bobobo39bo3bo\$39bo43b2o3bo8bo3b2o39bo3bo\$40bo43b2o14b
2o43bo\$41bo36bo3bo6b2o4b2o6bo3bo36bo\$42bo38b3o3bo4b2o4bo3b3o38bo\$43bo
3bo34bo9b2o9bo38bo\$44bo3bo39bobo4bobo39bo3bo\$45bo36b2o2bo12bo2b2o32bo
3bo\$46bo37bo4bobo2bobo4bo37bo\$47bo33b2o2b2o2bobo2bobo2b2o2b2o33bo\$48bo
30bo3bob2o12b2obo3bo30bo\$49bo3bo26bo6bo3bo2bo3bo6bo30bo\$50bo3bo21bo2bo
6b2o3bo2bo3b2o6bo2bo21bo3bo\$51bo25b2o7b3o8b3o7b2o21bo3bo\$52bo34bo10bo
34bo\$53bo33b2o2bo2bo2b2o33bo\$54bo31bo12bo31bo\$55bo3bo25b3o10b3o29bo\$
56bo3bo22bo2bo12bo2bo22bo3bo\$57bo33bo2bo29bo3bo\$58bo28b2o8b2o28bo\$59bo
66bo\$60bo22bo3b3o6b3o3bo22bo\$61bo3bo16bo3bob2o6b2obo3bo16bo3bo\$62bo3bo
21bobo4bobo21bo3bo\$63bo18bo4b2o8b2o4bo18bo\$64bo56bo\$65bo26b2o26bo\$66bo
16bo4bobo4bobo4bo16bo\$67bo3bo19b4o19bo3bo\$68bo3bo13bo2bo6bo2bo13bo3bo\$
69bo46bo\$70bo12bo4bo8bo4bo12bo\$71bo15b4o4b4o15bo\$72bo10bo2bobo2bo2bo2b
obo2bo10bo\$73bo3bo10bo8bo10bo3bo\$74bo3bo11bo4bo11bo3bo\$75bo10bobo3b2o
3bobo10bo\$76bo8bo3bobo2bobo3bo8bo\$77bo7bo14bo7bo\$78bo28bo\$79bo3bo4bo8b
o4bo3bo\$80bo3bo2bob3o2b3obo2bo3bo\$81bo7bo6bo7bo\$82bo6bo6bo6bo\$83bo4b3o
4b3o4bo\$84bo7b2o7bo\$85bo2bo8bo2bo\$86b2o10b2o!``````