What is the pattern in the lifewiki logo?

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What is the pattern in the lifewiki logo?

Post by drc » July 13th, 2016, 1:06 am

Title. I'm just wondering if it's just random soup.

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Re: What is the pattern in the lifewiki logo?

Post by Nathaniel » July 13th, 2016, 6:43 am

Nope, not a random soup! Rather than spoil the fun, does anyone recognize it/have any guesses?

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Re: What is the pattern in the lifewiki logo?

Post by muzik » July 13th, 2016, 7:36 am

Is it a certain generation of a certain pattern?

And is it 100% accurate?

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Post by Nathaniel » July 13th, 2016, 8:30 am

Yep, it is (part of) a particular generation of a pattern that has a page on LifeWiki. And it is 100% accurate.

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Re: What is the pattern in the lifewiki logo?

Post by muzik » July 13th, 2016, 10:06 am

I think I have it, but the bit near the top of the image is kind of distorted, so I can't tell if there are cells there or if it's just that famous checkerboard shadow illusion coming into play.

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Post by A for awesome » July 13th, 2016, 1:14 pm

I don't have access to Golly right now, but I think it's either gen 17 or 25 of the R-pentomino. I'm not sure what the domino spark in the upper left is about, though.
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Post by Nathaniel » July 13th, 2016, 1:44 pm

A for awesome wrote:I'm not sure what the domino spark in the upper left is about, though.
It's actually a block (squint really closely -- you're probably just seeing the right 2 cells in the block).

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Post by muzik » July 13th, 2016, 2:03 pm

I thought it was meant to be gen 21

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Post by A for awesome » July 13th, 2016, 2:04 pm

muzik wrote:I thought it was meant to be gen 21
Maybe. I probably miscounted.
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Re: What is the pattern in the lifewiki logo?

Post by Nathaniel » July 13th, 2016, 2:32 pm

You're on the right track with the R-pentomino, but it's a larger pattern that uses an R-pentomino in a reaction (and might be too tough to guess honestly, since the only other clues are the block at the top-left and a few other cells that are wrong at the top-right).

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Post by muzik » July 13th, 2016, 3:54 pm

A conduit of some sort?

Or another mesuthelah?

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Re: What is the pattern in the lifewiki logo?

Post by biggiemac » July 13th, 2016, 4:09 pm

Found it :D

Rather than give it away, I'll say if you load the pattern from its page, the lifewiki logo is gen 20.

Another hint, if you put all the visible cells from the logo into golly, a nice pattern shows up to the left 7 gens later which gives a clue to the pattern's name.
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Re: What is the pattern in the lifewiki logo?

Post by gmc_nxtman » July 13th, 2016, 4:30 pm

Found it!

And here's a segment of the pattern as a hint:

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x = 21, y = 13, rule = B3/S23
11bo$10bobo$11bo$2o9bo$2o9bob2o$10b2o4b4o$6b2o3bo8bo$7b2o2bo6b2o$4b2ob
o3bo3bo$4bo6bo$4bobo$5b2o4bobo$12bo!
Also a hint (but not the actual pattern).

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x = 12, y = 6, rule = B36/S23
2b3o$bo2bo$o3bo$o2bo$3o$9b3o!

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Re: What is the pattern in the lifewiki logo?

Post by drc » July 13th, 2016, 6:42 pm

Is the 4th letter a vowel? I think I have it

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Re: What is the pattern in the lifewiki logo?

Post by gameoflifeboy » July 13th, 2016, 6:52 pm

drc wrote:Is the 4th letter a vowel?
No, the pattern's name (at least the name of the article) doesn't. I don't know if the reaction has a name of its own that I never heard of which is different from the name of the pattern, though.

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Re: What is the pattern in the lifewiki logo?

Post by Scorbie » July 13th, 2016, 11:59 pm

gmc_nxtman wrote:Found it!

And here's a segment of the pattern as a hint:

Code: Select all

x = 21, y = 13, rule = B3/S23
11bo$10bobo$11bo$2o9bo$2o9bob2o$10b2o4b4o$6b2o3bo8bo$7b2o2bo6b2o$4b2ob
o3bo3bo$4bo6bo$4bobo$5b2o4bobo$12bo!
Found it thanks to this. Good one!
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Re: What is the pattern in the lifewiki logo?

Post by Gustone » August 16th, 2019, 2:38 pm

My favourite oscillator of all time

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x = 15, y = 13, rule = B3/S23
7bo2$3b2o5b2o$b2o4bo4b2o$5b2ob2o$bobo7bobo$bo2bobobobo2bo$5obobob5o$o
4bo3bo4bo$b3obobobob3o$3bob2obo2bo$8bobo$8b2o!

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Re: What is the pattern in the lifewiki logo?

Post by _zM » August 19th, 2019, 8:14 am

Gustone wrote:It's [spoiler]
delete this
may or may not be what you'd expect

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Post by Moosey » August 19th, 2019, 4:21 pm

_zM wrote:
Gustone wrote:It's [spoiler]
delete this
Agreed. That was an unnecessary necropost
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