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Saka
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What pattern is closest to the day you were born? Not just the date, but also the year.

Mine is 160P10H2V0, which was discovered in November 2004. Anybody know the exact date?

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obobobo$3bobobob2o3bo2bobo!  (Check gen 3) Add your computer to the Table of Lifeenthusiast Computers! drc Posts: 1664 Joined: December 3rd, 2015, 4:11 pm Location: creating useless things in OCA ### Re: Your birth pattern Blom, which was found sometimes in July 2002. Again, I'd like to know the exact date. If it's July 30th I'll flip. \100\97\110\105 GUYTU6J Posts: 1107 Joined: August 5th, 2016, 10:27 am Location: 中国 ### Re: Your birth pattern Boojum reflector found in April 2001. Code: Select all x = 33, y = 19, rule = B3/S23 4b2o$4b2o8bobo11b2o$15b2o11bobo$15bo14bo$30b2o$15b2o10b2obo$14bo2bo8bo bobobo$15bobo9bo3b2o$16bo4$3bob2o$b3ob2o13b2o$o19b2o$b3ob2o6b2o$3bobo
7b2o$3bobo$4bo!
#C [[ PASTET 31 PASTE o$o! 15 -11 ]]  A for awesome Posts: 2063 Joined: September 13th, 2014, 5:36 pm Location: 0x-1 Contact: ### Re: Your birth pattern GUYTU6J wrote:Boojum reflector found in April 2001. Same. Except for maybe the patterns found on an unspecified date in 2001, and possibly something in late 2000 that I didn't check. x₁=ηx V ⃰_η=c²√(Λη) K=(Λu²)/2 Pₐ=1−1/(∫^∞_t₀(p(t)ˡ⁽ᵗ⁾)dt) $$x_1=\eta x$$ $$V^*_\eta=c^2\sqrt{\Lambda\eta}$$ $$K=\frac{\Lambda u^2}2$$ $$P_a=1-\frac1{\int^\infty_{t_0}p(t)^{l(t)}dt}$$ http://conwaylife.com/wiki/A_for_all Aidan F. Pierce gmc_nxtman Posts: 1149 Joined: May 26th, 2015, 7:20 pm ### Re: Your birth pattern Saka wrote:What pattern is closest to the day you were born? Not just the date, but also the year. Mine is 160P10H2V0, which was discovered in November 2004. Anybody know the exact date? Mine might be the same, or B29 which was found in September (I was born in October 2004). M. I. Wright Posts: 372 Joined: June 13th, 2015, 12:04 pm ### Re: Your birth pattern Cool idea! Looks like there isn't anything notable from October 2001, so mine would have to be Gabriel Nivasch's tremi- and quasi-pseudo SLs from July of that year. Kind of weird to know that this hobby was being actively researched & developed this long before I had the faintest idea what it was. Looks like anyone over 48 is out of luck, by the way Last edited by M. I. Wright on October 4th, 2017, 10:24 pm, edited 1 time in total. gamer54657 wrote:God save us all. God save humanity. hgkhjfgh nutshelltlifeDiscord 'Conwaylife Lounge' Saka Posts: 3496 Joined: June 19th, 2015, 8:50 pm Location: In the kingdom of Sultan Hamengkubuwono X Contact: ### Re: Your birth pattern M. I. Wright wrote: Looks like anyone over 48 is out of luck, by the way I don't think anybody here is that old. Except Bullet51. Code: Select all o3b2ob2obo3b2o2b2o$bo3b2obob3o3bo2bo$2bo2b3o5b3ob4o$3o3bo2bo2b3o3b3o$4bo4bobo4bo$2o2b2o2b4obo2bo3bo$2ob4o3bo2bo2bo2bo$b2o3bobob2o$3bobobo5b obobobo$3bobobob2o3bo2bobo!

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muzik
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Probably 50P35
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Bullet51
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Fermat prime calculator.
M. I. Wright wrote: Looks like anyone over 48 is out of luck, by the way
I don't think anybody here is that old.
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drc
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Bullet51 wrote: I don't think anybody here is that old.
triller and rowett are, at least.
\100\97\110\105

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drc wrote:
Bullet51 wrote: I don't think anybody here is that old.
triller and rowett are, at least.
Most of the people who were doing Life stuff in the 1990s are probably older than that now, unless they started really young. That would mean pretty much everybody who you might recognize from the Life Lexicon credits from a dozen years ago, many of whom have accounts on the conwaylife forums, though most of them don't post too much: David Bell, Paul Callahan, Dean Hickerson, Hartmut Holzwart, Heinrich Koenig, Mark Niemiec, Tom Rokicki, Andrew Trevorrow, Bill Gosper, etc.

I'm a latecomer to the Life scene -- only got really properly started in the current millenium, not the last one, with one brief exception in the early 1980's -- but I'm pretty close to that old.

I wasn't around for the discovery of the glider, which was actually sometime in 1969 if you read Conway's biography, even though he rounded all the Life discovery stuff to 1970. But I do predate the first glider gun by somewhat over half a year.

Not sure when Conway got around to following the life histories of all the heptominoes, there isn't a very good timeline for those early investigations -- but let's just say that my birth pattern is the (sadly misnamed) Herschel.

Rhombic
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The p15 pre-pulsar spaceship (Dec 1997)
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_zM
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Gabriel's p138. However, if 98P25 was found just one day before it, it would have been found on my birthday.
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fluffykitty
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A spaceship.
I like making rules

Saka
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fluffykitty wrote:A spaceship.
Which one exactly??

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obobobo$3bobobob2o3bo2bobo!  (Check gen 3) Add your computer to the Table of Lifeenthusiast Computers! gameoflifemaniac Posts: 1094 Joined: January 22nd, 2017, 11:17 am Location: There too ### Re: Your birth pattern Mine is 26-cell quadratic growth: Code: Select all #N 26-cell quadratic growth #O Nick Gotts #C A 26-cell pattern that exhibits quadratic growth (the smallest known such pattern). #C www.conwaylife.com/wiki/index.php?title=26-cell_quadratic_growth x = 16193, y = 15089, rule = B3/S23 b2o$2o$bo29$16bo$15bobo$15bo$14bo15024$16187bo3bo$16188bobo$16189bo2bo
$16192bo$16192bo21$16159bo$16160bo$16161bo$16160bo$16159bo$16161b3o!

I was so socially awkward in the past and it will haunt me for my entire life.

calcyman
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There were zero B3/S23 patterns announced on the day of my birth. Instead, my birth was accompanied by three HighLife patterns:

Dean Hickerson's p72 HighLife gun:

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#C p72 glider gun
x = 43, y = 33, rule = B36/S23
2o$2o2$13b3o$12bo2bo$11bo3bo$11bo2bo$11b3o8$25b3o$24bo2bo$23bo3bo$23bo
2bo$23b3o3b3o$28bo2bo$27bo3bo$27bo2bo$27b3o3b3o$32bo2bo3b2o$31bo3bo3b 2o$31bo2bo$31b3o$40bo$41b2o$39b2o$31b2o8bo$31b2o!
Alan Hensel's HighLife line puffer:

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x = 18, y = 156, rule = B36/S23
3bo$3b3o$5b2o$6bo$6bobo$8b3o$6bo3bo$8bobo2$9b3o$10b2o$9b3o$4b2obo$5bob
2obo$4b2ob2o2bo$7bo3bo$7bobo2bo$11b3o$4b2obo3b2o$7bo2b2o$9b2o$8bo$6b3o$2bo6bobo$bobo2bob5o$3bobo6b2o$7b2o4b2o$7bo3bobo$4b2o$4b2o6b2o$5b2o3bo 2bo$5b2ob2o2bo$3b2o7bo$4b6obo$b4o3bo$6b2o2b3o$3bob2o4b3o$5bo$13bo$2b3o
5bo2bo$4b3o3bobobo$5bobo5bobo$5bobo7bo$8bo4b3o$5bob2o3b2o$9b2o$4bo2bob 2o$6b2o2bo$5bobob3o$2bo4b2o4b2o$o2b4o2bobo3bo$2bo2bob6o3bo$bobo2b2obo 6bo$5bo3b2o3b3o$3bo2b2o2bo4bo$6bo2b2o4bo$4bobob2o6bo$9b4o2b3o$6bob2o2b o2b2o$6bo4bo2b2o$4bo4b2ob3o$5bo$5bo$5bobobob3o$5bobo2bo2b3o$5bo4bobo3b
o$5bo3bo2b2o3bo$5bobo2b2obo3bo$5bo3bo2b2o3bo$5bo4bobo3bo$5bobo2bo2b3o$
5bobobob3o$5bo$5bobobob3o$5bobo2bo2b3o$5bo4bobo3bo$5bo3bo2b2o3bo$5bobo
2b2obo3bo$5bo3bo2b2o3bo$5bo4bobo3bo$5bobo2bo2b3o$5bobobob3o$5bo$5bo$5b obobob3o$5bobo2bo2b3o$5bo4bobo3bo$5bo3bo2b2o3bo$5bobo2b2obo3bo$5bo3bo
2b2o3bo$5bo4bobo3bo$5bobo2bo2b3o$5bobobob3o$5bo$5bo$4bo4b2ob3o$6bo4bo 2b2o$6bob2o2bo2b2o$9b4o2b3o$4bobob2o6bo$6bo2b2o4bo$3bo2b2o2bo4bo$5bo3b 2o3b3o$bobo2b2obo6bo$2bo2bob6o3bo$o2b4o2bobo3bo$2bo4b2o4b2o$5bobob3o$6b2o2bo$4bo2bob2o$9b2o$5bob2o3b2o$8bo4b3o$5bobo7bo$5bobo5bobo$4b3o3bob
obo$2b3o5bo2bo$13bo$5bo$3bob2o4b3o$6b2o2b3o$b4o3bo$4b6obo$3b2o7bo$5b2o b2o2bo$5b2o3bo2bo$4b2o6b2o$4b2o$7bo3bobo$7b2o4b2o$3bobo6b2o$bobo2bob5o
$2bo6bobo$6b3o$8bo$9b2o$7bo2b2o$4b2obo3b2o$11b3o$7bobo2bo$7bo3bo$4b2ob
2o2bo$5bob2obo$4b2obo$9b3o$10b2o$9b3o2$8bobo$6bo3bo$8b3o$6bobo$6bo$5b 2o$3b3o$3bo! Replicator-based oscillator by Dean Hickerson: Code: Select all x = 67, y = 67, rule = B36/S23 10b2o$9bo2bo$10bobo$8b2obo$8b3o$8b2o3$3b3o$bob3o5b3o$obobo5bo2bo$o2bo
5bo3bo$b2o6bo2bo$9b3o4$19b3o$18bo2bo$17bo3bo$17bo2bo$17b3o3b3o$22bo2bo
$21bo3bo$21bo2bo$21b3o4$31b3o$30bo2bo$29bo3bo$29bo2bo$29b3o3b3o$34bo2b o$33bo3bo$33bo2bo$33b3o4$43b3o$42bo2bo$41bo3bo$41bo2bo$41b3o3b3o$46bo
2bo$45bo3bo$45bo2bo$45b3o4$55b3o$54bo2bo6b2o$53bo3bo5bo2bo$53bo2bo5bob obo$53b3o5b3obo$61b3o3$57b2o$56b3o$55bob2o$54bobo$54bo2bo$55b2o! What do you do with ill crystallographers? Take them to the mono-clinic! 83bismuth38 Posts: 466 Joined: March 2nd, 2017, 4:23 pm Location: Still sitting around in Sagittarius A... Contact: ### Re: Your birth pattern APPARENTLY, I was born when the Telegraph was invented. if it's the 11th, WHOOH, that's me alright. Code: Select all x = 8, y = 10, rule = B3/S23 3b2o$3b2o$2b3o$4bobo$2obobobo$3bo2bo$2bobo2bo$2bo4bo$2bo4bo$2bo!

No football of any dui mauris said that.

lifeisawesome
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88P28, though it's 131 days late.
--Szymon Bartosiewicz
favorite pattern:

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x = 2, y = 2, rule = B25/S3a
2o$2o! Saka Posts: 3496 Joined: June 19th, 2015, 8:50 pm Location: In the kingdom of Sultan Hamengkubuwono X Contact: ### Re: Your birth pattern lifeisawesome wrote:88P28, though it's 131 days late. 10 years old??? Code: Select all o3b2ob2obo3b2o2b2o$bo3b2obob3o3bo2bo$2bo2b3o5b3ob4o$3o3bo2bo2b3o3b3o$4bo4bobo4bo$2o2b2o2b4obo2bo3bo$2ob4o3bo2bo2bo2bo$b2o3bobob2o$3bobobo5b obobobo$3bobobob2o3bo2bobo!

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skomick
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I was born in November of 1975, so according to the LifeWiki, the closest discovery would have been the Unix found by David Buckingham in February of 1976.
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Tom Mazanec
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