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### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **June 2nd, 2019, 10:49 pm**

by **A for awesome**

Extrementhusiast wrote:P7 syncopated sparker:

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```
x = 28, y = 16, rule = B3/S23
13b2o$b2o5b2obo2bo$bo7bob2o4b2o$2b3ob3o2bo4bobo$4bobo4bo2b3o$10b2obo3b
o$2b3ob3o4bo2b2o4b2o$o4b6obo5b2o2bo$o4bo4bo3b4o2bobo3b2o$o2bob2ob2o2bo
4b2o2bob2o2bo$4bo3bobob5o2bobobob2o$5b3o2b2o5b2obo$7bobo3bobo2bob2o$8b
obob2ob2o2bo3bo2b2o$9bo10b3obo2bo$22bob2o!
```

Really interesting! Not sure what practical use it might have that differs from a more typical sparker — the spark isn't really robust enough to be likely to withstand multiple interactions. I would imagine this to be the first of its class, at least at low-to-medium period — hopefully not the last!

As a side note, the rightmost segment of the rotor can be stabilized on its own, making a fairly small billiard table which may or may not be known:

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```
x = 16, y = 10, rule = B3/S23
10b2o$6b2o2bo$5bo2bobo3b2o$5bobobob2o2bo$3b2o4bobob2o$2bo2b2obo$bobo2b
ob3o$o2b2o2bo6b2o$2o6b3obo2bo$10bob2o!
```

### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **June 3rd, 2019, 4:00 pm**

by **Extrementhusiast**

A for awesome wrote:As a side note, the rightmost segment of the rotor can be stabilized on its own, making a fairly small billiard table which may or may not be known:

That's present in jslife's o0007-bil.lif, and I actually selected that completion manually after a certain point in the search.

### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **June 6th, 2019, 6:39 pm**

by **Scorbie**

Here's a slightly more robust p5 hw emulator:

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```
x = 22, y = 16, rule = B3/S23
10b2o$8bo4bo2$2o6bo4bo6b2o$o2bo3b8o3bo2bo$b2o5bo4bo5b2o$4b2o2b6o2b2o$b
3o14b3o$bo2b4o6b4o2bo$2bo16bo$3b6ob2ob6o$5bo3bo2bo3bo$8b2o2b2o$8bo4bo$
9bo2bo$8b2o2b2o!
```

Edit: And here's a p5 MW volcano, smaller one in progress.

Edit3: Added smaller one

Edit4: reduced the smaller one

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```
x = 87, y = 32, rule = B3/S23
10bo29bo33bo2$2bo4bo5bo4bo14b2obo7bob2o19b2obo7bob2o$bobobo4bo4bobobo
13bob2o7b2obo19bob2o7b2obo$o2bob3obobob3obo2bo14b2ob5ob2o23b2ob5ob2o$
3o7bo7b3o$3b3o2b2ob2o2b3o18b2obobob2o25b2obobob2o$2bo2bob2o3b2obo2bo
14b3o3bobo3b3o19b3o3bobo3b3o$2bob2o2bobobo2b2obo12b3obo3bobo3bob3o15b
3obo3bobo3bob3o$3bo2bobobobobo2bo12bo4bobobobobobo4bo13bo4bobobobobobo
4bo$4bobo7bobo13b2ob2ob2obobob2ob2ob2o14b4ob2obobob2ob4o$7b3ob3o20bo3b
obobo3bo21bo3bobobo3bo$2o2bo11bo2b2o13bo3bobobo3bo18b2obob3obob3obob2o
$o2bo2b3o3b3o2bo2bo11b2o5bobo5b2o16bo2b2o3bobo3b2o2bo$b2ob2o2bo3bo2b2o
b2o10bo2bob3obobob3obo2bo11b2obo2bo4bobo4bo2bob2o$2bo3bo7bo3bo11b2obob
2o2bobo2b2obob2o11bobo4b3obobob3o4bobo$2bo3bo7bo3bo14b3obobobobob3o17b
5obobobobob5o$b2ob2o2bo3bo2b2ob2o10b3o3b3o3b3o3b3o21bo3bo$o2bo2b3o3b3o
2bo2bo9bo2b2o11b2o2bo12b9o5b9o$2o2bo11bo2b2o12bo2b3o3b3o2bo15bo2bo2bo
9bo2bo2bo$7b3ob3o20b2o2bo3bo2b2o$4bobo7bobo20bo5bo$3bo2bobobobobo2bo
16b3o7b3o$2bob2o2bobobo2b2obo15bo11bo$2bo2bob2o3b2obo2bo$3b3o2b2ob2o2b
3o$3o7bo7b3o$o2bob3obobob3obo2bo$bobobo4bo4bobobo$2bo4bo5bo4bo2$10bo!
```

Edit2: Here's a flat p5 mw sparker with questionable usability:

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```
x = 50, y = 12, rule = B3/S23
24b2o$4b2o2b2o4bobo3b2o6b2o3bobo4b2o2b2o$4bobo3bobobobo16bobobobo3bobo
$6bobo2bo2bob3o2bo6bo2b3obo2bo2bobo$2b4o3bo6bo2b12o2bo6bo3b4o$2bo5b2o
7bobobobo2bobobobo7b2o5bo$3b3o4bob2o2b2obobobo2bobobob2o2b2obo4b3o$3o
4b3o3bobo2b2ob2o4b2ob2o2bobo3b3o4b3o$o2b3o5bo3b2o16b2o3bo5b3o2bo$3bo3b
3obo3bo18bo3bob3o3bo$4b3o2b2o5bo16bo5b2o2b3o$6bo8b2o16b2o8bo!
```

Edit5: A shallower variant of Sokwe's p4 oscillator, with a balance of depth, clearance, and size:

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```
x = 32, y = 14, rule = B3/S23
14bo2bo2$13bo4bo$12bob4obo$9b2o2bo4bo2b2o$12bobo2bobo$b3ob2o2bo4b4o4bo
2b2ob3o$3bo2bo2bob2o6b2obo2bo2bo$b3ob4o4b2o2b2o4b4ob3o$b2o3bobob2obo4b
ob2obobo3b2o$o3bobobobo2bo4bo2bobobobo3bo$bo2bob2o3b2o6b2o3b2obo2bo$2b
obo22bobo$3b2o22b2o!
```

### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **July 15th, 2019, 4:57 am**

by **Bullet51**

Period 8 oscilliator:

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```
x = 11, y = 18, rule = b3s23
3b2ob2o$3b2ob2o2$b9o$o9bo$b3obob3o$3b5o5$3b5o$b3obob3o$o9bo$b9o2$3b2ob
2o$3b2ob2o!
```

It seems that the oscilliator must be known, but I'm unable to find it in previous collections.

### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **July 15th, 2019, 5:18 am**

by **Gustone**

I found an almost oscillator that looked like this

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```
x = 11, y = 9, rule = B3/S23
2b2o3b2o$3o5b3o$o9bo$b9o2$b9o$o9bo$3o5b3o$2b2o3b2o!
```

but I lost it

### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **July 15th, 2019, 5:54 am**

by **wildmyron**

Bullet51 wrote:Period 8 oscilliator:

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```
x = 11, y = 18, rule = b3s23
3b2ob2o$3b2ob2o2$b9o$o9bo$b3obob3o$3b5o5$3b5o$b3obob3o$o9bo$b9o2$3b2ob
2o$3b2ob2o!
```

It seems that the oscilliator must be known, but I'm unable to find it in previous collections.

For some strange reason it doesn't seem to be in jslife or the jslife-osc-supplement, but it is in DRH-oscillators (Golly Patterns/Life/Oscillators/DRH-oscillators.rle)

### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **July 15th, 2019, 1:48 pm**

by **vvndnxl**

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```
x = 92, y = 94, rule = B3/S23
69bo3b3o$54b2o12bobo2b5o3b2o$54b2o12bo3b2o3b2o2b2o$69bo2bo3b2o$70b3o3b
o2$39bo4b2o4b2o18b3o3bo$38b2o3b3o3bo19bo2bo3b2o$37bo4bob2o4b2o16bo3b2o
3b2o2b2o$b2o5b2o27b2obo3b2obo20bobo2b5o3b2o$b2o5b2o30bo2b3o2bo20bo3b3o
$45bobo$46bo$2bo5bo$b3o3b3o$bob2ob2obo25b2o$2o7b2o23bobo$2o7b2o23bo$3o
5b3o22b2o$2b3ob3o$4bobo$bo2bobo2bo32b2o$o2bo3bo2bo30bobo$b2o5b2o33bo7$
58bo$56bobo$57b2o$73bo$11b2o60b3o$11b2o63bo$b2o4bo5b2o60b2o$b2o2bo4b2o
2bo$6bo4b2obo$8b2ob3o$9bo4$19b2o$18bobo50bo$20bo50bobo$71b2o4$82bo$78b
3ob2o$77bob2o4bo$77bo2b2o4bo2b2o$15b2o60b2o5bo4b2o$15bo63b2o$16b3o60b
2o$18bo$33b2o$33bobo$33bo7$48bo33b2o5b2o$48bobo30bo2bo3bo2bo$48b2o32bo
2bobo2bo$85bobo$83b3ob3o$57b2o22b3o5b3o$57bo23b2o7b2o$55bobo23b2o7b2o$
55b2o25bob2ob2obo$82b3o3b3o$83bo5bo$45bo$44bobo$16b3o3bo20bo2b3o2bo30b
2o5b2o$9b2o3b5o2bobo20bob2o3bob2o27b2o5b2o$9b2o2b2o3b2o3bo16b2o4b2obo
4bo$14b2o3bo2bo19bo3b3o3b2o$15bo3b3o18b2o4b2o4bo2$15bo3b3o$14b2o3bo2bo
$9b2o2b2o3b2o3bo12b2o$9b2o3b5o2bobo12b2o$16b3o3bo!
```

It is glider loop

### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **July 15th, 2019, 2:18 pm**

by **Moosey**

vvndnxl wrote:
I found this in Golly

Yes, the telegraph. That is known. But what exactly does it have to do with oscillators?

In the future, edit your posts, by the way.

Also don’t blank your posts unless they are offensive or deserve blanking for some other reasons. You don’t have to blank a post like the one above since it could be used for future reference, however slim the odds are.

EDIT: I believe you meant to have this pattern in your G loop post:

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```
#c there was a missing glider
x = 92, y = 92, rule = B3/S23
71b2o$54b2o15bobo7b2o$54b2o15bob2o6b2o$72b2o$72bo$49bobo3bo$45b2obo3b
2o2bo3b2o10bo$42b2ob2obo3bo4bob2obo9b2o$40bob2o4bobobo9bo8bob2o6b2o$b
2o5b2o30b2o2b3ob2o4bo2bob2obo8bobo7b2o$b2o5b2o30bob2o2b2obo5b2o3b2o9b
2o$42b4o3b2o$49b2o3$35b2o$34bobo$2bo5bo25bo$b3o3b3o23b2o$o2b2ob2o2bo$
3o5b3o3$40b2o$39bobo$41bo3$56bo$7b3o44bobo$6bo3bo44b2o$6b2ob2o$7bobo$
73bo$7bobo63b3o$6b2ob2o65bo$b2o3bo3bo64b2o$b2o4b3o$12b2o$12bobo$12bo3$
73bo$73bobo$73b2o$17b2o$16bobo$18bo3$79bo$77bobo$78b2o$82b3o4b2o$15b2o
64bo3bo3b2o$15bo65b2ob2o$16b3o63bobo$18bo$82bobo$81b2ob2o$35b2o44bo3bo
$35bobo44b3o$35bo3$50bo$50bobo$50b2o3$81b3o5b3o$81bo2b2ob2o2bo$57b2o
23b3o3b3o$57bo25bo5bo$55bobo$55b2o3$41b2o$41b2o3b4o$19b2o9b2o3b2o5bob
2o2b2obo30b2o5b2o$9b2o7bobo8bob2obo2bo4b2ob3o2b2o30b2o5b2o$9b2o6b2obo
8bo9bobobo4b2obo$18b2o9bob2obo4bo3bob2ob2o$19bo10b2o3bo2b2o3bob2o$36bo
3bobo$19bo$18b2o$9b2o6b2obo15b2o$9b2o7bobo15b2o$19b2o!
```

### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **July 15th, 2019, 2:31 pm**

by **vvndnxl**

Moosey wrote:vvndnxl wrote:
I found this in Golly

Yes, the telegraph. That is known. But what exactly does it have to do with oscillators?

In the future, edit your posts, by the way.

sorry, i'm russian

### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **July 15th, 2019, 2:40 pm**

by **vvndnxl**

vvndnxl wrote:Code: Select all

```
x = 108, y = 97, rule = B3/S23
4$78b2o$61b2o15bobo7b2o$61b2o15bob2o6b2o$79b2o$79bo$56bobo3bo$52b2obo
3b2o2bo3b2o10bo$49b2ob2obo3bo4bob2obo9b2o$47bob2o4bobobo9bo8bob2o6b2o$
8b2o5b2o30b2o2b3ob2o4bo2bob2obo8bobo7b2o$8b2o5b2o30bob2o2b2obo5b2o3b2o
9b2o$49b4o3b2o$56b2o3$42b2o$41bobo$9bo5bo25bo$8b3o3b3o23b2o$7bo2b2ob2o
2bo$7b3o5b3o3$47b2o$46bobo$48bo3$63bo$14b3o44bobo$13bo3bo44b2o$13b2ob
2o$14bobo$80bo$14bobo63b3o$13b2ob2o65bo$8b2o3bo3bo64b2o$8b2o4b3o$19b2o
$19bobo$19bo3$80bo$80bobo$80b2o$24b2o$23bobo$25bo3$86bo$84bobo$85b2o$
89b3o4b2o$22b2o64bo3bo3b2o$22bo65b2ob2o$23b3o63bobo$25bo$89bobo$88b2ob
2o$42b2o44bo3bo$42bobo44b3o$42bo3$57bo$57bobo$57b2o3$88b3o5b3o$88bo2b
2ob2o2bo$64b2o23b3o3b3o$64bo25bo5bo$62bobo$62b2o5$26b2o9b2o3b2o45b2o5b
2o$16b2o7bobo8bob2ob2obo44b2o5b2o$16b2o6b2obo8bo7bo$25b2o9bob2ob2obo$
26bo10b2o3b2o2$26bo$25b2o$16b2o6b2obo15b2o$16b2o7bobo15b2o$26b2o!
```

It is glider loop

@Moosey, and what do you think about it

### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **July 15th, 2019, 4:43 pm**

by **vvndnxl**

don't you know how to make a GIF from a pattern?

### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **July 15th, 2019, 6:30 pm**

by **GUYTU6J**

vvndnxl wrote:don't you know how to make a GIF from a pattern?

There is a script named

giffer with python.

### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **July 15th, 2019, 6:40 pm**

by **Ian07**

vvndnxl wrote:don't you know how to make a GIF from a pattern?

Please post this in a relevant thread, for example

Thread for basic questions. If you can't get the Python script posted above to work, there's actually a Lua script that comes with Golly which you can find at Scripts/Lua/giffer.lua, which should work assuming your version of Golly is up-to-date.

**EDIT:** Please also read the

forum rules; if you need to follow up on your previous post in a topic it's generally better to edit your original post rather than making a new one.

### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **July 22nd, 2019, 12:31 pm**

by **Gustone**

two 15thlons can interact like this

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```
x = 20, y = 19, rule = B3/S23
$6b4o$5b6o$4b8o$3b2o6b2o$4b8o$5b6o$6b4o$7b2o$5bo4bo$4bo6bo$3bo8bo$3bo
8bo$3bo8bo$4bo6bo$5bo4bo$7b2o!
```

...

Can there be an other-side fencepost for this?

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```
x = 139, y = 21, rule = B3/S23
25bo$5b2o7bobo8b3o$2o2bo2bo3bo2b2obob2o7bo$o2bob2o2b3o5b2obo2b5o2b2o$b
obo3b2o3b4o4bobo5b2obo$2obob2o2b3o4b4obob2ob2o$bo6bobob2o7bobobob2o$bo
b3o2b2o2bo3b2o2bo2bobo3b2ob3o5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5b
o5bo5bo5bo$2bo10bobo2bob3o2bob4o5bob2o4b2o2bob2o4b2o2bob2o4b2o2bob2o4b
2o2bob2o4b2o2bob2o4b2o2bob2o4b2o2bob2o4b2o2bob2o$3b7o10b3o3b2o2b2ob3o
2b2ob2ob4o2b2ob2ob4o2b2ob2ob4o2b2ob2ob4o2b2ob2ob4o2b2ob2ob4o2b2ob2ob4o
2b2ob2ob4o2b2ob2o2$3b7o10b3o3b2o2b2ob3o2b2ob2ob4o2b2ob2ob4o2b2ob2ob4o
2b2ob2ob4o2b2ob2ob4o2b2ob2ob4o2b2ob2ob4o2b2ob2ob4o2b2ob2o$2bo10bobo2bo
b3o2bob4o5bob2o4b2o2bob2o4b2o2bob2o4b2o2bob2o4b2o2bob2o4b2o2bob2o4b2o
2bob2o4b2o2bob2o4b2o2bob2o$bob3o2b2o2bo3b2o2bo2bobo3b2ob3o5bo5bo5bo5bo
5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo$bo6bobob2o7bobobob2o$2obob2o2b
3o4b4obob2ob2o$bobo3b2o3b4o4bobo5b2obo$o2bob2o2b3o5b2obo2b5o2b2o$2o2bo
2bo3bo2b2obob2o7bo$5b2o7bobo8b3o$25bo!
```

### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **July 22nd, 2019, 1:51 pm**

by **dvgrn**

Gustone wrote:two 15thlons can interact like this...

biggiemac's script says that that's called a

bi-pentadecathlon 2, and it has showed up over five hundred times in symmetric soups.

Gustone wrote:Can there be an other-side fencepost for this?

All I remember offhand is

Sokwe's c/5 stabilization from 2013:

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```
x = 191, y = 44, rule = B3/S23
47bo5b2o5b2o5bo15b2o3bo13bo3b2o15bo5b2o5b2o5bo$45bo2b2ob2o2bo3bo2b2ob
2o2bo8bobobob5o13b5obobobo8bo2b2ob2o2bo3bo2b2ob2o2bo$43b3o4bobo3bobo3b
obo4b3o3b2ob5o25b5ob2o3b3o4bobo3bobo3bobo4b3o$43b2o2bo2b3ob2o3b2ob3o2b
o2b2o14b2o5bo3bo5b2o14b2o2bo2b3ob2o3b2ob3o2bo2b2o$43b3o2b3o4bo3bo4b3o
2b3o2b2ob2o3b2o6b3obobob3o6b2o3b2ob2o2b3o2b3o4bo3bo4b3o2b3o$44bobo2bo
15bo2bobo3bo9b4o3bo2bobo2bo3b4o9bo3bobo2bo15bo2bobo$45bo23bo14bo5bo2b
2ob2o2bo5bo14bo23bo$81b5ob2obo9bob2ob5o$58b2ob2o13b3obo2b3o8bobo8b3o2b
ob3o13b2ob2o$57bobo3bo15bo5bo8bobo8bo5bo15bo3bobo$58bobo2bo2b2ob2o20b
2o5b2o20b2ob2o2bo2bobo$43bo10bo8bo2b2o3bo3bo39bo3bo3b2o2bo8bo10bo$42b
obob2o6b2o2bo2b2ob2obo2bo3bobo11b2o2bobobobo2b2o11bobo3bo2bob2ob2o2bo
2b2o6b2obobo$42bobo3bo2b2o6bo9bo3bo2bo11bo3bobobobo3bo11bo2bo3bo9bo6b
2o2bo3bobo$43b2obob5o2bo2bo13b2o2bo12b3o7b3o12bo2b2o13bo2bo2b5obob2o$
42bo5bo2bo22bobo10bobobo7bobobo10bobo22bo2bo5bo$42bo2bo40bobo2bob2ob2o
bo2bobo40bo2bo$86bobobo3bobo3bobobo$44bo40b2obob4o3b4obob2o40bo$43b3o
42bobo2bo3bo2bobo42b3o$43bo44bob4o3b4obo44bo$41bobo45bo4bobo4bo45bobo
$40bo2bo46b2o7b2o46bo2bo$40bo46b3o2bobobobo2b3o46bo$39bo2bob2o41bo2b3o
bobob3o2bo41b2obo2bo$42bo45bobo9bobo45bo$40b3ob2o41b2obob2o3b2obob2o41b
2ob3o$40b2ob3o40bo3bob2o3b2obo3bo40b3ob2o$87bob2o9b2obo$42b5o39b2obo2b
o5bo2bob2o39b5o$42b5o42bobo7bobo42b5o$41bobo45bob2o5b2obo45bobo$41b3o
43b2o3bo5bo3b2o43b3o$39b2obo45bobo9bobo45bob2o$38bob3o45bo3bo5bo3bo45b
3obo$9bo7bo19bo3bo47bob2obobob2obo47bo3bo19bo7bo$3b2obobob2o3b2obobob
2o13bobo47bobobo2bobo2bobobo47bobo13b2obobob2o3b2obobob2o$3obob3o9b3o
bob3o8bo50bobob2o2bobo2b2obobo50bo8b3obob3o9b3obob3o$o3bobo5bobo5bobo
3bo6b2o51bobo5bobo5bobo51b2o6bo3bobo5bobo5bobo3bo$4b2o6bobo6b2o8bo55b
o2bobobobobobo2bo55bo8b2o6bobo6b2o$b2o9bobo9b2o3b2o4bo52b2ob2obobob2o
b2o52bo4b2o3b2o9bobo9b2o$b2ob2o15b2ob2o6bobo58bo3bo58bobo6b2ob2o15b2o
b2o$5bo15bo65bob4o5b4obo65bo15bo$87b2obo9bob2o!
```

My vague recollection is that somebody found a stationary fencepost for ... something-or-other interesting ... in the past few years, but I can't find the reference, and based on my searches so far I don't think it was this wick. P12 searches are still very difficult. Or can you get away with just p6? I'm definitely not one of the experts on this topic.

### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **July 22nd, 2019, 5:17 pm**

by **Sokwe**

dvgrn wrote:Gustone wrote:Can there be an other-side fencepost for this?

All I remember offhand is

Sokwe's c/5 stabilization from 2013

That post only shows Hartmut Holzwart's stabilization (mine are two posts above). A more complete survey of those c/5 wickstretchers is given

here.

dvgrn wrote:P12 searches are still very difficult. Or can you get away with just p6?

Indeed, finding a p12 "source" for this ant-like wick is probably out of reach with current technology. I am not currently aware of a p6 source, but I suspect one could be found with some effort.

dvgrn wrote:My vague recollection is that somebody found a stationary fencepost for ... something-or-other interesting ... in the past few years

Maybe the stationary fencepost in this wickstretcher:

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```
#C Stretcher for a p6 wick, Paul Tooke, Sep 2004.
#C Stationary fencepost by Jason Summers and
#C Matthias Merzenich, Jan 2013.
x = 66, y = 66, rule = B3/S23
8b2o$8bobo$8bo$11bo$10bobo$10bobo$10bo$10b2o$3o7b2o$o12bo$bo2b5o7bo$3b
o3b2o4b3o2bo$4b2o12bo2bo$9bobo2b5ob2obo$11bobo6b2obo$11bobo$10bo2bo8bo
bo$13bo8bobo2bo$11b3o10bobobo$21b2o7bo$13b2o5bo3b2o4bo18b2o9b2o$12b3o
4bob2o3b3ob2o13b2o2b2o11bob2o$16b2obobo6bob2o13b2o2bob2o5bo2bo2b2o$13b
2o10bo2bo3b2o16b3o5bobo$16b3obo6bo3b2obo24bo$20bo2bo11bo$18bo2bo9bo4bo
13b2o7b2o$17bo3bo2bo3b3obobobo13b2o2b3o2b2o$18bo2b3o3bob2o5bo$27b2obo
5bo2bo14b3o$19b4o4b3o6bo3b2o13bo$21b2obobo28bo$23b2o2bo9b2o2bo12b3o$
23bo15b2o7b2o$24bo2bo16b2obo6b3o$25bo14bo3b2o2bo2bo2b3o$26b5o8b3o7bobo
2b2o$32bo5bobo9bo4b2o$32bo4b2ob2o$29bo3bo2bo2b2o8b2o$30bo2bob6o8b2o4b
2o$30bobo3bobo3b3o9b2o$41b3o10b2o$41b3o10b2o$34b2o5bo3b3o4b2obo$21b2o
11b2o8b3o5b2ob2o$21b2o21b3o6bobo$34bo9bo3b3o3b2o$33bobo11b3obo$20b3o
10bo2bo2b2o6b2o2bo$20b2obo2b2o9bob2o6bo$22b2o2b2o7b2o11b2o$22b2o20b2o$
44b3o$27bobo2bob3o4b3o3bo$27bob4ob4o2b8o$27bobo2bob2obo2bo4bo2$22b2o$
24bob2o$20bo2bo2b2o$20bobo$21bo2$21b2o$21b2o!
```

Bullet51 found a stationary fencepost for the other side of this wick in 2016 (see

here). I know that Josh Ball (velcrorex) has found some interesting fenceposts to various wicks over the last decade, but I don't have immediate references.

### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **July 28th, 2019, 10:48 pm**

by **GUYTU6J**

Cross-posting from

here, a Rich's p16 on tumbler is a 50p112 (note gen 46):

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```
x = 18, y = 13, rule = B3/S23
3b2o$2bo2bo$bo2bo$bo6bo4bo2b2o$o2bo3bobo4bo2bo$b3o3b2o5b2obo2$b3o3b2o
5b2obo$o2bo3bobo4bo2bo$bo6bo4bo2b2o$bo2bo$2bo2bo$3b2o!
```

Similarly, Rich's p16 interacts with twin bees shuttle forming a 62p368 (note gen 30~37):

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```
x = 13, y = 46, rule = B3/S23
3b2o5b2o$3b2o5b2o16$2b2obo3bob2o$2bo2bo3bo2bo$3b3o3b3o8$3b2o$3b2o5$3b
2o$2bo2bo$bo2bo$bo6bo$o2bo3bobo$b3o3b2o2$b3o3b2o$o2bo3bobo$bo6bo$bo2bo
$2bo2bo$3b2o!
```

A collection of how Rich's p16 can combine with other oscillators. This is a highly trivial p425040.

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```
x = 28, y = 63, rule = B3/S23
13b2o5b2o$13b2o5b2o16$12b2obo3bob2o$12bo2bo3bo2bo$13b3o3b3o8$13b2o$13b
2o5$13b2o$2o10bo2bo$o2b2o6bo2bo$b2obo6bo6bo4bo2b2o$5bo4bo2bo3bobo4bo2b
o$5bo5b3o3b2o5b2obo$b2obo$o2b2o6b3o3b2o5b2obo$2o8bo2bo3bobo4bo2bo$11bo
6bo4bo2b2o$11bo2bo$12bo2bo$13b2o3$5b2o10b2o$5b2o2b2o7bo$3b2obo2b2o6bo$
3b3o11b2o3$4b2o$4b2o14b2o$18b2obo$17bobobobob2o$19bobob2obo$15b3o2bo$
14bo3b2o$15b3o$17bo!
```

EDIT: another 62p368

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```
x = 40, y = 25, rule = B3/S23
21b2o$11b2o7bobo15b2o$11b2o7bo17b2o$20b3o4$20b3o$20bo17b2o$20bobo15b2o
$21b2o2$5b2o$4bo2bo$5bo2bo$bo6bo$obo3bo2bo$b2o3b3o2$b2o3b3o$obo3bo2bo$
bo6bo$5bo2bo$4bo2bo$5b2o!
```

EDIT2:

two 82p496s

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```
x = 60, y = 32, rule = B3/S23
7b2obo2bob2o$2o4bo2bo4bo2bo4b2o$2o5bobo4bobo5b2o24b2o7b2o$8bo6bo32b2o
7b2o2$35b2o$34bo2bo$35bo2bo$31bo6bo9bo9bo$8bo6bo14bobo3bo2bo7bobo7bobo
$2o5bobo4bobo5b2o7b2o3b3o8bo2bo5bo2bo$2o4bo2bo4bo2bo4b2o24b2o7b2o$7b2o
bo2bob2o14b2o3b3o8bo11bo$30bobo3bo2bo$31bo6bo$35bo2bo8bo11bo$34bo2bo
10b2o7b2o$35b2o10bo2bo5bo2bo$47bobo7bobo$17b2o29bo9bo$16bo2bo$17bo2bo$
13bo6bo$12bobo3bo2bo$13b2o3b3o27b2o7b2o$48b2o7b2o$13b2o3b3o$12bobo3bo
2bo$13bo6bo$17bo2bo$16bo2bo$17b2o!
```

Now time for a crazy trivial 162p1197840

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```
x = 52, y = 44, rule = B3/S23
35b2obo2bob2o$28b2o4bo2bo4bo2bo4b2o$28b2o5bobo4bobo5b2o$36bo6bo6$36bo
6bo$28b2o5bobo4bobo5b2o$28b2o4bo2bo4bo2bo4b2o$35b2obo2bob2o7$35b2o$20b
2o12bo2bo$20bo2b2o10bo2bo5b2o$21b2obo6bo6bo4bo$25bo4bobo3bo2bo4bob2o$
25bo5b2o3b3o6bobo$21b2obo$20bo2b2o6b2o3b3o6bobo$20b2o8bobo3bo2bo4bob2o
$31bo6bo4bo$35bo2bo5b2o$34bo2bo$35b2o2$17b2o$2o15bobo23b2o$2o17bo19b2o
2b2o$17b3o19b2o2bob2o$44b3o3$17b3o24b2o$2o17bo7b2o15b2o$2o15bobo7b2o$
17b2o!
```

Or a trivial 177p2635248

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```
x = 38, y = 63, rule = B3/S23
18b2o5b2o$18b2o5b2o16$17b2obo3bob2o$17bo2bo3bo2bo$18b3o3b3o8$25b2o$25b
2o2$b2o7b2o$b2o7b2o2$25b2o$24bo2bo$25bo2bo$bo9bo9bo6bo4bo2b2o$obo7bobo
7bobo3bo2bo4bo2bo$o2bo5bo2bo8b2o3b3o5b2obo$b2o7b2o$o11bo8b2o3b3o5b2obo
$20bobo3bo2bo4bo2bo$21bo6bo4bo2b2o$o11bo12bo2bo$b2o7b2o12bo2bo$o2bo5bo
2bo12b2o$obo7bobo$bo9bo$21b2o10b2o$21bo7b2o2b2o$22bo6b2o2bob2o$21b2o
11b3o$b2o7b2o$b2o7b2o$34b2o$18b2o14b2o$18bob2o$13b2obobobobo$13bob2obo
bo$19bo2b3o$20b2o3bo$22b3o$22bo!
```

### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **August 9th, 2019, 11:28 pm**

by **Hdjensofjfnen**

Gustone wrote:I found an almost oscillator that looked like this

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```
x = 11, y = 9, rule = B3/S23
2b2o3b2o$3o5b3o$o9bo$b9o2$b9o$o9bo$3o5b3o$2b2o3b2o!
```

but I lost it

Can you remember what period it was going to be?

### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **August 11th, 2019, 3:10 pm**

by **Gustone**

Hdjensofjfnen wrote:Gustone wrote:I found an almost oscillator that looked like this

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```
x = 11, y = 9, rule = B3/S23
2b2o3b2o$3o5b3o$o9bo$b9o2$b9o$o9bo$3o5b3o$2b2o3b2o!
```

but I lost it

Can you remember what period it was going to be?

3 I think

### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **August 11th, 2019, 10:20 pm**

by **mniemiec**

Gustone wrote:I found an almost oscillator that looked like this ... but I lost it

Hdjensofjfnen wrote:Can you remember what period it was going to be?

Gustone wrote:3 I think

Period 3 oscillators are extremely plentiful and are very easy to find. They are rarely worth noting unless they have some particularly useful or notable characteristics (e.g. easily accessible sparks, cheap synthesis, occur commonly in soups, etc.)

### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **August 12th, 2019, 11:33 pm**

by **Hdjensofjfnen**

I just realized I've found that before as well...

viewtopic.php?f=12&t=3843&start=3

### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **August 14th, 2019, 9:47 pm**

by **GUYTU6J**

Al Jolson's two-block hasseling mechanism can adapt to Merzenich's p31:

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```
x = 26, y = 39, rule = B3/S23
7b2obo2bob2o$2o4bo2bo4bo2bo4b2o$2o5bobo4bobo5b2o$8bo6bo6$8bo6bo$2o5bob
o4bobo5b2o$2o4bo2bo4bo2bo4b2o$7b2obo2bob2o5$14b3o$13b3obo$12b2obobo$
16bo4$10bobo2bobo$8b2o2b4o2b2o$2b2o5b2o6b2o5b2o$2b2o6bo6bo6b2o8$2b2o6b
o6bo6b2o$2b2o5b2o6b2o5b2o$8b2o2b4o2b2o$10bobo2bobo!
```

Why do we need to mention "but p14 (by hitting the sides of the pentadecathlons with 34P14 shuttles) is not possible" in Al Jolson's wiki page?

EDIT: Oh I understand. That sentence needs some new wording.

### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **August 14th, 2019, 10:03 pm**

by **A for awesome**

GUYTU6J wrote:Al Jolson's two-block hasseling mechanism can adapt to Merzenich's p31:

Nice! This other mechanism (previously known for pentadecathlons) works as well:

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```
x = 24, y = 40, rule = B3/S23
8bobo2bobo$6b2o2b4o2b2o$2o5b2o6b2o5b2o$2o6bo6bo6b2o8$2o6bo6bo6b2o$2o5b
2o6b2o5b2o$6b2o2b4o2b2o$8bobo2bobo5$9b2o2b2o$9b2o2b2o5$8bobo2bobo$6b2o
2b4o2b2o$2o5b2o6b2o5b2o$2o6bo6bo6b2o8$2o6bo6bo6b2o$2o5b2o6b2o5b2o$6b2o
2b4o2b2o$8bobo2bobo!
```

### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **August 14th, 2019, 11:30 pm**

by **mniemiec**

GUYTU6J wrote:Al Jolson's two-block hasseling mechanism can adapt to Merzenich's p31: ... Why do we need to mention "but p14 (by hitting the sides of the pentadecathlons with 34P14 shuttles) is not possible" in Al Jolson's wiki page?

This mechanism can work with any period 9 or higher oscillator with a sufficiently remote domino spark. It works for pentadecathlons, and also snackers. Oddly, it does NOT work for tetradecathlons, because the phase-shifting process intrudes on the reaction.

A for awesome wrote:Nice! This other mechanism (previously known for pentadecathlons) works as well: ...

This should also work with any period 5 or higher oscillator with a sufficiently remote domino spark. It works for pentadecathlons, snackers, and tetradecathlons, but not fumaroles or heavyweight volcanoes. Some of the large P5 or higher domino sparkers might work.

### Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Posted: **September 15th, 2019, 12:09 am**

by **Bullet51**

Possibly known(Left:P9 Middle:P9 Right:P8):

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```
x = 65, y = 19, rule = b3s23
13b2o$13b2o45b2o$61bo$11b6o41b3o$7b2obo5bo12bo28bo$6bobobob2o13b3o2bo
2bo24b3o$5bo3bo2bobo11bo5b4o20b4o3bo$4bo6b2o2bo10bo2b3o6bo17bo3bob2o$
4b2o6b4o9b2obo2bob6o19b2o$6bo4bo16bo4bo25bob3o$4b2o5b5o12b2o4b3o15b2o
7bo2bo$3bo3bob2o4bo10b2o7bobo14bo7bo2b2o$3bob4obob3o12bob2o5bobo10b2ob
obo4bo$2obobo2bobobo14bobobo5bo11bo2bob2o2bo$2obo2bobobobo13b2obob2o
14bobobobo3bo$3bo3b2ob2o17bobobo13b2o2bo3b2o$3b2o24bo2bobo16bobobo$28b
2o3bo18b2obobo$56b2o!
```

EDIT: All are in jslife.