KittyTac wrote: Sarp wrote:
Lom to r
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x = 11, y = 15, rule = B3/S23
It's one-time. :(
Technically it's not quite one-time. The R appears a long time before the block catalyst is destroyed, and escapes from the reaction envelope 16 ticks before that destruction. So at least theoretically, there's time to add more catalysts and rescue the signal:
x = 20, y = 17, rule = LifeHistory
#C [[ AUTOSTART THUMBNAIL THUMBSIZE 2 GPS 15 PAUSE 2 T 49 PAUSE 2 T 65 PAUSE 2 T 81 PAUSE 2 LOOP 82 ]]
In practice there are probably only a few ticks before that backspark has gone irretrievably out of control, though. I don't think any of the R-to-Xs in the current Elementary Conduits Collection
can do anything with that R output.
The bigger problem is that you also have to get the LoM to that position in the first place. It would probably make more sense if people would come up with a half-decent source of LoMs before they bother to find all these converters
that need LoM inputs. It kind of limits the usefulness of the conduit
if the LoM has to be there at T=0 and there's no practical way to produce another one.
Some of the linked LoM-to-X converters allow the LoM to be produced by colliding two gliders, at least. That's expensive enough to make the whole exercise ultimately fairly pointless, but at least there's something
. This latest LoM-to-R seems to have a block in the way of one or the other of those gliders, no matter which way you build the LoM.