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Some questions

Posted: August 12th, 2015, 4:25 am
by Saka
I have some questions:

1. Is there a minimal age for joining conwaylife?
2. Who is unname66609?
3. Does LifeWiki store the IP Addresses of users?

Ok! That will be it for now

Re: Some questions

Posted: August 13th, 2015, 12:15 am
by M. I. Wright
Saka wrote:1. Is there a minimum age for joining conwaylife?
The terms and conditions shown when you first register say nothing about age, and I think the youngest member here, Gustavo, is 11 or 12 - so no.
2. Who is unname66609?
Just another forum user as far as I can tell. They probably live in or near China. Why do you ask?
3. Does LifeWiki store the IP Addresses of users?
Yes.

Re: Some questions

Posted: August 13th, 2015, 4:24 am
by Saka
M. I. Wright wrote:
Saka wrote:1. Is there a minimum age for joining conwaylife?
The terms and conditions shown when you first register say nothing about age, and I think the youngest member here, Gustavo, is 11 or 12 - so no.
2. Who is unname66609?
Just another forum user as far as I can tell. They probably live in or near China. Why do you ask?
3. Does LifeWiki store the IP Addresses of users?
Yes.
1. So it's ok if a a six year old joins?
2. Because he never really posts anything... (just things like "what is sesame oil?"
3. Ok
And by the the way did you notice the second "a" I put in number 1? There's also something else about this line...

Re: Some questions

Posted: August 13th, 2015, 5:18 pm
by Alexey_Nigin
Saka wrote:1. So it's ok if a a six year old joins?
Hmm... Technically, it's perfectly possible, but I can hardly imagine a six-year-old doing stuff like this. If he/she decides to join, definitely tell me the username. If that person achieves anything, I will clap.
Saka wrote:2. Because he never really posts anything... (just things like "what is sesame oil?"
So do you think unname is a bot? It is not probable since he/she used to post some relevant content. Unname is just a strange guy, like Gustavo raised to the 10th power.
Saka wrote:And by the the way did you notice the second "a" I put in number 1?
No. I failed this test for the the second time in my life ;)

Re: Some questions

Posted: August 13th, 2015, 8:02 pm
by Saka
Alexey_Nigin wrote:
Saka wrote:1. So it's ok if a a six year old joins?
Hmm... Technically, it's perfectly possible, but I can hardly imagine a six-year-old doing stuff like this. If he/she decides to join, definitely tell me the username. If that person achieves anything, I will clap.
Saka wrote:2. Because he never really posts anything... (just things like "what is sesame oil?"
So do you think unname is a bot? It is not probable since he/she used to post some relevant content. Unname is just a strange guy, like Gustavo raised to the 10th power.
Saka wrote:And by the the way did you notice the second "a" I put in number 1?
No. I failed this test for the the second time in my life ;)
And I passed.

Re: Some questions

Posted: August 30th, 2015, 3:32 am
by Sarp
1. IThe terms and conditions shown when you first register say nothing about age, and I think the youngest member here, Gustavo, is 11 or 12 - so no.
Nope I'm younger

Re: Some questions

Posted: August 30th, 2015, 3:48 am
by Saka
Sarp wrote:
1. IThe terms and conditions shown when you first register say nothing about age, and I think the youngest member here, Gustavo, is 11 or 12 - so no.
Nope I'm younger
How young?

Re: Some questions

Posted: August 31st, 2015, 1:35 pm
by M. I. Wright
Sarp wrote:Nope I'm younger
Okay. I just used Gustavo as an example because the normal forum age limit (due to COPPA) is 13.

Re: Some questions

Posted: September 5th, 2015, 1:57 pm
by The Turtle
A question:
Are there any catalogues of LWSS collisions? Or other *WSS collisions?

Re: Some questions

Posted: September 6th, 2015, 9:20 am
by dvgrn
The Turtle wrote:Are there any catalogues of LWSS collisions? Or other *WSS collisions?
Meaning, a collection of syntheses where the recipes involve colliding LWSSes instead of colliding gliders? For the second question, are combinations of LWSS, MWSS, and HWSS allowed, or should a single recipe have only one kind of *WSS?

In any case, I think the answer is no -- nothing really organized, anyway, because no one has had a long-term use for it. It's fairly easy to put together the beginnings of such a collection by running gencols for a while, along these general lines.

If you just want a table of two-*WSS collisions, that's very easy to generate with gencols. Maybe someone has a stamp collection lying around already.

I've been curious for a while now about construction mechanisms using *WSS slow salvos -- though not curious enough yet to do the research myself, apparently. Seems as if slow LWSSes would probably be just about as effective as gliders for building self-constructing circuitry, and Geminoid construction-arm elbows can be programmed to produce *WSSes instead of gliders. It's several times more expensive, but it allows for four new construction directions.

Re: Some questions

Posted: September 6th, 2015, 11:59 am
by A for awesome
dvgrn wrote:I've been curious for a while now about construction mechanisms using *WSS slow salvos -- though not curious enough yet to do the research myself, apparently. Seems as if slow LWSSes would probably be just about as effective as gliders for building self-constructing circuitry, and Geminoid construction-arm elbows can be programmed to produce *WSSes instead of gliders. It's several times more expensive, but it allows for four new construction directions.
I know I found a while back that LWSS slow salvos can move a blinker anywhere, but I can't find it anywhere but in a quote in the Accidental Discoveries thread.

Re: Some questions

Posted: February 23rd, 2017, 4:09 pm
by Mr. Missed Her
What's with the alternating shades of the posts? Sometimes, tables/lists do that so you can keep track of which item is which, but I don't see how it helps here. Besides, there's almost no difference in the colors.

Re: Some questions

Posted: February 23rd, 2017, 4:12 pm
by Mr. Missed Her
I only noticed when I tried to make the background of my profile photo the color of the posts. As you can see, the colors match up perfectly here, but they don't in the last post.

Re: Some questions

Posted: February 24th, 2017, 4:11 am
by blah
I never noticed that before. Anyway, can't you just make the background of your avatar transparent?

Re: Some questions

Posted: February 24th, 2017, 8:26 am
by Mr. Missed Her
I might be able to, but I only know how to edit images through Paint, which is like crappy Photoshop that comes with windows.

Re: Some questions

Posted: February 24th, 2017, 8:47 am
by Saka
Mr. Missed Her wrote:I might be able to, but I only know how to edit images through Paint, which is like crappy Photoshop that comes with windows.
Try gimp

Re: Some questions

Posted: February 24th, 2017, 9:53 am
by blah
Here's a transparent version.
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Re: Some questions

Posted: February 24th, 2017, 11:57 am
by Mr. Missed Her
Well, thanks.

Re: Some questions

Posted: March 7th, 2017, 11:52 am
by gameoflifemaniac
Does Nathaniel have access to private messages?

Re: Some questions

Posted: March 7th, 2017, 6:06 pm
by BlinkerSpawn
gameoflifemaniac wrote:Does Nathaniel have access to private messages?
On this note, how do I delete read private messages?

Re: Some questions

Posted: March 7th, 2017, 6:12 pm
by dvgrn
BlinkerSpawn wrote:
gameoflifemaniac wrote:Does Nathaniel have access to private messages?
On this note, how do I delete read private messages?
Click the checkbox to the right, then choose "Delete marked" at the bottom, from the dropdown where it normally says "Mark/Unmark as important".

Surprisingly well hidden, isn't it? It's a very clever design -- keeps you from deleting things accidentally (or on purpose).

Re: Some questions

Posted: March 7th, 2017, 10:57 pm
by wildmyron
gameoflifemaniac wrote:Does Nathaniel have access to private messages?
In theory, yes. PMs are stored as plain text in the database and while there is no direct ability within phpbb for the admin to read PMs, any person or program (such as backup software) with access to the database has access to the content of private messages. I see no reason to be concerned about this.

Re: Some questions

Posted: September 9th, 2017, 2:59 pm
by gameoflifemaniac
What do the stars mean on the thread titles?

Re: Some questions

Posted: September 9th, 2017, 3:10 pm
by blah
gameoflifemaniac wrote:What do the stars mean on the thread titles?
From what I've gleaned, the stars appear when you've posted in a thread.

Re: Some questions

Posted: November 25th, 2017, 1:08 pm
by gameoflifemaniac
How to create a file link/pattern image for a LifeWiki page?