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Re: Famous Quotes

Post by Kazyan » June 22nd, 2017, 4:16 pm

mscibing wrote:I've created a universal constructor based spaceship.
The collective response to Gemini was along the lines of "Hold on, you did what now!?", and Life has been developing Gemini's technology ever since.
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Re: Famous Quotes

Post by Saka » June 22nd, 2017, 5:13 pm

AbphTza wrote:Here I have created a period 71 (4,11)c/71 spaceship with oscillators in LongLife

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x = 17, y = 10, rule = B3/S23
b2ob2obo5b2o$11b4obo$2bob3o2bo2b3o$bo3b2o4b2o$o2bo2bob2o3b4o$bob2obo5b
o2b2o$2b2o4bobo2b3o$bo3b5ob2obobo$2bo5bob2o$4bob2o2bobobo!
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Re: Famous Quotes

Post by dvgrn » June 22nd, 2017, 5:35 pm

Kazyan wrote:
mscibing wrote:I've created a universal constructor based spaceship.
The collective response to Gemini was along the lines of "Hold on, you did what now!?", and Life has been developing Gemini's technology ever since.
Ha, yes, and even now we haven't caught up with one of the key parts of the Gemini's design.

Two synchronized constructor arms working at 90 degrees to each other are significantly more than twice as efficient as a single slow-salvo construction arm -- so you'd need twice as much circuitry, of course, but the extra investment would pay off in a smaller overall pattern.

And yet -- to date, the Gemini is still the only self-constructing spaceship completed or on the drawing board that uses two 90-degree construction arms. I think the only other B3/S23 constructors of any kind that use that trick are chris_c's HBK gun, and Paul Tooke's Pianola breeders.

... That brings to mind another similarly marvellous moment of surprise. Apologies to Sokwe for quoting slightly out of order:
velcrorex wrote:I found a c/7 spaceship!!! And it's small, min pop 20 cells.

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x = 9, y = 9
boobboboo$obbobboo$bobo$bbo$8bo$6b3o$5bo$6bo$7boo!
Sokwe wrote:Ha Ha, I wonder what that really is...
Sokwe wrote:That is absolutely amazing! This has to be glider constructable. I'm freakin' out over here!

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Re: Famous Quotes

Post by muzik » June 22nd, 2017, 5:54 pm

muzik wrote:This rule has a weird really slow diagonal puffer/replicator thing that is incredibly messy and probably completely unusable.
AbphTza wrote:p94726 c/47363 puffer-based spaceship:
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Re: Famous Quotes

Post by fluffykitty » June 22nd, 2017, 10:34 pm

Saka wrote:
AbphTza wrote:Here I have created a period 71 (4,11)c/71 spaceship with oscillators in LongLife
Reference please.
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Re: Famous Quotes

Post by Saka » June 30th, 2017, 5:17 am

AbphzTa wrote:TERRIBLE BIRTHDAY!!!

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x = 17, y = 10, rule = B3/S23
b2ob2obo5b2o$11b4obo$2bob3o2bo2b3o$bo3b2o4b2o$o2bo2bob2o3b4o$bob2obo5b
o2b2o$2b2o4bobo2b3o$bo3b5ob2obobo$2bo5bob2o$4bob2o2bobobo!
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Re: Famous Quotes

Post by toroidalet » July 1st, 2017, 5:34 pm

fluffykitty wrote:
Saka wrote:
AbphTza wrote:Here I have created a period 71 (4,11)c/71 spaceship with oscillators in LongLife
Reference please.
It was a joke. The name is spelled wrong. It's AbhpzTa, not "AbphTza". Plus, that's not their style. It would be more like:
AbhpzTa wrote:
topic wrote:Re: LongLife
period 71 (4,11)c/71 ship
"Build a man a fire and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he'll be warm for the rest of his life."

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Re: Famous Quotes

Post by drc » July 1st, 2017, 10:04 pm

muzik wrote:
Saka wrote:
drc wrote:This will soon be a myth in the life community. "Don't go on page 3 of testing grounds, it's haunted. You will get a headache and immediately reach for the closest gun so you can end the throbbing pain that consumes you as the demons send infected text files towards each of your relatives, and they will begin (along with you) bleeding hyper-realistic blood"
You could make a religion out of this.
I'm just now noticing this comment.

taste the sun
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Re: Famous Quotes

Post by Saka » July 1st, 2017, 11:51 pm

drc wrote:
taste the sun

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x = 17, y = 10, rule = B3/S23
b2ob2obo5b2o$11b4obo$2bob3o2bo2b3o$bo3b2o4b2o$o2bo2bob2o3b4o$bob2obo5b
o2b2o$2b2o4bobo2b3o$bo3b5ob2obobo$2bo5bob2o$4bob2o2bobobo!
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Re: Famous Quotes

Post by drc » July 2nd, 2017, 1:15 am

Saka wrote:
drc wrote:
taste the sun
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Re: Famous Quotes

Post by Saka » July 2nd, 2017, 1:20 am

drc wrote:
Saka wrote:
drc wrote:
taste the sun

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x = 17, y = 10, rule = B3/S23
b2ob2obo5b2o$11b4obo$2bob3o2bo2b3o$bo3b2o4b2o$o2bo2bob2o3b4o$bob2obo5b
o2b2o$2b2o4bobo2b3o$bo3b5ob2obobo$2bo5bob2o$4bob2o2bobobo!
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Re: Famous Quotes

Post by drc » July 2nd, 2017, 1:21 am

conwaylife.com wrote:You may embed only 3 quotes within each other.
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Re: Famous Quotes

Post by toroidalet » July 2nd, 2017, 11:07 am

drc wrote:
conwaylife.com wrote:You may embed only 3 quotes within each other.
you mean,
conwaylife.com wrote:You may embed only 3 quotes within each other.
Also, one of my favorites is this dialogue between Gustavo and various other guys
Gustavo6046 wrote:PS: While we do it, you can entertain because I FOUND VELCROREX' SPACESHIP
dvgrn wrote:
Gustavo6046 wrote:PS: While we do it, you can entertain because I FOUND VELCROREX' SPACESHIP:
Oh, thank goodness you found it -- I was just starting to wonder where on Earth it had loafed off to. It seems really very strange that it somehow ended up on a message thread that's clearly meant for patterns that "Aren't in CGOL", and that are "Accidental Discoveries".

Next time some well-known spaceship goes missing and you find it again, would you mind posting it back to some thread where it will feel a little more at home?
Gustavo6046 wrote:
dvgrn wrote:
Gustavo6046 wrote:PS: While we do it, you can entertain because I (RE)FOUND VELCROREX' SPACESHIP:
Oh, thank goodness you found it -- I was just starting to wonder where on Earth it had loafed off to. It seems really very strange that it somehow ended up on a message thread that's clearly meant for patterns that "Aren't in CGOL", and that are "Accidental Discoveries".

Next time some well-known spaceship goes missing and you find it again, would you mind posting it back to some thread where it will feel a little more at home?
Sure! *you are online dvgrn! XD
Wait, what means "loafed"? Also I only meant I just managed to put that mystery in Velcrorex' avatar in my Golly! I meant, I discovered the Nether of the curious spaceship that ended (loafed off?) in his avatar.
towerator wrote:I LOVE this sentence. It makes so much sense...
I FOUND VELCROREX' SPACESHIP
It may be my bad, anyway, I had a loafer that went haywire a few days ago, thanks to find it!
I also like the dialog between Gustavo and Codeholic in the same thread:
Gustavo6046 wrote:I can't discover anything in Seeds other than a ton of ways of doing kaboom!
codeholic wrote:Hmm, it actually would have been a very good reason for Conway to pick out Seeds instead of b3/s23, only if he had been a prophet.
Gustavo6046 wrote:Why exactly? Everything found is uninteresting!
codeholic wrote:Because that would keep you from polluting the forums now.
Gustavo6046 wrote:What the frick do you mean by "polluting"?
codeholic wrote:
What the frick do you mean by "polluting"?
Hmm, let me see...

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/pollute
  1. (transitive) To make something harmful, especially by the addition of some unwanted product.
    The factory polluted the river when it cleaned its tanks.
  2. (transitive) To make something or somewhere less suitable for some activity, especially by the introduction of some unnatural factor.
    The lights from the stadium polluted the night sky, and we couldn't see the stars.
  3. (dated) To corrupt or profane
    But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the polluted, as for murderers, fornicators, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their lot shall be in the lake that burns with fire and sulphur, which is the second death.” —Revelation 21:8 (RSV)
  4. To violate sexually; to debauch; to dishonour.
Answering your question, I guess, a little bit of everything.
and another is
drc wrote:(please codeholic i will pay you 20 illegal memes to not give me another semi-automated warning)
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Re: Famous Quotes

Post by drc » July 7th, 2017, 5:41 am

wwei23 wrote:Beep beep! Glider coming through
Also my past self makes me cringe so hard I sometimes consider breaking into the conwaylife.com servers and deleting every trace of bad posts I made
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Re: Famous Quotes

Post by gmc_nxtman » July 7th, 2017, 11:47 am

drc wrote:Also my past self makes me cringe so hard I sometimes consider breaking into the conwaylife.com servers and deleting every trace of bad posts I made
Same.

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Re: Famous Quotes

Post by AbhpzTa » July 7th, 2017, 12:20 pm

Re: Thread for your unsure discoveries
Sphenocorona wrote:This p15 R -> LWSS unfortunately doesn't work with ny of the -> R conduits I am aware of....

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x = 25, y = 15, rule = B3/S23
4bobo2bobo$2obo2bo2bo2bob2o$4bobo2bobo4$4bo6bo11b2o$2bo2bo4bo2bo9b2o$
2bo2bo4bo2bo$2bo2bo4bo2bo$4bo6bo2$19bo$18b3o$18bo!
It's also unfortunate that it doesn't work with any of the p2^n oscillators I tried to use, but that's not as great of an issue.
Re: Incomplete search patterns - try to complete
calcyman wrote:I've found a total of three equivalent perfect 180° reflectors, each of which fits inside a 20*20 box. Unfortunately, the input glider paths are blocked by an eater, so they have no use:

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x = 85, y = 19, rule = S23/B3
oo$oo$13boo16boo15boo16boo15boo$13bo18bo15bo18bo15bo$8bobbobo18bobo8bo
bbobo18bobo8bobbobo$6boo3boo20boo6boo3boo20boo6boo3boo$7boo33boo33boo
4$6boo33boo33boo$6boo5boo26boo33boo$13boo$$79bo$bboo38bo35bobo$3bo37bo
bo34bobbo$3o39bo36boo$o!
Re: Soup search results
A for awesome wrote:Probably 10 gliders for a 32-cell still life:

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x = 13, y = 21, rule = B3/S23
7bo4bo$5bo2bo3bo$5b3o4bo$6bo2$4b3o2$2bo5bo$2bo5bo$2bo5bo2$4b3o3$4b3o4$
3o5b3o$2bo5bo$bo7bo!
Re: The Hunting of the New Herschel Conduits
Kazyan wrote:
Extrementhusiast wrote:One-bit spark plus beehive restores the beehive:

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x = 16, y = 34, rule = LifeHistory
2D$.D$.D.D10.2A$2.2D10.2A11$10.C$9.C.C$9.C.C$7.A2.C15$13.2D$13.2D!
Optional eater shown to get rid of extra block (if needed), optional block shown as transparent catalyst. (With that, since the reaction seems to go off to the northwest, wouldn't it be hilarious if we could get a gun from this?)
In addition to the chance of a hilarious gun, there are tons of possibilities for perturbing the junk produced by the reaction and then crashing stuff into it to get an X-to-G. I'm shooting for a G-to-G right now.
Iteration of sigma(n)+tau(n)-n [sigma(n)+tau(n)-n : OEIS A163163] (e.g. 16,20,28,34,24,44,46,30,50,49,11,3,3, ...) :
965808 is period 336 (max = 207085118608).

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Re: Famous Quotes

Post by muzik » July 7th, 2017, 3:03 pm

drc wrote:
wwei23 wrote:Beep beep! Glider coming through
Also my past self makes me cringe so hard I sometimes consider breaking into the conwaylife.com servers and deleting every trace of bad posts I made
I feel the same about pretty much every site I've ever considered the existence of
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Re: Famous Quotes

Post by drc » July 16th, 2017, 7:56 am

muzik wrote:orthrogonal
Have this
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Re: Famous Quotes

Post by Saka » July 16th, 2017, 8:22 am

rowett wrote:Working on it. When? When it's done :D

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x = 17, y = 10, rule = B3/S23
b2ob2obo5b2o$11b4obo$2bob3o2bo2b3o$bo3b2o4b2o$o2bo2bob2o3b4o$bob2obo5b
o2b2o$2b2o4bobo2b3o$bo3b5ob2obobo$2bo5bob2o$4bob2o2bobobo!
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Re: Famous Quotes

Post by toroidalet » July 16th, 2017, 10:55 am

saka wrote: blinker puffer made out of blonkers lol
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Re: Famous Quotes

Post by drc » July 19th, 2017, 2:05 am

gmc_nxtman wrote:(I didn't either of these in the collection, but I might not be looking hard enough)
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Re: Famous Quotes

Post by gmc_nxtman » July 19th, 2017, 2:11 am

:mrgreen:

EDIT:
Kazyan wrote:

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#C Stable glider-to-Herschel converter--recovery time of 78 ticks.
#C Tanner Jacobi, March 19th, 2015
#C Special thanks to Mike Playle for Bellman, which made this converter possible.
#C Welded eater to suppress FNG is only partially optimized.
Kazyan wrote:Apologies for serial posting, but this knocked my socks off:

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Re: Famous Quotes

Post by drc » July 20th, 2017, 3:29 am

Dang, that rustled my jimmies.
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Re: Famous Quotes

Post by gmc_nxtman » July 26th, 2017, 2:46 pm

muzik wrote:I don't have grind or zfind.
muzik wrote:Right, so I ma anger to get into the location
If anyone wants to immortalize one of my mistakes, go ahead - I think I've done my part.

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Re: Famous Quotes

Post by toroidalet » July 26th, 2017, 3:14 pm

gmc_nxtman wrote:speakheart
gmc_nxtman wrote:
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