## Puzzles

A forum where anything goes. Introduce yourselves to other members of the forums, discuss how your name evolves when written out in the Game of Life, or just tell us how you found it. This is the forum for "non-academic" content.
wwei23
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### Puzzles

Here's one: Why is the quadpole more common than the tripole?

gmc_nxtman
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### Re: Puzzles

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``````x = 8, y = 7, rule = B3/S23
b2o\$o2bo\$3bo\$3bo\$5b2o\$5bobo\$6b2o!
``````
Also why quadpole-on-ship is more common than the tripole.

wwei23
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### Re: Puzzles

I think I know:

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``````x = 11, y = 10, rule = B3/S23
b2o\$o2bo\$3bo\$3bo\$5b2o\$5bobo\$6b2o\$8b2o\$8bobo\$9b2o!
``````
Also, if B37/S23 and B3/S023 explode, then why is B3678/S0235678 stable?

muzik
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### Re: Puzzles

Maybe the B68/S5678 transitions have something to do with it.
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wwei23
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### Re: Puzzles

Puzzle: Why is everyone so quiet today?

gameoflifemaniac
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### Re: Puzzles

wwei23 wrote:Puzzle: Why is everyone so quiet today?
Idk
Here's a riddle: why are naturally occuring objects rarer in symmetrical soups?
I was so socially awkward in the past and it will haunt me for the rest of my life.

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``````x = 21, y = 5, rule = B3/S23
b2o2bo2b2o2b2o2bobobo\$o3bobobobobobobobobo\$bo2bobob2o2b2o3bo2bo\$2bobob
obobobobo2bo\$2o3bo2bobobobo2bo2bo!
``````

wwei23
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### Re: Puzzles

gameoflifemaniac wrote:
wwei23 wrote:Puzzle: Why is everyone so quiet today?
Idk
Here's a riddle: why are naturally occuring objects rarer in symmetrical soups?
Because symmetrical soups encourage symmetrical objects, as a result reducing asymmetricals.
Also, if B345678/S4678 is stable, then why does B34567/S4678 explode?

Saka
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### Re: Puzzles

wwei23 wrote:if B345678/S4678 is stable, then why does B34567/S4678 explode?
Because CA dynamics are strange and not very straightforward at all. Removing a transition does not always result in less explosiveness, norr does adding one add to explosiveness.

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``````o3b2ob2obo3b2o2b2o\$bo3b2obob3o3bo2bo\$2bo2b3o5b3ob4o\$3o3bo2bo2b3o3b3o\$
4bo4bobo4bo\$2o2b2o2b4obo2bo3bo\$2ob4o3bo2bo2bo2bo\$b2o3bobob2o\$3bobobo5b
obobobo\$3bobobob2o3bo2bobo!
``````
(Check gen 3)