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'''Loafer''' is a [[c/7 orthogonal]] [[spaceship]] found by [[Josh Ball]] on February 17, [[:Category:Patterns found in 2013|2013]].  Its name refers to its slow speed and loaf-pushing behaviour.  [[Adam P. Goucher]] found an 18-glider [[glider synthesis|synthesis]] for this spaceship on the day of its discovery, and [[Matthias Merzenich]] reduced this to 8 gliders the following day.<ref>{{Cite web|url=http://pentadecathlon.com/lifeNews/2013/03/c7_orthogonal_spaceship.html|title=c/7 Orthogonal Spaceship|author=Adam Goucher|date=March 10, 2013|accessdate=March 16, 2013}}</ref>
 
'''Loafer''' is a [[c/7 orthogonal]] [[spaceship]] found by [[Josh Ball]] on February 17, [[:Category:Patterns found in 2013|2013]].  Its name refers to its slow speed and loaf-pushing behaviour.  [[Adam P. Goucher]] found an 18-glider [[glider synthesis|synthesis]] for this spaceship on the day of its discovery, and [[Matthias Merzenich]] reduced this to 8 gliders the following day.<ref>{{Cite web|url=http://pentadecathlon.com/lifeNews/2013/03/c7_orthogonal_spaceship.html|title=c/7 Orthogonal Spaceship|author=Adam Goucher|date=March 10, 2013|accessdate=March 16, 2013}}</ref>
  
Paul Tooke built a [[sawtooth]], that uses loafer's ability to turn a [[middleweight spaceship]] into a [[loaf]].<ref>{{Cite web|url=http://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=7488#p7488|title=Re: c/7 orthogonal spaceships|author=Paul Tooke|date=February 22, 2013|accessdate=October 2, 2013}}</ref>
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[[Paul Tooke]] built a [[sawtooth]], that uses loafer's ability to turn a [[middleweight spaceship]] into a [[loaf]].<ref>{{Cite web|url=http://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=7488#p7488|title=Re: c/7 orthogonal spaceships|author=Paul Tooke|date=February 22, 2013|accessdate=October 2, 2013}}</ref>
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[[Mike Playle]] found a stable loafer-to-[[Herschel]] [[conduit]], apparently by means of the same search program (or its earlier version), that gave the world the [[snark]] a month and a half later.<ref>{{Cite web|url=http://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=7532#p7532|title=Re: c/7 orthogonal spaceships|author=Mike Playle|date=March 9, 2013|accessdate=October 22, 2014}}</ref>
  
 
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Revision as of 08:17, 22 October 2014

Loafer
x = 9, y = 9, rule = B3/S23 b2o2bob2o$o2bo2b2o$bobo$2bo$8bo$6b3o$5bo$6bo$7b2o! #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 SUPPRESS THUMBLAUNCH ]] #C [[ AUTOSTART ]]
Pattern type Spaceship
Number of cells 20
Bounding box 10×10
Direction Orthogonal
Period 7
Mod Unknown
Speed c/7
Speed (unsimplified) Unknown
Heat 14.6
Discovered by Josh Ball
Year of discovery 2013

Loafer is a c/7 orthogonal spaceship found by Josh Ball on February 17, 2013. Its name refers to its slow speed and loaf-pushing behaviour. Adam P. Goucher found an 18-glider synthesis for this spaceship on the day of its discovery, and Matthias Merzenich reduced this to 8 gliders the following day.[1]

Paul Tooke built a sawtooth, that uses loafer's ability to turn a middleweight spaceship into a loaf.[2]

Mike Playle found a stable loafer-to-Herschel conduit, apparently by means of the same search program (or its earlier version), that gave the world the snark a month and a half later.[3]

References

  1. Adam Goucher (March 10, 2013). "c/7 Orthogonal Spaceship". Retrieved on March 16, 2013.
  2. Paul Tooke (February 22, 2013). "Re: c/7 orthogonal spaceships". Retrieved on October 2, 2013.
  3. Mike Playle (March 9, 2013). "Re: c/7 orthogonal spaceships". Retrieved on October 22, 2014.