Boss

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Boss
x = 11, y = 14, rule = B3/S23 5bo$4bobo$4bobo$3b2ob2o$2bo5bo$bobobobobo$bobo3bobo$2obo3bob2o$o2bobob o2bo$2bo5bo$3b2ob2o$4bobo$4bobo$5bo! #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 SUPPRESS THUMBLAUNCH ]] #C [[ AUTOSTART ]] #C [[ GPS 2 ZOOM 14 LOOP 4 ]]
Pattern type Oscillator
Oscillator type Billiard table
Number of cells 42
Bounding box 11×14
Period 4
Mod 4
Heat 5
Volatility 0.20
Strict volatility 0.20
Discovered by David Buckingham
Year of discovery 1972

Boss is a period-4 oscillator found by David Buckingham in 1972.[1][2]

Its population can be reduced by four cells by replacing the S-pentominoes on the sides with p2 griddles.

References

  1. Robert Wainwright (October 1972). Lifeline, vol 6, page 3.
  2. Dean Hickerson's oscillator stamp collection. Retrieved on March 14, 2020.

External links

  • 42P4.21 at Heinrich Koenig's Game of Life Object Catalogs