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 period-2 flutters.

x = 11, y = 14, rule = B3/S23 5bo$4bobo$4bobo$3b2ob2o$2bo5bo$bobobobo$3bo3bob2o$2obo3bo$3bobobobo$2b o5bo$3b2ob2o$4bobo$4bobo$5bo! #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 SUPPRESS THUMBLAUNCH ]] #C [[ GPS 2 THUMBSIZE 2 ZOOM 14 AUTOSTART ]]
One of the two flutter variants
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References

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

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