Confused eaters

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Confused eaters
o10b$3o8b$3bo7b$2bo8b$2bo2bo5b$5bo5b$3bobo5b$3b2o2b2o2b$7bobob$9bob$9b 2o! #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 SUPPRESS THUMBLAUNCH ]] #C [[ AUTOSTART ]] #C [[ LOOP 4 GPS 2 THUMBSIZE 2 ]]
Pattern type Oscillator
Number of cells 20
Bounding box 11 × 11
Period 4
Mod 2
Heat 6
Volatility 0.43
Strict volatility 0.43
Discovered by David Buckingham
Year of discovery Unknown

Confused eaters is a period-4 oscillator that was found by David Buckingham no later than 1972.[1] It consists of two eater 1s hassling a nine.

This oscillator first appeared naturally on March 21, 2020, in a haul submitted to Catagolue by Rob Liston.[2][3] A subsequent occurrence allowed for a 13-glider synthesis by goldenratio on July 28, which was reduced to 9 gliders by Mark Niemiec and Tanner Jacobi later the same day.[4]

See also


  1. Dean Hickerson's oscillator stamp collection. Retrieved on March 14, 2020.
  2. praosylen (March 24, 2020). Re: Soup search results (discussion thread) at the forums
  3. Adam P. Goucher. "Haul". Catagolue. Retrieved on March 25, 2020.
  4. goldenratio (July 28, 2020). Re: Synthesising Oscillators (discussion thread) at the forums

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