Talk:Turner

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Hmm, now that the splitters aren't all described as highway robbers, that last one I added is looking pretty ugly. It was just there because it's the only 2-still-life highway-robbing splitter with the same properties as the loaf and block: the gliders have different parities and colors. Probably I should have just gotten rid of the highway-robber requirement instead of trying to come up with a substitute that made sense with the whole existing description.

Maybe it would be good to substitute a faster splitter with some other interesting feature, like one that sends a glider off to the side but leaves another glider on the exact same input lane. That allows the splitter be added in to an existing one-time-turner sequence to get an extra glider out ... as long as it's okay for the glider's timing to change a little bit:

x = 15, y = 15, rule = B3/S23 bo$2bo$3o8$13bo$7bo4bobo$6bobo3b2o$7bobo$8b2o! #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 THEME 6 GRID GRIDMAJOR 0 SUPPRESS THUMBLAUNCH ]] #C [[ THUMBSIZE 2 ]]
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Like a number of these splitters, this is really just a turner (the long-boat turner) -- plus an additional boat that uses a transient spark to create an extra glider.

It seems like a good idea to not go overboard adding splitters to this stamp collection, though. This is the "turners" article, and really what we need instead is to add a much bigger stamp collection to the splitters article. Three splitters seems like plenty enough of a random tangent, even when this last one above is really just a turner in disguise plus an extra boat to turn into glider #2. Dvgrn (talk) 02:59, 9 February 2019 (UTC)