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Re: Semiperfect Orthogonal Speeds in Life-like CA

Postby 77topaz » April 1st, 2018, 6:33 pm

It's not a spaceship, because it can't exist without being supported by the other copies of itself on a torus. If you were going to call that a spaceship, then infinite lightspeed waves in CGoL would also be spaceships! A spaceship needs to be able to exist in free space, which yours cannot.
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Re: Semiperfect Orthogonal Speeds in Life-like CA

Postby wwei23 » April 1st, 2018, 6:46 pm

77topaz wrote:It's not a spaceship, because it can't exist without being supported by the other copies of itself on a torus. If you were going to call that a spaceship, then infinite lightspeed waves in CGoL would also be spaceships! A spaceship needs to be able to exist in free space, which yours cannot.

Ah. I give up searching for spaceships then.
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