## Snowflakes (B2ci3ai4c8/S02ae3eijkq4iz5ar6i7e)

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### Re: Snowflakes (B2ci3ai4c8/S02ae3eijkq4iz5ar6i7e)

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Welcome to the forums!
Not to be harsh, but if you are going to say you messed up or something along these lines, edit your message. Please don't make an entire reply consisting of just one word, as it adds pointless clutter to the forums, and we don't want to make ourselves disreputable now, do we?
`x = 8, y = 10, rule = B3/S233b2o\$3b2o\$2b3o\$4bobo\$2obobobo\$3bo2bo\$2bobo2bo\$2bo4bo\$2bo4bo\$2bo!`

No football of any dui mauris said that.

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Me and dani have been apgsearching Snowflakes again, because "the first non-totalistic rule to have 1 trillion objects" is a major milestone and we think Snowflakes deserves it rather than the less interesting X3VI. I urge anyone else who likes Snowflakes to join us in this quest!

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77topaz wrote:Me and dani have been apgsearching Snowflakes again, because "the first non-totalistic rule to have 1 trillion objects" is a major milestone and we think Snowflakes deserves it rather than the less interesting X3VI. I urge anyone else who likes Snowflakes to join us in this quest!

I'll help. My computer doesn't search too fast though.
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http://catagolue.appspot.com/haul/b2ci3 ... bf42792304

Okay, whoever added this spam haul to the census (they did it anonymously), it's not funny.

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### Re: Snowflakes (B2ci3ai4c8/S02ae3eijkq4iz5ar6i7e)

are there any period n*8 (n>1, n is an integer) rakes to complete this (not the smallest) breeder?
`x = 210, y = 27, rule = B2ci3ai4c8/S02ae3eijkq4iz5ar6i7e9b2o7b2o37b2o88bo\$9bo8bo38bo13b2o75bo\$9b2o7b3o36b3o11bo13b2o61b2o3b2o\$13bo57b3o11bo13b2o46b2o5bo\$85b3o11bo5b2o45b3o\$2o7b3o2b2o3bo38bo40b3o3bo15b2o25b3o\$o8bo4bo8bo3bo3bo3bo3bo3bo61b3o13bo26bobo\$2o7b2o3b2o17bo3bo5b2o29bo46b3o24b2o3b2o\$3bo25bo6b3ob2obo3bo42bo63bo\$21bo3bo30bo15bo15bo15bo40bo7b2o\$2o3b2o2bo7bo6b3o8b2o17bo15bo15bo15bo15bo27bo\$o4bo7bo15b2o4bo110b2o\$3o2b2o5b3o8b2o4bo5b3o16bo90b2o\$17b2o4bo5b3o38bo15bo15bo15bo\$11b2o4bo5b3o28bo147b2o\$11bo5b3o183b2o2b3o\$11b3o189bo5bo\$202bo5b2o\$58bo\$58bobo143bobo\$58b3o147b2o\$209bo\$208b2o\$56b3o141b2o\$56bo144b2o\$56b2o143bo\$200bo!`

Edit:
vvv unsurprising.
Last edited by Moosey on March 14th, 2019, 9:34 am, edited 1 time in total.
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### Re: Snowflakes (B2ci3ai4c8/S02ae3eijkq4iz5ar6i7e)

Moosey wrote:are there any period n*8 (n>1, n is an integer) rakes to complete this (not the smallest) breeder?
`incomplete breeder`

Yes.
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### Re: Snowflakes (B2ci3ai4c8/S02ae3eijkq4iz5ar6i7e)

I am pleased to announce the completion of a self-constructing pattern in snowflakes. Specifically, it is like an orthogonoid but without a cleanup recipe, making it a "self-constructing puffer". Other than myself, credit also goes to 2718281828, dani and toroidalet for help with the construction salvos, and BlinkerSpawn for the help with the universal constructor design. Also, thanks to Saka, dvgrn and Sarp for helping me test it.

completed self constructing puffer!.mc.gz

The attached pattern has a bounding box of 359 x 1300600. I haven't measured it's speed, but I know it is close to 184/c(5.2 million), so very slow! It's period can also be adjusted by multiples of 4 by pulling the two halves further apart. This means that snowflakes now supports an infinite variety of velocities (of puffers).

This project took me quite a long time. Apparently I started in June last year. Since then two complete orthognoids have been constructed in other isotropic rules, primarily through the efforts of 2718281828 and AforAmpere. Originally, Snowflakes seemed like a really good rule to make orthogonoid in, but it turns out that it barely works.

The next step of course is to make a complete working orthogonoid by adding a cleanup recipe to the tape. However, this comes with a whole host of problems and inefficiencies that I don't plan to tackling myself for a while!

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Great job!!!
I was afraid that it never finds an end. But now we have it.

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### Re: Snowflakes (B2ci3ai4c8/S02ae3eijkq4iz5ar6i7e)

Goldtiger997 wrote:The next step of course is to make a complete working orthogonoid by adding a cleanup recipe to the tape. However, this comes with a whole host of problems and inefficiencies that I don't plan to tackling myself for a while!

Any hints on where someone should start? Do you have any stamp collections showing slow salvos to transform one snowflake constellation into another for example -- or is there a script to generate recipes like that?

I see how the silly idea I posted on Discord might have been a silly idea: you can't just move that northernmost reflector into a mirror-image position (with respect to the two signal streams feeding the construction arm) because you can't necessarily send lots of gliders on the easternmost upward stream, and just a few gliders on the westernmost upward stream. That's likely to cause collisions at the signal crossing points lower down.

Maybe it's better to add a couple more reflectors somewhere, so that they can be disabled at the end, and the same input streams can be used to create a constructor-arm pointing pointing west, for shooting down old circuitry? Or is it just as easy to leave a snowflake off to the west above the old copy of the circuitry, and bounce signals 180 degrees off another snowflake to the east?

-- That really doesn't seem all that bad, though it's technically slow^2 because you have to maneuver both elbow snowflakes at once to make the final 90-degree bounces work. And then snowflakes are indeed annoying to shoot down. Has anyone collected any good options for self-destruct circuitry?

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### Re: Snowflakes (B2ci3ai4c8/S02ae3eijkq4iz5ar6i7e)

I also started working on a linear propagator but I didn't complete it due to a combination of bugs in the turner script and the fact that it was just too frustrating.
Rather than pushing the dot all the way to make the top reflector, I used a sqrt-bounding box growth pattern and then destroyed the glider once it reached the required area; I'm not sure if that is better or worse. (It takes over 2000 generations for the snowflake to reach the required position, which is probably more than enough time to fire another glider to stop the expansion)
(Wait, how did I do this when I said I never actually completed it? I started making the salvo but the turner didn't generate it properly, and I'm not sure how much of that was my fault, and GoldTiger997 posted their linear propagator, so it didn't matter.)

For those curious, here was the salvo I used:
`x = 271, y = 39, rule = B2ci3ai4c8/S02ae3eijkq4iz5ar6i7eHistory266.D\$264.5D\$264.D3.D\$263.2D.D.2D\$264.D3.D\$264.5D\$266.D\$266.2D12\$20.2A8.2A8.2A8.2A8.2A8.2A8.2A\$10.2A9.A9.A9.A9.A9.A9.A9.A\$11.A8.2A8.2A8.2A8.2A8.2A8.2A8.2A18.2A\$10.2A89.A\$100.2A\$90.2A38.2A\$91.A39.A8.2A8.2A8.2A8.2A8.2A8.2A8.2A\$90.2A38.2A9.A9.A9.A9.A9.A9.A9.A\$110.2A8.2A18.2A8.2A8.2A8.2A8.2A8.2A8.2A18.2A\$2A109.A9.A99.A\$.A108.2A8.2A98.2A\$2A208.2A38.2A\$211.A39.A8.2A\$210.2A38.2A9.A5.A\$230.2A8.2A18.2A3.5A\$231.A9.A23.A3.A\$230.2A8.2A22.2A.A.2A\$265.A3.A\$265.5A\$267.A!`

To complete the self-destruct mechanism, we have 3 options:
• 1: Around the area of the top reflector, place an elbow snowflake and destroy the previous mechanism from above.
• 2: Bounce gliders back off of the elbow snowflake onto a second one in the vicinity of the previous constructor and destroy it that way.
• 3: Bring the elbow snowflake near the thinner channel (the one that doesn't hit the reflector) and bounce gliders from it onto a second elbow snowflake and do the destruction that way.

A rough sketch of these methods:
`x = 155, y = 340, rule = B2ci3ai4c8/S02ae3eijkq4iz5ar6i7eHistory3.D39.D\$.5D36.D\$.D3.D35.D\$2D.D.2D33.75D5.D\$.D3.D35.D76.5D\$.5D36.D75.D3.D\$3.D39.D73.2D.D.2D\$118.D3.D\$118.5D\$3.D116.D\$3.D\$3.D\$3.D\$3.D\$3.D\$3.D\$3.D\$3.D109.A\$3.D107.5A\$3.D107.A3.A\$3.D106.2A.A.2A\$3.D107.A3.A\$3.D107.5A\$3.D109.A\$3.D108.2A\$3.D\$3.D\$3.D108.A\$3.D106.5A\$3.D106.A3.A\$D2.D2.D102.2A.A.2A\$.D.D.D104.A3.A\$2.3D105.5A\$3.D108.A21\$121.D\$120.3D\$119.D.D.D\$118.D2.D2.D\$121.D\$121.D\$121.D\$121.D\$121.D\$121.D\$121.D\$121.D\$121.D\$121.D\$121.D\$121.D\$121.D\$121.D\$121.D\$121.D\$121.D\$121.D\$25.D95.D\$24.3D94.D\$23.D.D.D89.D3.D\$22.D2.D2.D87.2D3.D\$25.D89.D.D3.D\$25.D88.D2.D3.D\$25.D91.D3.D\$25.D91.D3.D\$25.D91.D3.D\$25.D89.5D.D\$25.D95.D\$25.D95.D\$25.D54.3D38.D\$25.D53.D3.D37.D\$25.D52.D5.D36.D\$25.D58.D36.D\$25.D57.D37.D\$25.D56.D38.D\$25.D55.D39.D\$25.D54.D40.D\$79.D41.D\$78.D42.D\$78.7D3\$25.D21.D73.D\$23.5D18.D72.5D\$23.D3.D17.D73.D3.D\$22.2D.D.2D15.67D7.2D.D.2D\$23.D3.D17.D73.D3.D\$23.5D18.D72.5D\$25.D21.D73.D3\$111.A\$109.5A\$109.A3.A\$108.2A.A.2A\$109.A3.A\$109.5A\$111.A\$25.D\$25.D\$25.D\$25.D\$25.D\$25.D\$25.D\$25.D\$25.D\$25.D\$25.D\$25.D\$25.D84.3A\$25.D84.A.A\$25.D\$25.D\$22.D2.D2.D\$23.D.D.D\$24.3D\$25.D23.D\$48.3D\$47.D.D.D\$46.D2.D2.D\$49.D\$49.D\$49.D\$49.D\$49.D\$49.D\$49.D\$49.D\$49.D\$49.D\$49.D\$49.D\$49.D\$49.D\$49.D\$49.D\$126.3D\$125.D3.D\$124.D5.D\$130.D\$129.D\$128.D\$129.D\$111.A18.D\$110.3A11.D5.D\$110.A.A12.D3.D\$111.A14.3D3\$49.D13.D59.D\$47.5D10.D58.5D\$47.D3.D9.D59.D3.D\$46.2D.D.2D7.45D11.3A.2D.D.2D\$47.D3.D9.D54.A.A2.D3.D\$47.5D10.D58.5D\$49.D13.D59.D7\$95.2A\$96.A\$96.2A\$49.D\$49.D\$49.D46.A\$49.D44.5A\$49.D44.A3.A\$49.D43.2A.A.2A\$49.D46.A\$49.D46.A\$49.D40.A4.3A\$49.D38.5A3.A\$49.D38.A3.A\$46.D2.D2.D31.A2.2A.A.2A\$47.D.D.D30.3A3.A3.A\$48.3D31.A5.5A17.3A\$49.D40.A19.A.A3\$108.2A3.2A\$109.A3.A\$109.5A\$111.A3\$110.2A\$110.A\$108.5A\$108.A3.A\$107.2A.A.2A\$108.A3.A\$108.5A\$110.A4\$41.2A\$42.A\$42.2A2\$129.A9.A\$42.A84.5A5.5A\$40.5A82.A3.A5.A3.A\$40.A3.A81.2A.A.2A3.2A.A.2A\$39.2A.A.2A50.3A28.A3.A2.A2.A3.A\$40.A3.A51.A.A28.5A.3A.5A\$40.5A53.A30.A9.A\$42.A7.A\$48.5A\$48.A3.A58.A22.A\$47.2A.A.2A2.A46.A5.5A\$48.A3.A3.3A13.A30.3A3.A3.A\$48.5A5.A11.5A30.A2.2A.A.2A19.A\$50.A19.A3.A28.A5.A3.A38.A\$66.A2.2A.A.2A20.A2.A3.2A4.5A\$64.3A3.A3.A28.A7.A5.A\$64.A5.5A2.3A25.A9.5A13.3A\$72.A4.A.A23.5A7.A3.A13.A.A\$103.A3.A6.2A.A.2A\$102.2A.A.2A6.A3.A\$103.A3.A7.5A\$103.5A9.A\$98.A6.A\$96.A.A\$96.3A18.2A\$118.A\$116.5A\$116.A3.A\$115.2A.A.2A\$116.A3.A\$116.5A\$118.A4\$78.A\$77.3A9.A\$77.A.A9.A64.A\$78.A11.A12.2A24.2A\$84.A17.A.2A24.A\$82.3A5.A12.2A24.2A\$82.A6.A\$89.A6.A\$94.5A\$94.A3.A\$93.2A.A.2A\$94.A3.A\$94.5A\$96.A3\$96.2A\$97.A\$95.5A\$95.A3.A\$94.2A.A.2A\$95.A3.A\$95.5A\$97.A3\$77.3A\$77.A.A15\$134.A\$133.3A\$133.A.A\$134.A2\$77.3A\$77.A.A20\$77.3A\$77.A.A11\$133.3A\$133.A.A!`

I suppose if you really want you could move method 1 below the constructor, but then it crosses the glider streams and causes all sorts of headaches.

Method 3 doesn't need another elbow snowflake; fire commands from the constructor can be used to reposition the sole one as needed. Here are some sample salvos with it showing how to push the elbow snowflake far enough away that you can adjust it at will (the first one segways into any fire command, while the second uses a specific fire that starts horizontal push and pull)
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I think method 3 is probably the cheapest overall, but method 1 is probably the easiest to do.

On an unrelated note, perhaps some extra gliders far behind the construction sequence could help with the self-destruct, but I'm not really sure how. Maybe they could help clean up junk on the appropriate lanes or destroy escaping gliders.
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### Re: Snowflakes (B2ci3ai4c8/S02ae3eijkq4iz5ar6i7e)

I've restored the Snowflakes census on Catagolue, including the object count (real), soup count (estimated), and leaderboard:

https://catagolue.appspot.com/census/b2 ... 5ar6i7e/C1

The number of hauls is incorrect, but that's a relatively minor issue.
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