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### Soup search results

Posted: September 15th, 2014, 4:09 pm
As suggested by dvgrn, I open a new thread for soup search results.

I'd like to start the thread with a nice figure 8 synthesis.
`x = 14, y = 14, rule = B3/S23b2o\$o2bo\$obo\$bo2\$5b2o\$4bobo\$4bobo\$5bo6b2o\$12b2o3\$8b2o\$8b2o!`

### Re: Soup search results

Posted: September 15th, 2014, 5:44 pm
Seven-glider synthesis of a 14-bitter:
`x = 8, y = 21, rule = B3/S235bo\$4bo\$4b3o\$bo\$2b2o\$b2o4\$3bo\$2bobo\$3bo4\$2o\$b2o\$o\$6b2o\$5b2o\$7bo!`

EDIT: Best result I could find for that 19-bit P2:
`x = 28, y = 25, rule = B3/S2313b2ob2o\$13b2ob2o2\$12bo\$12bo13b2o\$12bo3b2o8b2o\$16bobo\$18bo\$17b2o\$8bo\$7bobo\$7bobo\$8bo14bo\$22bobo\$21bo2bo\$22b2o2\$19bo\$17b2ob2o\$17bo2bo\$6b2o10b2o\$5bo2bo\$o5b2o\$o\$o!`

### Re: Soup search results

Posted: September 15th, 2014, 10:51 pm
MWSS + 2 blinkers (half traffic light) -> pulsar
`x = 16, y = 6, rule = B3/S23b5o\$o4bo7b3o\$5bo\$o3bo6bo\$2bo8bo\$11bo!`

Seed: 2014-09-09T12-28-06.556000_wm910348

Another soup from the same run cleanly produced 2 pulsars at gen 61:
`x = 16, y = 16, rule = B3/S23b2obo5bobobo\$obobo4bobo2b2o\$2obob7ob2o\$2b2o5bobo3bo\$3bob2o3b3ob2o\$2b4o3bobobobo\$2bo6bobo3bo\$o2bobo2b2o2b2obo\$o2bo2bob2o2bo2bo\$bo2bo2bo2bob3o\$2o2bobo2b3o3bo\$b2ob4ob2obo\$ob4ob2ob2obobo\$4o3bob5o\$3o3bo3bo4bo\$b3o4bob4obo!`

Seed: 2014-09-09T12-28-06.556000_wm405005

### Re: Soup search results

Posted: September 16th, 2014, 10:43 am
wildmyron wrote:MWSS + 2 blinkers (half traffic light) -> pulsar
Another soup from the same run cleanly produced 2 pulsars at gen 61:

I'll see your three pulsars, and raise you one:

`x = 58, y = 15, rule = B3/S2354b2o\$54b2o2\$9bo\$3b2o3bobo3b2o\$3b2o3bobo3b2o\$9bo41b3o\$53bo\$52bo2b3o\$6b2o3b2o\$7b5o\$2o6b3o6b2o\$2o7bo7b2o\$54b2o\$54b2o!`

This wouldn't be so surprising ordinarily -- there are over 21,000 pulsar recipes just so far in my latest apgsearch run, and I bet there are quite a few more binary systems. But these two both showed up in the same soup...!

`#C 100Ms6348646, score=32 x = 16, y = 16, rule = B3/S232ob2o3bob2o\$3o2b2ob2obobobo\$2bobo2bob3o3bo\$obobo3b7o\$3o2b2ob2obobobo\$3b2ob2o7bo\$obob2obob2ob3o\$4b5ob2ob3o\$b2ob2obob2ob3o\$obobo3b3ob2obo\$4b2ob3obo2bo\$obo5bobobob2o\$3obobob2o2bo2bo\$bobo3bo4bob2o\$o2bob2ob3obob2o\$2obo3bo2bob2obo!`

### Re: Soup search results

Posted: September 17th, 2014, 5:08 pm
`x = 8, y = 7, rule = B3/S232o\$obo\$b2o\$4bo\$4bo\$4bo2bo\$5b2o!`

### Re: Soup search results

Posted: September 18th, 2014, 11:03 am
A beacon crystalizes a "Multum in Parvo" into an induction coil. (Edit: My mistake;;; It's just a tl and a teardrop making an unnamed meth slightly different from a "multum in parvo")
`x = 25, y = 18, rule = B3/S2313bo\$13bo\$13bo\$2o\$2o7b3o3b3o\$2b2o\$2b2o9bo\$13bo\$13bo\$21b3o3\$24bo\$24bo\$13b2o9bo\$12b2obo\$12bo2bo\$13b2o!`

A pulsar with a boat makes a HWSS with some junk. With a correctly-placed block, it is downgraded to a LWSS.
`x = 11, y = 40, rule = B3/S232b3o3b3o\$2bobo3bobo\$2b3o3b3o5\$3bo\$2bobo\$3b2o14\$2o\$2o6\$2b3o3b3o\$2bobo3bobo\$2b3o3b3o5\$3bo\$2bobo\$3b2o!`

Probably just previously-known, unsure discoveries.

### Re: Soup search results

Posted: September 18th, 2014, 1:19 pm
Scorbie wrote:A beacon crystalizes a "Multum in Parvo" into an induction coil.

That's not quite a multum in parvo.
`x = 246, y = 6, rule = B3/S23243b3o\$242bo2bo\$3b3o235bo\$2bo2bo234bo\$bo3bo\$o!`

### Re: Soup search results

Posted: September 20th, 2014, 4:40 pm
Pi predecessor + stairstep -> block + figure-8:
`x = 9, y = 6, rule = B3/S232bo\$b2o\$2o\$o5bo\$5b2obo\$6bo!`

### Re: Soup search results

Posted: September 21st, 2014, 1:30 am
A for awesome wrote:
Scorbie wrote:A beacon crystalizes a "Multum in Parvo" into an induction coil.

That's not quite a multum in parvo.
`x = 246, y = 6, rule = B3/S23243b3o\$242bo2bo\$3b3o235bo\$2bo2bo234bo\$bo3bo\$o!`

oooooops.... my mistake

### Re: Soup search results

Posted: September 21st, 2014, 9:54 am
butterfly + 2 hives -> mold + 1 hive
`x = 12, y = 11, rule = B3/S239b2o\$8bo2bo\$9b2o\$bo\$obo\$obo\$bo\$7b3o\$8bobo\$9b2o\$10bo!`

### Re: Soup search results

Posted: September 25th, 2014, 1:35 am
`x = 8, y = 7, rule = B3/S232o\$obo\$b2o\$4bo\$4bo\$4bo2bo\$5b2o!`

That reaction was used here: viewtopic.php?p=2856#p2856

`x = 16, y = 32, rule = B3/S23bo\$2bo\$3o3\$3b3o24\$15bo\$15bo\$15bo!`

Edit:
Glider + Block + 2 Blinker -> 22bit still life + lots of junk
`x = 40, y = 18, rule = B3/S238bo\$9bo\$7b3o6\$16bo22bo\$16bo22bo\$16bo22bo6\$2o\$2o!`

### Re: Soup search results

Posted: September 28th, 2014, 8:03 pm
Been doing some experiments with symmetrical soups, not sure how useful any of these are:
`x = 232, y = 984obo4bo4bobo4bo4bob4o29bobboobob4o7b4oboboobbo\$5bob3obo9bob3obo36bo4bob3obobobob3obo4bo38bobbo3bobo7bobo3bobbo\$b4ob4obbooboboboobb4ob4o30bobbobb4o3b5o3b4obbobbo34b3obbobobobbooboboobbobobobb3o\$obooboobob4obobob4obobooboobo29boboobb3ob3ob3ob3ob3obboobo35booboo3boob3ob3oboo3booboo\$6bob3o3bo3bo3b3obo35bob5obobobob3obobobob5obo34bobobboo6bo3bo6boobbobo\$o3b3o3boob3ob3oboo3b3o3bo29boobobbob3o9b3obobboboo39bo5bob5obo5bo51b3obobooboboboboboobob3o\$obo3boob3o9b3oboo3bobo29bo4bobboobobbobobboboobbo4bo35bobbooboboobobobobobooboboobbo47b3o4bo4bo4bo4b3o\$obobo7b3o3b3o7bobobo32b3oboobobb5obboboob3o37bo4bobo3boob3oboo3bobo4bo43b3oboob3obo7bob3oboob3o\$4b4obob3obobob3obob4o33boboobboboboboo3boobobobobboobo34bo4bo3bobbo5bobbo3bo4bo43b3obobobob4obob4obobobob3o\$bb5obb4obooboob4obb5o31boobobob17oboboboo35b4obb4obobbobbob4obb4o45b3o4bo3boo3boo3bo4b3o\$ob4obbobobobbobobbobobobb4obo29boobooboo3bob5obo3boobooboo37b5obobo3bo3bobob5o47bobbobobbobooboboboobobbobobbo\$bboobobo3b5ob5o3boboboo32bob6obbobooboobobb6obo36boobbo4b3obobob3o4bobboo44bobobo5boo7boo5bobobo\$oo4boobo4booboo4boboo4boo34bob4o9b4obo39boobboo8b3o8boobboo44bobb3obobo3b3o3bobob3obbo\$b3obboob4obbobobb4oboobb3o30bob3obooboboobbobbooboboob3obo34bob4obo3bobooboobo3bob4obo43bobobobb3ob3o3b3ob3obbobobo\$bbob8oboo3boob8obo36b4o4bobobo4b4o39boobbo5booboobooboo5bobboo43boboboob3o4b3o4b3oboobobo\$bbooboobobboo7boobbobooboo31bobboo3bobbob5obobbo3boobbo34b4o7bo3bo3bo7b4o43bobob3oboobobo3boboboob3obobo\$67b4o4bobobo4b4o43b7obo5bob7o47boboboobo5bobobo5boboobobo\$bbooboobobboo7boobbobooboo31bob3obooboboobbobbooboboob3obo34b4o7bo3bo3bo7b4o45bobob3o13b3obobo\$bbob8oboo3boob8obo36bob4o9b4obo39boobbo5booboobooboo5bobboo44b4obboobobb5obboboobb4o\$b3obboob4obbobobb4oboobb3o31bob6obbobooboobobb6obo35bob4obo3bobooboobo3bob4obo44booboo6b3ob3o6booboo\$oo4boobo4booboo4boboo4boo29boobooboo3bob5obo3boobooboo34boobboo8b3o8boobboo43bobo4boo6bo6boo4bobo\$bboobobo3b5ob5o3boboboo31boobobob17oboboboo35boobbo4b3obobob3o4bobboo45booboo6b3ob3o6booboo\$ob4obbobobobbobobbobobobb4obo29boboobboboboboo3boobobobobboobo37b5obobo3bo3bobob5o47b4obboobobb5obboboobb4o\$bb5obb4obooboob4obb5o34b3oboobobb5obboboob3o38b4obb4obobbobbob4obb4o46bobob3o13b3obobo\$4b4obob3obobob3obob4o33bo4bobboobobbobobboboobbo4bo34bo4bo3bobbo5bobbo3bo4bo43boboboobo5bobobo5boboobobo\$obobo7b3o3b3o7bobobo29boobobbob3o9b3obobboboo34bo4bobo3boob3oboo3bobo4bo43bobob3oboobobo3boboboob3obobo\$obo3boob3o9b3oboo3bobo29bob5obobobob3obobobob5obo35bobbooboboobobobobobooboboobbo44boboboob3o4b3o4b3oboobobo\$o3b3o3boob3ob3oboo3b3o3bo29boboobb3ob3ob3ob3ob3obboobo39bo5bob5obo5bo48bobobobb3ob3o3b3ob3obbobobo\$6bob3o3bo3bo3b3obo35bobbobb4o3b5o3b4obbobbo34bobobboo6bo3bo6boobbobo44bobb3obobo3b3o3bobob3obbo\$obooboobob4obobob4obobooboobo31bo4bob3obobobob3obo4bo37booboo3boob3ob3oboo3booboo44bobobo5boo7boo5bobobo\$b4ob4obbooboboboobb4ob4o30bobboobob4o7b4oboboobbo34b3obbobobobbooboboobbobobobb3o44bobbobobbobooboboboobobbobobbo\$5bob3obo9bob3obo101bobbo3bobo7bobo3bobbo46b3o4bo3boo3boo3bo4b3o\$4obo4bo4bobo4bo4bob4o168b3obobobob4obob4obobobob3o\$201b3oboob3obo7bob3oboob3o\$204b3o4bo4bo4bo4b3o\$204b3obobooboboboboboobob3o28\$62b3oboo3boo4bo4boo3boob3o\$63boobbo3b3obb3obb3o3bobboo\$64b4o3b3obb3obb3o3b4o\$63b5obboobboo3boobboobb5o\$65boo4bobo3bo3bobo4boo114b4obobobobobobob4o\$62booboobobo3bo5bo3bobobooboo107bob3o4b4o3b4o4b3obo\$62boo3b3oboo3bobo3boob3o3boo106bo6bobobo7bobobo6bo\$62bob4obobb11obbob4obo108boo3boobbobbobobbobboo3boo\$63b3obo5bobbobobbo5bob3o107bo3boo3b3obb3obb3o3boo3bo\$63boobobbo3bobooboobo3bobboboo107bo3boob3o4bobo4b3oboo3bo\$63boboboobbo3bobobo3bobboobobo107booboboo3b3ob3ob3o3booboboo\$62bobbo10bobo10bobbo106bobo5boobobo3boboboo5bobo\$63bobb3o4b9o4b3obbo109b3obobboobob3oboboobbob3o\$62boboobob3ob3obob3ob3oboboobo106booboo8booboo8booboo\$62booboboobboo4bo4boobbooboboo107b4obbob3obobobob3obobb4o\$65boobobbobobooboobobobboboo109bobobb3obo3b5o3bob3obbobo\$62booboboobboo4bo4boobbooboboo108boobobob3obobobob3oboboboo\$62boboobob3ob3obob3ob3oboboobo106bobbo7bobobobobo7bobbo\$63bobb3o4b9o4b3obbo107bo3bobboo3bo5bo3boobbo3bo\$62bobbo10bobo10bobbo107bobbobbobooboboboboboobobbobbo\$63boboboobbo3bobobo3bobboobobo107bo3bobboo3bo5bo3boobbo3bo\$63boobobbo3bobooboobo3bobboboo107bobbo7bobobobobo7bobbo\$63b3obo5bobbobobbo5bob3o109boobobob3obobobob3oboboboo\$62bob4obobb11obbob4obo106bobobb3obo3b5o3bob3obbobo\$62boo3b3oboo3bobo3boob3o3boo107b4obbob3obobobob3obobb4o\$62booboobobo3bo5bo3bobobooboo106booboo8booboo8booboo\$65boo4bobo3bo3bobo4boo111b3obobboobob3oboboobbob3o\$63b5obboobboo3boobboobb5o107bobo5boobobo3boboboo5bobo\$64b4o3b3obb3obb3o3b4o108booboboo3b3ob3ob3o3booboboo\$63boobbo3b3obb3obb3o3bobboo107bo3boob3o4bobo4b3oboo3bo\$62b3oboo3boo4bo4boo3boob3o106bo3boo3b3obb3obb3o3boo3bo\$201boo3boobbobbobobbobboo3boo\$199bo6bobobo7bobobo6bo\$200bob3o4b4o3b4o4b3obo\$204b4obobobobobobob4o!`

### Re: Soup search results

Posted: September 28th, 2014, 10:12 pm
It seems like it's the case that every combination of two interacting xWSSes that is a spaceship is 'natural', but that leads me to wonder which ones of those are the most common.

### Re: Soup search results

Posted: September 29th, 2014, 1:44 am
G + 3 Hives + 2 Blinkers -> 22.446740 (with half bakery component as part of a bakery) + block
`x = 16, y = 28, rule = B3/S23b2o\$o2bo\$b2o\$7b2o\$6bo2bo\$7b2o5\$bo\$2bo\$3o11\$9b3o2\$4b3o6b2o\$12bo2bo\$13b2o!`

### Re: Soup search results

Posted: September 29th, 2014, 11:58 am
velcrorex wrote:Been doing some experiments with symmetrical soups, not sure how useful any of these are...

I've been doing some multi-day searches on a spare quad-core machine, with the faint hope of straining some new Life form out of the soup -- a new puffer, maybe, or at least something really unlikely like a loafer that's never been seen escaping from random starting conditions before. No luck so far...!

Maybe not surprisingly, my highest-scoring soups so far have tended to settle into a symmetrical state. My only soup with a score of 50 so far has been this one, with bilaterally symmetric ash:

`#C 50Me35796714 -- score=50#C queen bee shuttle + pi -> MWSS on MWSSx = 16, y = 16, rule = B3/S23obob2o4b6o\$b2o2b2obo2b2o2bo\$2bo2bob2o2b4o\$o3bobob2o5bo\$2b3obob2o2b2obo\$o3bo3b5obo\$o2bo2bo2bob5o\$4o3b4ob3o\$obo2bo2bo4bo\$b4ob2o3b4o\$b2obob5o2bobo\$6bobob6o\$4bobo3b3o2bo\$6bob2obo2b2o\$b2o2bo2b2o4bo\$3o3b2obob5o!`

The following soup's ash has rectangular symmetry, and the reaction is so simple that it seems vaguely possible that someone has run into it before:

`#C 50Mf30022159 -- score=38#C two mirror-symmetric pi explosions -> two spark coils x = 16, y = 16, rule = B3/S23b5ob3o2bobo\$2obobob5obo\$2o3b4obob2o\$bobob4ob2o3bo\$obo2bo2b5obo\$bobo2bo2b5o\$o6b2ob3ob2o\$4o2bob2o2bob2o\$b6obo5bo\$3bo2b2obo3b3o\$o3b2o2b3o2bobo\$2obo2bobobobob2o\$2bobobob7o\$bo3bobo3bobobo\$bo3bob2obo4bo\$2b5obob2o!`

### Re: Soup search results

Posted: September 29th, 2014, 4:28 pm
Not strictly natural, because I found it by adding symmetry options to apgsearch, but this 2-engine switch-engine variation happened (the program calls it 'yl576_1_246_756156edd5c2c10ac5bc316e7c8f38ef'):
`x = 18, y = 18, rule = B3/S23bobobobo4b3o2bo\$o2b2o9bob2o\$7b5ob5o\$2o4b4ob2obobo\$bo3bobo4bobo2bo\$o3bo2bo6bo2bo\$3bo3bo2bo2bo\$ob5ob2obob2ob2o\$2b2o3bo2b2obo2b2o\$2b2o3bo2b2obo2b2o\$2bo3bob2ob2o3bo\$2b2o3b4o2bobo\$o2b2o5bo6bo\$obo3b4obo2b3o\$6obo5bob2o\$2bo8bob2ob2o\$b3o3b4o2b3o\$3ob2ob3o2bo2bo!`

20-cell predecessor (can maybe be reduced):
`x = 15, y = 15, rule = B3/S2312b2o\$11b3o\$12b2o\$14bo\$14bo\$14bo6\$bo\$3o\$3o\$3b3o!`

EDIT: also this one ('yl768_1_352_8d43c3a93ebb5c936e8665a042614c86'):
`x = 18, y = 18, rule = B3/S23b2obobob2obob4o\$o3bob7o2b2o\$o2bobo7b2o\$2bob3o3bob6o\$2obo3bo2bob2o2bo\$2b2o2b2o2bo2bob2o\$2obobo2b3o5bo\$bo2b2o4bo2bo\$2o4bo4bo4b2o\$2o4bo4bo4b2o\$bob5o3bob2o\$2o6b3obobobo\$bob2o6bo\$ob4obo2bo4bo\$ob2o6b2o3b2o\$2obobo7b2obo\$2ob4ob2obo2b2o\$3bo4b2o!`

...and this one, which it classes as 'PATHOLOGICAL' because (I think) it's period is higher than 1000:
`x = 18, y = 18, rule = B3/S232b2o2b2o5b2ob2o\$4bo2bo2bo2b2ob2o\$o2bo2b4o5b3o\$obob2o2b3o6bo\$bobo2b2o2bobo2b3o\$3bo3bo2bo2b2ob2o\$obobo2bo2b4ob3o\$3ob3o3bob2o2b2o\$2b2o6b2o2bob2o\$2b2o6b2o2bob2o\$bob7o2b5o\$6bob2o2bo3bo\$4bob2o2b2o4b2o\$2o3b3o2bo3b3o\$2o3bo2b3o2bob3o\$2bobobo3bo2b2obo\$3ob12o\$10o2bobo!`

### Re: Soup search results

Posted: October 2nd, 2014, 2:03 pm
Octagon 4
`x = 32, y = 32, rule = B3/S23o2bo4bob2o2b4o6b2obo3bo\$4b5o2b2obo3bo2b2ob2o2b2o\$b2o3b2obo3bo2b4o2bo3bob2o\$b2o2bob3obo4bo2b5o2bo4bo\$o3b3o3bobo5b3obob4o2bo\$2b4obob2o2b2ob2o3b3o2b3obo\$2o2bo2b2o2b2o2bo2bo2bo5bob2o\$2o2bo3bo2bob2ob2ob5ob2ob3o\$3bobob2ob6o3b3ob3o2bob2o\$b5obob2obo2bobobob2o3bob2o\$bobob5o3bobob3o2b2o2b2o3bo\$3b2o2b2o2b4o3bobo2b3o2bob2o\$2b3o2b4o4bo2bobob2obobo2bo\$b2obobo3b3ob3o3b2ob2obo2bo\$obo2bobob2o5bobobo2b2obo3b2o\$ob2obobo5b2o3b2ob3obo5bo\$o5bob3ob2o3b2o5bobob2obo\$2o3bob2o2bobobo5b2obobo2bobo\$2bo2bob2ob2o3b3ob3o3bobob2o\$bo2bobob2obobo2bo4b4o2b3o\$2obo2b3o2bobo3b4o2b2o2b2o\$o3b2o2b2o2b3obobo3b5obobo\$2b2obo3b2obobobo2bob2obob5o\$2obo2b3ob3o3b6ob2obobo\$b3ob2ob5ob2ob2obo2bo3bo2b2o\$b2obo5bo2bo2bo2b2o2b2o2bo2b2o\$bob3o2b3o3b2ob2o2b2obob4o\$bo2b4obob3o5bobo3b3o3bo\$o4bo2b5o2bo4bob3obo2b2o\$2b2obo3bo2b4o2bo3bob2o3b2o\$2b2o2b2ob2o2bo3bob2o2b5o\$o3bob2o6b4o2b2obo4bo2bo!`

### Re: Soup search results

Posted: October 2nd, 2014, 3:33 pm
A non-listed p4 oscillator with minimum population of 40:
`x = 32, y = 32, rule = B3/S232b2ob2o2b2obo2bo2bob2o3bo2b2o\$b3ob5o7bob2o3bo3bobo\$ob2o4bobob3o2bobo4bo2bob3o\$2obobobo2bob3obo2b3o3bo2b4o\$2bo3b2ob2obobobo3b3obo\$6bobo2bo2bo4bob2ob2o2bob2o\$o2bobobob3ob2obob3obobob2o2b2o\$b2ob3ob3obob4obobo3bob2obo\$8bob4o2b4o3b2obo2b2o\$4b3o2bobobo2b2ob4ob2obo2b2o\$o2b3obobobo2bobo2b2o2b3ob3obo\$2ob2obo2b2o3b2o3bob3ob2o\$b3ob8o4bobo3b2o2b3obo\$o5bobo4bo2bobo3b2obo2b2o\$b2o4b3o2bo7b2o2b6o\$3b2ob5o2bob2o3bo3bo6bo\$o6bo3bo3b2obo2b5ob2o\$2b6o2b2o7bo2b3o4b2o\$2b2o2bob2o3bobo2bo4bobo5bo\$ob3o2b2o3bobo4b8ob3o\$5b2ob3obo3b2o3b2o2bob2ob2o\$ob3ob3o2b2o2bobo2bobobob3o2bo\$2o2bob2ob4ob2o2bobobo2b3o\$b2o2bob2o3b4o2b4obo\$bob2obo3bobob4obob3ob3ob2o\$2o2b2obobob3obob2ob3obobobo2bo\$2obo2b2ob2obo4bo2bo2bobo\$7bob3o3bobobob2ob2o3bo\$4o2bo3b3o2bob3obo2bobobob2o\$3obo2bo4bobo2b3obobo4b2obo\$bobo3bo3b2obo7b5ob3o\$2b2o2bo3b2obo2bo2bob2o2b2ob2o!`

### Re: Soup search results

Posted: October 2nd, 2014, 3:39 pm
Not-so-natural 44P4.22
`x = 32, y = 32, rule = B3/S232b2obo2b2o5bobob2obo3bob3o\$o5b2o3b2o5b2o3bo5bo\$2o4bob3o3bob2obobo3bobo3bo\$o2b3ob4ob2o2b2o2b3o2b2obo2bo\$2bo2bo2b2ob3ob2o2bobo2b3obo\$o2b2o2bo2b3ob2obobobo2bo2b2o2bo\$2b3o2b3ob3ob6o3bo4b2o\$4b3o6b2o3b2ob2o2b2obobo\$bo7bo2bob2obo2b3o2bob3obo\$o2bo3b2ob3o2b5obobobob3obo\$2b4ob3ob2obobo2bo2bo3bob2o\$o2bo2bobo2b2o2bo4b3o2b3o2bo\$3ob4ob2ob3o2bob5ob4obo\$bo4b2obo3bobob3o4b2ob2o\$ob2ob2ob2o2b6obobob2obo2bo\$2b3obo2b2o3bo2b2obob2ob3o3bo\$o3b3ob2obob2o2bo3b2o2bob3o\$2bo2bob2obobob6o2b2ob2ob2obo\$3b2ob2o4b3obobo3bob2o4bo\$bob4ob5obo2b3ob2ob4ob3o\$bo2b3o2b3o4bo2b2o2bobo2bo2bo\$2b2obo3bo2bo2bobob2ob3ob4o\$ob3obobobob5o2b3ob2o3bo2bo\$ob3obo2b3o2bob2obo2bo7bo\$bobob2o2b2ob2o3b2o6b3o\$b2o4bo3b6ob3ob3o2b3o\$o2b2o2bo2bobobob2ob3o2bo2b2o2bo\$3bob3o2bobo2b2ob3ob2o2bo2bo\$o2bob2o2b3o2b2o2b2ob4ob3o2bo\$o3bobo3bobob2obo3b3obo4b2o\$2bo5bo3b2o5b2o3b2o5bo\$b3obo3bob2obobo5b2o2bob2o!`

### Re: Soup search results

Posted: October 2nd, 2014, 4:13 pm
Did a 10M apgsearch run in Life and the highest score was 35--ten higher than the next-highest. The soup creates a mold and two LWSSs. Don't know if that's an unusual high score in apgsearch yet, so, here.

`x = 16, y = 16, rule = B3/S232b2o2bob2obo3bo\$2b5o2b3o2bo\$2o2bobo3bo2b3o\$b4ob3obob4o\$b2o3b5ob4o\$bo2b2ob2ob2o3bo\$2o2bo2bobo4b2o\$4obob4ob3o\$b2obo2b3obob2o\$3obobob2ob2o2bo\$b3o3bo4bobo\$2bobob3obobob2o\$2obobo3b3ob3o\$bo6b3ob2o\$2obo3b2obo2b3o\$obo2b2o5bob2o!`

### Re: Soup search results

Posted: October 2nd, 2014, 5:28 pm
Piece of junk + boat -> block + mold:
`x = 11, y = 5, rule = B3/S239bo\$b2ob2o2bobo\$o4bo3b2o\$2ob2o\$bobo!`

HF precursor + R + block -> queen bee shuttle + H:
`x = 5, y = 21, rule = B3/S23b2o\$b2o11\$o2bo\$o3bo\$o2b2o4\$2bo\$b2o\$2b2o!`

Beehive + LOM + piece of junk -> block + unix:
`x = 16, y = 9, rule = B3/S23bo\$obo\$obo\$bo10b2o\$10b5o\$15bo\$4b3o3bo2b2o\$4bo2bo3b3o\$5b3o!`

Piece of junk sticks a table onto a beacon:
`x = 14, y = 6, rule = B3/S233bo\$2b3o\$2b4o6b2o\$b2o2b2o5b2o\$o3b2o4b2o\$4bo5b2o!`

### Re: Soup search results

Posted: October 3rd, 2014, 5:38 pm
`x = 11, y = 9, rule = B3/S232o\$o3\$4b3o\$3bo3bo\$3b2ob2o\$10bo\$9b2o!`

Probably not that uncommon, but I like it anyways.
Cool 22-cell still life w/ double induction coil:
`x = 9, y = 6, rule = B3/S236b2o\$5b3o\$o4bo2bo\$o4b3o\$2o\$6bo!`

### Re: Soup search results

Posted: October 4th, 2014, 1:58 am
Pi-like octomino + Block + Beehive = Another funky 22-cell still life.

`x = 15, y = 6, rule = B3/S233bobo\$3bob2o5b2o\$3b3o5bo2bo\$12b2o\$2o\$2o!`

Derived from this soup:

`x = 16, y = 16, rule = B3/S236o6bo2bo\$2bo2bobobo3bo\$o2bob6o\$4b2ob3obo\$3bo2b2o4bob2o\$3o3bobo3b2obo\$5bo3b2o2bobo\$3obo2b3obobobo\$o2bobob5o\$2obob3o2b2o\$bob5obobo\$obo2bo4bo4bo\$bo4b2obo4b2o\$3o3bo3b5o\$3obobo2b2o3b2o\$3b5ob3o3bo!`

EDIT: From a reaction, a 10-glider synthesis of a 16-cell still life. Can be reduced to 9 with a way to put the domino spark there. I don't know such a way, though.

`x = 40, y = 36, rule = B3/S2328bobo\$28b2o\$29bo4\$6bo5bo\$7bo5bo\$5b3o3b3o2\$13b2o\$o12bobo\$b2o10bo\$2o7\$33bo\$32b2o\$25bo6bobo\$24b2o\$24bobo\$37b3o\$37bo\$38bo2\$22bo\$21b2o\$21bobo2\$28b3o\$28bo\$29bo!`

EDIT 2: Long shillelagh on dock, apparently doable in 9 gliders by someone who knows their sparks. Cleanup glider shown.

`x = 32, y = 15, rule = B3/S232bo\$bobo10bo\$o2bo8bobo\$b2o9b3o\$9bo\$9bobo\$9bobo6\$30b2o\$29b2o\$31bo!`

EDIT 3: Is an Octagon II soup worth anything?

`x = 16, y = 16, rule = B3/S23b2obo3bo2b3obo\$2ob2obo2bobo2b2o\$3bo5b2ob2o\$3o3b2ob2o2bobo\$b2ob2obob4obo\$2bob2o2b2obobobo\$b3o2b2o2b4o\$bobo5b5o\$2bo7bo3bo\$5o2bo3bo2b2o\$b3o2bo2bo2bobo\$5obo3b2ob3o\$2b4ob2obob3o\$2b2o5bobob2o\$b2ob2o7b2o\$b3o2b2o2bo2b3o!`

EDIT 4: Reasonably simple blocker, but not an improvement on any existing syntheses. Maybe we'll have more luck if a caterer shows up?

`x = 21, y = 21, rule = B3/S2319b2o\$19b2o7\$5b3o2\$3bo\$3bo8bo\$3bo7b3o\$13bo3\$o\$o\$o2\$2b3o!`

EDIT 5: I'm having too much fun with making useless still lifes.

`x = 29, y = 40, rule = B3/S2327bo\$26bo\$26b3o11\$23bo\$17bo5bobo\$15bobo5b2o\$16b2o\$5bobo\$6b2o\$6bo\$17bo\$18b2o\$5b2o10b2o\$6b2o5b3o\$5bo9bo\$14bo11\$21b2o\$bo18b2o\$b2o19bo\$obo!`

EDIT 6: Predecessor for an 18-cell still life not on the list:

`x = 11, y = 9, rule = B3/S234bo\$4bo\$3o2bo2bo\$6b3o3\$9bo\$8bobo\$9bo!`

### Re: Soup search results

Posted: October 4th, 2014, 2:03 am
A for awesome wrote:Beehive + LOM + piece of junk -> block + unix

I like this one, because it suggests a neat 6-glider synthesis:
`x = 19, y = 16, rule = B3/S23bo\$obo11bo\$obo10bo\$bo11b3o\$4bo\$4b2o\$3bobo\$7b3o\$7bo\$8bo4\$16b3o\$16bo\$17bo!`

There is a remote possibility that the LoM + beehive combination could be synthesized with 3 gliders, but I won't hold my breath.

It manages to reduce the synthesis of unicycle to 18 gliders:
`x = 60, y = 56, rule = B3/S23o\$b2o\$2o19bo32bobo\$19bobo32b2o\$20b2o33bo2\$9bo\$10b2o\$9b2o15bo\$25bo\$25b3o7\$8bobo\$9b2o12bo\$9bo12bobo\$22bobo\$23bo3\$3b2o\$4b2o\$3bo3\$56bo\$54b2o\$55b2o3\$36bo\$35bobo\$35bobo12bo\$36bo12b2o\$49bobo7\$32b3o\$34bo\$33bo15b2o\$48b2o\$50bo2\$4bo33b2o\$4b2o32bobo\$3bobo32bo19b2o\$57b2o\$59bo!`

### Re: Soup search results

Posted: October 6th, 2014, 1:25 pm
Griddle and block with 6 gliders (looks like a significant improvement, if the wiki page is up-to-date):
`x = 20, y = 24, rule = B3/S238bo\$8bobo\$8b2o\$2bo\$obo\$b2o\$17bobo\$17b2o\$7bo10bo\$8bo\$6b3o\$2bo\$obo\$b2o8\$2b3o\$4bo\$3bo!`