Extrementhusiast wrote:Let's make things confusing, shall we?Code: Select all`[HR44B, but with block-eating eater shifted into Fx77 position,`

which magically moves the output by two cells and changes it to HR48B]

Nice find! It's not really too confusing in practice, just a new HR48B -- but it's a wonderful minimalist example of how that subtle change in eater placement makes a large difference several ticks later and many cells away. The information about which eater is present propagates through the active reaction faster than c/2 diagonally (!).

Moosey wrote:A good way to show this is that the conduit can be chained up to other conduits, e.g. BRx46B...

Yup, there are quite a few B-input elementary conduits that connect equally well to either HR44B or HR48B. If you test with BRx46B specifically it's a bit difficult to get the input Herschel in and/or the output Herschel out, but here are a couple of complete loops showing the four-tick difference in timing:

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`x = 169, y = 87, rule = LifeHistory`

156.A$156.3A$68.A74.A15.A3.2A$68.3A56.A15.3A12.2A4.A$54.2A15.A3.2A48.

3A18.A11.5B.A.2A$39.A15.A14.2A4.A30.2B15.A20.2A3.B9.B2A.A2.A$37.3A15.

A.AB11.5B.A.2A26.4B14.2A19.8B6.BA.A.2A$19.2B15.A19.2AB.3B9.B2A.A2.A

26.4B15.B21.8B.4B2A$18.4B14.2A20.7B6.BA.A.2A24.B2.6B14.3B19.15B$18.4B

15.B20.9B.4B2A27.2AB.2B2A2B13.6B16.15B$14.B2.6B14.3B19.15B27.2A3BA2BA

3B.B8.10B11.17B$13.2AB.2B2A2B13.6B16.15B29.2B.2B2A7B3.2B2.11B3.2B2.

19B$13.2A3BA2BA3B.B8.10B11.17B32.18BD3B2A15BC16B$14.2B.2B2A7B3.2B2.

11B3.2B2.20B.2B30.17B2D2B2A15BCBC4B.9B.2B$17.18BD3B2A15BC18B2A29.18B

2D18B3C4B2.10B2A$18.17B2D2B2A15BCBC4B.9B.B2A29.18BD21BC4B.9B.B2A$18.

18B2D18B3C4B2.B2D2BDB3.B29.18BD26B3.B2D2BDB3.B$18.18BD21BC4B2.2B3D2B

31.B.13B2.B4.13B.4B10.2B3D2B$17.18BD26B3.3BD3B30.2AB.12B7.7B.B5.3B11.

3BD3B$15.B.13B2.B4.13B.4B10.8B29.2A4BD9B19.4B12.8B$14.2AB.12B7.7B.B4.

4B10.11B28.2B.B3D7B20.2A13.11B$14.2A4BD9B19.4B10.2A11B30.D2B2D6B21.A

12.2A11B$15.2B.B3D7B20.2A12.2A12B29.10B19.3A13.2A12B$18.D2B2D6B21.A

12.13B22.2A5.7B23.A15.13B$18.10B19.3A13.13B23.A6.6B39.13B$10.2A5.7B

23.A14.15B22.A.AB2.8B37.15B$11.A6.6B37.16B23.2AB2.9B35.16B$11.A.AB2.

8B35.16B26.12B34.16B$12.2AB2.9B34.16B26.12B34.16B$14.12B34.16B26.10B.

B2A32.16B$14.12B35.16B26.8B2.BA.A32.16B$14.10B.B2A33.18B23.8B6.A32.

18B$15.8B2.BA.A33.4B5.9B23.8B5.2A32.4B5.9B$14.8B6.A34.2B7.9B23.7B40.

2B7.9B$15.8B5.2A34.AB5.10B20.11B40.AB5.10B$16.7B40.A.A4.11B19.12B39.A

.A4.11B$13.11B39.2A4.12B10.2A7.12B39.2A4.12B$12.12B44.13B9.A2.A2.2A2.

11B45.13B$3.2A7.12B43.13B11.2A2.A.A2.B3D4B.4B42.13B$2.A2.A2.2A2.11B

43.4B.2B.6B13.2A.B3.2BD4B4.2A41.4B.2B.6B$3.2A2.A.A2.B3D4B.4B40.4B4.6B

14.A2.2B2.2B3D2B4.A41.4B4.6B$5.2A.B3.2BD4B4.2A39.4B4.6B12.2A.A.BA2B.

6B6.3A37.4B4.6B$5.A2.2B2.2B3D2B4.A39.4B5.4B14.A.2A.A.A8B8.A36.4B5.4B$

2.2A.A.BA2B.6B6.3A35.4B6.2B2AB17.A.A.8B44.4B6.2B2AB$2.A.2A.A.A8B8.A

34.4B9.2A15.2A2.A2.7B44.4B9.2A$6.A.A.8B42.4B25.3A.2A3.7B43.4B$3.2A2.A

2.7B42.4B25.A4.B6.6B41.4B$.3A.2A3.7B41.4B27.3AB2AB3.7B40.4B$A4.B6.6B

39.4B30.A.2AB.8B40.4B$.3AB2AB3.7B38.4B35.10B39.4B$3.A.2AB.8B38.4B36.

6B2A3B37.4B$7.10B37.4B37.6B2A2B5.2A30.4B$7.6B2A3B35.4B38.10B5.A30.4B$

7.6B2A2B5.2A28.4B38.11B2.BA.A29.4B$7.10B5.A28.4B39.12B.B2A29.4B$6.11B

2.BA.A27.4B39.15B30.4B$6.12B.B2A27.4B39.16B29.4B$5.15B28.4B37.2B.16B

28.4B$4.16B27.4B37.2A18B27.4B$.2B.16B26.4B38.2AB.17B25.4B$2A18B25.4B

40.B.4B.8B2.4B23.4B$2AB.17B23.4B48.7B4.4B21.4B$.B.4B.8B2.4B21.4B50.6B

5.4B19.4B$8.7B4.4B19.4B53.4B6.4B6.A10.4B$9.6B5.4B6.A10.4B56.3BA5.4B5.

3A7.4B$11.4B6.4B5.3A7.4B58.BA.A5.4B7.A5.4B$13.3BA5.4B7.A5.4B60.A.A6.

4B5.2A4.4B$14.BA.A5.4B5.2A4.4B62.A8.4B4.9B$15.A.A6.4B4.9B64.3A6.4B5.

6B$16.A8.4B5.6B67.A7.4B2.8B$17.3A6.4B2.8B76.15B$19.A7.15B75.14B$28.

14B76.13B$29.13B77.10B.B2A$30.10B.B2A77.3B2AB3.BA.A$32.3B2AB3.BA.A76.

3B2AB6.A$32.3B2AB6.A78.4B6.2A$34.4B6.2A77.3B$34.3B83.AB.2B$31.AB.2B

83.A.AB2AB$30.A.AB2AB82.A.ABABAB$30.A.ABABAB78.2A.A.A.A.A2.A$27.2A.A.

A.A.A2.A76.A2.A2.2A.4A$27.A2.A2.2A.4A78.2A4.A$29.2A4.A88.A.A$35.A.A

87.2A$36.2A!

#C [[ STEP 49 ]]

Maybe it will turn out to be handy to have a drop-in circuit substitution like this that does a four-tick adjustment and doesn't change the signal's output color the way L112 vs. L156 does.

Or maybe when that B turns into an H, the new glider output will be good for something? Have to get rid of the extra block, but that can be done in all kinds of ways, some of them with even better repeat time than this standard method:

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`x = 74, y = 51, rule = LifeHistory`

35.A$35.3A$22.A15.A3.2A$3.2A17.3A12.2A4.A$4.A20.A11.5B.A.2A$3.A20.2A

3.B9.B2A.A2.A$3.2A19.8B6.BA.A.2A$4.B21.8B.4B2A$4.3B19.15B$3.6B16.15B$

2.10B11.17B$2.11B3.2B2.19B$2BC3B2A15BD15B$2B2C2B2A15BDBD4B.7B$.2B2C

18B3D4B2.6B$2.BC21BD12B$2.C28B.B2D2BD$4.13B.4B5.4B.2B3D2B$4.7B.B4.4B

6.5B.2BD4B$17.3B9.12B$30.12B$31.12B$32.7B.4B$33.6B2.4B$33.7B2.4B$33.

7B3.4B$33.8B.6B22.B$33.16B20.3D$33.17B19.BDB$33.18B17.2B3D$34.18B16.

5B$37.11B.4B14.7B$36.13B.4B5.2A5.8B$35.20B3.B2AB3.8B$33.B.21B3.3B2.9B

$29.2A.2A23B3.B2.4B.6B$30.A.A.B.30B.7B$28.A.A.A.A38B$28.2A3.2A.B.35B$

37.32B2A3B$37.32B2A2B$36.36B$34.A35B$32.3A2.7B.22B2.2B$31.A5.7B3.7B.

8B.2B2.B2AB$31.2A4.7B4.5B5.6B5.2A$37.5B6.4B8.4B$35.2AB.2B7.4B7.B2A2B$

34.A.AB10.B2AB8.2A$34.A14.2A$33.2A!