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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby David » January 17th, 2013, 1:31 am

I'm surprised with this pattern...
x = 17, y = 17, rule = B3/S23
9b2o$9bo$10b3o$3b2o8bo$3bo6b3obo$2obo5bo2bobo$o2b2o4bo2bobobo$b2o4bo2b
2o3b2o$3b5o$3bo4b2o$4b2o2bo$6bobo$6bobobo2bo$7b2ob4o$9bo$9bobo$10b2o!
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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby Tropylium » January 18th, 2013, 7:51 pm

I don't recall seeing this Eater 1 eating mechanism before:
x = 10, y = 9, rule = B3/S23
5bo$4bo$4bo$5b2o$7b3o$2b2o$bobo$bo$2o!

Is anyone keeping track of these?

(Also FWIW: the example will still work if you continue the squiggle one cell to the NE or SE.)
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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby Jackk » January 21st, 2013, 2:32 pm

Is this known?
Pi + Boat ==> Big S + Glider
x = 23, y = 22, rule = B3/S23
10b2o$9bobo$10bo$2o$2o15$20b2o$20bobo$20bo!
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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby glider_rider » February 20th, 2013, 6:20 pm

Hi I am new on the forum :)

That has been known since 1971.
http://www.conwaylife.com/wiki/Lifeline_Volume_4

Period 12 oscillator, the loaf turning I found on accident.

x = 13, y = 21, rule = B3/S23
10b2o$9bo2bo$10bobo$6b2o3bo$7bob2o$9bo$9bo3$b2o3b2o$b2o2bo2bob2o$5bobo
2b2o$6bo2$3bo$3bo$2b2obo$bo3b2o$obo$o2bo$b2o!
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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby Tropylium » February 20th, 2013, 6:57 pm

Welcome GRider!
Your oscillator also happens to be previously known, since 1989.
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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby glider_rider » February 21st, 2013, 1:05 pm

A beacon can eat and be rephased by two beehives.

x = 10, y = 10, rule = B3/S23
b2o$o2bob2o$b2o2b2o$7b2o$7b2o2$8bo$7bobo$7bobo$8bo!


This p30 uses that.

x = 44, y = 44, rule = B3/S23
20b2o$20b2o2$20bo$19bobo$19bobo$20bo3$17b2obob2o$17bo5bo$18bo3bo$19b3o
5$11b2o$10bobo$9bo6b2o$2o7bo2bo2bo2bob2o11b2o$2o7bo6b2o2b2o10bobo$10bo
bo9b2o7bo6b2o$11b2o9b2o7bo2bo2bo2bob2o$31bo6b2o2b2o$23bo8bobo$22bobo8b
2o$22bobo$23bo3$20b2obob2o$20bo5bo$21bo3bo$22b3o8$23b2o$23b2o!


Does anyone know an odd period beehive producer?
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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby Jackk » February 21st, 2013, 4:02 pm

Weird still life shows up...

x = 18, y = 24, rule = B3/S23
15b2o$14bo2bo$15b2o2$9bo$9bo$9bo$9bo$3b2o4bo$2bo2bo3bo$3b2o4bo$10bo$
10bo$10bo$10bo2$5b2o4b2o$5b2o4b2o5$2o$2o!
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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby Mats » February 21st, 2013, 4:40 pm

Some time ago I found this polyomino which turns into the same weird still life...

x = 5, y = 5, rule = B3/S23
2b3o$2bo$3o$obo$2b3o!
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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby glider_rider » February 21st, 2013, 8:43 pm

That's called eater siamese eater.

Generates bookend on bun at time 1735.

x = 4, y = 7, rule = B3/S23
bo$3o$o2bo2$o$o2bo$3o!
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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby Tropylium » February 23rd, 2013, 4:10 pm

Clean R + boat → LWSS mini-conduit:
x = 10, y = 16, rule = B3/S23
8bo$7bobo$2bo4b2o$3o$bo8$4b2o$4bo$5b3o$7bo!


Version with glider and block:
x = 13, y = 16, rule = B3/S23
10bo$10bobo$10b2o2$2bo$3o$bo8$b2o$b2o!
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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby Gtetr » February 23rd, 2013, 4:18 pm

I was messing around with glider-pentadecathlon collisions, and found this one.
It stabilizes after 603 generations.

x = 15, y = 17, rule = B3/S23
13bo$12bo$12b3o10$2b6o$bo6bo$o8bo$bo6bo$2b6o!
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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby Tropylium » February 25th, 2013, 5:33 pm

Butterfly and Octagon 2 can be hassled into each other:
x = 29, y = 10, rule = B3/S23
27bo$3bo2bo15bo2bo2bo$2bobo2bo14bo2bo$bo2bo15b2ob2ob2o$o4b2o15bo2bo$b
2o4bo14bo2bo$3bo2bo13b2ob2ob2o$o2bobo16bo2bo$bo2bo14bo2bo2bo$20bo!
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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby Gtetr » March 7th, 2013, 3:13 pm

I found a methuselah: lasts for 1600 generations or so, and I didn't find it on the wiki.

x = 6, y = 4, rule = B3/S23
o3b2o$bo2bo$bobobo$2bo!


Edit: Here's an interesting one, might've been discovered. Beehive eats Herschel in 73 generations.

x = 9, y = 5, rule = B3/S23
6b2o$o4bo2bo$3o3b2o$obo$2bo!
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Pulsar and Still life

Postby qerwtr546 » March 9th, 2013, 1:49 pm

Still life:
x = 6, y = 6, rule = B3/S23
$bo$b3o$4bo$3b2o!
Pulsar:
x = 12, y = 5, rule = B3/S23
$3bo4bo$b2ob4ob2o$3bo4bo!
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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby David » March 11th, 2013, 6:13 am

P48 agar

x = 245, y = 194, rule = B3/S23
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3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o7$2b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b
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5b3o5b3o7$2b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o
5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o$3o5b
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5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o7$2b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o
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3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o$3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o5b3o
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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby knightlife » March 17th, 2013, 6:09 pm

Clean G ---> LWSS uses two blinkers and a block.
x = 27, y = 35, rule = B3/S23
bo$2bo$3o21$12b2o$12b2o2$24b3o8$18b3o!
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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby knightlife » March 17th, 2013, 7:21 pm

Clean G ---> H uses 2 blinkers.
x = 35, y = 28, rule = B3/S23
bo$2bo$3o3$24b2o$24bo$22b3o18$26bo7bo$26bo7bo$26bo7bo!
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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby LumpsOfMuck » April 4th, 2013, 5:16 pm

I just noticed something in the life cycle of block and glider which could potentially be VERY IMPORTANT. (and I mean that quite literally)

LEt's take block and glider at generation zero
x = 4, y = 3, rule = B3/S23
2o$obo$2b2o!

Now, let's look at generation 32 of its evolution.
x = 9, y = 11, rule = B3/S23
5b2o$5bobo$7b2o2$2obob2o$bobobobo$bo3b3o$2b2o2b2o$3b2obo$4b3o$5bo!

Notice anything interesting on the upper right of the pattern? That's right, It's block and glider again, and while it pretty much immediately gets swallowed by debris, the fact is it appears again and has the potential to be used a a spaceship engine. I calculated its velocity if someone were to succeed in making it a spaceship too. It moves seven cells vertically and three cells horizontally, and I am pretty sure there is no known spaceship with that velocity. This simply demands further exploration, because if it can successfully be stablized it could blow gemini out of the water in terms of the smallest oblique spaceship
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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby DivusIulius » April 4th, 2013, 6:31 pm

LumpsOfMuck wrote:I calculated its velocity if someone were to succeed in making it a spaceship too. It moves seven cells vertically and three cells horizontally, and I am pretty sure there is no known spaceship with that velocity. This simply demands further exploration, because if it can successfully be stablized it could blow gemini out of the water in terms of the smallest oblique spaceship

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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby Sokwe » April 4th, 2013, 6:50 pm

LumpsOfMuck wrote:I just noticed something in the life cycle of block and glider...

Unfortunately, I don't think this will get any further than the potential 3c/10 pi ship:
x = 49, y = 16, rule = B3/S23
37bo$36bobo$36bobo$36bobo3$28b2o2b3o5b3o2b2o$27bobo2b2o7b2o2bobo$26b2o
6bo5bo6b2o$bo13bo11b2ob3o9b3ob2o$obo13bo11b3o2bo7bo2b3o$obo9b6o11bo3b
2o5b2o3bo$obo13bo13b2o2b2o3b2o2b2o$15bo14bo2b2obobob2o2bo$31bo2b2o3b2o
2bo$32b3o5b3o!
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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby Alex3627ca » April 6th, 2013, 9:17 am

New user e.e... I tend to mess around with a 16x20 toroidal array of GOL on an ipod app and I accidentally discovered this oscillator. It appears to be two pre-pulsars that mess up eachother's replication:
* is on, . is off.
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...***.....***..
...*.*.....*.*..
...***.....***..
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...***.....***..
...*.*.....*.*..
...***.....***..
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I've been reading on the wiki about patterns for a while, and at one point I saw a period-72 oscillator (forgot the name) that is similar: it was discovered in a toroidal array and eventually made finite with blocks...

EDIT: I probably should have used Golly's format for the pattern, but I'm currently unable to use my computer which Golly works on due to a relative sleeping in the room containing it.

EDIT 2: Two things about the oscillator I probably should've said before. One, the reaction that produced it appears to have made it at the edge of the grid, as the middle area is never used to my noticing. Second, the oscillator is either period 20 or 21 (I'm not entirely sure).

EDIT 3 (About 8-10 hours after edits 1 and 2): If I remember the behavior of this thing correctly, I believe that the side parts of it could probably be eaten with something and that's about it in terms of stabilization. I might look into it later, but it's late in my time zone.
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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby LumpsOfMuck » April 6th, 2013, 3:04 pm

This 30x30 soup yields a hat
x = 30, y = 30, rule = B3/S23
2bob2o2b3ob2ob6o2bo2bo$ob2o4bo2b7obobo2b4obo$2bobo2bob2obo3bo2b2o3bob
3o$2o5b6o3b2obobo4bo$obob3ob3ob3o3bobo4bo$bobobob2o2b3ob3obob3o2bob2o$
2o2bo5bob2obo2bo5b2obobo$ob2ob3obob3ob2obo8b2o$bobobo3bo3b2o4b2obobobo
$2bob3o6b5o2bobobo2bo$o2bo4bo3bob4o4b3obo$b4obo3b2o2b3o4b2ob2obobo$3bo
4b4o3b2ob2o2bobo$3b3obo4bo2b3obobo5b3o$5bob3o2bo2b7obobo2bo$2bob4ob3o
6b6o3b3o$2bobo2bo3b6o3bob2ob3o$2obob4o4bo2b3o2b3ob2o2bo$o3b2o3b4o2bob
2o2b5ob3o$2b5ob2o4b2o2bo6bo2bo$3obob5obo4b5obo2b4o$b2o6b5o5b2ob2o2bo$
2bo4bo2bo3bobo2b2o2bo2b2obo$ob2obob6obob2o2b2obo3bobo$b2ob2obob2o4bobo
4bo6bo$o2b2ob2ob2obo2bob3o3bo2b2obo$3bo3b3o2bo2b2o3bo2b2o2bo$b3obo4bo
2b3o8b3obo$obo3bob8ob5o3bo$b2ob3ob3obobo3b2o2b3obob2o!
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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby LumpsOfMuck » April 6th, 2013, 3:09 pm

THis small soup yields the dead spark coils
x = 30, y = 30, rule = B3/S23
bob3o2b2ob5obo5b2o2bo$o2bo2b4obo2bobo4b3obob2o$2o2b6o6bo2b4o2bo3bo$bob
ob2obo2bob2obob6obobobo$b6o2bob3ob2o4bob5obo$ob3ob7obo2b2o4bo2bo$2bobo
b2o2b2o2b2o2bob2o2bo3bo$o3bo4b3ob2ob2o2b3o6bo$bobob6o4b2ob2o4bobobo$3o
8bob5o2b2o2b2o2b2o$2o4bobob4o2bob2ob2o5bo$o2b3o2b2obo6b3obobob4o$3ob2o
b6o4bob3obob2obo$3o2b2obob5obo2bo3bo2bobo$2o2b2o3b3o3bobobob3ob2o2bo$o
bobob3o3b2o2b3o3bo3b2o$4b2o6bo3b3o3bo2b2o$o3bob2ob4ob3o4bo2bob2o$o3bob
o3bobob3o3b4o2bob2o$o2b3o2b4o2b5o9b2o$b4o5b2o4b6ob3o2b2o$11ob4ob2ob6ob
obo$4o2bob7o2bob2obo4bo$obo2b5o5bobob3o2b3o2bo$3o2bob4o3bob2ob2obo2b3o
$bob2o2b2o6bo4bobo2b4o$b5obo3bo5bob7o2b2o$2bobo3b2ob2obob2o4b2obo$2o4b
o3b2o2b4ob8o$2o2b3ob2o5bob2ob2o2bobobo!

I extracted the important components from it, and it turns out it's just a lom interacting with a honeyfarm predessor in a specific way, meaning this could probably be easily replicated with minimal effort. Of note is the fact that a pre-pulsar appears twice before the dead spark coils emerge.
x = 17, y = 12, rule = B3/S23
2$10b3o$9bo3bo$bobo4bo5bo$bo2bo2bo3bo3bo$bo2bo2bo2bobo2bo$3b2o2bo3bo3b
o$8bo5bo$9bo3bo$10b3o!
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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby LumpsOfMuck » April 6th, 2013, 3:15 pm

Idk what the name of what this yields is, but it is rare
x = 30, y = 30, rule = B3/S23
obo2bo3b2obo2bobob4o3bo2bo$o2b3o2bobo2b5o2bo3b2ob3o$b2obo3bob2obo4b2o
2b6o$2o2b7o2b3obobo4bo$3b4o2b4o2bobo2b2o2b4o$bobob2ob2obobo5bo3b4ob2o$
bo4b2ob2obobo2bob2o2bob3o$obo4bo2bob3o3b2obo2b6o$o2bo3b4o3b2obob5ob2o
2bo$7ob2o3b2o2b2ob2o2bob2o$4ob3o2bobo2bob3o2b2obob2o$bo4bo2b2o3bo6bo3b
3o$5b2o2b2o2b7o4b3o2bo$2o4bo3b3o4bo4b5obo$4b4o2b3obob3o2bobobobo$obo2b
2o2bobobo3b2ob2obob5o$ob4ob5obob4o2b3o2bo$bo5b4o2b3obo2b2ob2ob3o$b2o2b
ob3o2bo5b3o4bo3bo$b3obob2o3b3o2bo2b2o2bo2b3o$2b5o2b2obo5b6obob3o$o6b4o
2b2obob3ob3ob2obo$4obob3ob3ob3o7b2o$obob3o2bo4bo2bob3obo3b2o$b3o3bobo
2b2o5bob3o3bo$b5obobo3bob4ob2ob3o$2b4o2b2o2b8ob2obo2b2o$obobo3bo4b3o4b
2o3bo3bo$2o5bo2bobob2o2bo4bo2bobo$2b2o4bob3ob2o3bo2bob2ob2o!
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Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Postby glider_rider » April 6th, 2013, 11:21 pm

I think it's called big S with tub.

Almost 4c/11.
x = 31, y = 4, rule = B3/S23
b3o3b3o10b3o4b3o$o3bobo3bo8bo3bo2bo3bo$2ob2ob2ob2o8b2ob2o2b2ob2o$o9bo
8bo10bo!

Each is off by two cells, one creates a beehive. 4c/11 puffer maybe?
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