calcyman wrote:Producing a Gemini gun is more difficult, but not totally intractable. A practical method of synthesis would be to generate the 'shell' of a Gemini, and then synthesise an active Gemini in front of it. That way, the active Gemini would delete the shell, and not the gun. Anyway, it's much easier than Dave Greene's ambition to create a Caterpillar gun!
davidl wrote:Dear member,
Could someone help a (french) journalist to explain what is this new spaceship for a non specialist of Life ?
Actually I need :
- a picture of this Gemini (the one on http://www.conwaylife.com/wiki/index.php?title=Gemini need explanation, and I can not open .rle file ?!?). Especially I do not understand what are the black line in diagonal near Gemini.
- an idea of the "size" of this pattern (how much cell at the begining)
- to know if it is the first self-replicator ? Why is the speed so important ? And is the direction of moving unusual ?
- why is there so enthousiastic post on this forum ?
I apology for this simple question, but I hope that someone would help me... This is for a short news.
However, a key point to remember is that they are designed for speed as well as simplicity. A 3D Life editor would be great in some ways, but it would perform very poorly compared to Golly on large patterns such as Gemini.
HartmutHolzwart wrote:It has been a year now since Dave Greene has reported on any progress concerning the Gemini reloaded.
Did I overlook something? Not even a p.o.c. for his new design?
Happy New Year!
#C Blockic meteor shower leading to Herschel-circuit extinction
x = 299, y = 273, rule = LifeHistory
Gustavo6046 wrote:Which is the slowest possible velocity this thing can reach using proper configuration of the modules and the distance between them?
Sphenocorona wrote:It has been proven impossible to create a spaceship which moves at speed of c, even a universal constructor - the salvos such a constructor emits are slower than light, and it is very trivial to show that a UC spaceship cannot go faster than these.
x = 100, y = 2, rule = B3/S23:T100,0
Sphenocorona wrote:I'm pretty sure even an infinitely long UC-based spaceship can't be faster than (1,0)c/2 or (1,1)c/4.
Gustavo6046 wrote:Means I can make its speed ultra slow but in balance increase bounding box?
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