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by Kasuha
January 21st, 2019, 3:51 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1057
Views: 523744

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Sorry all, it's been a while since I've been here. I forgot to mention that I haven't yet found a way of continuing this search with JLS after the first solution is found - other than modifying the initial search state near the center of the search and restarting the search. wls-nb could be better i...
by Kasuha
October 10th, 2013, 8:26 am
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Up-to-date conduit data for Hersrch
Replies: 8
Views: 5747

Re: Up-to-date conduit data for Hersrch

The crash doesn't happen with the original code, but it does with my very minimally modified version that prints out variable values and variant names. I'll take a look and see if I can make the crash go away, next time I'm feeling inspired. As far as I remember the crash was caused by the code try...
by Kasuha
August 11th, 2013, 1:48 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: [Golly] "LifeHistory" for CA other than Life
Replies: 4
Views: 3567

Re: [Golly] "LifeHistory" for CA other than Life

LifeHistory is just a simple extension of the standard B3/S23 rule - instead of two cell states, on and off switching one to another, it uses a slightly more complicated state automaton. The states are: 0 - standard OFF state 1 - standard ON state 2 - OFF cell that was ON some time in the past 3 - O...
by Kasuha
August 11th, 2013, 1:07 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Value Judgement
Replies: 3
Views: 3752

Re: Value Judgement

bprentice wrote:I didn't say irrational I said interesting.
From your comment I guessed that you either don't understand or don't approve how the classification is made. If that's not the case then accept my apologies for trying to explain how I understand it.
by Kasuha
August 11th, 2013, 6:05 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Value Judgement
Replies: 3
Views: 3752

Re: Value Judgement

While the following HighLife ship: ... is likely to be considered without merit and unworthy of inclusion in such a collection. I don't see anything irrational on it. It's not a single ship, it's a convoy supporting certain reaction. Its individual ships are sure worth attention but to deserve atte...
by Kasuha
July 30th, 2013, 3:15 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Incomplete search patterns - try to complete
Replies: 180
Views: 317983

Re: Incomplete search patterns - try to complete

You don't have to make the reaction go exactly the same way, you only need to make it end up at the beginning of the cycle. For instance this sacrificial eater works for exactly one cycle so technically all we need is to replace the two blocks with something that will reappear at the place again: x ...
by Kasuha
July 29th, 2013, 12:24 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Blockic Seeds
Replies: 79
Views: 64059

Re: Blockic Seeds

More specifically, which directions can a glider shift a block? There are just 6 ways how a glider can run into a block, why don't you simply try them out? x = 132, y = 20, rule = LifeHistory 9$13.2A18.2A18.2A18.2A18.2A18.2A$13.2A18.2A18.2A18.2A18.2A18.2A3$11. 3A18.3A18.3A18.3A18.3A18.3A$11.A20.A20...
by Kasuha
July 29th, 2013, 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is a replicator?
Replies: 14
Views: 9875

Re: What is a replicator?

In my opinion, replicator is a pattern with the following two properties: - if run certain number of generations in otherwise empty universe, it results in the same original pattern being present twice or more times - fills the universe with copies of itself in such a manner that for each generation...
by Kasuha
July 13th, 2013, 12:32 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries
Replies: 1499
Views: 938821

Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

For surprisingly long time this group destroys any debris it produces while moving slightly. The rle shows development in 168 generations. At gen 178 it produces a loaf (which can be destroyed by a block) but then it quickly decays. Maybe some perturbation can force it back to original form? x = 23,...
by Kasuha
July 7th, 2013, 12:09 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: JavaLifeSearch
Replies: 33
Views: 38419

Re: JavaLifeSearch

Alright, so I've ran JLS to see how it works. The progress of my search on the p7 sparker is attached. What should I do next? I'd suggest following the point 5 above - if things look promising, it's time to start narrowing the search and check if something comes out. For instance you can put a wall...
by Kasuha
July 6th, 2013, 4:41 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries
Replies: 1499
Views: 938821

Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

That has to be the most useless accidental discovery I have ever seen. Why use an exotic palladium catalyst when you can just use THF and NaOH? Because if you didn't discover it with palladium, you wouldn't ever know that you can do it also using THF and NaOH. Yes, I think that destroying R using s...
by Kasuha
July 6th, 2013, 4:40 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries
Replies: 1499
Views: 938821

Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

Sokwe expressed an interest in novel eaters, so here's an R-pentomino eater: x = 9, y = 12, rule = B3/S23 bo$b2o$2o2$7b2o$4b2o2bo$3bob3o$2bo$3b5o$7bo$5bo$5b2o! It is novel but an eater1 can fit within it with almost exactly the same effect: x = 8, y = 9, rule = B3/S23 bo$b2o$2o3$4b2o$4bo$5b3o$7bo! ...
by Kasuha
July 5th, 2013, 1:57 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Scratch Your Heads: Glider Synthesis of Bellman One
Replies: 24
Views: 16769

Re: Scratch Your Heads: Glider Synthesis of Bellman One

codeholic wrote:I'm still skeptic about this name, because it looks to me like a potential source of confusion with the program itself.
It's an eater, right? Maybe we could call it "Eater B1", then.
by Kasuha
July 5th, 2013, 1:49 am
Forum: Scripts
Topic: JavaLifeSearch
Replies: 33
Views: 38419

Re: JavaLifeSearch

I noticed the manual link is not working. Fixed now. I was also asked to provide more guidance for using JLS so I decided to provide an example with explanation. You can find the example attached to this post. Download it, unzip into p7_example.jdf, and open it with JLS. The example contains early s...
by Kasuha
July 3rd, 2013, 1:01 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Incomplete search patterns - try to complete
Replies: 180
Views: 317983

Re: Incomplete search patterns - try to complete

- p7 mono sparker that can perform the TL push demonstrated here: x = 19, y = 14, rule = B3/S23 bboo3boo$bobbobobbo$bobooboobo$oobbobobboo$bbobobobobbo$bbooboobob3o4b oo$oo10bo3b3o$boboobobo3bo4boo$bobbo7bo$bbo3bobo3bo$3b3obooboo$5bo4bo$ 6b3obo$8boo! Here. I guess it counts as a new p14 oscillator?...
by Kasuha
June 22nd, 2013, 6:00 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Incomplete search patterns - try to complete
Replies: 180
Views: 317983

Re: Incomplete search patterns - try to complete

- A p36 (16+20) traffic light hassler oscillator. (Replace the figure-8s in this pattern with something whose period is a factor of 36: Here you are. I think it has a lot of improvement potential, though: x = 75, y = 43, rule = B3/S23 32b2o7b2o$32bobo5bobo$27b2ob2o2bo5bo2b2ob2o$28bobo3b2o3b2o3bobo$...
by Kasuha
May 22nd, 2013, 2:36 pm
Forum: Bugs & Errors
Topic: Auto-logout
Replies: 4
Views: 4626

Re: Auto-logout

Maybe you have cookies disabled?
Or when logging in, try checking the "stay logged in" box.
by Kasuha
May 13th, 2013, 3:53 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: p20 gun
Replies: 6
Views: 4522

Re: p20 gun

The gun can be reduced by using Jason Summers' p4 which he originally invented for the p24 gun in Dec 2002 (the current sparker collides with the p20 part). x = 78, y = 43, rule = B3/S23 25bo14bo$24bobo12bobob2o$23bo2bo2b2o7bo2bobobob2o$23bob2obobo8b3o3bobo $22b2o2bobo14bobobo2bo$24b2obo2bo8b3o3bobo...
by Kasuha
May 10th, 2013, 1:25 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: What do you want out of (conway's) life this year?
Replies: 27
Views: 25365

Re: What do you want out of (conway's) life this year?

This almost looks like we're on the verge of discovering missing oscillator periods by "capping" already known reactions with stable eaters. For instance, anyone would try to make a stable endpoint for this p19 wick? x = 24, y = 65, rule = B3/S23 15bobo$15bobo$15b3o$22bo$11bo9bobo$10bobo9bo$11bo$16b...
by Kasuha
April 30th, 2013, 5:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: [Help] patterns inside an NxN box, w/o rotations reflections
Replies: 4
Views: 2170

Re: [Help] patterns inside an NxN bounding box

Let's assume filling an MxN rectangle (I don't know what exactly are your rules for a square) Let's assume an MxN rectangle is required if at least one cell in each edge is alive In general case (large M and N) we have: - four corner cells - four "pure" edges, two of length M-2, two of length N-2 - ...
by Kasuha
April 17th, 2013, 4:51 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Conway's Life: Garden of Eden Pattern
Replies: 6
Views: 4446

Re: Conway's Life: Garden of Eden Pattern

I'll ask the opposite question- How can you proof for specific patterns that they ARE Gardens Of Eden? I mean, a small Garden Of Eden might actually be the next generation of a dissolving pattern with a population of 10^52, and we'll never get close to discover the parent, but even then, it won't c...
by Kasuha
March 9th, 2013, 4:46 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Theoretical self-replicator?
Replies: 2
Views: 1873

Re: Theoretical self-replicator?

Life Lexicon wrote::replicator A finite pattern which repeatedly creates copies of itself.
Infinite line patterns are one of common (and annoying) results in many random agar searches. And no, they're not considered replicators.
by Kasuha
March 8th, 2013, 12:07 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Pattern searching program for Linux?
Replies: 2
Views: 2737

Re: Pattern searching program for Linux?

I don't think you lose any significant power by running the search program under an emulator, most time is spent in raw CPU without any system calls, these are usually emulated rather efficiently. Search programs which go with source code can very be usually compiled on Linux. http://entropymine.com...
by Kasuha
February 18th, 2013, 11:55 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: c/7 orthogonal spaceships
Replies: 61
Views: 148396

Re: c/7 orthogonal spaceships

Congratulations to a really awesome c/7 ship, I would never believe that such a small object could avoid being found in myriads random soup/random agar searches performed so far. I had to check the rule twice before I believed that it's really running in the standard GoL rule...
Congratulations!
by Kasuha
February 18th, 2013, 11:49 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Conway's Life: Garden of Eden Pattern
Replies: 6
Views: 4446

Re: Conway's Life: Garden of Eden Pattern

I don't see a point in not using a computer but it definitely is possible to enumerate all possible 2x2 and 3x3 fields with one or two live cells and then manually find predecessor for each of them.