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by Sphenocorona
Today, 12:42 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the New Herschel Conduits
Replies: 1206
Views: 827405

Re: The Hunting of the New Herschel Conduits

That Herschel looks awfully close to that ship. Do you suppose that it's possible to get that Herschel in? Yes, the standard BFx59H (and many other conduits that produce Herschels through a B sequence) will fit, though it's a really tight fit - 1 cell closer and it wouldn't work: x = 79, y = 60, ru...
by Sphenocorona
January 5th, 2021, 4:52 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits
Replies: 459
Views: 260350

Re: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits

Another near-miss conduit, an HF96P (not to be confused with HF95P) with cleanup problems: x = 65, y = 56, rule = LifeHistory 56.3D$56.BDB$55.3D2B$55.5B$46.2A6.6B$45.A.A6.6B$37.A7.BA8.5B$36.A.A7. 2B2.2B3.6B$36.A.A6.15B$35.2A.2A4.17B$35.A2.B4.18B$36.AB2AB2.13B2A3B$ 34.A.A.2AB.14BABA2B$34.2A4.17B2A2B$...
by Sphenocorona
December 30th, 2020, 10:51 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits
Replies: 459
Views: 260350

Re: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits

Bajillionth variant of RF28B which produces the known RNE-19T84 glider, but there aren't any conduits to insert the R here as far as I'm aware. Guess it's just another misfit conduit for now: x = 46, y = 32, rule = LifeHistory 8.4B$7.4B$6.4B$5.4B$4.4B$3.4B$2.6B7.2A$.7B7.A$.9B2.BA.A$11B.B2A$9BA3B $.7...
by Sphenocorona
December 29th, 2020, 10:11 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits
Replies: 459
Views: 260350

Re: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits

(Probably noticed before) Near-miss HRx74B conduit, in four variations: x = 107, y = 32, rule = LifeHistory 100.B$99.3D$99.BDB$98.2B3D$98.5B$98.6B$98.6B$98.5B$97.6B$10.2B86.6B$ 8.2C4B24.2E28.B28.2BE4B$7.C2BC4B22.E2BE2B24.B2E27.BEBE2B$7.B2C6B21.B 2E5B22.B2E2B25.B2E3B$7.10B20.8B23.4B25.2B2DB$7.9B2E19....
by Sphenocorona
December 22nd, 2020, 8:24 am
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Thread for your Trolls
Replies: 194
Views: 18280

Re: Thread for your Trolls

New QB to Glider converter (can be made to put out two gliders as well due to symmetry): x = 39, y = 30, rule = LifeHistory 14.2A.2A17.3B$15.A.A17.4B$ 10.2A.A5.A.2A11.4B$ 9.A.A.2A3.2A.A.A9.4B$8.A 2.B2.BA.AB2.B2.A7.4B$ 8.7AB.B7A6.4B$12.3B.B.3B9.4B$ 10.3AB.3B.B3A6.4B$ 9.A.BA3BA3BAB.A4.4B$ 9.2A3.BABAB3...
by Sphenocorona
December 22nd, 2020, 8:09 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries
Replies: 2984
Views: 1172490

Re: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries

Here, have some weird, useless conduits: x = 122, y = 47, rule = LifeHistory 3.2D3.3D5.D4.4D2.4D2.3D16.2D3.3D3.D2.4D2.4D2.D2.D8.3D5.D4.D2.4D2.4D2. D2.D$2.D2.D2.D2.D2.D.D.D5.D5.D2.D2.D14.D2.D2.D2.D2.D5.D5.D2.D2.D8.D2. D2.D.D.D2.D5.D5.D2.D2.D$2.D2.D2.D2.D3.3D6.D5.D2.D2.D14.D2.D2.D2.D2.D 5.D5.D2.D2.D8....
by Sphenocorona
December 22nd, 2020, 6:55 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Results of catalyst tests
Replies: 120
Views: 62861

Re: Results of catalyst tests

I love the new beehive catalysts. The fact that the beehive->HF transformation still doesn't have a satisfactory general solution is unfortunate. Until then, here's a new tub and BTS based variant of the catalyst in L122, with different clearance and some additional capabilities compared to the exis...
by Sphenocorona
December 21st, 2020, 8:19 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Exploratorium Discussion Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 5779

Re: Exploratorium Discussion Thread

It seems as if the current version of Ordovician Radiation now incorrectly attributes the discovery of the Spaghetti Monster to Harmut Holzwart, rather than to Tim Coe.
by Sphenocorona
December 14th, 2020, 11:55 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: (34,7)c/156 caterpillar
Replies: 58
Views: 38671

Re: (34,7)c/156 caterpillar

I tried making an alternative way to making this climber climb using gliders travelling NW, but I haven't found one that works so far. I'm pretty sure that there isn't going to be version of this climber using a glider that's coming from behind. Not only does the back of the glider have the wrong s...
by Sphenocorona
November 30th, 2020, 10:13 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Exploratorium Discussion Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 5779

Re: Exploratorium Discussion Thread

This p2-odd 135 degree HWSS->G converter from 5 years ago might be a nice addition to complement the inclusion of the 135 degree MWSS->G converter, if anyone can come up with an artful way to actually demonstrate it meaningfully: x = 18, y = 58, rule = LifeHistory 9.2C$8.3C$8.3C$8.3C$8.2C.C$9.3C$10...
by Sphenocorona
November 13th, 2020, 7:46 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1628
Views: 714637

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Here's another near-miss attempt at p41 wick stabilization that I haven't seen before: x = 23, y = 73, rule = LifeHistory 5.2BC2B3.2BC2B$4.2BCBC2B.2BCBC2B$4.BC.BC2B.2BCB.CB$4.2B2C3B.3B2C2B$2. 2CB.5B.5B.B2C$.C.CB.3BAB.BA3B.BC.C$.C5.BA2B.2BAB5.C$2C4.2BABA.ABA2B4. 2C$5.5BA.A5B$4.7B.7B$5.6B.6B$5.6B.6B$6...
by Sphenocorona
November 8th, 2020, 5:16 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your conduits with active objects uncommonly used in conduits
Replies: 6
Views: 639

Re: Thread for your conduits with active objects uncommonly used in conduits

MathAndCode wrote:
November 7th, 2020, 3:35 pm
This suggests a way to turn a LoM into a B-heptomino.
There is in fact a stable conduit that converts a LOM into a B (the left eater simply eats a beehive that gets left behind):

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x = 16, y = 17, rule = B3/S23
7b3o$6bo2b2o8$7b2o$8b2o$9b2o2$2b2o8b2o$bobo8bobo$bo12bo$2o12b2o!
by Sphenocorona
November 7th, 2020, 4:05 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your unsure discoveries
Replies: 2144
Views: 1061898

Re: Thread for your unsure discoveries

It pretty definitely counts as new if you can start with a Herschel somehow, and put a signal through your I-to-B and back to a Herschel again. Are you trying to say that the C→I conduit looks like feeding a century into it might be impossible? In case so, here is a demonstration that that conduit ...
by Sphenocorona
October 29th, 2020, 8:26 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the Periodic Herschel Conduits
Replies: 59
Views: 3174

Re: The Hunting of the Periodic Herschel Conduits

(Does anyone know of conduits that turn an active region into a B-heptomino with some junk just behind it?) Here's one that works: x = 45, y = 71, rule = LifeHistory 10.B$9.3D$9.BDB$8.2B3D$8.5B$8.6B$8.6B$8.5B$7.6B$8.6B$7.7B$7.6B15.2A$ 7.8B4.B8.A$8.B2A6B.4B3.BA.A$7.2B2A13B.B2A$8.18B13.2A$9.17B13.A$1...
by Sphenocorona
October 29th, 2020, 12:50 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the Periodic Herschel Conduits
Replies: 59
Views: 3174

Re: The Hunting of the Periodic Herschel Conduits

Also, I'm sorry for accidentally stealing your discovery (or whoever's discovery that was). Oh, I wouldn't worry too much about it. These sorts of simple reactions (in this case R + dot spark + [one of several simple catalyst placements]) are often re-discoveries of older (sometimes very old) findi...
by Sphenocorona
October 28th, 2020, 11:20 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the Periodic Herschel Conduits
Replies: 59
Views: 3174

Re: The Hunting of the Periodic Herschel Conduits

wwei23 found a periodic R→L based off a stable near-convertor that I found. I remember seeing (either by finding it myself or seeing others mention it) this general spark-assisted LWSS production method a few years back, though I'm not sure if a truly usable periodic conduit based on it was ever ma...
by Sphenocorona
October 25th, 2020, 9:46 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the New Herschel Conduits
Replies: 1206
Views: 827405

Re: The Hunting of the New Herschel Conduits

(I had been trying to complete a partial ∏-to-blockade predecessor conduit until I read your post.) To be fair, a sufficiently edgy LOM (lumps of muck, produces blockade) output, or a new suitable conduit with a LOM input, could potentially qualify it as a valid new branch point for the Elementary ...
by Sphenocorona
August 25th, 2020, 3:48 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: B38/S23
Replies: 58
Views: 27174

Re: B38/S23

Turns out one of the ways that a glider can hit a xWSS diverges significantly from regular Life when B8 is added, and this difference allows for bizarre helix segments with a burning front faster than c/2 forwards. In this example (which may not be the most optimal cleanup) the burning front travels...
by Sphenocorona
August 20th, 2020, 12:15 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: B38/S23
Replies: 58
Views: 27174

Re: B38/S23

I found some more crawler reactions that might be usable for building spaceships. There's probably still more out there, and I'm probably going to continue to prioritize 28c/83 over them in regards to research, but I figured it's worth a shot looking for some more for future reference. I haven't bot...
by Sphenocorona
August 19th, 2020, 6:49 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: B38/S23
Replies: 58
Views: 27174

Re: B38/S23

I've now found a spacer for the 28c/83 reaction, giving the ability to choose not to fire a glider. You can also burn the output blocks instead, which I haven't looked into as much since they don't immediately produce more easy to use fuel inside of the debris line. x = 2637, y = 100, rule = B38/S23...
by Sphenocorona
August 19th, 2020, 4:24 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: B38/S23
Replies: 58
Views: 27174

Pedestrian Life (B38/S23)

There's a wick in standard Life which burns at 28c/83 orthogonally, but since the reaction involves an R pentomino stage, its exhaust aggressively blows up out of control. However, in Pedestrian Life, Rs are much better behaved, and so the reaction settles down nicely. The reaction is quite versatil...
by Sphenocorona
August 16th, 2020, 8:59 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: B38/S23
Replies: 58
Views: 27174

Re: B38/S23

R pentominoes seem to like spawning more R pentominoes in this rule. In addition to the known RF190R from suppressing a snipe by the eventual FNG, I managed to find some new R conduits that spew out R outputs: x = 133, y = 80, rule = B38S23History 70.2A$69.A.A$69.A$67.2A.A4.A$66.A.A.A2.3A9.2A$66.ABA...
by Sphenocorona
July 28th, 2020, 12:43 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits
Replies: 459
Views: 260350

Re: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits

So, I might've posted a bit prematurely, because I've found a working H->LOM->G conduit. If analyzed as a pure H->G it's NW4T282, which appears to be a new lane again. But for me the more exciting bit is the fact that it's a H->LOM (the constituents of which are shown here in white) followed by a LO...
by Sphenocorona
July 27th, 2020, 9:31 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits
Replies: 459
Views: 260350

Re: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits

I've found a couple new H-to-G conduits with the new glider to pre-TL catalyst Kazyan found earlier this month. I feel like there's more potential out there with this, but I personally haven't found anything else after a few days so I'm just going to post what my own investigations have found. I'm g...
by Sphenocorona
June 10th, 2020, 4:57 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Execution of Old Guns by Variable-Speed Firing Squad
Replies: 577
Views: 415719

Re: Execution of Old Guns by Variable-Speed Firing Squad

This is sort of a response to my other post over in Oscillator Discussion, so if you're the type who likes riddles and wants to try and figure out the oscillator's "special property" for yourself, you might want to take a look there first. Anyway, for everyone who just wants to know what's up, here'...