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by Sphenocorona
May 1st, 2021, 6:32 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your unsure discoveries
Replies: 2228
Views: 1152164

Re: Thread for your unsure discoveries

Your p1380 is still a very interesting crystal-based construction, though! With a longer crystallization track, and maybe a few quadri-Snarks on the output packed into the unused corner, and maybe a different period for the base gun, it should be possible to invent compact guns with very high perio...
by Sphenocorona
April 16th, 2021, 5:30 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: How about a unidimensional spaceship?
Replies: 53
Views: 36152

Re: How about a unidimensional spaceship?

Here are some proof-of-concept salvos 1, 2, and 3 (plus glider source) that can be used to automatically build a 6c/13 wick, and that can be toggled on and off when it rams into strategically placed blocks: #C Bistable slide gun salvos for building a 6c/13 wick. #C These examples aren't very efficie...
by Sphenocorona
April 14th, 2021, 3:55 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: How about a unidimensional spaceship?
Replies: 53
Views: 36152

Re: How about a unidimensional spaceship?

One thing that might be worth noting for helping reduce the length of tape required is that some clean fuse sections are cheaper than others. 6c/13 appears like it may potentially be the cheapest per blinker - just 1G per side, plus an eventual single HWSS per side for the entire chain (which must b...
by Sphenocorona
April 9th, 2021, 2:52 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: How about a unidimensional spaceship?
Replies: 53
Views: 36152

Re: How about a unidimensional spaceship?

Here's two probably not-very-helpful additions to the potential toolkit, a slower fuse segment and an even slower segment which cleanly releases forward gliders: x = 122, y = 57, rule = B3/S23 bo$obo2bob2o$ob4obobo$9bo2b3o8b3o5b3ob3ob3o2b3o8b3o5b3ob3ob3o2b3o8b3o 5b3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3o$ob4obobo$obo2b...
by Sphenocorona
March 21st, 2021, 10:17 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: H-to-G and H-to-Gn converter collection
Replies: 163
Views: 143489

Re: H-to-G and H-to-Gn converter collection

[...it also has] a repeat time of +- 83 which is quite impressive, and that repeat time can improved if 1 SW glider is suppressed. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention the decent repeat time (which is indeed 83). It can also be overclocked at p81 while retaining all four glider outputs as well. The origina...
by Sphenocorona
March 21st, 2021, 12:49 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: H-to-G and H-to-Gn converter collection
Replies: 163
Views: 143489

Re: H-to-G and H-to-Gn converter collection

Here's an elementary H-to-2Gn (known G9 plus new G14), with a new timing on a known lane, NW17T101 ( EDIT: improved block cleanup) : x = 58, y = 114, rule = LifeHistory 11.D3.D.D3.D2.3D4.D3.5D3.D4.3D3.3D$11.2D2.D.D3.D.D3.D2.2D5.D4.2D3.D3. D.D3.D$11.D.D.D.D3.D5.D3.D5.D5.D7.D.D2.2D$11.D2.2D.D.D.D3.2D4...
by Sphenocorona
February 12th, 2021, 9:26 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your chaos-edgeshooting reactions that can probably yield new conduits
Replies: 77
Views: 6651

Re: Thread for your chaos-edgeshooting reactions that can probably yield new conduits

Well, at the bare minimum (as far as non-exotic conduits go) this gives a nice H->2G with a new glider output, NE8T101 (known lane, new timing): x = 47, y = 59, rule = LifeHistory D3.D.5D2.3D2.5D3.D4.3D4.D$2D2.D.D5.D3.D3.D4.2D3.D3.D2.2D$D.D.D.D5.D3. D3.D5.D3.D2.2D3.D$D2.2D.3D4.3D4.D5.D3.D.D.D3.D$D3....
by Sphenocorona
February 11th, 2021, 10:14 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits
Replies: 498
Views: 282922

Re: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits

Here's my current thoughts (admittedly I haven't looked over everything super thoroughly though). First, answers to some of the existing questions: See point 5, but... I'm not sure what names we should use when naming the directions it can go. I think the 5-neighbor cell in the E would be a reasonab...
by Sphenocorona
February 11th, 2021, 1:23 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: H-to-G and H-to-Gn converter collection
Replies: 163
Views: 143489

Re: H-to-G and H-to-Gn converter collection

New(?) dependent NW10T137 featuring the infamous mega-eater: x = 36, y = 29, rule = LifeHistory 4.4B$5.4B$6.4B$7.4B.B$8.6B$9.6B8.2B$3.4B2.7B3.7B$.26B$B2ABD23B$3ABCAD 21B.3B$B2AB3CB2A22B$3AB2ADB2A21B2A$2A27B.B2A$5.23B3.B$7.B2.18B$10.17B $10.16B4.2A$10.6B2.9B3.A$11.5B4.6B5.A$11.4B6.4B5.2A$23.7B2.2A$25...
by Sphenocorona
February 5th, 2021, 4:25 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Crystal Programming
Replies: 13
Views: 4122

Re: Crystal Programming

Oh wow! This allows any even-period glider stream to form a crystallisation and decay oscillator... I must admit, I was so focused on trying to get something P1 out of this that I totally missed that! Those pesky blinkers made me stop paying attention :P Anyway, on the subject of actually making us...
by Sphenocorona
February 4th, 2021, 8:32 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Crystal Programming
Replies: 13
Views: 4122

Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

No idea where to put these, but uh, anybody want some period multiplying eaters? Now available in periods 5, 6, 12, and 13 (!): x = 177, y = 63, rule = B3/S23 115b2o3bo$o2b2obob2o106bo2bobo$4ob2ob2o104bo4bobo15b2o4b2obob2o2bo$ 114b5obo16bo5b2ob2ob4o$2o31b2o71b2o10bo19bo$bo16b2o12bo2bo7b2o46b2o13b 2o...
by Sphenocorona
February 2nd, 2021, 1:33 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Results of catalyst tests
Replies: 127
Views: 69796

Re: Results of catalyst tests

The loaf spin catalyst has learned a new trick: x = 24, y = 93, rule = LifeHistory 7.3A8.B$6.A3.A2.2CB.B2C$6.A3.A.C2BC2B2C$6.A3.A.BCBC3B$7.3A2.2BC4B$18. B$12.C4.2C.C$11.C.C3.2CB3C$12.C5.B4.C$17.2C.3C$18.C.C$18.C.C$19.C3$7. F.F.F.F5$9.A8.B$10.A2.2CB.B2C$10.A.C2BC2B2C$10.A.BCBC3B$9.A2.2BC4B$ 18.B$12.C...
by Sphenocorona
February 1st, 2021, 8:49 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your chaos-edgeshooting reactions that can probably yield new conduits
Replies: 77
Views: 6651

Re: Thread for your chaos-edgeshooting reactions that can probably yield new conduits

I haven't heard of RR204P before. Could you please show it to me? It's just the 'stable' version of RF28Bd + BR176P which uses the former's glider output to (eventually) kill the problem blinker, as shown here . It's something that would be in yellow if it were included in the ECC since it's not re...
by Sphenocorona
February 1st, 2021, 7:29 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your chaos-edgeshooting reactions that can probably yield new conduits
Replies: 77
Views: 6651

Re: Thread for your chaos-edgeshooting reactions that can probably yield new conduits

Fourth edit: Indeed, an outright conduit is possible. Here is a clean P→E: Oh man, that's really nice! Unfortunately that block is just barely too close to be fed by HL75P or HF95P, so without miracle this seems like it can only connect to the periodic BR176P (or RR204P which is currently a behemot...
by Sphenocorona
January 29th, 2021, 3:04 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your reactions that might be useful for conduits
Replies: 9
Views: 1067

Re: Thread for your reactions that might be useful for conduits

Here's a G output with some potential to get an additional signal out, except that there's an annoying HF (or Pi without the B's block) spit back towards where the B originates: x = 26, y = 28, rule = B3/S23 8b2ob2o$9bobo$4b2obo5bob2o$3bobob2o3b2obobo$2bo6bobo6bo$3b6o3b6o$3o15b 3o$o3b3o7b3o3bo$b3o2b...
by Sphenocorona
January 29th, 2021, 2:54 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the New Herschel Conduits
Replies: 1237
Views: 881100

Re: The Hunting of the New Herschel Conduits

Here's a new elementary Fx187, made by adding Scorbie's G->blinker to HF157R: x = 31, y = 60, rule = LifeHistory 13.2A$13.A$15.A$11.5A$11.A$13.B4A$12.B.A2.A$11.6B$10.B2A3B$8.2BA2BAB$ 7.3BABA3B$6.2A.2BA4B$6.2AB.5B$7.B2.5B.B$10.11B.B$10.7BD10B$8.9B2D10BD $8.2A4.2B2D9B3DB$9.A4.13BDBD$6.3A5.13BD$6.A7.9B...
by Sphenocorona
January 17th, 2021, 12:42 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the New Herschel Conduits
Replies: 1237
Views: 881100

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: 498
Views: 282922

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: 498
Views: 282922

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: 498
Views: 282922

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: 231
Views: 28738

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: 3242
Views: 1299571

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: 127
Views: 69796

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: 13850

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: 74
Views: 43238

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...