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by towerator
March 7th, 2018, 10:46 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Elementary knightship
Replies: 136
Views: 225055

Re: Elementary knightship

I found 2 "interesting" glider collisions: x = 133, y = 62, rule = B3/S23 5$44b2o$42bo3bo$42bo$38b2obob2ob2o$37bo3b2o3b2o$37bo3bo3b2o$37b2o3b2o 3bo$38bo$39bo5b3o$41bo3b5o$41bo6bo3b2o$42b2o3bo4b2o2bobo7bo$41bo2b2o2b obo3bobo2bo2bo2b3o2bo$41b2o3bobobobob2o3b2obo7bo$41b3o2bobobo2b5o4bo3b 3o$43bobobobob...
by towerator
January 17th, 2018, 6:01 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Largest and oldest methuselah ever found!
Replies: 23
Views: 10452

Re: Largest and oldest methuselah ever found!

I think this pattern is more accurately put in the "ark" family. Indeed, its unstability comes from the fact it comes from a pair of engines that shoot backward. I don't know what's the consensus, but I don't think it's a true methusaleh a la "Iwona", "Bunnies" or the pentomino.
by towerator
April 19th, 2017, 4:14 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries
Replies: 2275
Views: 895227

Re: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries

Probably already known, but... have you noticed how the fireship discriminates blinkers? x = 15, y = 111, rule = B3/S23 12b3o6$13bo$13bo$13bo2$13bo$13bo$13bo3$12b3o4$13bo$13bo$13bo4$12b3o5$ 12b3o6$12b3o4$13bo$13bo$13bo6$12b3o6$13bo$13bo$13bo2$13bo$13bo$13bo3$ 12b3o4$13bo$13bo$13bo4$12b3o5$12b3o6$12b...
by towerator
April 13th, 2017, 3:06 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: is this c/10 spaceship known?
Replies: 353
Views: 455576

Re: is this c/10 spaceship known?

A very simple reactionn for a simple fireship to copperhead:

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x = 11, y = 24, rule = B3/S23
5b2o$3b2o2b2o$5b2o$2bo6bo$3bo4bo$5b2o$2b3o2b3o$2b2o4b2o3$5b2o$4bo2bo2$
3bo4bo$2b2o4b2o$bo2bo2bo2bo$b2ob4ob2o$3bo4bo4$b2o$obo$2bo!
Fireship + glider = copperhead + blinker
by towerator
April 9th, 2017, 5:40 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: A Useful(Not Really) discovery
Replies: 8
Views: 4060

Re: A Useful(Not Really) discovery

It's unfortunately safe to say that all of them are known.
by towerator
September 27th, 2016, 2:13 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your unsure discoveries
Replies: 1728
Views: 838461

Re: Thread for your unsure discoveries

hey guys, i must apologize for my occurs. picstar is not able to run under b3/s23, it only runs only b3/s23-a4ei6. :cry: can someone please tell me the difference between b3/s23 and b3/s23-a4ei6 although I am an unfriendly challenger with bad manners? b3/s23-a4ei6 seems to be the standard configura...
by towerator
September 17th, 2016, 5:12 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: is this c/10 spaceship known?
Replies: 353
Views: 455576

Re: is this c/10 spaceship known?

A copperhead can suppress the back sparks of a fireship: x = 12, y = 54, rule = B3/S23 5b2o$4b4o2$3b6o$4b4o2$3b2o2b2o$b2obo2bob2o$4bo2bo3$5b2o$5b2o2$2bobo 2bobo$bo2bo2bo2bo$bo8bo$bo8bo$b2o6b2o$3b6o2$5b2o$4b4o2$3b6o$4b4o2$3 b2o2b2o$b2obo2bob2o$4bo2bo3$5b2o$5b2o! Actually found with the new zfind upd...
by towerator
May 1st, 2016, 5:37 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Thread for Your Accidental Discoveries that Aren't in CGOL
Replies: 802
Views: 330270

Re: Thread for Your Accidental Discoveries that Aren't in CGOL

I found an unusual highway in lagton ants: it is oblique rather than diagonal (a 5/3 slope) and it contains 2 ants rather than one. It is also faster than the classical highway (also present in the pattern, for the sake of comparison) x = 13, y = 10, rule = Langtons-Ant 10.2A$11.2A$8.A2.GA$9.2A.A$12...
by towerator
April 9th, 2016, 5:13 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: is this c/10 spaceship known?
Replies: 353
Views: 455576

Re: is this c/10 spaceship known?

Here's a way to do it with just a glider that I posted earlier. x = 15, y = 27, rule = B3/S23 3b2o2b2o$3b2o2b2o$2b3o2b3o$2b3o2b3o2$2bo6bo$2bo2b2o2bo$3b6o3$5b2o$4bo 2bo$4b4o$3b2o2b2o$o2bo4bo2bo$3bo4bo$4b4o$o10bo$bo8bo2$5b2o4$13bo$12b2o $12bobo! Nice. I remembered it, but I coudn't re-find it, so I c...
by towerator
April 9th, 2016, 12:06 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: is this c/10 spaceship known?
Replies: 353
Views: 455576

Re: is this c/10 spaceship known?

muzik wrote:Is there any way to shave the tagalong off and turn it into a normal copperhead?
This works:

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x = 14, y = 34, rule = B3/S23
6b2o$6b2o$5bo2bo$5b4o$4bob2obo$5bo2bo2$4b2o2b2o$3bo6bo2$4bo4bo$5bo2bo$
6b2o2$3b2o4b2o$2bo2bo2bo2bo$3b2o4b2o$4bo4bo12$b3o6b3o$o2bo6bo2bo$3bo6b
o$3bo6bo$2bo8bo!
by towerator
April 5th, 2016, 12:45 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: is this c/10 spaceship known?
Replies: 353
Views: 455576

Re: is this c/10 spaceship known?

Looks like the copperhead went past the loafer (again...) as the "first semi natural spaceship not being c/2...

Awesome!
by towerator
March 20th, 2016, 6:29 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: is this c/10 spaceship known?
Replies: 353
Views: 455576

Re: is this c/10 spaceship known?

So, we have a backrake too? Excellent. x = 174, y = 111, rule = B3/S23 30b2o84b2o$28b2o2b2o80b2o2b2o$30b2o84b2o$27bo6bo78bo6bo$28bo4bo80bo4bo 48b2o$30b2o84b2o49bo2bo$27b3o2b3o78b3o2b3o46bo2bo$27b2o4b2o78b2o4b2o 45bo4bo$13b2o118b2o31bo4bo$11b2o2b2o114b2o2b2o30b4o$13b2o15b2o84b2o15b 2o31b2o2b2o$10bo6b...
by towerator
March 20th, 2016, 4:44 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: is this c/10 spaceship known?
Replies: 353
Views: 455576

Re: is this c/10 spaceship known?

I allowed myself to add a 13th copperhead for single-barrel shooting. x = 148, y = 111, rule = B3/S23 37b2o2b2o80b2o2b2o$39b2o84b2o$39b2o84b2o$36bobo2bobo78bobo2bobo$36bo6b o78bo6bo2$36bo6bo78bo6bo$2b4o31b2o2b2o80b2o2b2o$20b2o2b2o12b4o82b4o12b 2o2b2o$2bo2bo16b2o118b2o$bob2obo15b2o15b2o84b2o15b2o$bo4...
by towerator
March 20th, 2016, 4:41 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: is this c/10 spaceship known?
Replies: 353
Views: 455576

Re: is this c/10 spaceship known?

I added some infos on the wiki.
P.S. nice tagalong, this spark may be censored for being "spark porn"
by towerator
March 18th, 2016, 1:35 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries
Replies: 2275
Views: 895227

Re: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries

Hmm... Induction coil butterfly thingy. Sadly, it doesn't move. It would be cool if it did though. :( Remember, novelty won't come from SLs, except if they exhibit a proprety that can be used: (an eater that does X, a catalyst, or even if it is natural). You can think of them like molecules: some a...
by towerator
March 16th, 2016, 4:36 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: What is this still life called?
Replies: 5
Views: 1912

Re: What is this still life called?

Well, first thing first, it's not a still life because it evolves.
by towerator
March 5th, 2016, 9:17 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: is this c/10 spaceship known?
Replies: 353
Views: 455576

Re: is this c/10 spaceship known?

This ship is so slender, yet slow that the minimal period of a copperhead gun is 148: x = 1250, y = 31, rule = B3/S23 5bo73bo73bo73bo73bo73bo73bo73bo73bo73bo73bo73bo73bo73bo73bo73bo73bo$5b o13b2o2bo40b2ob2o10bo13b2o2bo40b2ob2o10bo13b2o2bo40b2ob2o10bo13b2o2bo 40b2ob2o10bo13b2o2bo40b2ob2o10bo13b2o2bo4...
by towerator
March 5th, 2016, 7:27 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: is this c/10 spaceship known?
Replies: 353
Views: 455576

Re: is this c/10 spaceship known?

muzik wrote:Meanwhile zdr's account still sits with one post...forever
Yup, one of the funniest things on the stroy is that he may not even have noticed he just excited everyone with an awesome discovery.
by towerator
March 5th, 2016, 6:47 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: is this c/10 spaceship known?
Replies: 353
Views: 455576

Re: is this c/10 spaceship known?

Also, here's a small useless reaction: a block eats the ship, but not entirely, leaving 2 blocks, including the carried one. It means a stream of ships "crystallize" very easily.

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x = 8, y = 25, rule = B3/S23
3b2o$3b2o12$b2o2b2o$3b2o$3b2o$obo2bobo$o6bo2$o6bo$b2o2b2o$2b4o2$3b2o$
3b2o!
by towerator
March 5th, 2016, 6:45 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: is this c/10 spaceship known?
Replies: 353
Views: 455576

Re: is this c/10 spaceship known?

velcrorex wrote:
Scorbie wrote:Edit: How long did it take to find the ship?
I just ran this search in gfind and it refound the ship in a little over an hour. It's really amazing this wasn't found sooner.
The history of GoL will remember that sometimes, discoveries are right around the corner, provided one tries them.
by towerator
March 5th, 2016, 6:35 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: is this c/10 spaceship known?
Replies: 353
Views: 455576

Re: is this c/10 spaceship known?

As of the canon, the third looks quite like a snake head or something, so I wouldn't be against a name like so, but the first one can be seen as a man so happy he's slightly crying... However, if one considers there are too many "animal" ships, how about "carrier"? It seems to pull a block similarly...
by towerator
March 5th, 2016, 6:25 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: is this c/10 spaceship known?
Replies: 353
Views: 455576

Re: is this c/10 spaceship known?

This is incredible. Things don't work that way! It looks like a fake, but no, it's real, and that's incredible.
by towerator
January 15th, 2016, 10:11 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries
Replies: 2275
Views: 895227

Re: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries

Saka wrote: Green horn? Qué significa eso?
Newbie, newcomer, stranger, it was another nickname for "tenderfoots"
by towerator
December 29th, 2015, 6:07 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Soup search results
Replies: 2097
Views: 1204745

Re: Soup search results

Interesting. The Coe ship starts as an otherwise viable LWSS on MWSS, but with 1 cell more, thet doesn't destroy the structure.
Oh, and by the way, congratulations!

... maybe the loafer is next? It has less cells at it's minimal phase, after all...
by towerator
December 28th, 2015, 8:44 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries
Replies: 2275
Views: 895227

Re: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries

A miraculous boat restoration AND pi restoration for absolutely no benefit. This should be THE Rube Goldbergian pattern. x = 20, y = 30, rule = B3/S23 19bo$5b2o10b3o$6bo9bo$6bobo7b2o$7b2o2$2o10bo$bo9bobo$bobo7b2o$2b2o$12b o$11b2o$11bobo5$5b2o$6bo$3b3o$3bo11b3o$9b2o4bo$9bo2bo3bo$10b3o$15bo$ 10b6o$10...