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by Scorbie
Today, 2:36 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1044
Views: 521552

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Cross-posting the p4 t-noses going lower and lower: x = 28, y = 49, rule = B3/S23 7bo$7bo$6b3o3bo4bo$10b3o2bo2bo$4bo6bo3bo2bo$3bo2bob3o5bo$b3obob2o3b2o$ o4bobo2b4o$2o3b2o2b2ob2o13$9bo3bo7bo$3bo4bobo2b3o5b3o$3bo4bobo5bo7bo$ 2b3obobo2b5o3b3o2bo$5b2o2bobo6bobobob2o$5b2ob2o2bob5o2b2obo2bo$2ob2o5b o4bo3b...
by Scorbie
Today, 10:23 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries
Replies: 1496
Views: 936186

Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

I was trying to make a block supporting component, and got this on the way: x = 19, y = 9, rule = B3/S23 7bo$7bo$6b3o3bo4bo$10b3o2bo2bo$4bo6bo3bo2bo$3bo2bob3o5bo$b3obob2o3b2o$ o4bobo2b4o$2o3b2o2b2ob2o! By block supporting, I meant: x = 28, y = 11, rule = B3/S23 3b2o$3bobo$2obob3o$obob2o2bo5b2o2b2o$2...
by Scorbie
Yesterday, 7:20 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1044
Views: 521552

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Here's a smaller p5 volcano that could reduce the p20 gun. x = 25, y = 26, rule = B3/S23 12bo$10bo3bo3$11bobo$3b2o2b4obob4o2b2o$3bo2bo3b5o3bo2bo$2obob2o11b2obo b2o$bobo3b3o2bo2b3o3bobo$bob2o2b2obobobob2o2b2obo$2obo2bo3bobobo3bo2bo b2o$3bobo5bobo5bobo$3bo5bobobobo5bo$bobobobo2b2ob2o2bobobobo$ob2ob2o ...
by Scorbie
November 13th, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1044
Views: 521552

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Sorry for the multiple posts. Here's a slight reduction to the p4 thumb. More attempts are encouraged: x = 11, y = 19, rule = B3/S23 6bo$7bo$3b2o3bo$3b4obo$7bob2o$3bo3bo2bo$b2o3b2obo$bo3bo3b2o$bo4bobo$2b 2ob2obo$2bo3bob2o$3b2obobo$b2o3b2o2bo$bobo3bob2o$o3b4o$b3o4b3o$4b4o2bo $3bo3bo$3b2o! I wonder if...
by Scorbie
November 13th, 2019, 7:01 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1044
Views: 521552

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

It's really quite astounding that you pulled this additional TL hassler out of the aether. Seconded. The stronger spark also allows a p13 bumper. That's generally not very useful, but it does give the first p39 oscillator with no period-3 cells: Doesn't that give you a "stable" p26 reflector you wa...
by Scorbie
November 12th, 2019, 8:51 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1044
Views: 521552

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Wow, amazing. Kudos to Bullet51 and AforAwesome!
by Scorbie
November 10th, 2019, 10:48 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1044
Views: 521552

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Here's another diagonal sparker I have failed to optimize... x = 12, y = 35, rule = B3/S23 2b3o$bo3bo$o5bo$bo3bo3bo$2b3o3bobo$6bo$10b2o$5bo2bo2bo$5b2obo$8bo$5b2o bo$5bo$5bo$5bobo$3b2obo$2b3o2b3o$6bo2bo$8b3o$5b2o3bo$4bo3b2o2$3bo3bo$ 3bob2o$4bo2b2o2$7b3o$5b2o2bo$4bo5bo$4b3o2bo$3bo3bo$b3ob2o$o3b2o$b2o4...
by Scorbie
November 10th, 2019, 7:13 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1044
Views: 521552

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Second, it allows the stabilization of a p12 wick found by 2718281828 : Wow, that's some awesome memory. Here are some partial results on finding a short'n'wide version of the durable p4 sparkers: Here's the durable p4 LW sparker, short'n'wide: x = 36, y = 12, rule = B3/S23 16bo2bo2$15bo4bo$6b2o6bo...
by Scorbie
November 10th, 2019, 6:53 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1044
Views: 521552

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

[Useless Warning] Here are some oscillators just in case a mold might not fit... But better resort to JLS in those individual cases. Off to the bin it goes. x = 56, y = 25, rule = B3/S23 15b2o$14bo2bo6b2o18b2o3b2o$2bobo7bo2bobo4bo2bo16bo2bo3bobob2o$5bo10bo 34bobo$bo2bo7bob2o6bobo17bobo6bobo$obobo8bo...
by Scorbie
November 9th, 2019, 8:05 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1044
Views: 521552

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Trivial, but Sokwe's p5 eater (Inspired from Noam Elkies' p3 eater) can be reduced by one row, with the same population. x = 12, y = 11, rule = B3/S23 4b2o$2obobo$2obo2b2obo$4bobob2o$2ob2o$o4b5o$b3obobo2bo$3bo3bobo$7bob2o $3bo4bo2bo$3b2o5b2o! LOL x = 12, y = 10, rule = B3/S23 2ob2o$2obo2b2obo$4bobo...
by Scorbie
November 9th, 2019, 6:08 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1044
Views: 521552

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Trivial, but Sokwe's p5 eater (Inspired from Noam Elkies' p3 eater) can be reduced by one row, with the same population.

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x = 12, y = 11, rule = B3/S23
4b2o$2obobo$2obo2b2obo$4bobob2o$2ob2o$o4b5o$b3obobo2bo$3bo3bobo$7bob2o
$3bo4bo2bo$3b2o5b2o!
by Scorbie
November 8th, 2019, 1:19 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Eaters
Replies: 57
Views: 10966

Re: Spaceship Eaters

Somebody could check out a CatForce run on the c5d spaceship. A preliminary result came out like this: x = 23, y = 31, rule = B3/S23 17b4o$15b2o4b2o$15bo5b2o$15bobob2o$15bo$15bo3bo$14bo4bo$11bo3b3o$11bo 4b2o$10b2o$9bo$7b3o3$6bo$b5obo$bo5b2o$o2bo3b2o$o$o2bob2o$o2bo11bo$b2o 11bobo$b2o11bobo$15bo3$14b2...
by Scorbie
November 7th, 2019, 9:23 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your unsure discoveries
Replies: 1721
Views: 836541

Re: Thread for your unsure discoveries

Jormungant wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 9:12 pm
Not sure what tool you use to do the search, but I would like to know if there is a p8 spark that would make this modified p6 reflector working:
I use ofind and JLS. p8 searches are **hard**, but I'll try.
by Scorbie
November 7th, 2019, 8:28 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Tractor beam oscillator and pseudorandom number generators
Replies: 11
Views: 465

Re: Tractor beam oscillator and pseudorandom number generators

Okay, if one merely replaces the guns with rakes the infinite amplitude problem is solved!
Now the problem is that diagnonal rakes are pretty big (using corderships) How about using MWSSs instead of gliders and using orthogonal rakes?
Exploration is to be done.
by Scorbie
November 7th, 2019, 8:08 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1044
Views: 521552

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

AGreason wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 3:14 pm
Thanks for the clarification. That sums things up.
by Scorbie
November 7th, 2019, 8:06 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your unsure discoveries
Replies: 1721
Views: 836541

Re: Thread for your unsure discoveries

Here's a new p6 dot sparker: x = 19, y = 34, rule = B3/S23 9bo2$6bo5bo$5bo7bo$5bo2b3o2bo$4b2o7b2o$4b2o7b2o$b2ob2o7b2ob2o$bo2bo9bo 2bo$2bo3b2o3b2o3bo$3b2ob2o3b2ob2o$5bo3bo3bo$3b2o2bo3bo2b2o$3bo3bo3bo3b o$2obo3bobobo3bob2o$bobobo2bobo2bobobo$bob3ob2ob2ob3obo$2bo4bo3bo4bo$ 3b5o3b5o2$3b3o2b3o2b3o$2bo2bo...
by Scorbie
November 7th, 2019, 5:46 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1044
Views: 521552

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

You should set the torus line rule to B3/S rather than B3/S23 . Ah, of course -- thanks! But that means that your[sic] barber-poles-XOR-stripes agar is the first Conway's Life pattern capable of producing those high-period XOR oscillators, right? A regular stripe-on-a-torus in B3/S23 can't reproduc...
by Scorbie
November 6th, 2019, 3:36 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1044
Views: 521552

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

dvgrn wrote:
November 6th, 2019, 2:08 pm
Why is that happening? Seems like I must be missing something obvious.
You should set the torus line rule to B3/S rather than B3/S23.
Sorry for the new post, but making a new one seemed necessary.
by Scorbie
November 6th, 2019, 12:11 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1044
Views: 521552

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Is the following the minimum torus size for that p120? Seems so. Those oscillator periods look like the same as the numbers that show up early in the various diagonal-line and horizontal-line OCA oscillators. Is there a direct connection? I see a "Single ON cell in B1/S on a bounded grid" which exa...
by Scorbie
November 5th, 2019, 10:26 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1044
Views: 521552

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

EDIT: Blinkerspawn and I have been working on some results derived from the above in the discord, and have determined that the p6 and 8 agars are both embeddings of stripe oscillators into the form of phoenix agars. (specifically, they're a simple background pattern XORed with the specified stripe ...
by Scorbie
November 2nd, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Tractor beam oscillator and pseudorandom number generators
Replies: 11
Views: 465

Re: Tractor beam oscillator and pseudorandom number generators

Posting just to appreciate the value of this thread. The randomness of these PRNGs depends on K, not on the base period of the technology used. That's why I posted PRNGs with different periods but the same K value. They have the same randomness. So in theory, whether practical or not, this switchabl...
by Scorbie
October 27th, 2019, 4:21 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your unsure discoveries
Replies: 1721
Views: 836541

Re: Thread for your unsure discoveries

Penny lane oscillator changes phase with a two-bit spark: x = 15, y = 11, rule = B3/S23 6bobo$3b2o5b2o$3bo3bo3bo$2obobo3bobob2o$2obobo3bobob2o$4bo5bo$5b5o2$7b o$6bobo$7bo! #C [[ STOP 5 ]] Phase-changers are always welcome. (As long as they're accessible.) Sadly this is hard to make into a phase-shi...
by Scorbie
October 26th, 2019, 10:37 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Execution of Old Guns by Variable-Speed Firing Squad
Replies: 509
Views: 338721

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

Periodic quinti-Snarks only work on regularly spaced inputs, and if the oscillator period is a multiple of 5 instead of just plain 5, then the tenth glider that goes in won't have a spark in the right phase to convert the HF explosion back into a beehive correctly. Right? Actually the oscillator in...
by Scorbie
October 26th, 2019, 8:24 am
Forum: Bugs & Errors
Topic: Help with opening a file with lines of RLE in Golly?
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: Help with opening a file with lines of RLE in Golly?

Aha, thank you for clearing that up. Hopefully we won't be seeing that format often, as it was generated from C++ search code using `std::cout`. I'll try to find out how to make that code utf-8 - friendly. Thank you very much!! Edit: a quick google search seems to reveal that on Windows, `std::cout`...
by Scorbie
October 26th, 2019, 7:26 am
Forum: Bugs & Errors
Topic: Help with opening a file with lines of RLE in Golly?
Replies: 4
Views: 304

Re: Help with opening a file with lines of RLE in Golly?

Opening this from Linux works, and the pattern updates whenever the file updates. However, on Windows, I can't get Golly to read this file, which makes it slightly inconvenient. Very odd! I can't duplicate this immediately. With Golly 3.3 on Windows 10 I can Open From Clipboard the text in the code...