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by Scorbie
Today, 3:13 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits
Replies: 270
Views: 247163

Re: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits

@MathAndCode I see, thanks for the info. (Note: I personally use @ for messages not worth pinging another user immediately. I don't mind being pingged though.) Another edit: While looking for other converters, I found 30bo$29b2o$2o26b2o$bo27b2o$bobo$2b2o5$3b2o$2bobo16b2o$2bo18bobo$b2o20bo$17b2o4b2o$...
by Scorbie
Yesterday, 9:40 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits
Replies: 270
Views: 247163

Re: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits

The R-sequence often starts from b3o$o3bo$5bo, which is commonly edgeshot, such as from a Herschel. This. That "Backwards R" seems very interesting, although I don't have a way to tame it. Are there any other contexts of this pattern other than the Herschel? (IMHO Even if there are none, that Hersc...
by Scorbie
October 27th, 2020, 9:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 4.0b1
Replies: 25
Views: 913

Re: Golly 4.0b1

Re: Graphics drivers
It seems to work after rebooting (if you didn't after you updated your graphics driver)
Just for future reference, I had that one too.
by Scorbie
October 27th, 2020, 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 2112
Views: 616152

Re: Thread for basic questions

(Just for notifications) Your forum handle and PFP make your message way more "crossing-the-line" than it is, just so you know... :s Edit: Oh I didn't see the context from the first post on this page, whoops; I didn't know you were very joking from the beginning. Also, why is "Catalogue" misspelled...
by Scorbie
October 23rd, 2020, 3:30 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Agar discussion thread
Replies: 27
Views: 752

Re: Agar discussion thread

I'll give you a link to RandomAgar , have fun. That appears to only be true for square toruses. Don't agree. One such example posted by me: https://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=4503&p=96884&hilit=Agar#p96888 @MathAndCode I think this program deals with all the symmetries in an aga...
by Scorbie
October 20th, 2020, 10:09 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Agar discussion thread
Replies: 27
Views: 752

Re: Agar discussion thread

I'll give you a link to RandomAgar , have fun. You'll need to tweak the source to port it into a modern system (and blend it with Golly.) N.B. It's extensively explored, but due to its random nature I'm sure there's more to find. Many high-period oscillators are found by this program. Shameless plug...
by Scorbie
October 18th, 2020, 6:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 4.0b1
Replies: 25
Views: 913

Re: Golly 4.0b1

Wow, already done when I was offline, kudos!
by Scorbie
October 16th, 2020, 11:47 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the New Herschel Conduits
Replies: 1097
Views: 794158

Re: The Hunting of the New Herschel Conduits

Why does Golly not build when I have something to say :(
@Kazyan
Perhaps these could be used then:

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x = 13, y = 15, rule = B3/S23
$5bobobo$3b3ob2obo$2bo7bo$2bob2ob3o$3bobobo4$4b2obo2bo$4b2ob4o2$2b4ob
2o$2bo2bob2o!
Drop the latter whenever you don't feel like it.
by Scorbie
October 16th, 2020, 8:28 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the New Herschel Conduits
Replies: 1097
Views: 794158

Re: The Hunting of the New Herschel Conduits

6) Throw out all of my advice and do something your way, because we need new ideas if we're going to hit new jackpots. :) [Catalyst file attachment] Thank you for providing your catalyst files for CatForce. (Should save a nontrivial amount of work when I get back in) You can spare a separate eater2...
by Scorbie
September 30th, 2020, 9:27 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Speed Demonoid
Replies: 30
Views: 2212

Re: Speed Demonoid

@dvgrn Oof, you are right; I should have been paying more attention.. :s
by Scorbie
September 30th, 2020, 4:31 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Speed Demonoid
Replies: 30
Views: 2212

Re: Speed Demonoid

The script can't actually build Demonoids much faster than 2498c/10000, because it starts to run into trouble with the numbers getting too large for the interface between Golly and the Python script: OverflowError: Python int too large to convert to C long Pavgran has produced a version of the scri...
by Scorbie
September 18th, 2020, 10:11 am
Forum: Scripts
Topic: ofind
Replies: 10
Views: 8004

Re: ofind

Note: You have to compile ofind for 32bit architecture. (`-m32` in gcc AFAIK) Ofind could use some more improvement. This was an attempt to find a p5: Some ofind partial Compare this, which is the largest partial I found with JLS: Some JLS partial What were you trying to search? And what were your i...
by Scorbie
September 12th, 2020, 11:02 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1380
Views: 669294

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

I don't think this p8 is even anything new. p8 Can it be made into a flipper? The answer is yes, but I didn't bother to find the minimal form. x = 48, y = 17, rule = B3/S23 27b2o$o3bo4b2o16bo4bobo2b2ob2o$5o4b2o18bo3bo4bobo2b2o$2bo5bo9b2ob2o5b 4obob3o2bo3bo$bobo3bo9bobobobo3bo5bo3bobob3o$2bo5bo2bobo...
by Scorbie
September 12th, 2020, 3:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Physical implementation of Conways computer
Replies: 9
Views: 1755

Re: Physical implementation of Conways computer

Previous FPGA Life Implementations, almost-off-topic but I think some visitors of this thread might find it useful.

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=4463&p=95520#p95520
viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1452&p=65126#p65124
by Scorbie
September 12th, 2020, 2:49 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1380
Views: 669294

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Cross-posted from the Unsure Discoveries thread: first real post, hehe. i've never seen this reaction mentioned -- a blinker at the edge of a fleet shifts it 2 cells diagonally in 26 ticks: x = 14, y = 10, rule = B3/S23 4b2o$3bobo$3b2o$b2o8b3o$obo5b2o$2o5bobo$7b2o$5b2o$4bobo$4b2o! it can be made in...
by Scorbie
July 31st, 2020, 2:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 3.4
Replies: 24
Views: 2340

Re: Golly 3.4

Yep, checked both scripts working good. Thank you!
by Scorbie
July 29th, 2020, 1:57 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Forum phpBB suggestions
Replies: 1
Views: 449

Forum phpBB suggestions

(Note to mods: if there is a topic for this feel free to move this into that existing topic, thanks :>) Wouldn't the forums be more fun if BBcode supported more features? Here are the ones that I wish to have: Syntax highlighting There's a phpBB extension for that: https://github.com/s9e/phpbb-ext-h...
by Scorbie
July 29th, 2020, 12:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 3.4
Replies: 24
Views: 2340

Re: Golly 3.4

Okay, I've confirmed that there's a substantial speed difference in the two version. I'll see if I can narrow the issue. Edit: At least this script shows some difference between the two versions: import golly as g import itertools as it import timeit counter = it.count() t_start = timeit.default_tim...
by Scorbie
July 28th, 2020, 5:50 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits
Replies: 270
Views: 247163

Re: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits

HYPE! This should reduce the 2c/3 transmitter by an order of magnitude.
by Scorbie
July 27th, 2020, 2:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 3.4
Replies: 24
Views: 2340

Re: Golly 3.4

On https://conwaylife.com/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=4133&p=101163#p100931 More technical problem-- In trying to get the pasteboard in another app I've written, I find that while the contents are described as "public.utf16-plain-text", it is really explicitly little-endian. Even then, when I explicitly try...
by Scorbie
July 27th, 2020, 12:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 3.4
Replies: 24
Views: 2340

Re: Golly 3.4

1. I reeeeally like the idea, and the presentation for the patterns was excellent for me. 2. I think it's underappreciated (especially compared to the effort into this) because currently it has several hoops to jump through. * 2a. I have to navigate and launch the script for every pattern. * * For 2...
by Scorbie
July 27th, 2020, 12:32 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits
Replies: 270
Views: 247163

Re: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits

@EV2
I agree. I'm surprised if nobody pointed this out before. I think I've thought the same before.
by Scorbie
July 18th, 2020, 4:34 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Fun with X-pentomino
Replies: 11
Views: 1374

Re: Fun with X-pentomino

X-to-glider (or rather, TL-to-glider): x = 20, y = 19, rule = B3/S23 5bo$5b3o$8bo4b2ob2obo$7b2o5bobob2o$14bo$12b2obo$13bo2bo$13bob2o$12b2ob o$8bo6bo$7b3o5bob2o$8bo5b2ob2o$2b2o$bobo$bo$2o8b2o$10bo$11b3o$13bo! If anyone can replace the bottom eater with a blinker to TL, we'd get a gun. Note: This was...
by Scorbie
July 15th, 2020, 1:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly with Python 3?
Replies: 13
Views: 4176

Re: Golly with Python 3?

Okay, currently the build seems to be working: https://sourceforge.net/u/scorbie/golly/ci/python3/tree/ Many thanks to Tomas Rokicki for the help and directions! [Building caveats] Windows users: I've changed local-win(-template).mk slightly so make sure you change it appropriately. Linux users: Sho...
by Scorbie
July 14th, 2020, 1:57 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries
Replies: 1579
Views: 1073013

Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

@Kazyan A compact tetramer and another one that is less compact but has more clearance. x = 30, y = 12, rule = B3/S23 5b2ob2o11b2ob2o$6bobo13bobo$4bobobobo6b2obobobobob2o$2b3obobob3o4bob2o bobob2obo$bo3bobobo3bo7bobobo$o2bobobobob2obo6bobobo$ob2obobobobo2bo2b ob2obobob2obo$bo3bobobo3bo3b2obobobobob2...