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by Kazyan
June 30th, 2020, 9:33 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: 20-bit still life syntheses
Replies: 13
Views: 441

Re: 20-bit still life syntheses

Sure, I can do that (though I might not get around to it until the weekend) That'd be best represented as, what, for each unsynthed xs20 a list of the other unsynthed xs20 for which a synthesis would be implied if the first one were solved? (Basically the adjacency-list representation of that direc...
by Kazyan
June 30th, 2020, 6:24 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: 20-bit still life syntheses
Replies: 13
Views: 441

Re: 20-bit still life syntheses

Can you give a brief summary of what's known, if anything, about these remaining 2^10+1 still lifes? For example, it looks like most of them don't have any soups on record, but a few of them do. The current crop is what's left after some repeated hammering with transfer.py. Therefore, new component...
by Kazyan
June 30th, 2020, 1:10 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Synthesis components
Replies: 42
Views: 10128

Re: Synthesis components

No tables were flipped in the making of this: x = 699, y = 78, rule = B3/S23 318bo$319b2o$318b2o58bobo$378b2o$379bo$373bo$371b2o$327bo44b2o$325bobo $326b2o$352bobo$352b2o$115bo237bo$113b2o316bo$82bo31b2o313bobo$83b2o 345b2o190bo$82b2o280bo256bo$362b2o257b3o$28bobo47bobo282b2o$28b2o49b2o 258b2o$29bo4...
by Kazyan
June 27th, 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Glider-Powered Spaceships
Replies: 29
Views: 1059

Re: Glider-Powered Spaceships

It's interesting to see these small spaceships being activated by a singular glider, but when I posted the challenge I was thinking more on the lines of some huge spaceship like the boat burner or corder lineship, being activated by a tiny tiny glider, as in the engine gets built by it, or the engi...
by Kazyan
June 27th, 2020, 9:58 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Glider-Powered Spaceships
Replies: 29
Views: 1059

Re: Glider-Powered Spaceships

There's a remarkable single-still-life seed to convert a glider into a LWSS: x = 10, y = 14, rule = B3/S23 obo$b2o$bo6$5b2o$6bo$4bo$3bob4o$3bobo3bo$4bo3b2o! I vaguely remember searches for objects like this being done before, particularly with a MWSS result, so I suspect that this 15-bit object is n...
by Kazyan
June 26th, 2020, 10:07 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Eaters
Replies: 214
Views: 26726

Re: Spaceship Eaters

It happens that a snake-headed variant on the drifter catalyst can compactify the eater by another three rows: x = 77, y = 45, rule = LifeHistory 54.4B11.2A$55.4B10.A.A$44.4B2.B.3B.4B11.A2.2A$44.4B.18B3.2A.A.A$43.2A 5B2A16B.3B.A$43.2A5B2A16B.B4A$44.B.23B.AB2.2A$46.B2A22B3A2.A$47.2A7B 2.13B2.A.2A$47....
by Kazyan
June 24th, 2020, 11:32 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Eaters
Replies: 214
Views: 26726

Re: Spaceship Eaters

46P4H1V0 eater with a 119-tick repeat time: x = 56, y = 43, rule = B3/S23 31b2o$31b2o6$27b2o$27b2o23b2o$52bo$50bobo$50b2o$b3o26b2o$o3b2o26b3o$7b o23b4obobo$o3bo3b2o21b2obo3bo$o3bo2bo23b2obobobo15b2o$4b2o25b3obo15b2o 2bo$o3bo25b3o17bo2b2o$o3bo26bo2bo16bo$2b3o27b3o17b3o$55bo$2b3o27b3o17b 3o$o3bo26bo2b...
by Kazyan
June 24th, 2020, 8:53 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Eaters
Replies: 214
Views: 26726

Re: Spaceship Eaters

An eater capable of peeling an outermost HWSS from some flotillae, including HWSS-on-HWSS #4. Found with CatForce.

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x = 53, y = 23, rule = B3/S23
22b2o6b2o$22bo7bo$23b3ob2obo$25bobobo3$28b2o$28bobo$2b6o21b2o$bo5bo$7b
o$bo4bo$3b2o2$2b2o$o4bo44b2o$6bo42bo2bo$o5bo42bo2bo$b6o43b2o3$49b2o$
49b2o!
by Kazyan
June 12th, 2020, 12:25 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries
Replies: 2414
Views: 987708

Re: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries

My first stable converter, HWSS-to-H with repeat time 811 x = 156, y = 104, rule = LifeHistory 111.A$111.3A$114.A$113.2A$59.2A11.A40.5B$58.B2AB9.A.A41.4B$59.3B9.A.A 2.2A3.A32.5B$58.B.B9.2A.2A2.A2.A.A12.A18.6B$58.5B8.B2.A.A3.A.A10.3A 17.B2A3B$58.6B6.2ABA2.4A.A10.A20.B2A4B$58.8B4.2A.A.A3.A12.2A19.7B$...
by Kazyan
June 6th, 2020, 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 1940
Views: 532486

Re: Thread for basic questions

Here is a solution to one of the p3s in that list: x = 551, y = 82, rule = B3/S23 365bo$363bobo$364b2o46bo$407bobo2bobo$407b2o3b2o5bobo$408bo10b2o$420bo 2$414bo$349bo64bobo$350bo63b2o$348b3o2$381bo$380bo$380b3o34bo$416bo$ 416b3o2$519bo$414bo102bobo9bo$378bo33b2o104b2o7bobo$376bobo4bo29b2o 113b2o$377...
by Kazyan
June 5th, 2020, 6:50 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Execution of Old Guns by Variable-Speed Firing Squad
Replies: 561
Views: 374790

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

Smaller p70 gun using Goldtiger's periodic G->2G variant of the new reflector: x = 61, y = 69, rule = LifeHistory 17.2A16.A$16.A2.A13.3A$11.A2.A2.A.A12.A$11.5A.A.2A11.2A$17.AB.BAB6.5B $13.2ABA.3BAB4.BA3B$12.A.B.2A3BA5BABA3B$12.A.ABA.3BAB.2BA2BA4B$13.A3. AB.BAB.3B2A4B$14.2A.A.2A5.6B$15.A.A.A6.5B$14.A...
by Kazyan
May 30th, 2020, 1:56 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Synthesis components
Replies: 42
Views: 10128

Re: Synthesis components

Found this from an intentionally-vague spark_search run:

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x = 43, y = 26, rule = B3/S23
o$b2o$2o4$3bo$4b2o$3b2o5$5bo$6b2o3bo$5b2o4bobo$11b2o28b2o$39bo2bo$39b
3o2$39b3o$8b2o28bo2bo$8b2o28b2o2$6b4o26b4o$6bo2bo26bo2bo!
by Kazyan
May 5th, 2020, 10:37 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your unsure discoveries
Replies: 1880
Views: 921534

Re: Thread for your unsure discoveries

You know, it does seem like there might be a little bit of hope for a Bellman rebuild of the second one of those sacrificial long ships, to get a fast color-changing reflector. Has anyone tried a Bellman run on this yet? Yes. I've previous set up Bellman searches that have treated both of the longs...
by Kazyan
May 2nd, 2020, 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Copperhead glider reflector "waterbear-like" ship?
Replies: 1
Views: 434

Re: Copperhead glider reflector "waterbear-like" ship?

Welcome! This thread would go better in the Patterns subforum. There's somewhat of prior art for this, using *WSSes rather than Copperheads. Many Caterpillar-like ships depend on crawlers among stationary/moving objects that can produce an excess of gliders, but if the "crawlers" are actually just g...
by Kazyan
April 13th, 2020, 3:33 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Binary slow salvos
Replies: 31
Views: 2200

Re: Binary slow salvos

As an observation, the restriction that there be no consecutive "B" gliders strongly resembles phinary rather than binary. I'm not sure if this has mathematical significance aside from more efficient compression of a recipe.
by Kazyan
April 11th, 2020, 1:43 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Small Spaceship Syntheses
Replies: 451
Views: 353171

Re: Small Spaceship Syntheses

Further improvements possible to the c/5 diagonal ship: x = 75, y = 70, rule = B3/S23 19bo$17bobo$18b2o4bo$22bobo$23b2o4$21bo$19bobo$20b2o$30bo$30bobo$30b2o 11bo$23bobo17bobo$14bo9b2o17b2o$15b2o7bo$14b2o$9bobo24bobo3bo$10b2o25b 2ob2o12bo$10bo26bo3b2o10bo$53b3o2$6bo29b2o$6b2o22bo4bobo$5bobo18b2obob o...
by Kazyan
April 6th, 2020, 1:42 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Small Spaceship Syntheses
Replies: 451
Views: 353171

Re: Small Spaceship Syntheses

I was able to economize the back fuses of the c/5 diagonal ship again: x = 362, y = 50, rule = B3/S23 339bobo$340b2o$184bo155bo8bobo$184bobo162b2o$26b2o2b2o152b2o164bo$25bo bob2o$27bo3bo323bo$119bo234bo$120b2o2bobo223bo3b3o$119b2o3b2o58bo49bo 49bo59bo3bobo$125bo57bobo47bobo47bobo57bobo3b2o$182bobo42...
by Kazyan
April 5th, 2020, 9:11 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Small Spaceship Syntheses
Replies: 451
Views: 353171

Re: Small Spaceship Syntheses

Turns out one of the loaves is unnecessary, so, down to 135: x = 1296, y = 68, rule = B3/S23 1242bo$1240bobo$1241b2o4bo$1245bobo$1246b2o$1252bobo$1253b2o$1253bo$ 1244bo$687bo211bo342bobo22bo7bo$312bo372b2o198bo14b2o341b2o20b2o6b2o$ 313b2o362bobo6b2o198b2o11b2o350bo14b2o6b2o$312b2o363b2o206b2o364bobo...
by Kazyan
April 4th, 2020, 6:30 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Small Spaceship Syntheses
Replies: 451
Views: 353171

Re: Small Spaceship Syntheses

However, it looks like Kazyan included it in his, so I guess it won't really matter. Stealth improvements will not be ignored--not on my watch. :) Possible cheaper eater activation? x = 13, y = 16, rule = B3/S23 8bo$o3b2obobo$o4bobo2bo$b2o2bo2b2o$2o4b2o$o7b2o$3b2o3bo$4bo4b3o$bo2bob o5bo$2bo2b2o4bo$...
by Kazyan
April 4th, 2020, 11:16 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Small Spaceship Syntheses
Replies: 451
Views: 353171

Re: Small Spaceship Syntheses

I've shortened the other fuses into long^3 boats, which required some reordering. Cleanup likely improveable: x = 1007, y = 69, rule = B3/S23 953bo$951bobo$952b2o4bo$956bobo$957b2o$963bobo$964b2o$964bo$955bo$296b o656bobo22bo7bo$294b2o163bobo492b2o20b2o6b2o$286bobo6b2o148bobo12b2o 500bo14b2o6b2o$286...
by Kazyan
April 3rd, 2020, 11:07 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Small Spaceship Syntheses
Replies: 451
Views: 353171

Re: Small Spaceship Syntheses

An independent solution: Great! it might be possible to skip steps with something like this (red cells missing), and then slot in your start for the rest of the synthesis: x = 33, y = 27, rule = LifeHistory 6.A$6.A.A2.D4.A$6.2A3.D3.A.A$10.D4.A2.A$12.2A.A3.A$6.2A4.A.A5.A$5.A2. A4.A7.A$6.A.A7.2A4.A$6...
by Kazyan
April 2nd, 2020, 9:25 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Small Spaceship Syntheses
Replies: 451
Views: 353171

Re: Small Spaceship Syntheses

Got it! After further developments, Goldtiger cracked the tricky cells, and the final step is complete. Now to put the constellation together. x = 79, y = 79, rule = B3/S23 41bo$40bo$40b3o$60bo$60bobo$49bo10b2o$49bobo$49b2o6$36bo$36bobo5bo$36b 2o5bo$16bo26b3o28bo$17b2o54bo$16b2o30bo24b3o$27bo19bo$25...
by Kazyan
April 1st, 2020, 11:03 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Small Spaceship Syntheses
Replies: 451
Views: 353171

Re: Small Spaceship Syntheses

On the Discord, Goldtiger posted a predecessor for a wing of the smallest c/5 diagonal ship, found with a clever application of LLS: x = 17, y = 17, rule = B3/S23 11bobo$4bo4b2o2bo2$4b2o5bo$5bo4b2o$bo2bobo2bobo3bo$2bo2bo2bo2bobo$2bo 6b2o2bobo$2o2bo6b2o$ob2obo3b2o3bo$5bo4bo3b3o$5bob3o6bo$6bo5b2o$7bo4...
by Kazyan
March 30th, 2020, 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 1940
Views: 532486

Re: Thread for basic questions

Besides RCT, I suspect that the next model of smallest-sawtooth will have to be some mechanism that allows a small <c/2 ship to burn a blinker puffer fuse.
by Kazyan
March 30th, 2020, 3:22 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: triller's p30 thread
Replies: 76
Views: 94232

Re: triller's p30 thread

It's cool how p30 technology allows for construction work that would otherwise require elaborate looparounds from obscure toolkits. I'm not the most familiar with the timing constraints of elegant weapons for a more civilized age, but it looks like you can get a signal out of the tail in a simpler w...