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```
x = 21, y = 25, rule = B3/S23
14b2o$10b2obobo$11bobo$11bob2o$8b2obo$8bo2b4o$5bo4bo3bo$5b5ob3o$9bobo
7bo$5b3obobo6bobo$4bo2bob2o7bobo$4b2o13bo10$o$obo$3o$2bo!
```

- June 21st, 2021, 8:24 pm
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries
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My CatForce runs use a symmetrical version of the drifter catalyst for ease of computation, but this result uses both sides:

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```
x = 21, y = 25, rule = B3/S23
14b2o$10b2obobo$11bobo$11bob2o$8b2obo$8bo2b4o$5bo4bo3bo$5b5ob3o$9bobo
7bo$5b3obobo6bobo$4bo2bob2o7bobo$4b2o13bo10$o$obo$3o$2bo!
```

- June 21st, 2021, 9:54 am
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: Results of catalyst tests
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It's pretty bulky though, so I suspect instances where this thing can be applied will be pretty rare. Still good to note for future reference, for whenever having loads of these niche catalysts might be handy. It might be good to keep a version of CatForce with every crazy catalyst that's ever been...

- June 14th, 2021, 5:56 pm
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: Thread for your chaos-edgeshooting reactions that can probably yield new conduits
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This reaction throws its chaos pretty far from the input:

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```
x = 17, y = 29, rule = LifeHistory
6.2A.2A$7.A.A$2.2A.A5.A.2A$.A.A.2A3.2A.A.A$A6.A.A6.A$7A3.7A2$2.3A7.3A
$.A2.A3.A3.A2.A$.2A4.A.A4.2A$7.A.A$8.A4$10.2A$.2A6.A2.A$.2A7.2A8$4.C$
4.C.C$4.3C$6.C!
```

- June 14th, 2021, 5:51 pm
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: The Hunting of the New Herschel Conduits
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Two incomplete conduits--one H-to-G0 and one H-to-R: x = 135, y = 39, rule = B3/S23 121b2ob2o$122bobo$117b2obo5bob2o$116bobob2o3b2obobo$4b2obo107bo6bobo6b o$4bob2o108b6o3b6o$113b3o15b3o$5b5o103bo3b3o7b3o3bo$2o2bo4bo93b2obo7b 3o2bo3bo3bo2b3o$o2bo2bo96bob2o10bo4bobo4bo$bobob2o109bo5bobo5bo$2obo5b o94b...

- June 9th, 2021, 7:12 pm
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: Thread for your unsure discoveries
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Also, is that four-glider tub with tail synthesis known? I didn't notice it in Mark Niemiec's database . It's either unknown or poorly-documented--I've occasionally wished for a TWIT synthesis just like that, though I don't remember the exact reasons it would have been helpful in the past. As a pro...

- June 6th, 2021, 12:08 pm
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
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That approach to honey farm hasslers looks productive. There are various other honey farm catalysts that could be similarly investigated, in addition to the single BTS. This beehive and eater, in particular, would be great to find something for--any solution would almost certainly be a gun. x = 21, ...

- June 3rd, 2021, 7:18 pm
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: Simplest 2 gliders in/1 glider out 180° stable reflector?
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There may be something involving this beehive-and-eater edgeshooter:

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```
x = 17, y = 15, rule = LifeHistory
2A13.A$2A12.A.A$14.A.A$10.3A2.A$12.A$11.A2$15.A$14.A.A$14.A.A$15.A$
10.2A$9.A.A$9.A$8.2A!
```

- June 3rd, 2021, 6:59 pm
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits
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It appears to have gone unnoticed that the block-suppressing version of the old glider-to-block factory can act as a G5->G: x = 30, y = 36, rule = LifeHistory 5.A3.2A$3.3A3.A$2.A3.2A.A$.A2.A.A.A$.A.2ABAB$2.A2.2BA$3.3ABA$3A2.BA$A 2.3A5B$3.A2.6B$.A.A2.7B6.2A6.3D$.2A3.6BAB5.A6.3BD$5.6BABA2.BA.A5.3BD$ 5...

- June 3rd, 2021, 11:47 am
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: Simplest 2 gliders in/1 glider out 180° stable reflector?
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Maybe just to set a precise bound on the kind of solution that I'd be happy to see: it should consist of still lifes with a total cell count of 11 or less, and no single still life with more than 7 cells. A block and eater is the obvious target, but there may be other solutions within those constra...

- June 2nd, 2021, 4:51 pm
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: Simplest 2 gliders in/1 glider out 180° stable reflector?
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I'm certain that a two-object solution exists, in that case. I'll see what CatForce can come up with using only Spartan objects.

- June 2nd, 2021, 4:23 pm
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: Simplest 2 gliders in/1 glider out 180° stable reflector?
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To be clear, are the two input gliders allowed to require exact-timing? The examples posted so far allow the gliders to have arbitrary timing.

- June 1st, 2021, 2:16 am
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries
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Possible starting point for new Pi conduits: x = 17, y = 24, rule = B3/S23 12bo$11bobo$11bobo$10b2ob3o$5b2o9bo$5b2o3b2ob3o$10b2obo2$6b2o$5bo2bo$ 5bobo$6bo2$3b2o$3b2o2$2o$2o4$5b3o$5bobo$5bobo! CatForce found the two blocks, which chewed up a beehive instead of a loaf spin. I recognized the mechanism ...

- May 20th, 2021, 9:56 pm
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: Execution of Old Guns by Variable-Speed Firing Squad
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A corollary improvement to p29: x = 170, y = 113, rule = LifeHistory 85.2A$85.A.A$87.A4.2A60.2A$83.4A.2A2.A2.A58.A2.A$83.A2.A.A.A.A.2A60. 2A$85.BABABA.A59.4A$86.B2ABA.A58.BA2.B.3A$87.2B.BA56.2A2.B2A.2A2.A$ 86.3B51.A7.A2.BA3B3.A$77.2A6.4B51.3A6.3A.2B.3A$78.A6.6B52.A7.4B2.B$ 78.A.AB3.6B51.2A7.4AB.2B$7...

- May 20th, 2021, 12:58 am
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: Gun Discussion Thread
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The new p20 gun reminded me of Kazyan's p87 gun that uses the same block+pre-pi -> glider reaction. It seemed unlikely that a p3 would work, because the reaction takes place very close to a catalyzing block, but JLS was astoundingly able to find a solution: x = 51, y = 51, rule = B3/S23 43b2ob2o$38...

- May 18th, 2021, 9:06 pm
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: Results of catalyst tests
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What catalysts do you suggest I try in manual searches? For example, I've been considering learning the following catalyst. x = 7, y = 7, rule = B3/S23 2b2o$2bo$4bo$5o$o$3b4o$3bo2bo! Is that a good idea, or will it be a disappointment/time-waster? This one is fairly easy to understand, and just unc...

- May 15th, 2021, 11:09 pm
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: Results of catalyst tests
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I've found that the BTS is so versatile because it doesn't have a single iconic reaction--there are several evolutionary paths that a perturbed BTS can take to settle back into the original BTS configuration. Unfortunately, it's a catalyst better suited for automated programs than manual use.

- May 12th, 2021, 7:07 pm
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: How about a direct highway robber?
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I don't know, but when the cell immediately left of the only fixed ON cell (the first to be examined) stops also being ON in the results, one of the initial two branches has been completed. This doesn't necessarily mean that the search is halfway done, though, as one of the branches may be much lon...

- May 10th, 2021, 6:00 pm
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: How about a direct highway robber?
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Sidesnagger, highway murder, highway eater...whatever you'd like to call it, we don't have one.

- May 9th, 2021, 12:09 am
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: How about a direct highway robber?
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It's kind of odd that we don't have a small highway robber yet--a p1 pattern that acts as a glider eater on one lane, but lets gliders pass completely on an adjacent lane and all further-away lanes. To date, the smallest highway robbers are large devices that use specialized baits to catch gliders, ...

- April 29th, 2021, 5:56 pm
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: Small Spaceship Syntheses
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I replaced a dot with two gliders: x = 20, y = 15, rule = LifeHistory A2.A$A.2A4.A4.AB$2.2A.3A4.AB4.A$3.A8.3A2.A$3.A.4DCA6.3A$3.AD.D.A.A2.2A $3.C4.A.D.A2BA$.3A2.D2.AD.A2BA$2.A.A.CACDA2.2A$2.ADC.C3.A2.2A$3.A3.2C A7.A$16.2A$7.3A6.A.A$6.A3.A$6.2A.2A! EDIT: That part completed: x = 17, y = 17, rule = L...

- April 29th, 2021, 4:44 pm
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: Small Spaceship Syntheses
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Some thoughts on how the wings of the spider could be simplified by starting with a smaller base:

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```
x = 18, y = 15, rule = LifeHistory
A2.A$A.2A4.A4.AB$2.2A.3A4.AB$3.A8.3A$3.A.4DCA$3.AD.D.A.A2.2A$3.C4.A.D
.A2BA$.3A2.D2.AD.A2BA.A$2.A.A.CACDA2.2A$2.ADC.C3.A2.A$3.A3.2CA4.B2$7.
3A$6.A3.A$6.2A.2A!
```

- April 27th, 2021, 8:01 pm
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: Small Spaceship Syntheses
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Wi5th the current state of syntheses technology and expertise, 37P4H1V0 is likely possible to construct. Here's a concept for it: x = 18, y = 24, rule = LifeHistory 3.A$.A8.3C$2.3A$4.A2.4C3$3.3A.3E$2.4AE$.5AE4.2E$.2A4.E.4E$.3A4.4E$4A$ .3A$.3A.A5.A$.6A$2.3A2.A.3A$7.A.A6.2A$8.A5.A2.A$9.2C3.A$10.C3.A2....

- April 24th, 2021, 6:24 pm
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: Thread for your fast components
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It turns out that it can work with other regions. x = 177, y = 36, rule = B3/S23 2bo73bo$obo71bobo$b2o15bo56b2o15bo$18bobo71bobo63bo$18b2o72b2o62bobo$ 157b2o15bo$174bobo$174b2o5$151bo$152bo$150b3o4$3o71b3o$2bo14b2o57bo13b o$bo15bobo55bo12b2o$17bo71b2o65b3o$9b3o146bo13bo$11bo145bo12b2o$10bo160b 2o3$...

- April 14th, 2021, 9:11 pm
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
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The standard H-to-B, Conduit 1, would fit there, but the p3 sparker is slightly too obtrusive. A smaller JLS result to replace it would seal the deal on a smaller p57 gun.

- April 13th, 2021, 5:45 pm
- Forum: Patterns
- Topic: Small Spaceship Syntheses
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An idea for reducing the front-wings formation in the recent c/4o synthesis by replacing the three-beehives cluster: x = 54, y = 13, rule = LifeHistory 2.2A$A$A.2A$2.2A40.A$3.A39.2A5.2A$2.2A5.2C2A30.2A6.A$2.2A2.C2.C.CA31. A2C3.A$5.C.C.C.C2A31.C.C2.2A$6.C.C.CA3.A30.C.C.A2.A$8.C4.2A33.C3.2A$ 7.C.C4.A3...