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by A for awesome
Yesterday, 3:49 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 1497
Views: 668924

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

Meanwhile, I'm sitting here struck by the similarity between generations 15 and 23 of the R-pentomino (and subsequent pairs of generations), for a possible 4c/8 side-sparker: rle I tried a few searches for a completion of this back in the day, when I wasn't any good at setting up searches, and obvi...
by A for awesome
January 25th, 2021, 6:08 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries
Replies: 3002
Views: 1181379

Re: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries

Also, I think that transparent objects technically have to lose all of their objects at once—or else a block performing the standard block catalysis from opposite sides and a loaf performing the following type of loaf catalysis would be considered transparent: rle I've typically seen people refer t...
by A for awesome
January 25th, 2021, 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Catagolue Discussion Thread
Replies: 390
Views: 143133

Re: Catagolue Discussion Thread

LaundryPizza03 wrote:
January 25th, 2021, 10:20 am
It would seem that we have reached 1 quadrillion objects in B3/S23/C1.
According to wwei, this is the haul containing the quadrillionth object.
by A for awesome
January 24th, 2021, 12:02 am
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: counting [game]
Replies: 7
Views: 73

Re: counting [game]

by A for awesome
January 24th, 2021, 12:00 am
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Lying Thread
Replies: 81
Views: 1067

Re: Lying Thread

Quokkas are evil and must be expunged from the world.
by A for awesome
January 23rd, 2021, 5:56 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Lying Thread
Replies: 81
Views: 1067

Re: Lying Thread

The title of this post should properly be styled "Relying Thread" instead.
by A for awesome
January 22nd, 2021, 11:54 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Four new almost-knightships CGOL
Replies: 19
Views: 8703

Re: Four new almost-knightships CGOL

Here's another 1-cell-off (2,1)c/6 almost knightship from an ongoing search by Dylan Chen: x = 32, y = 51, rule = B3/S23 11bo$10b3o3bobobo$9b2o2b2o2bobob2o$10b3obobo4b3o$10b2o2b2o5b3o$10bob3o 3bo2b3o$10bo2bo4b2ob3o$5b2obo3bo5b5o$4b3o4b3o6bo$2b2o2bo2bob4o$2b2o$o 4bo2b6o$7o$b2o4bob2o2b3o$9b2obo$3bo4bo...
by A for awesome
January 20th, 2021, 12:56 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Rule-minimal pattern projects
Replies: 0
Views: 80

Rule-minimal pattern projects

Last year, some of us over on the Discord had been working on a few related projects to find the smallest possible (by population) of several different types of patterns in every rule in various outer-totalistic rulespaces. I realize I've been a bit remiss in actually saying something about this on ...
by A for awesome
January 16th, 2021, 9:20 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Lying Thread
Replies: 81
Views: 1067

Re: Lying Thread

3/23 is an interesting rule.
by A for awesome
January 13th, 2021, 4:03 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Parts (Game)
Replies: 137
Views: 1628

Re: Parts (Game)

BokaBB wrote:
January 13th, 2021, 2:27 pm
Komal
The Sandbox
by A for awesome
January 11th, 2021, 7:59 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Fun facts
Replies: 50
Views: 2216

Re: Fun facts

The first (2,1)c/3 spaceship found, with a population of 8 cells, was superseded by a smaller (6-cell) spaceship of the same speed in the same rule. (The record is now 5, which is the minimum possible...)
by A for awesome
January 11th, 2021, 7:39 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Results of catalyst tests
Replies: 121
Views: 63410

Re: Results of catalyst tests

How often do you suppose it will be useful? The glider predecessor is fairly common, but what are the chances of sparks behind it interacting with it in the right way? As is pretty much always the case with any catalyst I (or most likely anyone else) post, the particular active region I happen to u...
by A for awesome
January 11th, 2021, 5:58 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Results of catalyst tests
Replies: 121
Views: 63410

Re: Results of catalyst tests

Crossposting a new catalyst with limited but nonzero utility based on a billiard table by Martin Grant:

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x = 15, y = 15, rule = B3/S23
2b2o$2bo$3b3ob2obo$5bobob2o$7bo$6bo2b2o$7b2o2bo$10b2o$6b2o$5bob2o$5bo
$6bo2$6b2o!
by A for awesome
January 11th, 2021, 5:54 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1638
Views: 720335

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

And while we're at it with dr finds: x = 15, y = 15, rule = B3/S23 2b2o$2bo$3b3ob2obo$5bobob2o$7bo$6bo2b2o$6bobo2bo$6bo3b2o$5bo5bob2o$5bo 3bobo2bo$5bobobob2o$2obobo3bo$ob2obobobo$6bobo$7bo! That's quite a bizarre oscillator... It suggests a possible new catalyst: x = 15, y = 15, rule = B3/S23 2b2o$...
by A for awesome
January 11th, 2021, 12:57 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Lying Thread
Replies: 81
Views: 1067

Re: Lying Thread

The plural of "house" is "hice".
by A for awesome
January 10th, 2021, 12:18 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: OCA DOTY 2020
Replies: 21
Views: 1040

Re: OCA DOTY 2020

a bunch of entries Thank you so much for doing all this, your effort is so greatly appreciated! A few things: a) I'm not sure about putting all the HROT discoveries into one nomination, since they're very disparate discoveries and only really unified by the ruleset they occupy. I might suggest maki...
by A for awesome
January 7th, 2021, 3:29 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: The Near-Anagram Game
Replies: 194
Views: 7484

Re: The Near-Anagram Game

MathAndCode wrote:
January 7th, 2021, 1:58 pm
despair
paradise
by A for awesome
January 7th, 2021, 1:48 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: The Near-Anagram Game
Replies: 194
Views: 7484

Re: The Near-Anagram Game

MathAndCode wrote:
January 7th, 2021, 12:41 pm
drapes
repaid
by A for awesome
January 7th, 2021, 12:36 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: The Near-Anagram Game
Replies: 194
Views: 7484

Re: The Near-Anagram Game

MathAndCode wrote:
January 7th, 2021, 12:12 pm
dancers
scraped
by A for awesome
January 7th, 2021, 11:58 am
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: The Near-Anagram Game
Replies: 194
Views: 7484

Re: The Near-Anagram Game

MathAndCode wrote:
January 7th, 2021, 11:41 am
answer
wardens
by A for awesome
January 7th, 2021, 1:15 am
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: The Near-Anagram Game
Replies: 194
Views: 7484

Re: The Near-Anagram Game

MathAndCode wrote:
January 6th, 2021, 5:15 pm
monster
sermon
by A for awesome
January 6th, 2021, 10:40 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Thread for your Trolls
Replies: 207
Views: 19382

Re: Thread for your Trolls

Actually, Bellman might be able to turn up a stable catalyst. A stable catalyst seems highly unlikely — there don't seem to be any interactions that can occur with a still life that generate the correct domino spark, let alone restore the catalyst — but a p2 catalyst or a phase-shifting mechanism a...
by A for awesome
January 6th, 2021, 5:08 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: The Near-Anagram Game
Replies: 194
Views: 7484

Re: The Near-Anagram Game

MathAndCode wrote:
January 6th, 2021, 3:14 pm
steamer
remotes
by A for awesome
January 6th, 2021, 3:03 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: The Near-Anagram Game
Replies: 194
Views: 7484

Re: The Near-Anagram Game

MathAndCode wrote:
January 6th, 2021, 2:55 pm
almost
stroma
by A for awesome
January 6th, 2021, 2:51 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: The Near-Anagram Game
Replies: 194
Views: 7484

Re: The Near-Anagram Game

MathAndCode wrote:
January 6th, 2021, 1:25 pm
accost
mascot