Search found 2354 matches

by A for awesome
Today, 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 2663
Views: 775197

Re: Thread for basic questions

Why does this puffer produce so many long inverted double claws? I know that it's symmetric, but why long inverted double claws in particular? x = 19, y = 19, rule = B3/S23 8b2o$8b3o$7bo4bo$6b4ob3o$7bo2bo2b3obo$7b3o2bo4b2o$3bo3bo2b2ob2obo$2b5o bo4b2obo$2obobobo2b3o$2obobo5bobo$bo2bobobo3b2o$3bo2bob...
by A for awesome
May 5th, 2021, 10:16 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Small predecessors of common objects and evolutionary sequences
Replies: 36
Views: 3276

Re: Small predecessors of common objects and evolutionary sequences

I just added a bunch of still lives to the list. Please let me know if I made any errors or omitted any predecessors with minimal population. Looks mostly good to me, although I didn't go through to check every single predecessor if I knew of multiple at a given minimum population. Here's an 8-cell...
by A for awesome
May 5th, 2021, 2:11 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your unsure discoveries
Replies: 2228
Views: 1153955

Re: Thread for your unsure discoveries

MathAndCode wrote:
May 5th, 2021, 2:09 pm
A B-heptalet predecessor can be hassled with period four.

Code: Select all

x = 14, y = 25, rule = B3/S23
9b2o$8bo2bo$8bobo2bo$9bo$10b2obo$12bo2$8bo$6b3o$8bo$8bo$6b2o2$5bo$5bo
$4b3o4$3b5o$2bob3obo$2bobobobo$b2obobob2o$o2b2ob2o2bo$2o7b2o!
It's in jslife — osc/o0004.lif, right side, top row, second from left.
by A for awesome
May 2nd, 2021, 10:27 am
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Birthdays
Replies: 475
Views: 155547

Re: Birthdays

Sorry to disappoint, but it's not my real birthday... I'm not really sure what happened there...
by A for awesome
May 2nd, 2021, 4:13 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1803
Views: 796577

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

JP21 wrote:
May 2nd, 2021, 1:24 am
Boring p10 wick stabilization:

Code: Select all

rle
Nice, that's smaller than my stabilization! That's a really nontrivial little catalyst-y reaction.
by A for awesome
April 28th, 2021, 1:01 am
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Thread for your unusual catalyses
Replies: 23
Views: 1269

Re: Thread for your unusual catalyses

MathAndCode wrote:
April 27th, 2021, 10:37 pm

Code: Select all

x = 6, y = 12, rule = B3/S23
3bo$obo$obo$bo2$b2o$b2o$5bo$b5o$bo$3bo$2b2o!
Nice! I know I found that catalyst at one point but I definitely don't remember finding anything that simple to react with it.
by A for awesome
April 25th, 2021, 7:02 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Thread for basic non-CGOL questions
Replies: 487
Views: 164428

Re: Thread for basic non-CGOL questions

Why is (11,10)c/22 easier to find than 9c/10? Both seem to be past the 5c/6 horizon, but (11,10)c/22 is even closer to the speed limit than 9c/10. Because (11,10)c/22 is only close to the vacuum speed limit, whereas 9c/10o is close to the information speed limit. So for 9c/10o there's no way for in...
by A for awesome
April 24th, 2021, 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Catagolue Suggestions Thread
Replies: 17
Views: 10740

Re: Catagolue Suggestions Thread

Since it seems as though Fano is down permanently (has been since late 2018), would it be possible to import the offline version of the glider database into Catagolue under some sort of pseudosymmetry for rules it applies to? The site also did some calculations to figure out if rules were capable o...
by A for awesome
April 19th, 2021, 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Create your own terminology
Replies: 150
Views: 67125

Re: Create your own terminology

I know of no other nontrivial examples, for the given lengths, or for any greater lengths. JLS found this p3 for length 5... I haven't tried any other searches: x = 15, y = 16, rule = B3/S23 3bo$3b3o3b2o$6bo3bo$2o3bobobo$bo2bob2o5b2o$bobo2bo5bobo$2bo5bo$3b2o3b o2b2obo$10b2ob2o$b5ob2obo$bo6bob5o$3bo...
by A for awesome
April 19th, 2021, 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 2663
Views: 775197

Re: Thread for basic questions

Are there any other known non-period-1 billiard table oscillators where the rotor is bounded by four diagonally connected line segments, opposite ends parallel and equal length, and the rotor makes direct contact with this bounding region without ever killing it? rle Here are two 5x7 ones I found t...
by A for awesome
April 16th, 2021, 8:01 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Gun Discussion Thread
Replies: 248
Views: 103280

Re: Gun Discussion Thread

Just asking, can anyone search for a P3 strong dot sparker? Sadly, I believe it's all but confirmed by countless unsuccessful searches that those aren't actually possible. The closest I know of are caterer/jam and a few duoplet sparkers (the first row of jslife/o0003-spark.lif): x = 249, y = 60, ru...
by A for awesome
April 14th, 2021, 10:32 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Famous Quotes
Replies: 311
Views: 111076

Re: Famous Quotes

Yeah, I can easily imagine a genie asking to clarify Spartan. "Do TWITs count? What about (random 17-bit still life that doesn't look like it has to do with anything)? Also, are goldbeetles fine?" "...What?" "Right, you haven't discovered those yet haha. It'll make sense when you do. TWITs it is th...
by A for awesome
April 11th, 2021, 9:57 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1803
Views: 796577

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

A very weird monomerization: x = 20, y = 33, rule = B3/S23 3b2o$3bobo$2obobo$obobo$2bo$bo2bo10bo$bo10bo$bo3bo5bo3bo$bo3bo5b3o$bo 10bo$bo2bo$2bo$obobo$2obobo$3bobo$3b2o3$12bo$12bo$12bo2$7b2o7b2o$7b11o $6bo4b3o4bo$7bobobobobobo$9bo5bo$5bob3obobob3obo$5bo4bobobo4bo$6b3obob obob3o$8bob2obo2bo$13bobo$13...
by A for awesome
April 4th, 2021, 1:02 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Thread for basic non-CGOL questions
Replies: 487
Views: 164428

Re: Thread for basic non-CGOL questions

What is this called? x = 40, y = 33, rule = B3-kq6cn8/S2-i3-a4ciyz8 11bo$10b4o$10bo4bo$12bo3bo$3bo9bo2bo$b3o3bo4b5o$o2bo7bobo22bo$o10bobo 21bobo$3o8b3o20bo2b2o$2bo34bobo$32bo$31bo$30bo2$30b3o$30b3o$35bo$31bo$ 31bob2o$31b2o4$12b3o$12bo2b2o$15b3o$6bo3bo4bob2o$4b2o2bo7b2o$3b2o5bo2b obo$2b2o9b3o$3bo10b...
by A for awesome
March 30th, 2021, 8:26 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: rebus [game]
Replies: 23
Views: 904

Re: rebus [game]

EvinZL wrote:
March 30th, 2021, 10:17 am
o

s

bird
Redo, oranges (??), bluebird
by A for awesome
March 21st, 2021, 6:56 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: What should be done to the Sandbox?
Replies: 8
Views: 499

Re: What should be done to the Sandbox?

Reporting this as it is essentially a copy of my poll. Please just stop reporting posts — you clearly don't have a good enough sense of what needs mod attention and what will just anger mods further. I don't think you even recognize that excessive reports are a lot of what's caused this fiasco in t...
by A for awesome
March 21st, 2021, 5:23 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: What should be done to the Sandbox?
Replies: 8
Views: 499

Re: What should be done to the Sandbox?

With all due respect, I don't think it's really our place to be making polls like this... these options seem like they're just things you came up with and foisted on the community without discussing anything first, whereas ideally we would need a clear consensus among both moderators and a large sub...
by A for awesome
March 21st, 2021, 3:55 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: OCA DOTY 2020 Voting
Replies: 29
Views: 1376

Re: OCA DOTY 2020 Voting

#01 ***
#02 *
#03 **
#04 **
#05 *
#06 ***
#07 *
#08 **
#09 **
#10 *
#11 **
#12 **
#14 *
#16 **
#18 **
#19 ***
#21 ***
by A for awesome
March 20th, 2021, 12:23 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: rebus [game]
Replies: 23
Views: 904

Re: rebus [game]

PR1: cross-purpose PR2: flying under the radar PR3: shouting fire in a crowded theatre - This one is a bit of a stretch, but it's really the only one that makes sense. PR4: sharp pain PR5: eyeball PR6: small potatoes - Dubious. I chose this based on the American expression, but it could also mean, ...
by A for awesome
March 20th, 2021, 12:11 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Philosophy
Replies: 40
Views: 1351

Re: Philosophy

I view the free will theorem in the opposite way you do. You go, "If experimenters have free will to choose measurement bases, then the measured particles must have free will. Unacceptable!" whereas I go, "If particles don't have free will, then since not all their potential properties can simultan...
by A for awesome
March 19th, 2021, 7:14 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Philosophy
Replies: 40
Views: 1351

Re: Philosophy

Here's a kind of out-there thought: maybe quantum randomness is free will...
by A for awesome
March 17th, 2021, 9:32 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: rebus [game]
Replies: 23
Views: 904

Re: rebus [game]

Some more easy-to-medium ones: 1. p e u s r o p r o u s p e 2. radar flying 3. ||||||||||theaFIRE!ter||||||||||| 4. p-----ai / / / / / / n 5. iii iiiii iiiii iii 6. potatoes 7. rld 8. <marquee>sidewalk</marquee> 9. ke ke y y 10. g l o b a l
by A for awesome
March 17th, 2021, 8:58 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: rebus [game]
Replies: 23
Views: 904

Re: rebus [game]

(Had to redo this bc I got sniped by moosey and the colors for spoilers got messed up) 1. HOUSE Greenhouse 2. T O W N Downtown 3. MAN -------- BOARD Man overboard 4. EGG EGG HAM Green eggs and ham 5. ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTVWXYZ No u?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (not sure) 6. TAILR RIALT AIRTL TLRIA Trail mix 7. M1Y L1...
by A for awesome
March 17th, 2021, 6:44 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: answer with a question [game]
Replies: 8
Views: 338

Re: answer with a question [game]

SquishyBoi wrote:
March 16th, 2021, 10:35 pm
"what is sesame oil?"
How do you not know what sesame oil is?
by A for awesome
March 17th, 2021, 6:42 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Famous Quotes
Replies: 311
Views: 111076

Re: Famous Quotes

SquishyBoi (and dvgrn) wrote:
March 17th, 2021, 12:05 am
exactly

EDIT by dvgrn: SquishyBoi wins.