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by M. I. Wright
October 5th, 2019, 9:25 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Like button in forum request
Replies: 28
Views: 10054

Re: Like button in forum request

Im on / have been on multiple forums with only a like button and everything works / worked fine. Seriously. On Facebook and Instagram and anything else people might kneejerk-think of when they hear the term "like button", liking is a primary, core function of the application, so it follows naturall...
by M. I. Wright
February 5th, 2019, 4:32 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: OCA Discovery of the Year 2018 competition: Voting
Replies: 20
Views: 2687

Re: OCA Discovery of the Year 2018 competition: Voting

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by M. I. Wright
January 16th, 2019, 8:12 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Can admins change names?
Replies: 7
Views: 3294

Re: Can admins change names?

If this *can* be done, could you perhaps go for a name that's separate from your real-life identity? That way you won't have to change it again if you start going by another name later on. EDIT, to clarify: I'm specifically talking about separation of personal matters from one's forum persona. My ow...
by M. I. Wright
January 14th, 2019, 10:26 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Languages
Replies: 16
Views: 2025

Re: Languages

On the original topic,

لعبة الحياة (لكونواي)‏
/ˈluʕ.ba.tu‿l.ħa.ˈjaːt/ or lebanese /ˈle̞ʕ.be̞t‿l.ħa.ˈje̞ːt/, and at the end optionally li-conway ("belonging to Conway")

"glider" is translated as "hang-glider", amusingly
by M. I. Wright
January 8th, 2019, 11:57 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Pattern of the Year 2018 competition: Voting
Replies: 57
Views: 27275

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by M. I. Wright
January 4th, 2019, 2:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly suggestions
Replies: 176
Views: 81740

Re: Golly suggestions

Additionally, a very-long-term request: could some way perhaps be implemented to hook into rule-generator scripts, such as the bundled one that generates Langton's Ant ruletables, directly from the Set Rule... dialog? In the Discord I've made it so that the server bot, Caterer, accepts a rulestring...
by M. I. Wright
December 21st, 2018, 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Apgsearch GUI?
Replies: 7
Views: 5132

Re: Apgsearch GUI?

Oh, thing is it's not actually a command-line program -- apgsearch v1 is a Golly script, so Golly makes those imports available when you run apgsearch with it. I'm not sure in any case whether testitemqlstudop was asking about a GUI for the v1 Python script or for the current (mostly-)C++ iteration ...
by M. I. Wright
November 20th, 2018, 2:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly suggestions
Replies: 176
Views: 81740

Re: Golly suggestions

Of course! That's the obvious solution. However, as far as I can tell, (I don't quite understand everything in ruletable_algo.cpp but it seems on a rough level) Golly does not do that currently -- which is why I said that "LtL permutational symmetry will have to be cleverer" . Seconding the request ...
by M. I. Wright
November 13th, 2018, 3:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly suggestions
Replies: 176
Views: 81740

Re: Golly suggestions

Plugging: Nutshell , which is usable if you're able to install Python 3.6 or higher, has that feature. It's a somewhat-clunky operation in the back end, though. I do it by expanding transitions into "symmetries: none" and then recompressing into Golly's most-expressive symmetry type encompassing of ...
by M. I. Wright
November 12th, 2018, 4:09 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Snowflakes (B2ci3ai4c8/S02ae3eijkq4iz5ar6i7e)
Replies: 464
Views: 107400

Re: Snowflakes (B2ci3ai4c8/S02ae3eijkq4iz5ar6i7e)

Do you think I have the time to read all 18 pages + a few websites? An oddly self-centered response. It's basic courtesy to become familiar with a thread's topic before posting something new to it, and, adding on to danny's response, there's a level of common sense in play as well: any rule with th...
by M. I. Wright
November 11th, 2018, 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly suggestions
Replies: 176
Views: 81740

Re: Golly suggestions

If you're talking about flattening a range-2 neighborhood into a one-dimensional transition, as is done currently with range 1, then of course we could do it that way (although I'd hope that the center cell would be 0 rather than 13, because the input cellstate shouldn't be in the middle). Half of t...
by M. I. Wright
November 11th, 2018, 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly suggestions
Replies: 176
Views: 81740

Re: Golly suggestions

Please add LTL rule tables in Golly 3.3! Or 3.4. It would be a nice thing to have, but I don't think a "please" is going to cancel out the proposal's difficulty. Do you have any ideas yourself regarding how LtL ruletables should be implemented? The larger the neighborhood, the more inviable the cur...
by M. I. Wright
November 10th, 2018, 12:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 1674
Views: 433686

Re: Thread for basic questions

It's come up a few times since. Last year, David Bell posted a Snark-enhanced redo of the old osc: viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1437&p=52309#p52303
by M. I. Wright
November 2nd, 2018, 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Re: Truth of this world and the end of humanity fg
Replies: 12
Views: 4409

Re: Truth of this world and the end of humanity fg

Yeah, the Internet is moderated by Yeerks and they've really been going nuts on censorship these days.

That's why this post is going to get removed. No other explanation.

[edit: context]
by M. I. Wright
October 23rd, 2018, 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Nutshell
Replies: 13
Views: 13940

Re: Nutshell

A small, belated update: Nutshell’s mostly stable + usable now. Some features worth highlighting: Constants: The @NUTSHELL segment, Nutshell’s analogue to @RULE, provides a syntax for declaring “constants” (names that refer to a single cellstate) alongside a description of some particular state. The...
by M. I. Wright
October 18th, 2018, 11:24 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Birthdays
Replies: 283
Views: 84087

Re: Birthdays

Thanks!!
by M. I. Wright
October 13th, 2018, 6:36 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Golly scripts
Replies: 242
Views: 184279

Re: Golly scripts

Not sure if it's been done already, but here's a Lua thing to match a 3x3 selection to its Hensel-notation representation. Should come in handy when twiddling with a rule's individual r4r transitions. match-napkin.lua local g = golly() local hashes = { [31415962] = "0 (birth)", [530404524] = "0 (sur...
by M. I. Wright
October 8th, 2018, 1:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 1674
Views: 433686

Re: Thread for basic questions

Life has precedent. I think that's about it, really: it was the first CA simple enough to (with some help from Martin Gardner et al) introduce the concept to the masses, which resulted in more foundational work being done on it, and from then on it's just been a positive-feedback loop of people bein...
by M. I. Wright
September 24th, 2018, 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 1674
Views: 433686

Re: Thread for basic questions

Hello, and welcome! What you've found is the pulsar -- definitely a beautiful oscillator. If you want to share patterns more-easily in the future, by the way, Golly happens to make it really simple: look toward the top of the screen and you'll notice the row of buttons that contains a pencil icon, a...
by M. I. Wright
September 22nd, 2018, 6:47 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Energetic
Replies: 76
Views: 25985

Re: Rule request thread

These photons can be eaten by anything resilient to the addition of a single cell, such as a table. That, in addition to the above red/green glider/block reaction and one* of Life's dot-spark-to-X converters, should allow for an indirect diag-photon reflector that's a lot smaller than this first att...
by M. I. Wright
August 14th, 2018, 6:46 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: "Extended" Generations rules
Replies: 10
Views: 3865

Re: "Extended" Generations rules

A belated "nice" to AForAmpere and wildmyron re those rules :D Here's something perhaps interesting to go down: this rule posted by DigitalCross (xanman12321) is the first I've seen that doesn't completely explode when given more than 2–3 initial active states, which I suppose mostly comes down to i...
by M. I. Wright
August 8th, 2018, 8:12 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Esolangs as Rule Tables
Replies: 8
Views: 4832

Re: Esolangs as Rule Tables

Finished brainfuck. Data is stored in unary & everything is non-wrapping and of course unbounded. @RULE bf ******************************** **** COMPILED FROM NUTSHELL **** **** v0.6.0a **** ******************************** Brainfuck. 1: + 2: - 3: ] 4: [ 5: < 6: > 7: . 8: , 9: Plain pointer 10: Poin...
by M. I. Wright
August 2nd, 2018, 3:23 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: "Extended" Generations rules
Replies: 10
Views: 3865

Re: "Extended" Generations rules

I had not! I suppose that's more-literally an extension to than a generalization of Generations as this thread's topic is, but it does seem fair to me to apply the term "extended" to both. Thanks for bringing it up.
by M. I. Wright
August 1st, 2018, 4:22 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: "Extended" Generations rules
Replies: 10
Views: 3865

Re: "Extended" Generations rules

Now... the only issue is that, though this is a pretty vast rulespace comprising multiple distinct "kinds" of rules, we just haven't found many interesting ones that aren't basically-or-actually normal Generations rules. The only unique-seeming rules I can say I've come across are /2e3-an/2-15-10-2,...
by M. I. Wright
August 1st, 2018, 4:22 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: "Extended" Generations rules
Replies: 10
Views: 3865

"Extended" Generations rules

Under normal Generations (standard notation S/B/C , a.k.a. survival/birth/ "C(?)"), cells are productive or "active" for just one generation, then dormant or "inactive" (and irreversibly so) for C-2 generations until death. This extension to the concept (conceived on the Discord server by users Digi...