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by Linicks
March 15th, 2016, 4:13 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: is this c/10 spaceship known?
Replies: 355
Views: 486953

Re: is this c/10 spaceship known?

Yes, I am a fool... :oops:

Nick
by Linicks
March 15th, 2016, 3:53 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: is this c/10 spaceship known?
Replies: 355
Views: 486953

Re: is this c/10 spaceship known?

There is a slight variant on this:

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x = 8, y = 12, rule = B3/S23
b2o2b2o$3b2o$3b2o$obo2bobo$o6bo2$o6bo$b2o2b2o$2b4o2$3b2o$3b2o!
Reminds me of a breast stroke swimmer.

Nick
by Linicks
March 12th, 2016, 8:08 am
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Anybody know of this spaceship?
Replies: 4
Views: 2262

Re: Anybody know of this spaceship?

Sokwe wrote: Also, try to avoid starting new topics for questions like this. These questions would be better suited in the unsure discoveries thread.
Sorry :oops:

Although I was slightly excited they wasn't in the database... Oh well, I have a lot to learn.

Nick
by Linicks
March 12th, 2016, 6:28 am
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Anybody know of this spaceship?
Replies: 4
Views: 2262

Re: Anybody know of this spaceship?

Ummm here's another one, again not in codercontest database: b3s23 w8 p4 k1 x = 14, y = 27, rule = B3/S23 2b3o4b3o$3bo6bo3$2b3o4b3o$6b2o$bo4b2o4bo$bo2bo4bo2bo$3b2o4b2o$2obobo2b obob2o$bo3bo2bo3bo$2bo8bo$bo2bo4bo2bo$2b2o6b2o$2bob6obo$bob3o2b3obo$5b 4o$2o10b2o$4bo4bo$3b3o2b3o2$3b2o4b2o$3bo6bo$2b3o4b3o...
by Linicks
March 12th, 2016, 6:20 am
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Anybody know of this spaceship?
Replies: 4
Views: 2262

Anybody know of this spaceship?

Discovered using zdr's code:

b3s23 w8 p3 k1

It isn't in codercontest.com database.

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x = 16, y = 13, rule = B3/S23
7b2o$3b2obo2bob2o$3b2o6b2o$3bobo4bobo$5b2o2b2o$4b2ob2ob2o$6bo2bo$5bo4b
o$b3ob2o2b2ob3o$o5bo2bo5bo$bo2b3o2b3o2bo$5bob2obo$3b2o6b2o!
Nick
by Linicks
March 11th, 2016, 10:00 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: is this c/10 spaceship known?
Replies: 355
Views: 486953

Re: is this c/10 spaceship known?

The code sometimes is nearly there. I just found this: b3s23 w5 p6 k1 v x = 10, y = 82, rule = B3/S23 4b2o$2bo4bo$bo6bo$o8bo$2ob4ob2o3$2b2o2b2o$2b2o2b2o2$4b2o$3b4o$2b2o2b2o $2bo4bo$4b2o$2bo4bo$2bo4bo2$3bo2bo$3b4o5$bo6bo$ob6obo$2o6b2o$4b2o$3b4o $2b2o2b2o3$2b2o2b2o$2b2o2b2o$b2o4b2o$2bob2obo$2b2o2b2o4$...
by Linicks
March 10th, 2016, 3:16 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: is this c/10 spaceship known?
Replies: 355
Views: 486953

Re: is this c/10 spaceship known?

BTW, zdr - who coded it and what is the licence on this code (way over my head)? Public Domain?

Nick
by Linicks
March 10th, 2016, 12:37 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: is this c/10 spaceship known?
Replies: 355
Views: 486953

Re: is this c/10 spaceship known?

It looks like this thread was linked from somewhere, since it now has over 40k views. If anyone is interested in how simple it was to find this spaceship run the following c code with arguments: b3s23 w5 p10 k1 v This was the exact program used to find it. o.... oo... ..... ooo.. oo... ..... .oo.. ...
by Linicks
March 10th, 2016, 12:31 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: is this c/10 spaceship known?
Replies: 355
Views: 486953

Re: is this c/10 spaceship known?

It looks like this thread was linked from somewhere, since it now has over 40k views. If anyone is interested in how simple it was to find this spaceship run the following c code with arguments: b3s23 w5 p10 k1 v This was the exact program used to find it. The Register tweeted about it . May well h...
by Linicks
March 9th, 2016, 4:41 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries
Replies: 2418
Views: 992046

Game of chess

We all know chess (I hope!) e2-e4, e7-e6, d2-d3, d7-d5, a2-c3, g8-f6 ... The state of the board: x = 8, y = 8, rule = B3/S23 6obo$3o2b3o$4b2o$3bo$4bo$2b2o$3o2b3o$ob6o! Let the battle commence! After a lot of fighting and stalemates, both Kings start to run away - then the Queens try to catch them (b...
by Linicks
March 8th, 2016, 5:56 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: is this c/10 spaceship known?
Replies: 355
Views: 486953

Re: is this c/10 spaceship known?

Post above by Sokwe:

Thanks for a comprehension reply. I know the command line options, as I have read through the code - just didn't understand the syntax of GOL objects and what they do.

Nick
by Linicks
March 8th, 2016, 4:50 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: is this c/10 spaceship known?
Replies: 355
Views: 486953

Re: is this c/10 spaceship known?

Edit: How long did it take to find the ship? I just ran this search in gfind and it refound the ship in a little over an hour. It's really amazing this wasn't found sooner. velcrorex, can you show the recipe using gfind on how to get this? I have been messing with gfind for hours, but only end up w...
by Linicks
March 8th, 2016, 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where to look for existing discoveries
Replies: 4
Views: 3453

Re: Where to look for existing discoveries

muzik wrote:This is a site that searches for files based on rle:

http://codercontest.com/mniemiec/lifesrch.htm
Thanks Guys, great help!

Nick
by Linicks
March 7th, 2016, 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where to look for existing discoveries
Replies: 4
Views: 3453

Where to look for existing discoveries

I have been keeping an eye on the thread in PATTERNS about the new glider found, I just got gfind, and it works well. Now, where do I find if something I have found already has been discovered? Also, is there an index that explains the all the c/10 et al stuff that describes all these objects? Thank...
by Linicks
January 21st, 2016, 3:22 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Want spark/smoke patterns
Replies: 18
Views: 12008

Re: Want spark/smoke patterns

#N Die hard #C A methuselah that dies completely. It has lifespan 130. #C http://www.conwaylife.com/wiki/index.php?title=Die_hard x = 8, y = 3, rule = B3/S23 6bob$2o6b$bo3b3o! Dies out in 130 generations. Thanks, just adapting that slightly gave me this: http://www.conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic.p...
by Linicks
January 21st, 2016, 3:15 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1281
Views: 610702

Re: Oscillator Discoveries Thread

This:

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x = 15, y = 3, rule = B3/S23
7bo$2o11b2o$bo4b3o4bo!
becomes great. It starts on gen 73.

Nick
by Linicks
January 15th, 2016, 9:33 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries
Replies: 2418
Views: 992046

Re: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries

Saka wrote: Green horn? Qué significa eso?
GREENHORN A raw, inexperienced person; one easily imposed upon.

Nick
by Linicks
January 14th, 2016, 3:29 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries
Replies: 2418
Views: 992046

Re: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries

Alexey_Nigin wrote:
Linicks wrote:Here's a strange one - it somehow turns into a (double inverse) symmetrical pattern on each generation until there are four still lifes.:

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RLE
It is called Lumps of muck.
Amazing - thanks. I guess I am a greenhorn :cry:

Nick
by Linicks
January 14th, 2016, 2:09 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries
Replies: 2418
Views: 992046

Re: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries

Here's a strange one - it somehow turns into a (double inverse) symmetrical pattern on each generation until there are four still lifes.:

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x = 3, y = 5, rule = B3/S23
bo$o$o$b2o$2bo!
Nick
by Linicks
January 10th, 2016, 12:38 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries
Replies: 2418
Views: 992046

Re: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries

Bullseye:

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x = 28, y = 28, rule = B3/S23
o26bo$bo24bo$2bo22bo$3bo20bo$4bo18bo$5bo16bo$6bo14bo$7bo12bo$8bo10bo$
9bo8bo$10bo6bo$11bo4bo$12bo2bo$13b2o$13b2o$12bo2bo$11bo4bo$10bo6bo$9bo
8bo$8bo10bo$7bo12bo$6bo14bo$5bo16bo$4bo18bo$3bo20bo$2bo22bo$bo24bo$o
26bo!
Nick
by Linicks
January 10th, 2016, 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with Golly - rules
Replies: 4
Views: 3365

Re: Help with Golly - rules

Yea, I did that but the colours didn't reset. I managed to do manually via preferences->colour, but now understand what you mean - crikey, there are options within options to change everything in all sorts of permutations. OK, I will have to mess about a bit to learn the interface better. Thanks for...
by Linicks
January 10th, 2016, 12:09 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: how and when you discovered the game of life?
Replies: 52
Views: 36876

Re: how and when you discovered the game of life?

Interesting stuff. I read about GOL in the early 70's somewhere, and me and my mate at school used to mess around with it on graph paper and a pencil - basically just doing the basic gliders and stuff that was already discovered, and, as you can imagine, it took ages to get anywhere, and one mistake...
by Linicks
January 10th, 2016, 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with Golly - rules
Replies: 4
Views: 3365

Re: Help with Golly - rules

Ah, OK, I see. Thanks.

Now how do I reset the colours to red on black - somehow I am stuck on white and black now after running something from here?

Thanks,

Nick
by Linicks
January 10th, 2016, 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with Golly - rules
Replies: 4
Views: 3365

Help with Golly - rules

How can I set Golly back to just use the basic Conway GOL rules - after loading a few things, it appears to stay in whatever rule set was last used - and looking at all the options, I haven't clue what I am supposed to be looking for to do this?

Any help appreciated, thanks,

Nick
by Linicks
January 9th, 2016, 9:06 am
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Interesting objects made by webpages
Replies: 9
Views: 7705

Re: Interesting objects made by webpages

Amazing thread! I didn't know Golly can do this! If you use the wordsmith anagram page: http://wordsmith.org/anagram/anagram.cgi?anagram=gameoflife&t=1000&a=n and get a list of all the anagrams it produces from "gameoflife", you get this: x = 14, y = 419, rule = B3/S23 7ob3o$6ob3obo$6ob2ob2o$5ob3ob2...