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by dvgrn
Yesterday, 4:05 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: How does the 0E0P metacell work?
Replies: 55
Views: 21957

Re: How does the 0E0P metacell work?

... my earlier query about schematics for individual sections of the metacell still remains. No rush, though. I'm hoping to get back to that later this year -- just have a bit more to do on schematics for the pi and phi calculators first. The metacell pieces that will need to be analyzed and labele...
by dvgrn
Yesterday, 9:50 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Help me finish this c/8 search
Replies: 40
Views: 1031

Re: Help me finish this c/8 search

Piece #0104 gave me the longest partial I've seen yet -- length 69. Just looked through the other reports so far, and there don't seem to be any others above length 60, and very few even in the 50s. Seems almost as if this one actually wants to be a c/8 spaceship. It takes 80+ ticks for the front en...
by dvgrn
Yesterday, 7:05 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Help me finish this c/8 search
Replies: 40
Views: 1031

Re: Help me finish this c/8 search

Before I start... Can anyone give me an Explanation for Dummies on how to run the C++ file in the ZIP archive? The first few posts walk through all the steps -- assuming you have a C++ compiler installed. What's your operating system? If it's Windows, your first step is probably to download and ins...
by dvgrn
Yesterday, 5:17 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Blockic Seeds
Replies: 82
Views: 64818

Re: Blockic Seeds

x = 9, y = 9, rule = B3/S23 bo$2bo$3o$7b2o$7b2o3$2b2o2b2o$2b2o2b2o! x = 97, y = 24, rule = B3/S23 10b2o30b2o30b2o$10b2o30b2o30b2o$2o30b2o30b2o$2o30b2o30b2o4$15b2o30b2o 30b2o$15b2o30b2o30b2o$4b2o$3bobo$5bo4$31b2o30b2o30b2o$31b2o30b2o30b2o 4$16b2o30b2o30b2o$16b2o30b2o30b2o$26b2o30b2o30b2o$26b2o30b2o3...
by dvgrn
January 17th, 2020, 12:54 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: POTY 2019 Nomination Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 1445

Re: POTY 2019 Nomination Thread

I nominate the Y.A.Y.! bubble... Why? I know this keeps stretching the nomination period, but I'd like to nominate simsim314's "99 bottles of beer on the wall"-printing pattern . Also Extrementhusiast’s spaghetti monster eater and the associated Heisenburp device by Goldtiger997, since no one seems...
by dvgrn
January 16th, 2020, 5:10 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: Script request thread
Replies: 406
Views: 150833

Re: Script request thread

Request: A script that reads a 2-state rule table and outputs its MAP string Wouldn't this version of MAPper work? I.e., Ctrl+Shift+O the rule table in question, then run MAPper and copy out the MAP string? I just tried this with olife , and got a MAP string that seems to behave identically to olif...
by dvgrn
January 16th, 2020, 1:38 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: cellular automata according to Max Planck
Replies: 120
Views: 1416

Re: cellular automata according to Max Planck

I'm sick of you rebuking me, Mary Poppins! All right. I've solved that problem for you temporarily. This message is your third and final warning, and the first ban period is one week. After that period, any further posts similar your most recent one -- i.e., messages that have absolutely nothing to...
by dvgrn
January 16th, 2020, 11:26 am
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: cellular automata according to Max Planck
Replies: 120
Views: 1416

Re: cellular automata according to Max Planck

You'd better ask @Moosey first before you continue rebuking me! Please read my post carefully. I've already addressed that issue, and won't be spending much more time trying to explain it to you. Your opinion that you're being mistreated is clearly very strongly held. Judging by people's responses ...
by dvgrn
January 16th, 2020, 11:12 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: POTY 2019 Nomination Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 1445

Re: POTY 2019 Nomination Thread

I already wondered if there are other patterns beside the usual glider which move diagonally... The easiest ones to find with a search program are the lowest period, c/4 (same speed as a glider) -- see Patterns/Life/Spaceships/c4-diagonal.rle . There are also known c/5, c/6, and c/7 elementary diag...
by dvgrn
January 16th, 2020, 10:12 am
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: cellular automata according to Max Planck
Replies: 120
Views: 1416

Re: cellular automata according to Max Planck

You won't stop rebuking me until I die, am I right? Not quite right, no. If you appear to be making a good-faith effort to understand and follow the rules of the forum, but you make an honest mistake now and then, I'll continue to point out what you did wrong and suggest what you can do differently...
by dvgrn
January 15th, 2020, 11:10 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: How does the 0E0P metacell work?
Replies: 55
Views: 21957

Re: How does the 0E0P metacell work?

Ch91 wrote:
January 15th, 2020, 9:14 pm
Why would an older version of Chrome not have this issue? It doesn't make sense.
My N years of working as a software test engineer make me want to say: it makes perfect sense to me!

If new versions of programs never introduced new bugs, there wouldn't be any bugs.
by dvgrn
January 15th, 2020, 6:53 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: How does the 0E0P metacell work?
Replies: 55
Views: 21957

Re: How does the 0E0P metacell work?

I'm using Chrome right now (albeit on the mobile browser). The file is about as large as you described, but copying the path into Chrome makes it malfunction in the same way. I click on the play button and it immediately reappears as if I had never pressed it, with nothing playing in between. Hm, n...
by dvgrn
January 15th, 2020, 6:44 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: cellular automata according to Max Planck
Replies: 120
Views: 1416

Re: cellular automata according to Max Planck

Sorry, posted into the wrong thread. Could one of the admins please move my latest post into this very thread about "cellular automata according to Max Planck"? Your latest post before this one is just a partial quote from a previous post . Is that the one you mean? Requests like this are much less...
by dvgrn
January 15th, 2020, 4:51 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Soup search results
Replies: 2109
Views: 1225571

Re: Soup search results

It doesn't look like anything above 14h has gotten mentioned anywhere (?) They have, actually. The die hard wiki page has shown for a while a 1638-tick diehard found by carybe on 2019-03-29 . Ah, thanks for the pointer. -- Bother, the original form of the glider-constructible C4_1 lasts only 1629 t...
by dvgrn
January 15th, 2020, 1:56 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Help me finish this c/8 search
Replies: 40
Views: 1031

Re: Help me finish this c/8 search

The piece(s) would be split from the latest dump which would allow the rest of the search for those pieces to be distributed. Seeing as there's so much of the rest of the search space still left it's probably not necessary yet. OTOH, i have a feelinv that gfind searches like this can progess more e...
by dvgrn
January 15th, 2020, 1:31 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Low-tech universal computing
Replies: 9
Views: 362

Re: Low-tech universal computing

It's not fully automatic, but I think this would have been popular in an alternate universe where CGOL was invented before digital computers. CGOL really was invented quite a few years before computers, in a sense -- ubiquitous, inexpensive, easy-to-use personal computers, at any rate. Early storie...
by dvgrn
January 15th, 2020, 1:04 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Soup search results
Replies: 2109
Views: 1225571

Re: Soup search results

Just noticed there are symmetric diehards in the 16h messless bin now. It doesn't look like anything above 14h has gotten mentioned anywhere (?), so here's a celebratory LifeViewer with a fairly pointless 28G synthesis of one of them ( messless hashsoup/C4_1/l_UgAakbjWsQC41075418 ): x = 275, y = 275...
by dvgrn
January 15th, 2020, 8:28 am
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Random posts
Replies: 3486
Views: 420099

Re: Headline

Moosey wrote:
January 15th, 2020, 8:07 am
dvgrn comes to notify people that they are in whirlpool, tries to explain
In five paragraphs...
by dvgrn
January 15th, 2020, 8:25 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: POTY 2019 Nomination Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 1445

Re: POTY 2019 Nomination Thread

Wait I also nominate Scholar Surprised nobody did that for POTY earlier than this Pavgran pointed out on Discord that testitemqlstudop did that , way back, so we're good there. I missed the deadline by some unknown number of hours, but just in case I can still sneak in a nomination or three -- AGre...
by dvgrn
January 15th, 2020, 8:02 am
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Random posts
Replies: 3486
Views: 420099

Re: Headline

Moosey wrote:
January 14th, 2020, 10:22 pm
dvgrn comes to rescue, tries to comfort opposing sides of Hubi controversy
"Rescue" isn't too likely, I'm afraid. I'd have phrased it more like "tries to notify Hubi and various other people that they all seem to have their heads stuck in an unpleasant whirlpool".
by dvgrn
January 15th, 2020, 5:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 1712
Views: 460608

Re: Thread for basic questions

How do I find a specific object in a specific rule that didn't appear in a soup without using lifewiki on catagolue? For this example, I used lifewiki to find it. https://catagolue.appspot.com/object/xq5_wg044b12u4x6oz6qhigxg8d0iksgesg0gz0ghw14phsy2325c43zx110266da6ogzy51221/b3s23 If I'm understand...
by dvgrn
January 14th, 2020, 11:08 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: cellular automata according to Max Planck
Replies: 120
Views: 1416

Re: cellular automata according to Max Planck

Well, as I already said: I am forced all the time to struggle against not only the ignorance of most of mathematicians but of most of scientists, priests and polititians, also. Any chances whatsoever that we'll be back on topic before I die? The chances will be much improved if you will please stop...
by dvgrn
January 14th, 2020, 10:18 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: cellular automata according to Max Planck
Replies: 120
Views: 1416

Re: cellular automata according to Max Planck

I am still a simple newbie here. It was hardly 3 weeks ago that I registered with this forum. I simply do not know the people, the manners, the background, the intentions of all of the other registered users. ...And I am hardly able to do constructive work because you Conway geeks simply do not sto...
by dvgrn
January 14th, 2020, 9:54 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Number Theory and Money
Replies: 4
Views: 96

Re: Number Theory and Money

Completely off topic, I know, but here you are @ExtinctionRebellion's first newsletter in 2o2o: https://rebellion.earth/2020/01/14/newsletter-34-hell-and-high-water/ It wasn't just the last paragraph that was off topic, though. The entire post wandered off on a wild numerical tangent; it wasn't eve...
by dvgrn
January 14th, 2020, 1:23 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Help me finish this c/8 search
Replies: 40
Views: 1031

Re: Help me finish this c/8 search

Here's my script for processing pieces from a queue: Create a file named "queue.txt" in the c8-w19-search directory. This file should have one piece name per line. Adjust "threads" to an appropriate value. If you don't wish to see the output in the console, replace ' | tee ' with ' > '. I've tested...