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Today, 1:31 pm
Forum: Patterns
Replies: 15
Views: 480

(2,1)c/6 glider ping-pong 1o1: x = 2994, y = 2107, rule = B3/S23... Yikes, this is an awfully complicated way of accomplishing that -- not that I should be complaining, because my last post will probably turn out to be equally suboptimal. May13 posted some much smaller p48 backward rakes than these...
Today, 11:31 am
Forum: Patterns
Replies: 15
Views: 480

Wow, such a huge variety of interaction options for rakes -- it's very hard to figure out what combinations are likely to be optimal. So I won't even try. Here's a sample cleanup of a p12 forward rake/puffer that A for Ampere posted on Discord this morning -- not particularly optimized, because I be...
Yesterday, 11:17 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Four new almost-knightships CGOL
Replies: 30
Views: 10293

### Re: Four new almost-knightships CGOL

That means we have two elementary knightships now, and one extensible one. Great job calcyman! It seems to me that Sir Robin is also extensible, in a couple of ways (via knightwave connections and direct connections between multiple Sir Robins). See the Other Spaceships section of the Sir Robin Lif...
Yesterday, 10:15 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Four new almost-knightships CGOL
Replies: 30
Views: 10293

### Re: Four new almost-knightships CGOL

Does that count as a new Knightwave then? Sure -- a ridiculously complex knightwave compared to the other one, but I guess it's still a knightwave. It can be thought of as traveling obliquely at (2,1)c/6, orthogonally at 44c/357, diagonally at 88c/807, or lots of other weird oblique velocities. x =...
Yesterday, 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Replies: 2663
Views: 775203

### Re: Thread for basic questions

Second one, F for flip, R for right, L for left, B for back(?) Cancel that, please! Capital F has never stood for "flip" -- it means "Forward". In modern conduit syntax, "x" means "flip". In the 1990s a small "f" was also used for "flip", but that went out of style by the time Karel Suhajda's Hersr...
Yesterday, 10:33 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: How about a direct highway robber?
Replies: 6
Views: 182

### Re: How about a direct highway robber?

It's kind of odd that we don't have a small highway robber yet--a p1 pattern that acts as a glider eater on one lane, but lets gliders pass completely on an adjacent lane and all further-away lanes. That description doesn't quite line up with my idea of " highway robber ". A highway robber has to b...
May 8th, 2021, 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any cool hats with metapixel feature?
Replies: 4
Views: 165

### Re: Any cool hats with metapixel feature?

I'll leave this for a couple more days, until Monday, and then delete the whole thread -- unless someone shows up and objects.

(particularly white10, if the showing-up is done in an un-bot-like way)
May 8th, 2021, 7:23 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Multiple Neighborhood Cellular Automata (MNCA) - Slackermanz
Replies: 27
Views: 706

### Re: Multiple Neighborhood Cellular Automata (MNCA) - Slackermanz

It's the equivalent of defining n LtL custom neighbourhoods and then applying them in sequence to get the final cell state. For the most simple implementation variants, this is correct. Got any specific examples of interesting rules that are not a "simple implementation variant"? I'd be interested ...
May 7th, 2021, 10:28 pm
Forum: Scripts
Replies: 167
Views: 43352

Is there a Lua script that converts x =3, y =3, rule =B3/S23 bo\$2bo\$3o! into x =3, y =3, rule =B3/S23 bob\$ bbo\$ ooo\$ ? I don't know of one. But I discovered recently that I had forgotten all the Golly-related Lua that I used to know, so apparently I need some practice. I checked in this script for ...
May 7th, 2021, 6:21 pm
Forum: Patterns
Replies: 2228
Views: 1153961

Not sure if someone did work this out in a better way, but I was wondering if there is a mwss turner (made with NE gliders and east ward [xWSS] only). I worked out the following, but I am not sure if something else without bait exists... There's certainly _something_ without a bait -- e.g., we coul...
May 7th, 2021, 11:24 am
Forum: Patterns
Replies: 1631
Views: 740519

Wait a minute, why isn't Minstrel 18 named Minstrel 16 if there is no Minstrel 16 and 17? The "History" and "Minstrel arithmetic" sections of the Sir_Robin#Tagalongs LifeWiki article can tell you more. Long story short, it seemed like a good idea at the time... at least to calcyman, who was after a...
May 7th, 2021, 9:41 am
Forum: Patterns
Replies: 1631
Views: 740519

There appear to be new minstrels in ikpx2_stdin. I did not find these. Before anybody gets their hopes up too much, these are just M7, M18, and M11 in the current stamp collection . The mysterious missing Minstral #16 and Minstrel #17 will have to wait for some more auspicious time to show themselv...
May 7th, 2021, 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: apgsearch v5.0
Replies: 128
Views: 49540

### Re: apgsearch v5.0

There seems to be an error cloning anything on Gitlab. If you don't say anything about what the error is, there's no hope of anyone being able to help you solve it. Quote the text of the error that you're seeing. EDIT: Quote the text of the error that you're seeing. (and make a step-by-step list wa...
May 7th, 2021, 7:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LifeSuper rule
Replies: 58
Views: 17879

### Re: LifeSuper rule

As for use cases involving all cell states, we could for example use it to annotate a theoretical period-19 gun or something which can only be constructed using special cells. Sure, but that honestly needs only one label cell state. It definitely seems like a reasonable idea to tack [R]Extended ont...
May 6th, 2021, 11:01 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Multiple Neighborhood Cellular Automata (MNCA) - Slackermanz
Replies: 27
Views: 706

### Re: Multiple Neighborhood Cellular Automata (MNCA) - Slackermanz

Here is file RuleTreeGen.java... Just replace the Life definition in int f(int[] a) with an MNCA rule definition, compile and run. Unless I'm missing something here, anything that generates a Golly rule tree is currently going to be limited to von Neumann or Moore range-1 neighborhoods (four or eig...
May 6th, 2021, 1:04 pm
Forum: Patterns
Replies: 1803
Views: 796591

If we follow the usual guidelines, the discoverer gets to name the discovery. Makes sense, but what about the object being hassled? Good point. I won't venture an opinion about that. My approach would be "wait a year and see if anyone ever mentions it again after that, and then see what they call i...
May 6th, 2021, 12:14 pm
Forum: Patterns
Replies: 1803
Views: 796591

I think we should probably decide on an official name for the object first. "U-turner" always makes me think of something turning a "U". If we follow the usual guidelines, the discoverer gets to name the discovery. That happened a while ago, and the name is Raucci's p217 . Not sure everybody notice...
May 6th, 2021, 10:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly suggestions
Replies: 284
Views: 134917

### Re: Golly suggestions

dvgrn, should I continue updating the oscillator page or not? You said you were changing the comments, and if I update it, we would have two separate versions that would be hard to merge. Please go ahead and make your changes. The edits I've made so far are just in places like the header section, a...
May 6th, 2021, 7:33 am
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Random posts 2
Replies: 52
Views: 3428

### Re: Random posts 2

Testing out QFT VarLife (which very oddly never got added to the LifeWiki rule namespace until today): #C https://github.com/QuestForTetris/QFT/blob/master/synchronizer.rle x = 599, y = 141, rule = Varlife 193.F21.F21.F21.F21.F21.F21.F21.F21.F21.F21.F21.F21.F21.F21.F21.F\$ 193.D21.D21.D21.D21.D21.D21...
May 5th, 2021, 2:06 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 772

An offshoot of the original "counting patterns" thread from an hour ago, this one specifically focuses on patterns that as a whole grow logarithmically as they count... The new thread linked above got reported just now, with the text I don't think this topic is important to make a new thread and it...
May 5th, 2021, 9:37 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: 2c/4 Flyby Reactions
Replies: 19
Views: 5387

### Re: 2c/4 Flyby Reactions

Probably unnecessary clarification: I personally think that the above rules of thumb are implied by the long history of these things in Caterloopillars, puffers-turned-into-rakes, etc. But I don't think there's really any one person who could say anything absolutely true about what's individually no...
May 5th, 2021, 7:24 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: 2c/4 Flyby Reactions
Replies: 19
Views: 5387

### Re: (2c/4) Flyby Reactions

... do we have some appropriate evaluation scheme that can tell whether a particular 2c/4 fly-by reaction is notable or not? Is it limited to obvious ones like small bounding box and small number of spaceships? (Also, I suggest moving this topic to the Patterns board and change its title so as to s...
May 5th, 2021, 7:11 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 772

I'm not sure if this is a me thing, a viewer thing or a forum thing, but the rules featured in this post really don't seem to be recognised as valid despite existing in the rule namespace, and opening a viewer from another post and manually switching to such an rule makes it load for probably etern...
May 4th, 2021, 8:00 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Replies: 30
Views: 772