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by Extrementhusiast
July 8th, 2020, 4:58 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits
Replies: 240
Views: 233271

Re: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits

However, there are also conduits that can restart from a glider hitting a beehive directly to make an R-pentomino, with no need for a nearby big bulky Bandersnat (5/6ths of a Bandersnatch, not counting the loaf in its stomach I guess.) Tangentially related: x = 10, y = 14, rule = LifeHistory 4.A$5....
by Extrementhusiast
June 20th, 2020, 12:17 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your unsure discoveries
Replies: 1880
Views: 921313

Re: Thread for your unsure discoveries

dr2 found the following eater that isn't in the stamp collection:

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x = 14, y = 12, rule = B3/S23
10b2o$3bo5bobo$bobo5bo$2b2o4b2o$5b2o$4bo2b3o$3bobo4bo$b3obob2obo$o4bo
2bobob2o$b3obobo2bob2o$3bob2o3bo$9b2o!
by Extrementhusiast
June 12th, 2020, 8:05 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Small Spaceship Syntheses
Replies: 451
Views: 353024

Re: Small Spaceship Syntheses

Key step for HWSS/14WSS/HWSS flotilla: x = 53, y = 62, rule = B3/S23 15bobo$16b2o$16bo5$30bo$31bo$29b3o3$5bo$6bo$4b3o18bo13bo$23bobo14b2obo $24b2o13b2o2bobo$43b2o13$33b2o$33bobo$34bobo$26b2o7b2o$26b2o$30b2o19bo $29bo2bo17b2o$29bo2bo17bobo$3o9b3o15b2o$2bo11bo$bo11bo$8b2o$9b2o$8bo7$ 50bo$49b2o$49bobo$...
by Extrementhusiast
June 6th, 2020, 1:59 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits
Replies: 240
Views: 233271

Re: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits

Snatch is fine. Err...I see NSFW connotations with that shorthand if it doesn't have to do with weightlifting or hastily grabbing something. Bander is OK in English, but has a similar problem if this website is translated into French. BS has associations with cow poop, and adding an F before it (fo...
by Extrementhusiast
June 5th, 2020, 12:36 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Execution of Old Guns by Variable-Speed Firing Squad
Replies: 561
Views: 374694

Re: Execution of Old Guns by Variable-Speed Firing Squad

HOW DID I MISS THAT!?
I never should have asked for help.
by Extrementhusiast
June 4th, 2020, 8:01 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Execution of Old Guns by Variable-Speed Firing Squad
Replies: 561
Views: 374694

Re: Execution of Old Guns by Variable-Speed Firing Squad

Not sure if this could be used for anything: x = 44, y = 31, rule = B3/S23 obo$b2o$bo3$25b2o$25b2o4b2o$17b2o12bo$17b2o10bobo$29b2o$36bo2b2o$35bob o2bo$35bobobo$34b2obob2o$33bo2b2o3bo$32b3o3b2o2bo$32b3o2b2obobo$18bo4b o8b3o3b2obo$19b2obobo8bo2b2o$18b2o2bo2bo8b2obob5o$23b2o10bobo2bo2bo$6b 2o27bo2bo$5b...
by Extrementhusiast
May 3rd, 2020, 3:56 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the New Herschel Conduits
Replies: 990
Views: 742338

Re: The Hunting of the New Herschel Conduits

HL161H with new edgy SW glider output (shown here with an HF116H tacked on the end): x = 83, y = 71, rule = LifeHistory 31.2A$31.A.A$33.A4.2A$29.4A.2A2.A2.A$29.A2.A.A.A.A.2A$32.A.A.A.A$33. 2A.A.A$37.A2$23.2A$24.A7.2A$24.A.A5.2A$25.2A2$54.A$52.3A$51.A$51.2A2$ 15.2A18.2A$16.A18.A23.2A$14.A21.3A21.A$14...
by Extrementhusiast
April 17th, 2020, 6:14 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Smaller Pi Calculator Challenge
Replies: 83
Views: 10263

Re: Smaller Pi Calculator Challenge

Assorted unfinished components for an ND-READ tape: x = 7309, y = 1136, rule = LifeHistory 6387.2C$6387.2C9$.2A$.2A7$9.2A$9.2A$6411.3A$6411.A$6412.A4$17.2A$17. 2A7$4.2D19.2A$4.2D19.2A2$3312.2A$2C3310.2A$2C3$33.2A$33.2A$4100.2A$ 3320.2A778.2A$3320.2A3$5106.2C$41.2A5063.2C$41.2A$4108.2A$3328.2A778. 2A...
by Extrementhusiast
April 13th, 2020, 7:55 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Smaller Pi Calculator Challenge
Replies: 83
Views: 10263

Re: Smaller Pi Calculator Challenge

Ideally what seems to be needed is a cheap seed constellation that, when hit by a glider, directly returns a 180-degree glider, or two 180-degree gliders if some still life is present off to the side on the binary tape. Does the constant-return glider even need to emerge in the same reaction as the...
by Extrementhusiast
April 9th, 2020, 12:50 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Smaller Pi Calculator Challenge
Replies: 83
Views: 10263

Re: Smaller Pi Calculator Challenge

This data storage and retrieval question has come up many times before. Are there better existing solutions for extending a data tape into empty space, that I've managed to forget all about? Or would anyone be interested in coming up with something new that improves on this 75-glider total cost? Th...
by Extrementhusiast
April 6th, 2020, 3:11 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Smaller Pi Calculator Challenge
Replies: 83
Views: 10263

Re: Smaller Pi Calculator Challenge

EDIT: Here's a design I came up with for zooms up to 2^7, with the added bonus of hexadecimal output... Okay, here's my current printer-builder script. For the moment, the character bitmaps loaded into the printer are hard-coded at the top of the script, in LifeHistory format, following the pattern...
by Extrementhusiast
April 4th, 2020, 4:56 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Smaller Pi Calculator Challenge
Replies: 83
Views: 10263

Re: Smaller Pi Calculator Challenge

If anyone would like to dig up or invent a less amateur-looking font for a digitprinter, please post it here. Can be fixed-width or proportional, doesn't matter, and it doesn't have to be 15x19 -- any size in that general vicinity would be fine. The main thing is that when the pixels are printed di...
by Extrementhusiast
April 4th, 2020, 3:30 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Small Spaceship Syntheses
Replies: 451
Views: 353024

Re: Small Spaceship Syntheses

Using that and combining Extrementhusiast's method and the method currently on Catagolue results in the following 161G synthesis: RLE I think it should be 159 gliders, excluding Kazyan's recent improvement, as you left out the following improvement I made: x = 32, y = 32, rule = B3/S23 o$obo$2o4bo$...
by Extrementhusiast
April 3rd, 2020, 9:00 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Small Spaceship Syntheses
Replies: 451
Views: 353024

Re: Small Spaceship Syntheses

An independent solution: x = 2531, y = 82, rule = B3/S23 229bobo$229b2o$230bo12$2448bobo$2448b2o$2449bo2$1678bo768bo$1666bo9b2o 767b2o$1664b2o11b2o767b2o5bobo$1665b2o762bo23b2o$2430bo23bo$205bo1458b o7bo755b3o$203bobo1459bo4b2o764bo20bobo8bo$204b2o1332bo124b3o5b2o762bo 21b2o7b2o$1041bobo434bo60bo66b...
by Extrementhusiast
March 25th, 2020, 8:22 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Small Spaceship Syntheses
Replies: 451
Views: 353024

Re: Small Spaceship Syntheses

Hmmmmmm.......... Something is wrong.......... RLE Quick fix: x = 5660, y = 110, rule = B3/S23 5552bobo$5555bo$5551bo3bo$5555bo$5552bo2bo$5553b3o2$5563b2o$5563b3o$ 5562bob2o$5562b3o$5563bo2$5593bo$5592bo$5592b3o$5530bo40bo$5531bo37b2o $5529b3o29bobo6b2o$5544bo15bo34bo$5371bo170bobo15bo33bo$5369bobo...
by Extrementhusiast
March 25th, 2020, 7:10 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Small Spaceship Syntheses
Replies: 451
Views: 353024

Re: Small Spaceship Syntheses

Sweeeeeeeeeet. There's a section in that synthesis where the block's conversion into the two carrier heads is skipped, but the swap-in using the double worm is a matter of copy-and-paste--which I've given to the nonmagical box along with the rest of the synthesis. Now to see if it works! No, it's a...
by Extrementhusiast
March 25th, 2020, 5:22 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Small Spaceship Syntheses
Replies: 451
Views: 353024

Re: Small Spaceship Syntheses

But why not add the whole spaceship all at once? x = 5560, y = 110, rule = B3/S23 5452bobo$5455bo$5451bo3bo$5455bo$5452bo2bo$5453b3o2$5463b2o$5463b3o$ 5462bob2o$5462b3o$5463bo2$5493bo$5492bo$5492b3o$5430bo40bo$5431bo37b2o $5429b3o29bobo6b2o$5444bo15bo34bo$5271bo170bobo15bo33bo$5269bobo171b2o 15bo2bo...
by Extrementhusiast
March 21st, 2020, 7:43 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Synthesising Oscillators
Replies: 1046
Views: 781477

Re: Synthesising Oscillators

66P13 and its bigger variant in 86 gliders each... Nice! Is the route a result of something like a retrosynthesis? As a synthesis apprentice I've wondered a lot. The procedure I use is a bit complicated, although it ultimately boils down to "subdivide and conquer". If the final object isn't stable,...
by Extrementhusiast
March 20th, 2020, 8:02 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Synthesising Oscillators
Replies: 1046
Views: 781477

Re: Synthesising Oscillators

66P13 and its bigger variant in 86 gliders each: x = 1224, y = 69, rule = B3/S23 1174bo$1169bo4bobo$1167b2o5b2o$1168b2o4$1154bo$1155bo$1153b3o64bo$ 1157bo60b3o$1157bobo57bo$1147bo9b2o58b2o$1148b2o$1147b2o66bo$1214b3o$ 1213b2ob2o$1213b2ob2o$1170bo43b3o$1164b3o2b2o44bo$596bobo25bo523bo11bo 3bo4bobo37b...
by Extrementhusiast
March 8th, 2020, 3:29 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Synthesising Oscillators
Replies: 1046
Views: 781477

Re: Synthesising Oscillators

Well, while we're on the improvement train, here's a massive reduction to negentropy: x = 523, y = 60, rule = B3/S23 311bo$310bo$310b3o4$300bo$298bobo$299b2o2$301bo$301bobo$284bobo14b2o$ 285b2o$285bo2$290bo15bo$291b2o11b2o$28bo261b2o13b2o65bo$29bo3bo30b2o 22bo46bo237bo$27b3ob2o30bo2bo19bobo47bo234b3...
by Extrementhusiast
March 2nd, 2020, 12:20 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Synthesising Oscillators
Replies: 1046
Views: 781477

Re: Synthesising Oscillators

For completeness, I decided to check out the various non-trivial (but boring) interactions between the new P16 and some other small period oscillators. There appear to be three ways of sparking it with a figure 8. The last two could easily be synthesized by standard techniques, but the first needs ...
by Extrementhusiast
February 15th, 2020, 3:31 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: 4 glider syntheses
Replies: 159
Views: 189630

Re: 4 glider syntheses

Y'all probably don't know that Entity Valkyrie 2 is also a (junior) composer, but giving you an example piece would show you my real name so I wouldn't do it. EDIT: That's probably a random post. This would be more appropriate for the sandbox, rather than added to a totally unrelated thread. Also, ...
by Extrementhusiast
February 15th, 2020, 1:28 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Incomplete search patterns - try to complete
Replies: 185
Views: 334288

Re: Incomplete search patterns - try to complete

Here's a reduction: x = 54, y = 27, rule = B3/S23 19b2obo7bo2bo$15b2o2bob2o2bo4b4o$14bo2bobo3b3o18bo2bo2bo$11b2o2b3o2b2o 6b8o8b7o$6bo3bo2b2o3bobob2o4bo6bo$5bobobobo3bob2obo3bo4b5o8b5o2b2o$5bo bobobob2o4b2o2bobobob2o11b2ob2obo2bo$4b2obob2ob2o2b2o2b6obo7bo15bo$5bo 2bo2b2ob4o4b2obobob2o2bo2bob2o2bo3b2o...
by Extrementhusiast
February 14th, 2020, 9:13 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Incomplete search patterns - try to complete
Replies: 185
Views: 334288

Re: Incomplete search patterns - try to complete

This incomplete search result came up in a discussion today -- figured I'd repost it here: #C partial p5 hyperfountain -- David Eppstein, 2 October 2002 x = 25, y = 39, rule = B3/S23 12bo4$6bo2b2obob2o2bo$4b5o2bobo2b5o$3bo4b2obobob2o4bo$2bob3o11b3obo$3b o3bob7obo3bo$4b3o11b3o$6bo11bo$2b4ob3o5b3ob4o...
by Extrementhusiast
February 12th, 2020, 3:35 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1281
Views: 608633

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

dr turned up this P10 and P20, among a few other less-useful finds: x = 55, y = 23, rule = B3/S23 7b2o38b2o$7b2o38b2o2$7b4o36b4o$6bo4bo34bo4bo$6bob2obo25b2o7bob2obo$7bo bobob2o21bo2bo2b2o3bobobob2o$8b2obob2o22b2o2bobo4b2obob2o$o8bobo27b2o 8bobo$3o7b2o27bo10b2o$3bo32b2obo2bo$2b2o3b2o4bo22bo2bobobobob...