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by HartmutHolzwart
July 9th, 2020, 2:38 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 1085
Views: 565275

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

Here is a potential front 2c/5 front component: x = 113, y = 61, rule = B3/S23 8$43b4o3bobob2o3b14ob2o5b22o$9b2o2b5o18bo4b2o4b2obo3b2o3bo12bobob2ob2o $8b2o2b2o4bo15b3obobo2b2obo5bobo4b5o3b2o5b4ob2o2b20o$9bobo13b2o6bo4bo 4bo3bo3bob4obobo3bo3bo7b3o3b2o$10b3o4bo7bobo4bob6o14bobo2bo2bo2bo4bo6b o6b3o3bob...
by HartmutHolzwart
July 9th, 2020, 6:39 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: 20-bit still life syntheses
Replies: 15
Views: 572

Re: 20-bit still life syntheses

These varaints of "SOS" are accessible?


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by HartmutHolzwart
July 8th, 2020, 1:48 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Agar crawlers
Replies: 51
Views: 20097

Re: Agar crawlers

Nice! Here is a double rake x = 58, y = 34, rule = B3/S23 7$5bobobobo$5bobobobo$5bobobobobobo20bobo$5bobobobobo10b2o8bo3bo15b2o$ 5bobobobobo7b5o3bo3b2o3bo14bobo$5bobobobob2o5b2o3bobo2bo2bo3bo10b3o4bo $5bobobobob2o3b2obobobo3bo3b4o6b2o5bo$5bobobobob3o2bo7bo9bo2bo2bobo4bo $5bobobobo3bo2bobo16b2o5bo$5b...
by HartmutHolzwart
July 6th, 2020, 4:46 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Agar crawlers
Replies: 51
Views: 20097

Re: Agar crawlers

This could divide a half space clearer into to two quarters, but those are still connected. x = 85, y = 109, rule = B3/S23 6bobobobobobobobobo3bo$6bobobobobobobobobob3o$6bobobobobobobobobob2o$ 6bobobobobobobobobob2o$6bobobobobobobobobobo$6bobobobobobobobobobo$6bo bobobobobobobobobob2o$6bobobobobobob...
by HartmutHolzwart
July 3rd, 2020, 3:30 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Suggested LifeWiki edits
Replies: 171
Views: 51907

Re: Suggested LifeWiki edits

could we have an article about agar space clearers of common agars (lieke the one Keith Amling constructed recently in the agar crawlers thread.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2601&start=25#p99949
by HartmutHolzwart
July 3rd, 2020, 3:25 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Agar crawlers
Replies: 51
Views: 20097

Re: Agar crawlers

Another nice discovery!

Concerning the quarter space clearer: A simple 2c/3 hive puffer wouldn't do? It should be relatively straight forward to the combine this with the usual 2c/3 technology. What am I missing?
by HartmutHolzwart
July 2nd, 2020, 3:54 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Agar crawlers
Replies: 51
Views: 20097

Re: Agar crawlers

Congratulations! Very nice! I never got over those 5c/5 limit! (and lost all my partials through a hard disk crash years ago) Now you can continue with similar agars. I did a space clearer for the blocks agar years ago. And for chicken wire as well. But nobody took it up at that time. x = 415, y = 3...
by HartmutHolzwart
June 29th, 2020, 3:59 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 1085
Views: 565275

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

Unrelated. This wick has a chance of having a 2c/5 completion: x = 45, y = 108, rule = B3/S23 7$10bo2b2obobobobob2o2bo$10b2o2bobobobobobo2b2o$9b3o2bobobobobobo2b3o$ 6b3o2b2obobobobobobob2o2b3o$7bob3ob2obobobobob2ob3obo$12bobobobobobobo bo$7b3o4bobobobobobo4b3o$6b2o6bobobobobobo6b2o$6b2ob2o3bobobobob...
by HartmutHolzwart
June 29th, 2020, 3:48 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 1085
Views: 565275

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

Unrelated memories from the past. Here are three against the grain 2c/4 spaceships with slopes 1/4, 1/3 and 1/2, respectively: x = 333, y = 119, rule = B3/S23 11$90b3o3b3o101b3o3b3o81b3o3b3o$90bo2bobo2bo101bo2bobo2bo81bo2bobo2bo$ 90bo7bo101bo7bo81bo7bo$90bo7bo101bo7bo81bo7bo$91bobobobo103bobobobo83b...
by HartmutHolzwart
June 21st, 2020, 9:31 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Agar crawlers
Replies: 51
Views: 20097

Re: Agar crawlers

One interesting related question is to build a “space clearer”, i.e. a pattern with a clear center that grows with maximal speed. The overall shape of such a pattern would be a rhomb with slope 2/3. It is easy to find “corners”, but hard to combine them to a complete pattern.
by HartmutHolzwart
June 21st, 2020, 9:24 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 1085
Views: 565275

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

Those parts all seem to be new! I have to take a closer look to get them combined with the rest to a complete spaceship! Great!

Did you also have a look at steeper parts for widening the ship? New frontends?
by HartmutHolzwart
June 8th, 2020, 1:32 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 1085
Views: 565275

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

You are the master! Congratulations! I only got as far as this partial: #P 0 0 #R S23/B3 ............................................. ............................................. ............................................. ...*.*.*.*................................... ...***.***....................
by HartmutHolzwart
June 2nd, 2020, 7:36 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 1085
Views: 565275

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

Quite some progress! Now we „just“ need to stabilize one small remaining part.

Thanks to all!
by HartmutHolzwart
May 24th, 2020, 1:29 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 1085
Views: 565275

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

Are you familiar with WLS 0.71 and Nicolay Beluchenkos WLS version?
by HartmutHolzwart
May 23rd, 2020, 9:17 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 1085
Views: 565275

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

Nice one!
by HartmutHolzwart
May 22nd, 2020, 4:14 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Construction practice
Replies: 127
Views: 135626

Re: Construction practice

Wow! Thats‘s some piece of engineering! Great.
by HartmutHolzwart
May 22nd, 2020, 4:11 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 1085
Views: 565275

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

... I never got around organizing results in a better way, unfortunately. C/3 is the one model case where grey ship components are abundant. My tries to make the search for components more popular didn‘t create much echo, so I reckoned they were not perceived as notable generally. Organizing results...
by HartmutHolzwart
May 21st, 2020, 5:32 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 1085
Views: 565275

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

welcome to the world of grey ships!

http://pentadecathlon.com/lifeNews/2008 ... ships.html
by HartmutHolzwart
May 8th, 2020, 11:30 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: 31c/240 caterpillar working notes
Replies: 409
Views: 267280

Re: 31c/240 caterpillar working notes

This design now leads to a smaller result than the generic 31c/240 caterloopillar?

Great work! The layout now looks nice and clear and you don't see all the work that went into it.
by HartmutHolzwart
May 8th, 2020, 6:23 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Suggested LifeWiki edits
Replies: 171
Views: 51907

Re: Suggested LifeWiki edits

ah! Good to know! Of course this was not meant personally in any way! Most of your proposals I would underwrite immediately. However other people might have a different opinion. Even if it was copied from LifeLexicon, there was a reason why it was there originally, which might still be valid or mayb...
by HartmutHolzwart
May 8th, 2020, 3:29 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Suggested LifeWiki edits
Replies: 171
Views: 51907

Re: Suggested LifeWiki edits

I've seen a lot of deletion proposals to Life Wiki articles by GUYTU6J. My proposal would be to not blindly follow them. E.g. the 3c/10 pi reaction ist not only used in some growing spaceship pattern, but it is also one of the longest outstanding engineering tasks to create a spaceship from that rea...
by HartmutHolzwart
May 7th, 2020, 9:59 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 1085
Views: 565275

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

... of course there are sometimes lucky coincidences that allow the constructions with what you have. But generally a bigger variety of available ships also gives more sparks or easier route to completion for partial results. I think period 5 is way to low for an incremental build of a line stretche...
by HartmutHolzwart
May 7th, 2020, 3:03 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 1085
Views: 565275

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

Congratulations! Do we have some decent collection for c/5d to have it all at one place? If you look back historically in small period spaceship searches you always find three phases that come in bursts: 1) the first few single instances with tagalongs, first applications like dirty puffers 2) an ex...
by HartmutHolzwart
May 7th, 2020, 2:51 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your unsure discoveries
Replies: 1880
Views: 923103

Re: Thread for your unsure discoveries

Welcome to the forums! We have a wealth of c/2 rakes and puffers of period 4n. These can be perturbed by flotilla of *WSS to spaceships of some period 4m. The higher the period the more possibilities to get it somehow. A good starting starting point to learn about this is the life status page in the...
by HartmutHolzwart
May 1st, 2020, 10:37 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 1085
Views: 565275

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

Thanks for this! The c/5 wave termination allows a steeper descent for c/5 grey ships. Not completely satisfying, as it's not fixed width. Alas. x = 423, y = 397, rule = B3/S23 58$298b2o$294b2obo2bo$294b3o2bo23b2o$290bo3bo4bo23b3o$289bobo3bobo23bo bob2o$295bobo8b4o9b2o3b3o$289b3o7b2o3bo4b2o5b2ob3o2b...