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by simsim314
April 10th, 2020, 6:04 am
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 73
Views: 9190

Re: COVID-19

However, I have an immune-suppressed family member who I need to protect, and an aging mother on the east coast in her late 90s and susceptible to just about any kind of health risk. People at risk should quarantine themselves the best way they can. They basically need medical quarantine (i.e. ster...
by simsim314
March 28th, 2020, 9:17 am
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: COVID-19
Replies: 73
Views: 9190

Re: COVID-19

I live in Israel. I was following the virus since before WHO declared emergency even. I predicted pretty clearly what is gonna happen. I also knew that most governments are waiting with measures while the virus is already in that country or can get there pretty soon. In Israel the policies were very...
by simsim314
March 11th, 2020, 5:12 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: POTY 2019 Voting
Replies: 47
Views: 11195

Re: POTY 2019 Voting

@dvgrn I would suggest to post the script on GitHub and anyone has two options:

1. Comply with the existing format.
2. Use their own format after updating the script themselves.

Thus we will allow more formats and less work for you.
by simsim314
March 8th, 2020, 6:23 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: POTY 2019 Voting
Replies: 47
Views: 11195

Re: POTY 2019 Voting

dvgrn wrote:
February 23rd, 2020, 4:26 pm
Really it would be easy enough to fix the script to handle simsim314's variation of the vote format.
Hey I look at a script you posted and on line 43 the while loop without spacing will work. Don't see why you think it needs spacing? The script as it's now looks fine for my format as well.
by simsim314
March 8th, 2020, 6:09 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: POTY 2019 Voting
Replies: 47
Views: 11195

Re: POTY 2019 Voting

I still don't see the similarity. We're talking about modifying 100 lines of script with 2 lines of code. If we're perceiving it as community expression of voting of the year, please let me personally add the option to count without spacing. The voting belongs to the community, not to the script own...
by simsim314
March 8th, 2020, 5:32 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: POTY 2019 Voting
Replies: 47
Views: 11195

Re: POTY 2019 Voting

Following a certain format is the rule. Who decides the "rule"? I can write a script in different way and if Ian will open the script, I'm capable of adding another rule. Can you as a person understand my preferences? If the answer is yes, adapt the script to fit the member preferred way of express...
by simsim314
March 8th, 2020, 5:12 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: POTY 2019 Voting
Replies: 47
Views: 11195

Re: POTY 2019 Voting

and not like any other format that doesn't consist of pound signs at the very beginning of each vote line in the message, followed immediately by two digits matching a numbered item from the list below, followed by a space, followed by one or two or three asterisks. Hello Ian. I think the vote is b...
by simsim314
February 22nd, 2020, 8:21 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: POTY 2019 Voting
Replies: 47
Views: 11195

Re: POTY 2019 Voting

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by simsim314
December 26th, 2019, 9:08 am
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: My Israeli Tea Party
Replies: 3
Views: 946

Re: My Israeli Tea Party

hkoenig wrote:
December 26th, 2019, 12:54 am
I believe this is way off topic and inappropriate
OK... I can't delete it now.
by simsim314
December 26th, 2019, 12:07 am
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: My Israeli Tea Party
Replies: 3
Views: 946

My Israeli Tea Party

Hello dear fellas. You probably know me as simsim314, I did several discoveries as you should know. I want to open a real Israeli goverment party which is managed as open group on facebook. Specifically Israeli version of the known american Tea Party movement . This political movement has a the corr...
by simsim314
November 29th, 2019, 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Designing evolutionary self replication in physical CA with deep learning
Replies: 0
Views: 4250

Designing evolutionary self replication in physical CA with deep learning

Deep learning with convolutional nets (cnns) is a tool which for a while now is demonstrating best performance in generalization of learned examples data efficiently and seamlessly. CNNs can provide a way to make cellular automata mechanisms that learn the evolution rules from movies i.e. showing a...
by simsim314
November 20th, 2019, 9:31 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Smaller Pi Calculator Challenge
Replies: 92
Views: 17677

Re: Smaller Pi Calculator Challenge

from glife.text import make_text I've removed this dependency from vis-emulator . You can try to run it instead. Writing text is done by function that also generates the strings in the SQ unit. @dvgrn We need to add SQ explanation in the overview. Also I've used SQ for the binary counter instead of...
by simsim314
November 20th, 2019, 4:48 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Smaller Pi Calculator Challenge
Replies: 92
Views: 17677

Re: Smaller Pi Calculator Challenge

What about making the long-lost unbounded binary counter and the pseudoruler generator using the new GPC? This is extremely trivial task with the current state of GPC capabilities (6 lines of code): #Binary adder in SQ INITIAL; *; A0; NOP A0; *; A1; READ SQ A1; Z; B0; SET SQ, DEC SQY A1; NZ; A0; IN...
by simsim314
November 19th, 2019, 11:12 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Smaller Pi Calculator Challenge
Replies: 92
Views: 17677

Re: Smaller Pi Calculator Challenge

A script to generate any cgol state (i.e. black and white image) with the SQ display. Instructions: 1. Inside golly open GPC-2^22.mc (taken from here ) 2. Run this script (copy -> open golly -> Ctrl + R) - do not press OK when you see a note Copy state from golly import golly as g import ast g.addla...
by simsim314
November 19th, 2019, 10:56 am
Forum: Scripts
Topic: LifeAPI - New GOL API (in C++)
Replies: 47
Views: 48841

Re: LifeAPI - New GOL API (in C++)

Okay, finished the initial draft of the cpp port. Nice! I wonder if we could migrate lifelib iterator but keep the interface itself. i.e. we would not be limited by 64x64 yet everything else would be back compatible, specifically all the function supports. lifelib is providing all the functionality...
by simsim314
November 18th, 2019, 4:23 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Sierpinski-like recursive pattern
Replies: 3
Views: 2544

Re: Sierpinski-like recursive pattern

cgg wrote:
November 16th, 2019, 9:49 pm
Has anyone studied these?
Yep
by simsim314
November 18th, 2019, 3:53 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Smaller Pi Calculator Challenge
Replies: 92
Views: 17677

Re: Smaller Pi Calculator Challenge

Koch curve fractal (recommended step 2^30 and above). The apgsembly code is here . I've used this logic golly script: import golly as g def dir2xy(d): if d == 0: return (1,0) if d == 1: return (1, 1) if d == 2: return (0, 1) if d == 3: return (-1, 1) if d == 4: return (-1, 0) if d == 5: return (-1, ...
by simsim314
November 17th, 2019, 1:18 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Smaller Pi Calculator Challenge
Replies: 92
Views: 17677

Re: Smaller Pi Calculator Challenge

99 bottles of beer on the wall... A recursive song printed with apgsembly on GPC.

EDIT Recommended golly step 2^34

EDIT2 Reposted with minor bug fix which caused rouge gliders.
by simsim314
November 12th, 2019, 7:51 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Smaller Pi Calculator Challenge
Replies: 92
Views: 17677

Re: Smaller Pi Calculator Challenge

I might just have the compiler check the length of the program, and move the digitprinter to a safe offset. The whole thing can just move NE any distance, with no other adjustments needed. Just notice if the program is way too long - the printer will jump to unknown place. Say if I have 10M lines o...
by simsim314
November 11th, 2019, 11:23 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Smaller Pi Calculator Challenge
Replies: 92
Views: 17677

Re: Smaller Pi Calculator Challenge

@dvgrn - All this looks super great. The SQ addition is very nice and the GPC in general looks amazing. Several notes (maybe before the optimal fit script): 1. We have the two parts - the APGsembly code generated by the script and the static tape interpreter of GPC. But they're located in different ...
by simsim314
November 9th, 2019, 3:17 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Smaller Pi Calculator Challenge
Replies: 92
Views: 17677

Re: Smaller Pi Calculator Challenge

For a while now I'm thinking about a *WSS based mechanism to use static tape, It's way faster. I wonder if some hybrid of T unit and *WSS based coding might solve the problem. Another option is to use something like zip mechanism, that stores a table of conversion from abstract codes to most common ...
by simsim314
November 9th, 2019, 10:44 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Smaller Pi Calculator Challenge
Replies: 92
Views: 17677

Re: Smaller Pi Calculator Challenge

and another read-only one that uses eaters. Yes read only is enough for self replication - but not enough for computation. I also saw there is no glider guns in this design - would you implement it this way in the new calculator or with the guns? But the behavior of the circuit would change, so it ...
by simsim314
November 9th, 2019, 2:08 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Smaller Pi Calculator Challenge
Replies: 92
Views: 17677

Re: Smaller Pi Calculator Challenge

@dvgrn May I ask for at least T binary unit to have a slow salvo friendly version? I've thought of self replicating design. And although the other components are imaginary for now (maybe can be added to the challenge) but the design is based on T0 so if you already redesign all the components...
by simsim314
November 9th, 2019, 2:00 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Reverse engineering the phi and pi calculators
Replies: 32
Views: 6958

Re: Reverse engineering the phi and pi calculators

Self replication design based on the calculator: We need only three units: 1. T0 2. BUILD. It has 3 commands: INIT - place the block in correct (x, y) + Build initial reading head. BUILD0 - builds Boat0 as in T0 tape and moves the construction block BUILD1 - builds Boat1 as in T0 tape and moves the ...
by simsim314
November 8th, 2019, 11:36 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Reverse engineering the phi and pi calculators
Replies: 32
Views: 6958

Re: Reverse engineering the phi and pi calculators

More APGsembly examples: Binary adder in binary format print: APGsembly = """INITIAL; Z; AD; READ T0 AD; Z; D; SET T0, DEC T0 AD; NZ; AD1; RESET T0, INC T0 AD1; Z; AD2; READ T0, INC R0, NOP AD2; Z; D; SET T0, DEC T0 AD1; NZ; AD; READ T0 D; NZ; D; DEC T0 D; Z; PRStart; TDEC R0 PRStart; Z; PR; READ T0...