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by Apple Bottom
October 5th, 2018, 5:12 pm
Forum: Scripts
Topic: JavaLifeSearch
Replies: 37
Views: 46921

Re: JavaLifeSearch

Sarp wrote:It seems like the web page is broken, are there any alternative links?
Here's a ZIP file containing a saved copy of the JAR file for 1.7 and the accompanying manual:
JLS-1.7.zip
JLS 1.7 binary and manual
(623.99 KiB) Downloaded 517 times
by Apple Bottom
September 30th, 2018, 10:53 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: LifeWiki Trusted Account Request Thread - Post requests here
Replies: 431
Views: 167534

Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

gameoflifemaniac wrote:You're a moderator on LifeWiki since you can add people to the trusted list?
Yes, in fact --- not that I have much time to spend on the wiki these days, mind...
by Apple Bottom
September 30th, 2018, 4:30 am
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: LifeWiki Trusted Account Request Thread - Post requests here
Replies: 431
Views: 167534

Re: Massive spam attacks on the wiki (and forums?)

Entity Valkyrie wrote:I am trusted and I am a life enthusiast. Please allow me to edit LifeWiki.
Done!
by Apple Bottom
September 28th, 2018, 4:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: apgsearch v4.0
Replies: 525
Views: 199485

Re: apgsearch v4.0

Rule speed differences between v3.x and v4.x, on an AMD A6-5200 running on both v3.28 and v4.52-ll1.52: B368/S245: 2100-2200 soups/sec for v3.x vs ~115 soups/sec for v4.x B3678/S34678: 18000-19000 soups/sec for v3.x vs 7700-7800 soups/sec for v4.x B36/S23: 2-3 soups/sec for v3.x vs 3-6 soups/sec fo...
by Apple Bottom
September 26th, 2018, 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 2172
Views: 636256

Re: Thread for basic questions

My bad, I was supposed to paste this list: https://github.com/ceebo/glider_synth/blob/master/summary.txt I found the apgcode page and understood it, so thank you for that. I was unable to find anything on the numbering system (e.g. 16.1145 as you said). Would you mind explaining it or pointing me t...
by Apple Bottom
September 26th, 2018, 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 2172
Views: 636256

Re: Thread for basic questions

In this list of glider syntheses for still lifes of at most 16 bits, what do the left and middle columns represent (I assume they're identifiers of each unique still life) and how are they calculated / named? First of all, welcome to the forums! That said, which list? Pattern naming in general is d...
by Apple Bottom
September 21st, 2018, 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 2172
Views: 636256

Re: Thread for basic questions

256^(256^9), not (256^256)^9!!! (256^256)^9 is 3.844855995870422 × 10^5548, but 256^(256^9) is 10^(1.1372591694895835 × 10^22). Even so, the point still stands that 256^(256^9)/256! cannot possibly be correct, on account of not even being a natural number. (You may also want to reconsider the numbe...
by Apple Bottom
September 18th, 2018, 5:08 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Soup search results
Replies: 2289
Views: 1448233

Re: Soup search results

Someone (presumably Apple Bottom) found a new (I think) p9 in D8_1: Yup, that's from one of my recent hauls (for the record: "This haul was submitted by Apple Bottom on 2018-09-14 at 00:15:24 UTC"). Also, replying to the older ones--- x = 10, y = 10, rule = B3/S23 3b2o$2bobo$2bo2b2o$2obobobo$bobo2b...
by Apple Bottom
September 12th, 2018, 5:24 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 1294
Views: 634339

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

Hdjensofjfnen wrote:Are there any small spaceships that are period 2?
http://conwaylife.com/w/index.php?title ... h_period_2
by Apple Bottom
September 9th, 2018, 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: apgsearch v4.0
Replies: 525
Views: 199485

Re: apgsearch v4.0

calcyman wrote:(Apple Bottom, any ideas?).
Afraid not --- I'm squarely in the "cargo cult" camp of programming here, so my only idea is this: "Doctor, it hurts when I do this." -- "Don't do that then."
by Apple Bottom
August 24th, 2018, 3:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Catagolue Oddities
Replies: 616
Views: 226744

Re: Catagolue Oddities

wwei23 wrote:This time the page loaded half right. But how do you load half a stylesheet properly?
Could you be so kind and stop posting this sort of thing? It's hardly relevant, and not worth notifying every single last subscriber to the thread of.
by Apple Bottom
August 20th, 2018, 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: apgsearch v4.0
Replies: 525
Views: 199485

Re: apgsearch v4.0

Redstoneboi wrote:did you mean contributions?
If you think about this for a few minutes, I think you'll be able to figure out the answer on your own.
by Apple Bottom
August 20th, 2018, 5:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: apgsearch v4.0
Replies: 525
Views: 199485

Re: apgsearch v4.0

I would think that the thrill (both personal and from the community at large) of finding a new spaceship or oscillator would far exceed the thrill of getting a badge indicating the same. I think the question worth asking here is "what are badges supposed to accomplish"? Or, more precisely, "how are...
by Apple Bottom
August 12th, 2018, 11:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Catagolue Oddities
Replies: 616
Views: 226744

Re: Catagolue Oddities

wwei23 wrote:What the heck happened here?
Looks like the stylesheet didn't load properly. Move along, nothing to see here.
by Apple Bottom
August 6th, 2018, 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quick question
Replies: 10
Views: 5482

Re: Quick question

Macbi wrote:I think you are misremembering. That would be extremely magical if true.
You're probably right. I could've sworn, though... oh well.
by Apple Bottom
August 6th, 2018, 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quick question
Replies: 10
Views: 5482

Re: Quick question

Remember that although it was known right from the start that Life was universal (based, indeed, on one of those rather more abstract results previously proven for certain classes of CAs), even the glider wasn't found immediately. Is this true? I thought GoL was only proven universal once some glid...
by Apple Bottom
August 6th, 2018, 3:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quick question
Replies: 10
Views: 5482

Re: Quick question

I think one major factor in the recency of CA research, specifically CGoL, is that, to study the evolution of anything but the most basic patterns, you really need computing power. Before the 1970s, there really wasn't any way to simulate those larger patterns in any feasible time. Mind, CAs were s...
by Apple Bottom
July 31st, 2018, 5:28 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: List of the Turing-complete totalistic life-like CA
Replies: 94
Views: 58211

Re: List of the Turing-complete totalistic life-like CA

I don't know if this is off-topic, but is there any way we can prove that certain rules are not Turing-complete? B1 rules are trivially not Turing-complete, because every pattern expands at light speed, and so can't do the computation necessary (I believe). Is there some way to prove that any non-e...
by Apple Bottom
July 17th, 2018, 3:46 am
Forum: Scripts
Topic: apgsearch and Python 3.x
Replies: 12
Views: 5447

Re: apgsearch and Python 3.x

I really despise the idea of downloading C++ just so apgsearch can run. C++ is such an unreadable and confusing language that it's really almost impossible to work with. :? You can't really "download C++" as such, but I understand what you mean. I think. That said, even if C++ is unreadable and/or ...
by Apple Bottom
July 16th, 2018, 4:15 am
Forum: Scripts
Topic: apgsearch and Python 3.x
Replies: 12
Views: 5447

Re: apgsearch and Python 3.x

I'm a bit confused by this thread, because the latest version of apgsearch is already compatible with Python 3.x , without needing any further modifications. In fact, calcyman's comments in the link suggest it should be compatible with both 3.x and 2.x. Mind, that refers to the Python parts of apgl...
by Apple Bottom
July 14th, 2018, 3:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Preference location on Debian
Replies: 2
Views: 3278

Re: Preference location on Debian

I installed Golly from the Debian package manager and wanted to tweak my hotkey settings. Since the built in hotkey editor is pretty bad (sorted by keys instead of actions), I can't see a list of all hotkeys there. On Windows, I was just able to find and edit my "GollyPrefs" file, but I can't find ...
by Apple Bottom
July 14th, 2018, 4:15 am
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: catagolue is down
Replies: 80
Views: 38085

Re: catagolue is down

77topaz wrote:searching b2-a4z678s234w with hauls of ~100 KB and ~2600 distinct objects once per minute
...yeah, that defies common sense, not to mention the ample warning given on the wiki.

Slow down cowboy!

EDIT: Calcyman tells me he's fixed this, by increasing the minimum required for that rule.
by Apple Bottom
July 12th, 2018, 4:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Catagolue Oddities
Replies: 616
Views: 226744

Re: Catagolue Oddities

The object https://catagolue.appspot.com/object/xp4_199aaooaa991/b3s23 displays the correct object and links to soups, but instead of the correct name, it shows "?p4". Perhaps somebody gave this pattern the explicit name "?p4"? Yes, a few objects have names like that: xp3_69ba99b606b99ab96z69d599d6...
by Apple Bottom
July 10th, 2018, 7:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 3.2
Replies: 53
Views: 34631

Re: Golly 3.2

For example, :GPSE: and :BLSE: made it in, and they were in the final couple of weeks' changes. Do you see any other "for instance"s, besides the Sir Robin (2,1)c/7 problem? Nope --- that's the only one I spotted (and only because I'd fixed that myself in the source txt). What's the process for bui...
by Apple Bottom
July 10th, 2018, 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Catagolue Discussion Thread
Replies: 365
Views: 136139

Re: Catagolue Discussion Thread

As objects get rarer, why don't we start including discoveries on people's pages for *all* objects, rather than everything but xs<30's? New discoveries are getting rarer, but they're certainly not rare yet. Compare my latest stats update on the wiki; there were (if I didn't miscount now) 223 new ob...