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by Apple Bottom
September 18th, 2018, 5:08 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Soup search results
Replies: 2097
Views: 1215359

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: 888
Views: 505101

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: 159359

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: 555
Views: 166649

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: 159359

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: 159359

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: 555
Views: 166649

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: 4657

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: 4657

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: 4657

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: 55
Views: 43395

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: 4284

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: 4284

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: 2909

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: 77
Views: 26806

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: 555
Views: 166649

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: 29909

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: 279
Views: 93596

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...
by Apple Bottom
July 9th, 2018, 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly 3.2
Replies: 53
Views: 29909

Re: Golly 3.2

Nice, kudos to everyone involved for your excellent ongoing work!

The latest Lexicon fixes don't seem to have made it into the bundled Lexicon in this release though --- for instance, Sir Robin is still listed as (2,1)c/7 in :spaceship:.
by Apple Bottom
July 7th, 2018, 6:13 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Suggested LifeWiki edits
Replies: 95
Views: 37042

Re: Suggested LifeWiki edits

by Apple Bottom
July 6th, 2018, 3:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Life Lexicon update -- now Release 29, 2 July 2018
Replies: 164
Views: 67116

Re: Life Lexicon update -- now Release 29, 2 July 2018

wildmyron wrote:The table of elementary spaceships in the entry for :spaceship: has an error:

Code: Select all

 (2,1)c/7 oblique    Sir Robin         Adam P. Goucher    Mar 2018
which obviously should read (2,1)c/6.
Already corrected (but I can't build/push updated lexicons, so it's not showing up anywhere yet).
by Apple Bottom
June 29th, 2018, 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Life Lexicon update -- now Release 29, 2 July 2018
Replies: 164
Views: 67116

Re: Life Lexicon update -- now Release 29, 2 June 2018

Noticed this in a quote on the forum - [b]:sparse Life[/b] ... but it is not at all clear that there is any mechanism for these to deal with _the all_ junk produced by switch engines. Thanks --- fixed. (And also updated the "reverse caber tosser" entry to reflect the fact that the best lower bound ...
by Apple Bottom
June 28th, 2018, 1:24 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Building a reverse caber-tosser
Replies: 194
Views: 167135

Re: Building a reverse caber-tosser

Congratulations! I've edited the wiki accordingly, and awaiting Apple Bottom to change the protected number 329 to 59. Oh, oops. The template itself shouldn't be protected -- isn't, in fact -- but I foolishly used it on Template:CurrentNews, which is included on the Main Page, and as a result it en...
by Apple Bottom
June 27th, 2018, 3:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: apgsearch v4.0
Replies: 525
Views: 159359

Re: apgsearch v4.0

I've made some major speed improvements to object detection in apgluxe v4.45-ll1.54 , lessening the effect of 'tail soups'. Can you confirm whether it beats 3.28 on C4_4 now? I just checked, using the same test seed ("MiAmoreCadenza") as before. Here's the soup timing breakdown for 4.45-ll1.54: 0 t...
by Apple Bottom
June 26th, 2018, 4:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: apgsearch v4.0
Replies: 525
Views: 159359

Re: apgsearch v4.0

Because it's highly dependent on the soups themselves, you'll get a more accurate comparison by using the -s option to coerce apgluxe and apgmera to have the same seed and therefore run the same sequence of soups. I'd be interested to see if there are cases in which v3.28 outperforms v4.44 on the s...