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by dvgrn
February 28th, 2021, 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A LeapLife Status Report (NOW WITH LIFEVIEWER ANIMATION!)
Replies: 14
Views: 564

Re: A LeapLife Status Report (NOW WITH LIFEVIEWER ANIMATION!)

Please shrink the LifeViewer. I can't see the entire thing on my phone! :( I tried adding THUMBNAIL THUMBSIZE 2 -- maybe that will help. Anyone with a computer with a big enough screen should easily be able to click once to expand to the original size. Just by the way, @Hunting, even my wife Melani...
by dvgrn
February 28th, 2021, 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A LeapLife Status Report (NOW WITH LIFEVIEWER ANIMATION!)
Replies: 14
Views: 564

Re: A LeapLife Status Report (under construction)

Also, what about January and February 2021? (It's almost March!) This is an article written for OCA DOTY 2020. Nice work on all the additional labels, in your version on the first page! I added a few sample labels for the first three spaceships, but it looks like you've gotten that all figured out ...
by dvgrn
February 28th, 2021, 8:49 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Soup search results
Replies: 2364
Views: 1527211

Re: Soup search results

is there a compendium of natural soup oscillators ? still hard to believe Loafer in two soups - there can't be too many natural soup SpaceShips - or can there ? I'd highly recommend you spend some time browsing around in the Catagolue C1/b3s23 and G1/b3s23 censuses. You're a bit behind the times --...
by dvgrn
February 27th, 2021, 11:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A LeapLife Status Report (NOW WITH LIFEVIEWER ANIMATION!)
Replies: 14
Views: 564

Re: A LeapLife Status Report (under construction)

Here's a first round of animation for the LeapLife timeline. I've put in some sample labels. With a little experimentation it should be possible to copy the format of those commands and learn how to build more labels. The key is that the way to find label coordinates is NOT the same as the way to fi...
by dvgrn
February 27th, 2021, 9:32 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Soup search results
Replies: 2364
Views: 1527211

Re: Soup search results

otismo wrote:
February 27th, 2021, 8:40 pm
How rare is the osc ?
It's among the rarest natural-soup oscillators -- found in only one soup at the moment.

The way you find out is to select the oscillator in Golly, then run biggiemac's script, which will take you to the oscillator's Catagolue page, xp2_08e1t2kgz69d552.
by dvgrn
February 26th, 2021, 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 2537
Views: 714891

Re: Thread for basic questions

wwei47 wrote:
February 26th, 2021, 2:29 pm
...how many cells is "a few cells"?
Well, if you're going from an N-by-N pattern to (N+1) by (N-1), it's just one cell -- that's been known to happen.

Rectangle to longer-skinnier-rectangle is often still in the single digits. Your improvement isn't quite three digits, but it's close.
by dvgrn
February 26th, 2021, 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 2537
Views: 714891

Re: Thread for basic questions

I got a reduction! 4560 cells... The closest spacings possible all work together in the same pattern!!!!!! Nice work! 88-cell reduction. It's not easy to come up with a reduction to anything in the p14-p1024 gun collection these days, and very often it's just a few cells saved by making a pattern m...
by dvgrn
February 26th, 2021, 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 2537
Views: 714891

Re: Thread for basic questions

It can insert a signal into a standard BFxH59 conduit. But here again, some solution would have to be worked out for the block-suppressing eater in the Kazyanic filter. What about Jormungant's 2G->H? Or a Callahan G->H with another gun to shoot down the extra beehive? Yup, those are good examples. ...
by dvgrn
February 26th, 2021, 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 2537
Views: 714891

Re: Thread for basic questions

Don't know if this will help, but it was what came to mind: how about building a B-heptomino, then cleaning up its block? Here's a first proof-of-concept, about the same size as the last idea but there are a lot of variations along these lines: Wow! That gun might be big, but it's one of the simple...
by dvgrn
February 25th, 2021, 10:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 2537
Views: 714891

Re: Thread for basic questions

Thanks! Is there an option that doesn't launch the Herschel 49 cells away from the input? This didn't reduce it :( Don't know if this will help, but it was what came to mind: how about building a B-heptomino, then cleaning up its block? Here's a first proof-of-concept, about the same size as the la...
by dvgrn
February 25th, 2021, 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 2537
Views: 714891

Re: Thread for basic questions

What are the ten unnatural xs15's that have yet to appear from soup? Well, bubblegum got an answer in first, but I'll send this anyway since it has a bit more detail. The apgcodes for all the N-bitters up to N=30 can be found in Apple Bottom's GitHub repo . There are 1353 15-bitters. Of these, the ...
by dvgrn
February 24th, 2021, 6:19 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits
Replies: 479
Views: 270914

Re: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits

Switch engines are fairly common, as any Catagolue census can tell you. According to this post , switch engines are about 0.13% as common as R-sequences. Are there other known dirty conduits that make them? Heh, I didn't say they were really common, just fairly common... I don't remember seeing any...
by dvgrn
February 24th, 2021, 5:09 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits
Replies: 479
Views: 270914

Re: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits

However, as far as I know, switch engines are pretty uncommon. I apparently underestimated the likelihood of one showing up... Switch engines are fairly common, as any Catagolue census can tell you. But it's annoyingly rare for a really edgy one to show up, that can sneak into a swimmer lane withou...
by dvgrn
February 24th, 2021, 10:30 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: PotY 2020 Voting Thread
Replies: 44
Views: 1144

Re: PotY 2020 Voting Thread

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by dvgrn
February 22nd, 2021, 10:42 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the New Herschel Conduits
Replies: 1222
Views: 851852

Re: The Hunting of the New Herschel Conduits

Which of the following is the appropriate way to mark the output? using the canonical form... using a form with the same child... using the form at the canonical time... giving up Just use the canonical form. The main use of those LifeHistory markings is to allow conduits to be copied and pasted ne...
by dvgrn
February 20th, 2021, 10:41 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: PotY 2020 Nomination Thread
Replies: 77
Views: 3806

Re: PotY 2020 Nomination Thread

What it is with making new nominations when there are only a few days left in the two-weeks-until-the-last-nomination-has-been-made deadline for initiating voting? If I host this again next year, I will decrease the length of time to one week at longest. Heh, you're the one who volunteered to do th...
by dvgrn
February 20th, 2021, 10:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 2537
Views: 714891

Re: Thread for basic questions

Well, that happens on the LifeWiki too — see this revision . It loos more like a personal habit. I meant that dvgrn double-spaces after full stops, but phpBB reduces it to a single space. Yeah, I do (and the revision GUYTU6J pointed to is a good example of me doing it). I've been trying to break th...
by dvgrn
February 20th, 2021, 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 2537
Views: 714891

Re: Thread for basic questions

Achim F. did some work on relative rarity http://ash.jct.onl - has this been continued ? How many CGoL objects have been found in only one soup ? I am mysteriously unable to access "http://ash.jct.onl", though that has happened to me a lot with links that you've posted -- I'm still not entirely cle...
by dvgrn
February 20th, 2021, 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A LeapLife Status Report (NOW WITH LIFEVIEWER ANIMATION!)
Replies: 14
Views: 564

Re: A LeapLife Status Report (under construction)

You need to add a simple, illustrated explanation of the rule for those who don't understand what "B2n3/S23-q" means. Or at least a link to that. Right, I suppose isotropic non-totalistic rule notation is really not widely known at all, even to lots of people who are acquainted with Life and Life-l...
by dvgrn
February 19th, 2021, 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 2537
Views: 714891

Re: Thread for basic questions

What currently holds the record for being the RAREST CGoL Object ever found in a soup ? How do you measure relative rarity? One of the few reasonable ways to do it would be to run a whole lot of soups, and look at the censuses to see which objects show up more or less often. But that doesn't give u...
by dvgrn
February 19th, 2021, 2:48 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 1567
Views: 697469

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

wwei47 wrote:
February 19th, 2021, 10:59 am
Sokwe wrote:
February 19th, 2021, 4:25 am
Here's a cute p16 c/2 forward rake...
Smaller...
Double forward rakes aren't traditionally counted as smaller than their single-output versions. They're just different rakes (and, very often, less useful ones).
by dvgrn
February 19th, 2021, 2:43 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: 20-bit still life syntheses
Replies: 93
Views: 8892

Re: 20-bit still life syntheses

Not the first synthesis of this xs20, but here's a 13G synthesis of xs20_9f0ra9jzx121 from the first C1 soup... Probably improvable to 12G though, I didn't put too much effort into synthesising the base constellation. Yup, 12G is easy enough: x = 209, y = 73, rule = B3/S23 146bo$147bo$145b3o33$111b...
by dvgrn
February 19th, 2021, 11:28 am
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: What happened to wwei23?
Replies: 8
Views: 349

Re: What happened to wwei23?

Trump {Bot} was the leader of our Anti-Colorful*alaxy group, but he had left. Donald J Trump was really inactive. I was the only active member of that group. If you'd like, you can regi**er an**her acc**nt and be the first human member to join. I don't know if this is the right way to resize text @...
by dvgrn
February 12th, 2021, 11:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 2537
Views: 714891

Re: Glider Eaters

does anyone have this p25 beat ? ... looks like p32... "p25" and "p32" mean "pattern repeats every 25 ticks" or "every 32 ticks". It would be a little clearer to say "this eater takes 25 ticks to re-stabilize; are there any eaters that take longer?" ("Recovery time" is a little different, since thi...
by dvgrn
February 11th, 2021, 3:47 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Soup search results
Replies: 2364
Views: 1527211

Re: Soup search results

I've wondered for a while now - were such a soup to produce a glider that goes back up to the switch engines in question (assuming that's possible in the first place), and prevent them from growing the population further at all, would this constitute a proper mesuthelah or just another one of these...