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by dvgrn
February 11th, 2021, 1:58 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Soup search results
Replies: 2364
Views: 1528535

Re: Soup search results

Originally classified as a yl2688_1_1808_9657e55737a9c402d9ec88593d1c4524 , this soup actually takes an unprecedented 95,206,595 generations to stabilize... Wow, that's not just a new record -- I think it kind of blows all previous records along these lines out of the water. Even the "kaleidoscope"...
by dvgrn
February 10th, 2021, 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 2538
Views: 715943

Re: Thread for basic questions

RamenGuy217 wrote:
February 10th, 2021, 12:58 pm
Is there a tool I can use to look up a pattern to find any that match it in the database? I remember using one in the past, but I don't remember what it was.
For the Catagolue database, use biggiemac's script (see the link at the bottom of the message for the Golly 4.x / Python3 version).
by dvgrn
February 10th, 2021, 12:06 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: LifeWiki Trusted Account Request Thread - Post requests here
Replies: 455
Views: 182792

Re: LifeWiki Trusted Account Request Thread - Post requests here

C28 wrote:
February 10th, 2021, 11:35 am
i would like to request that User:C28 be given the trusted flag.
Done!
by dvgrn
February 10th, 2021, 12:05 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 1569
Views: 698241

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

Does this have any hope of being synthesised? It's a puffing tagalong for an existing spaceship (30P5H2V0) with a 39-glider synthesis ... It's sub-c/2 so perhaps the tagalong can be added to the spaceship? Yeah, where there's Life there's hope, as they say. I'm no longer placing any nickel bets aga...
by dvgrn
February 9th, 2021, 11:55 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1684
Views: 750781

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Are there any oscillators that place a block in a certain place if there isn't one and do nothing if it's already there? I know 674/2 is prime and it would increase the period and possibly make it trivial, but it would reduce the size significantly. There certainly are such oscillators, and they do...
by dvgrn
February 8th, 2021, 7:06 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: 20-bit still life syntheses
Replies: 93
Views: 8939

Re: 20-bit still life syntheses

Despite there having been no posts since the last update, there's been significant progress. 131 remaining, of which 20 have at least one soup. xs20_64k6picz2543 is easily done in 17G, based on the 2x128 soup. I didn't check any of the other 146 soups, so the odds are very high that there's a cheap...
by dvgrn
February 5th, 2021, 11:04 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries
Replies: 1682
Views: 1144864

Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

So I accidentally found a pattern that purely makes 4 gliders... Yup, these things -- "pure glider generators" -- were a relatively hot item in the early 1970s; they got mentioned in early LIFELINE newsletters. Now there are so many of them that we don't know what to do with them, but it's still a ...
by dvgrn
February 4th, 2021, 7:55 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Crystal Programming
Replies: 11
Views: 3475

Re: Crystal Programming

Does this method allow for a glider stream to be thinned by a factor of n for every sufficiently large n ? Seems like only a sparse scattering of sufficiently large n are available here. At least, I don't see offhand how to adjust this to make arbitrarily large prime period multipliers (for example).
by dvgrn
February 4th, 2021, 10:13 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Crystal Programming
Replies: 11
Views: 3475

Re: Crystal Programming

No idea where to put these, but uh, anybody want some period multiplying eaters? Now available in periods 5, 6, 12, and 13 (!): Oh wow! This allows any even-period glider stream to form a crystallisation and decay oscillator... Any even-period glider stream above p78, anyway. The traffic light does...
by dvgrn
February 4th, 2021, 8:39 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: H-to-G and H-to-Gn converter collection
Replies: 157
Views: 138901

Re: H-to-G and H-to-Gn converter collection

MathAndCode wrote:
February 3rd, 2021, 5:29 pm
Nice! I highly suspected that a smaller version would be possible. Of course, it's also compatible with the SE7T14 output.
Seems good to keep the old version and add this as "NW26T157b", since NW26T157a is Spartan.
by dvgrn
February 2nd, 2021, 6:56 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: 20-bit still life syntheses
Replies: 93
Views: 8939

Re: 20-bit still life syntheses

Mateon1 posted the scripts on Discord in April 2020... Great, thank you! Here's the version I ended up with. On Discord there was a note that "unfortunately this requires Python 3", and there was an import-from-future statement to deal with printing. But now the future is here! Probably would make ...
by dvgrn
February 2nd, 2021, 4:11 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: 20-bit still life syntheses
Replies: 93
Views: 8939

Re: 20-bit still life syntheses

xs20_ok4r9arzx32 from the 2x128 soup. there probably is a cheaper recipe in another soup... Still, 19 gliders is good enough to squeak in under the <1 glider per bit limit. Trivial improvement to the initial constellation from 8G to 7G by actually bothering to use a 3G object-pair synthesis... Two ...
by dvgrn
January 31st, 2021, 5:32 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: One Glider Seeds
Replies: 115
Views: 14357

Re: One Glider Seeds

Is a ship-tie common enough? ... What about a bakery? ... Edit: Half-traffic lights are somewhat common... Heh, this all nicely underscores my point that There are so many 1G seeds for things! ... and we don't really have clear criteria for what makes a "good" or "noteworthy" 1G seed yet. If we tak...
by dvgrn
January 31st, 2021, 6:05 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: One Glider Seeds
Replies: 115
Views: 14357

Re: One Glider Seeds

From the accidental discoveries thread: x = 16, y = 16, rule = B3/S23 bo$2bo$3o10b2o$12bo2bo$13bobo$14bo4$9b2o$2b2o4bo2bo$2bobo4b2o$3bo$6bo $5bobo$6b2o! Could it be added to the wiki? Not sure about this one -- what do other people think? I wouldn't mind seeing a link in the figure eight article ab...
by dvgrn
January 31st, 2021, 5:44 am
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: ༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།
Replies: 123
Views: 3571

Re: Don't bother posting here; you won't get BokaBB to listen to you.

Try to change your mindset and fit into this community more. We respect every contributor, but your stuff, once published, are part of the community. This concrete subforum IS NOT. I already well fit here... @dvgrn: ^ Look, another example of BokaBB refusing to communicate. It's not a good example ...
by dvgrn
January 30th, 2021, 9:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Golly suggestions
Replies: 277
Views: 128231

Re: Golly suggestions

Meanwhile, on LifeWiki Tutorials/More_Golly#LifeHistory , both mentioned shortcuts Alt+H and Alt+J don't work for Golly 4.0. Is there any official/default shortcut associated to toHistory.lua and/or toStandard.lua, so that I could add it to the tutorial? When I tested the Alt+G, Alt+H, Alt+J, Alt+K...
by dvgrn
January 29th, 2021, 7:09 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Construction practice
Replies: 144
Views: 153516

Re: Construction practice

A weird puffer thing with my cordership rake (best to simulate in golly)... When would you say the "weird puffer thing" happens? The pattern seems to stop being interesting at T=66,155,279, but a number of different mildly interesting things happen to it before then, including Corderships being red...
by dvgrn
January 29th, 2021, 7:02 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: 20-bit still life syntheses
Replies: 93
Views: 8939

Re: 20-bit still life syntheses

Transfer search solved 34, 345 remaining, of which 75 have at least one soup. Soupcounts: xs20_mmge9icz1221 1188 xs20_ci9riiczw66 477... Really, everybody has been ignoring xs20_ci9riiczw66 , with more than a thousand soups to choose from? I just checked out the 2x128 soup and the first half of the...
by dvgrn
January 29th, 2021, 11:58 am
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: ༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།༄༅།།
Replies: 123
Views: 3571

Re: Don't bother posting here; you won't get BokaBB to listen to you.

... Yes, when you're banned we will celebrate. @Hunting, just for the record, I personally am much more likely to ban you for unnecessary mean-spirited posts like this one, than I am to ban BokaBB for being BokaBB. If BokaBB does things that you don't like, you can certainly make your objections kn...
by dvgrn
January 28th, 2021, 11:49 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries
Replies: 1682
Views: 1144864

Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

I have finally rediscovered figure eight: x = 16, y = 16, rule = B3/S23 12bo$11bobo$11bo2bo$10b2o3bo$12b3o$12bo$7bo$6b3o$5bo3bo$6b3o$bo5bo$obo $bobo$2bobo$3bobo$4bo! Nice! It can be a little simpler and cleaner, and there are a lot of variants that work -- like tubs instead of boats here: x = 16, y...
by dvgrn
January 27th, 2021, 8:26 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: PotY 2020 Nomination Thread
Replies: 77
Views: 3846

Re: PotY 2020 Nomination Thread

We should be striving to always build interest amongst our new friends... So give this challenge a chance to take hold before you close the thread ! I really appreciate your ongoing enthusiasm for attracting a wider audience for CGoL discoveries. A surprising percentage of the progress on the front...
by dvgrn
January 27th, 2021, 6:08 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: PotY 2020 Nomination Thread
Replies: 77
Views: 3846

Re: PotY 2020 Nomination Thread

I realize that the PotY nominations all represent serious advancements; I added the Loafer BitMap Printers to the thread so that newbies, who would be bored, would find something cool. This isn't so much a thread intended for newbies, though. It's a thread intended for people who want to nominate p...
by dvgrn
January 26th, 2021, 5:40 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: One Glider Seeds
Replies: 115
Views: 14357

Re: One Glider Seeds

Am I accidentally sending (potentially annoying) notifications when I edit the information back in, and if so, is there an alternative that doesn't send unnecessary notifications? Edit notifications might happen occasionally, but if so I haven't noticed them. Probably no need to worry about them. I...
by dvgrn
January 26th, 2021, 3:07 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: One Glider Seeds
Replies: 115
Views: 14357

Re: One Glider Seeds

The Python3 find-octohash script turns out to be a good tool for this kind of thing. it found a hundred and seventy-odd clean Herschel descendant seeds, and I only had to look as far as the eighth constellation to find one that allowed a glider to sneak in from outside… Why did I get a quote notifi...
by dvgrn
January 26th, 2021, 1:19 pm
Forum: Website Discussion
Topic: Suggested LifeWiki edits
Replies: 256
Views: 78286

Re: Suggested LifeWiki edits

Please write about octohash in Tutorials/Glider syntheses ... I've put in a section on the octohash database. If you think something needs more explanation, let me know (or just add whatever-it-is!) I'll be checking in a couple more files into the Git repository at some point, to show how the octoh...