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by Sphenocorona
November 30th, 2020, 10:13 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Exploratorium Discussion Thread
Replies: 163
Views: 14407

Re: Exploratorium Discussion Thread

This p2-odd 135 degree HWSS->G converter from 5 years ago might be a nice addition to complement the inclusion of the 135 degree MWSS->G converter, if anyone can come up with an artful way to actually demonstrate it meaningfully: x = 18, y = 58, rule = LifeHistory 9.2C$8.3C$8.3C$8.3C$8.2C.C$9.3C$10...
by Sphenocorona
November 13th, 2020, 7:46 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1824
Views: 801147

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Here's another near-miss attempt at p41 wick stabilization that I haven't seen before: x = 23, y = 73, rule = LifeHistory 5.2BC2B3.2BC2B$4.2BCBC2B.2BCBC2B$4.BC.BC2B.2BCB.CB$4.2B2C3B.3B2C2B$2. 2CB.5B.5B.B2C$.C.CB.3BAB.BA3B.BC.C$.C5.BA2B.2BAB5.C$2C4.2BABA.ABA2B4. 2C$5.5BA.A5B$4.7B.7B$5.6B.6B$5.6B.6B$6...
by Sphenocorona
November 8th, 2020, 5:16 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your conduits with active objects uncommonly used in conduits
Replies: 6
Views: 1131

Re: Thread for your conduits with active objects uncommonly used in conduits

MathAndCode wrote:
November 7th, 2020, 3:35 pm
This suggests a way to turn a LoM into a B-heptomino.
There is in fact a stable conduit that converts a LOM into a B (the left eater simply eats a beehive that gets left behind):

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x = 16, y = 17, rule = B3/S23
7b3o$6bo2b2o8$7b2o$8b2o$9b2o2$2b2o8b2o$bobo8bobo$bo12bo$2o12b2o!
by Sphenocorona
November 7th, 2020, 4:05 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your unsure discoveries
Replies: 2230
Views: 1158141

Re: Thread for your unsure discoveries

It pretty definitely counts as new if you can start with a Herschel somehow, and put a signal through your I-to-B and back to a Herschel again. Are you trying to say that the C→I conduit looks like feeding a century into it might be impossible? In case so, here is a demonstration that that conduit ...
by Sphenocorona
October 29th, 2020, 8:26 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the Periodic Herschel Conduits
Replies: 104
Views: 9496

Re: The Hunting of the Periodic Herschel Conduits

(Does anyone know of conduits that turn an active region into a B-heptomino with some junk just behind it?) Here's one that works: x = 45, y = 71, rule = LifeHistory 10.B$9.3D$9.BDB$8.2B3D$8.5B$8.6B$8.6B$8.5B$7.6B$8.6B$7.7B$7.6B15.2A$ 7.8B4.B8.A$8.B2A6B.4B3.BA.A$7.2B2A13B.B2A$8.18B13.2A$9.17B13.A$1...
by Sphenocorona
October 29th, 2020, 12:50 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the Periodic Herschel Conduits
Replies: 104
Views: 9496

Re: The Hunting of the Periodic Herschel Conduits

Also, I'm sorry for accidentally stealing your discovery (or whoever's discovery that was). Oh, I wouldn't worry too much about it. These sorts of simple reactions (in this case R + dot spark + [one of several simple catalyst placements]) are often re-discoveries of older (sometimes very old) findi...
by Sphenocorona
October 28th, 2020, 11:20 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the Periodic Herschel Conduits
Replies: 104
Views: 9496

Re: The Hunting of the Periodic Herschel Conduits

wwei23 found a periodic R→L based off a stable near-convertor that I found. I remember seeing (either by finding it myself or seeing others mention it) this general spark-assisted LWSS production method a few years back, though I'm not sure if a truly usable periodic conduit based on it was ever ma...
by Sphenocorona
October 25th, 2020, 9:46 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the New Herschel Conduits
Replies: 1237
Views: 885036

Re: The Hunting of the New Herschel Conduits

(I had been trying to complete a partial ∏-to-blockade predecessor conduit until I read your post.) To be fair, a sufficiently edgy LOM (lumps of muck, produces blockade) output, or a new suitable conduit with a LOM input, could potentially qualify it as a valid new branch point for the Elementary ...
by Sphenocorona
August 25th, 2020, 3:48 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: B38/S23
Replies: 62
Views: 30445

Re: B38/S23

Turns out one of the ways that a glider can hit a xWSS diverges significantly from regular Life when B8 is added, and this difference allows for bizarre helix segments with a burning front faster than c/2 forwards. In this example (which may not be the most optimal cleanup) the burning front travels...
by Sphenocorona
August 20th, 2020, 12:15 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: B38/S23
Replies: 62
Views: 30445

Re: B38/S23

I found some more crawler reactions that might be usable for building spaceships. There's probably still more out there, and I'm probably going to continue to prioritize 28c/83 over them in regards to research, but I figured it's worth a shot looking for some more for future reference. I haven't bot...
by Sphenocorona
August 19th, 2020, 6:49 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: B38/S23
Replies: 62
Views: 30445

Re: B38/S23

I've now found a spacer for the 28c/83 reaction, giving the ability to choose not to fire a glider. You can also burn the output blocks instead, which I haven't looked into as much since they don't immediately produce more easy to use fuel inside of the debris line. x = 2637, y = 100, rule = B38/S23...
by Sphenocorona
August 19th, 2020, 4:24 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: B38/S23
Replies: 62
Views: 30445

Pedestrian Life (B38/S23)

There's a wick in standard Life which burns at 28c/83 orthogonally, but since the reaction involves an R pentomino stage, its exhaust aggressively blows up out of control. However, in Pedestrian Life, Rs are much better behaved, and so the reaction settles down nicely. The reaction is quite versatil...
by Sphenocorona
August 16th, 2020, 8:59 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: B38/S23
Replies: 62
Views: 30445

Re: B38/S23

R pentominoes seem to like spawning more R pentominoes in this rule. In addition to the known RF190R from suppressing a snipe by the eventual FNG, I managed to find some new R conduits that spew out R outputs: x = 133, y = 80, rule = B38S23History 70.2A$69.A.A$69.A$67.2A.A4.A$66.A.A.A2.3A9.2A$66.ABA...
by Sphenocorona
July 28th, 2020, 12:43 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits
Replies: 508
Views: 284785

Re: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits

So, I might've posted a bit prematurely, because I've found a working H->LOM->G conduit. If analyzed as a pure H->G it's NW4T282, which appears to be a new lane again. But for me the more exciting bit is the fact that it's a H->LOM (the constituents of which are shown here in white) followed by a LO...
by Sphenocorona
July 27th, 2020, 9:31 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits
Replies: 508
Views: 284785

Re: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits

I've found a couple new H-to-G conduits with the new glider to pre-TL catalyst Kazyan found earlier this month. I feel like there's more potential out there with this, but I personally haven't found anything else after a few days so I'm just going to post what my own investigations have found. I'm g...
by Sphenocorona
June 10th, 2020, 4:57 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Execution of Old Guns by Variable-Speed Firing Squad
Replies: 578
Views: 443512

Re: Execution of Old Guns by Variable-Speed Firing Squad

This is sort of a response to my other post over in Oscillator Discussion, so if you're the type who likes riddles and wants to try and figure out the oscillator's "special property" for yourself, you might want to take a look there first. Anyway, for everyone who just wants to know what's up, here'...
by Sphenocorona
June 10th, 2020, 3:45 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1824
Views: 801147

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

I realized while messing around with it that the LOM-producing Bandersnatch has a really cool and exciting property! Unfortunately* I've only been able to get a p143 oscillator from it: x = 64, y = 56, rule = B3/S23 24bo$23bobo$23bobo7b2o$21b3ob2o6b2o$20bo19b2o$21b3ob2o13b2o$23bob2o4$ 36bo$35bobo$34...
by Sphenocorona
May 20th, 2020, 8:26 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the New Herschel Conduits
Replies: 1237
Views: 885036

Re: The Hunting of the New Herschel Conduits

Here's an interesting start to a possible E heptomino conduit which *is* compatible with the known H-to-E conduit. The boat doesn't have to be a boat, but something needs to be there in order to make the transparent block re-coalesce and prevent the nearby eater from being destroyed. If we can resto...
by Sphenocorona
December 11th, 2019, 9:10 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Thread for your Trolls
Replies: 231
Views: 29589

Re: Thread for your Trolls

Psuedo p30 LWSS gun using 4 queen bees*: x = 49, y = 43, rule = B3/S23 29b2o$29b2o6$28b3o$27b2ob2o$27b2ob2o$27b5o$26b2o3b2o3$13bo2bo$12bo14b 4o$12bo3bo10bo3bo$12b4o11bo$2b2o24bo$bobo28bo$bo23b2ob3o7b2o$2o16b2o4b 6o7bobo$16bo3bo5b2ob2o5bo6b2o$15bo5bo14bo2bo2bo2bob2o$10b2o2b2obo3bo 14bo6b2o2b2o$10b2o3...
by Sphenocorona
December 11th, 2019, 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Game of Life referenced in "intelligent design" paper
Replies: 32
Views: 9256

Re: Game of Life referenced in "intelligent design" paper

If the "non-Gosper gun" shows up instead of a proper GGG, I will still cheerfully admit defeat, of course. That's a 3QB, so I feel pretty safe. Well, Tropylium's second p30 gun in that thread does have an advantage over the regular GGG in that it can be built up one component at a time, allowing a ...
by Sphenocorona
December 11th, 2019, 8:11 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your unsure discoveries
Replies: 2230
Views: 1158141

Re: Thread for your unsure discoveries

That reaction is missing one of the key components a fuse needs to have to be used in a ship: It needs to recreate the input to the fuse as (part of) its output so that it can be burned again in the same direction. This (13,4)c/41 fuse may burn gliders and output gliders, but the output gliders are ...
by Sphenocorona
November 7th, 2019, 3:23 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits
Replies: 508
Views: 284785

Re: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits

Here's a new conduit, HL82R (not to be confused with the almost identically named HL83R), along with an example Lx169 built from it: x = 75, y = 62, rule = LifeHistory 65.B2A$63.2BA2BAB$63.3B2A3B$61.12B$60.14B$61.13B$61.14B$60.15B$60.14B $60.13B$60.B3D4B.3B$60.2BD4B$60.2B3D2B$60.6B$59.7B$58.8B$57.8B...
by Sphenocorona
June 14th, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: NoTimeAtAll - A circuit rule with squishy signals
Replies: 41
Views: 13232

Re: NoTimeAtAll - A circuit rule with squishy signals

I think the concept is good - and being able to have fully p1 logic is quite nice. However, the fact that signals take up space and cannot be cleanly (let alone selectively) deleted in-line seems like a considerable disadvantage to me - it's like the circuit has memory leaks everywhere that can't be...
by Sphenocorona
April 25th, 2019, 4:27 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: (34,7)c/156 caterpillar
Replies: 74
Views: 43631

Re: (34,7)c/156 caterpillar

I know it's been a while, but I've been taking a bit of a look into some methods of building the front end recently. But before I get to that, I'd like to clarify that the design I proposed previously, with a "glider sponge" off to the side the side and other strange elements other than just standar...
by Sphenocorona
April 23rd, 2019, 3:51 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: 17 in 17: Efficient 17-bit synthesis project
Replies: 315
Views: 217341

Re: 17 in 17: Efficient 17-bit synthesis project

Final steps for xs17_08p78b5z321 using a hat->loop converter (probably unoptimal, unsure of the glider cost but I think it's less than 17): x = 52, y = 17, rule = B3/S23 11bo$11bobo$11b2o$2b2ob2o8bo26b2ob2o$3bobo8bo28bobo$3bobo8b3o26bo2bo$b 2obo36b2ob2o$2bo39bo$obo37bobo7b2o$2o38b2o8b2o$11bo$10b2o$1...