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by Sphenocorona
Today, 2:58 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Results of catalyst tests
Replies: 169
Views: 75475

Re: Results of catalyst tests

Despite the lack of complete results, there seem to be some genuinely catalytic regions that might be worth further investigation. The large still life produced in the leftmost result may have at least some niche utility, as it can react with a particular variety of active region, where there's a c...
by Sphenocorona
June 19th, 2021, 5:52 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1945
Views: 831970

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

p17 sparker partial; domino spark or stable catalyst needed. Urgh, this one really feels as if it should be possible, but so far no luck. Here's my collection of closest attempts (red dots on #2 indicate spark locations that can preserve the block): x = 110, y = 24, rule = LifeHistory 98.2C$8.2A28....
by Sphenocorona
June 19th, 2021, 1:32 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Results of catalyst tests
Replies: 169
Views: 75475

Re: Results of catalyst tests

Has anyone looked at this? The reaction seems general enough. I don't remember seeing this catalyst before, but it has some resemblances to others I've seen, so I can't say for sure that it isn't known. That said, I noticed that this catalyst has some siblings with different catalytic properties: x...
by Sphenocorona
June 16th, 2021, 2:58 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: H-to-G and H-to-Gn converter collection
Replies: 164
Views: 147947

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

EDIT: This is old, see next paragraph. Crossposting from the Elementary Conduits collection to help keep things up-to-date here, an H-to-3G (new outputs NE25T122 and NE53T81, both on transparent lanes) based on Kazyan's recent conduit partial : x = 52, y = 55, rule = LifeHistory 10.2A.2A$11.A.A$6.2A...
by Sphenocorona
June 16th, 2021, 2:51 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits
Replies: 524
Views: 293909

Re: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits

This reaction throws its chaos pretty far from the input: Here's 3 elementary conduits based off this reaction that have new outputs. There's an elementary Bx227 (H->H) with a unique output geometry, an H->G with new outputs NE25T122 and NE53T81 in addition to the standard SW-2 ( EDIT: known ), and...
by Sphenocorona
June 10th, 2021, 10:43 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Crawlers
Replies: 46
Views: 15890

Re: Crawlers

all that is needed is to clean up the leftover blocks Not really... The primary issue here with the original glider+block crawler, as I gather it, is not that there are more outputs than inputs to the crawler, or that the blocks show up again in a different position, but that the crawler as it stan...
by Sphenocorona
June 10th, 2021, 2:25 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Crawlers
Replies: 46
Views: 15890

Re: Crawlers

That's an interesting one, for sure -- an orthogonal 28c/83 R-pentomino crawler! Produces two gliders for every input glider. I don't think that one has been seen before. I've seen the underlying reaction before, but I didn't look into it too much in regular B3/S23 because R sequences are so incred...
by Sphenocorona
May 29th, 2021, 7:00 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Results of catalyst tests
Replies: 169
Views: 75475

Re: Results of catalyst tests

Half of Kazyan's beehive push catalyst can function as an HF catalyst when paired with an eater in a specific way. Here's an example: x = 45, y = 21, rule = B3/S23 7b2o28b2o$7bo29bo$5bobo27bobo$5b2o28b2o$bo29bo10bo$obo27bobo7b3o$obo 27bobo6bo$bo29bo7bob2o$38b2obobo$37bo6bo$38b7o2$40b3o$40bo2bo$42b2o...
by Sphenocorona
May 26th, 2021, 11:50 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1945
Views: 831970

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Yeah, I think Herschel-to-nothing or pi-to-nothing converters are going to be the right idea. It's pretty easy to find catalyses that work at p89, so it's just a matter of digging up one with an edgy domino spark. Here's a suitable Herschel-to-domino, which allows the oscillator to be supported wit...
by Sphenocorona
May 25th, 2021, 1:11 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Oscillator Discussion Thread
Replies: 1945
Views: 831970

Re: Oscillator Discussion Thread

Also, some serious p34 potential here. While I don't have a finite solution for this, there is at least a way to make it into a P34 agar: x = 80, y = 70, rule = B3/S23:T80,72 o2bo6bo2bo6bo2bo6bo2bo6bo2bo6bo2bo6bo2bo6bo2bo$o2b2o5bo2b2o5bo2b2o5bo 2b2o5bo2b2o5bo2b2o5bo2b2o5bo2b2o$b3o7b3o7b3o7b3o7b3o7b...
by Sphenocorona
May 22nd, 2021, 1:17 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries
Replies: 3340
Views: 1349662

Re: Thread For Your Useless Discoveries

An odd-symmetric pair of converging gliders (ie. about to make a bi-block) can be catalyzed by a beehive into making another beehive, which I thought was kind of neat even if it's mostly pointless:

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x = 13, y = 10, rule = B3/S23
9b2o$8bo2bo$9b2o5$b2o7b2o$obo7bobo$2bo7bo!
by Sphenocorona
May 18th, 2021, 6:10 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the New Herschel Conduits
Replies: 1241
Views: 901753

Re: The Hunting of the New Herschel Conduits

Almost a very weird blockic HLx38H... I think?? The location of the natural B's block must be unoccupied, but unfortunately there's a boat left behind that the natural glider doesn't clean up. It also features the earliest "H" interaction I've ever seen, starting from the 9-tick (!) Herschel predece...
by Sphenocorona
May 1st, 2021, 6:32 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your unsure discoveries
Replies: 2300
Views: 1190161

Re: Thread for your unsure discoveries

Your p1380 is still a very interesting crystal-based construction, though! With a longer crystallization track, and maybe a few quadri-Snarks on the output packed into the unused corner, and maybe a different period for the base gun, it should be possible to invent compact guns with very high perio...
by Sphenocorona
April 16th, 2021, 5:30 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: How about a unidimensional spaceship?
Replies: 53
Views: 37983

Re: How about a unidimensional spaceship?

Here are some proof-of-concept salvos 1, 2, and 3 (plus glider source) that can be used to automatically build a 6c/13 wick, and that can be toggled on and off when it rams into strategically placed blocks: #C Bistable slide gun salvos for building a 6c/13 wick. #C These examples aren't very efficie...
by Sphenocorona
April 14th, 2021, 3:55 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: How about a unidimensional spaceship?
Replies: 53
Views: 37983

Re: How about a unidimensional spaceship?

One thing that might be worth noting for helping reduce the length of tape required is that some clean fuse sections are cheaper than others. 6c/13 appears like it may potentially be the cheapest per blinker - just 1G per side, plus an eventual single HWSS per side for the entire chain (which must b...
by Sphenocorona
April 9th, 2021, 2:52 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: How about a unidimensional spaceship?
Replies: 53
Views: 37983

Re: How about a unidimensional spaceship?

Here's two probably not-very-helpful additions to the potential toolkit, a slower fuse segment and an even slower segment which cleanly releases forward gliders: x = 122, y = 57, rule = B3/S23 bo$obo2bob2o$ob4obobo$9bo2b3o8b3o5b3ob3ob3o2b3o8b3o5b3ob3ob3o2b3o8b3o 5b3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3o$ob4obobo$obo2b...
by Sphenocorona
March 21st, 2021, 10:17 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: H-to-G and H-to-Gn converter collection
Replies: 164
Views: 147947

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

[...it also has] a repeat time of +- 83 which is quite impressive, and that repeat time can improved if 1 SW glider is suppressed. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention the decent repeat time (which is indeed 83). It can also be overclocked at p81 while retaining all four glider outputs as well. The origina...
by Sphenocorona
March 21st, 2021, 12:49 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: H-to-G and H-to-Gn converter collection
Replies: 164
Views: 147947

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

Here's an elementary H-to-2Gn (known G9 plus new G14), with a new timing on a known lane, NW17T101 ( EDIT: improved block cleanup) : x = 58, y = 114, rule = LifeHistory 11.D3.D.D3.D2.3D4.D3.5D3.D4.3D3.3D$11.2D2.D.D3.D.D3.D2.2D5.D4.2D3.D3. D.D3.D$11.D.D.D.D3.D5.D3.D5.D5.D7.D.D2.2D$11.D2.2D.D.D.D3.2D4...
by Sphenocorona
February 12th, 2021, 9:26 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your chaos-edgeshooting reactions that can probably yield new conduits
Replies: 88
Views: 9357

Re: Thread for your chaos-edgeshooting reactions that can probably yield new conduits

Well, at the bare minimum (as far as non-exotic conduits go) this gives a nice H->2G with a new glider output, NE8T101 (known lane, new timing): x = 47, y = 59, rule = LifeHistory D3.D.5D2.3D2.5D3.D4.3D4.D$2D2.D.D5.D3.D3.D4.2D3.D3.D2.2D$D.D.D.D5.D3. D3.D5.D3.D2.2D3.D$D2.2D.3D4.3D4.D5.D3.D.D.D3.D$D3....
by Sphenocorona
February 11th, 2021, 10:14 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits
Replies: 524
Views: 293909

Re: The Hunting of the Elementary Conduits

Here's my current thoughts (admittedly I haven't looked over everything super thoroughly though). First, answers to some of the existing questions: See point 5, but... I'm not sure what names we should use when naming the directions it can go. I think the 5-neighbor cell in the E would be a reasonab...
by Sphenocorona
February 11th, 2021, 1:23 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: H-to-G and H-to-Gn converter collection
Replies: 164
Views: 147947

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

New(?) dependent NW10T137 featuring the infamous mega-eater: x = 36, y = 29, rule = LifeHistory 4.4B$5.4B$6.4B$7.4B.B$8.6B$9.6B8.2B$3.4B2.7B3.7B$.26B$B2ABD23B$3ABCAD 21B.3B$B2AB3CB2A22B$3AB2ADB2A21B2A$2A27B.B2A$5.23B3.B$7.B2.18B$10.17B $10.16B4.2A$10.6B2.9B3.A$11.5B4.6B5.A$11.4B6.4B5.2A$23.7B2.2A$25...
by Sphenocorona
February 5th, 2021, 4:25 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Crystal Programming
Replies: 13
Views: 4607

Re: Crystal Programming

Oh wow! This allows any even-period glider stream to form a crystallisation and decay oscillator... I must admit, I was so focused on trying to get something P1 out of this that I totally missed that! Those pesky blinkers made me stop paying attention :P Anyway, on the subject of actually making us...
by Sphenocorona
February 4th, 2021, 8:32 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Crystal Programming
Replies: 13
Views: 4607

Re: Thread For Your Accidental Discoveries

No idea where to put these, but uh, anybody want some period multiplying eaters? Now available in periods 5, 6, 12, and 13 (!): x = 177, y = 63, rule = B3/S23 115b2o3bo$o2b2obob2o106bo2bobo$4ob2ob2o104bo4bobo15b2o4b2obob2o2bo$ 114b5obo16bo5b2ob2ob4o$2o31b2o71b2o10bo19bo$bo16b2o12bo2bo7b2o46b2o13b 2o...
by Sphenocorona
February 2nd, 2021, 1:33 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Results of catalyst tests
Replies: 169
Views: 75475

Re: Results of catalyst tests

The loaf spin catalyst has learned a new trick: x = 24, y = 93, rule = LifeHistory 7.3A8.B$6.A3.A2.2CB.B2C$6.A3.A.C2BC2B2C$6.A3.A.BCBC3B$7.3A2.2BC4B$18. B$12.C4.2C.C$11.C.C3.2CB3C$12.C5.B4.C$17.2C.3C$18.C.C$18.C.C$19.C3$7. F.F.F.F5$9.A8.B$10.A2.2CB.B2C$10.A.C2BC2B2C$10.A.BCBC3B$9.A2.2BC4B$ 18.B$12.C...
by Sphenocorona
February 1st, 2021, 8:49 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Thread for your chaos-edgeshooting reactions that can probably yield new conduits
Replies: 88
Views: 9357

Re: Thread for your chaos-edgeshooting reactions that can probably yield new conduits

I haven't heard of RR204P before. Could you please show it to me? It's just the 'stable' version of RF28Bd + BR176P which uses the former's glider output to (eventually) kill the problem blinker, as shown here . It's something that would be in yellow if it were included in the ECC since it's not re...