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by gmc_nxtman
January 8th, 2018, 1:10 am
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Random posts
Replies: 5934
Views: 1145418

Re: Random posts

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by gmc_nxtman
January 6th, 2018, 12:40 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Non-totalistic CA Growth Challenge
Replies: 86
Views: 19147

Re: Non-totalistic CA Growth Challenge

Largest monolith so far, FI 1658697, Fig index is only 55.205, but the final pop. is 53 million cells: x = 31, y = 2, rule = B2-ae3-ik4ai5a6ai78/S2a3-j4a5aijn6acn78 bo5b6ob3o3b5obobobo$obobobo2bobobob2o2b2o3bob2o! FI 1062858, Fig index 95.093, final pop. is almost 14 million cells: x = 13, y = 2, ru...
by gmc_nxtman
January 5th, 2018, 8:56 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Non-totalistic CA Growth Challenge
Replies: 86
Views: 19147

Re: Non-totalistic CA Growth Challenge

10-cell monolith predecessor with a fig index of 63.231: x = 17, y = 2, rule = B2-ae3-ik4ai5a6ai78/S2a3-j4a5aijn6acn78 obob2o9b2o$obobo11bo! EDIT: Probably the smallest so far, 8-cell monolith predecessor with a fig index of 48.517 x = 9, y = 2, rule = B2-ae3-ik4ai5a6ai78/S2a3-j4a5aijn6acn78 2b2o3b2...
by gmc_nxtman
January 5th, 2018, 6:11 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Non-totalistic CA Growth Challenge
Replies: 86
Views: 19147

Re: Non-totalistic CA Growth Challenge

Ok so clearly calcyman wins here with engineered patterns, but here's a natural pattern with FI 1017015 and Fig index 135.819: x = 14, y = 2, rule = B2-ae3-ik4ai5a6ai78/S2a3-j4a5aijn6acn78 obob2ob3o2b2o$2b3o2bobob2o! Perhaps we should start counting them in different categories? To me, engineering t...
by gmc_nxtman
January 5th, 2018, 4:02 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Non-totalistic CA Growth Challenge
Replies: 86
Views: 19147

Re: Non-totalistic CA Growth Challenge

FI 1334941, Fig index 128.224:

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x = 20, y = 2, rule = B2-ae3-ik4ai5a6ai78/S2a3-j4a5aijn6acn78
bo5b2ob2obobo$2o6bob3obo2bobo!
EDIT: Fig index is only about 59, but has an FI of 1,934,517:

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x = 23, y = 2, rule = B2-ae3-ik4ai5a6ai78/S2a3-j4a5aijn6acn78
2o8b2ob2obobo$bo9bob3obo2bobo!
by gmc_nxtman
January 5th, 2018, 3:25 am
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Non-totalistic CA Growth Challenge
Replies: 86
Views: 19147

Re: Non-totalistic CA Growth Challenge

FI 754250 and Fig index 88.247, probably beaten by calcyman's but whatever: x = 13, y = 2, rule = B2-ae3-ik4ai5a6ai78/S2a3-j4a5aijn6acn78 2ob2obobo$bob3obo2bobo! EDIT: Low fig index(only about 10) but a very high final pop.(31,943,622) and FI(798,591) so posting: x = 39, y = 2, rule = B2-ae3-ik4ai5a...
by gmc_nxtman
January 4th, 2018, 10:03 pm
Forum: Other Cellular Automata
Topic: Non-totalistic CA Growth Challenge
Replies: 86
Views: 19147

Re: Non-totalistic CA Growth Challenge

FI score = 79466 Fig score = 0.584 (I think): x = 83, y = 82, rule = B2ei3-jqry8/S01e obo81$82bo! Initial Pop. 3, final pop 238,399. Takes 135,981 ticks to stabilize. EDIT: Another one with higher FI (144,298) but low Fig score(0.564), there's probably better rules for the symmetry-breaking phenomen...
by gmc_nxtman
January 3rd, 2018, 8:59 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Interacting with LoM
Replies: 32
Views: 24175

Re: Interacting with LoM

Hang on, is this the Snark catalyst that this can interact with?!?! ... Not quite: x = 58, y = 28, rule = B3/S23 18b2o27b2o$13b2o2bobo27bobo$13bo3bo4bo26bo4b2o$14b3ob5o22b4ob2o2bo2bo$ 5b2o9bobo26bo2bobobobob2o$6bo9bobob3o25bobobobo$6bobo8b2obo2bo25b2obob o$7b2o4b3o6b2o29bo$12bo2bo33bo$12bo2bo23b2o7...
by gmc_nxtman
January 3rd, 2018, 4:58 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 1688
Views: 770253

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

Not sure if this is known, because I don't really know where to look for this kind of stuff except for jslife, but here's a nice 180-degree reflection that preserves the mod-4 timing of a glider, allowing for a simple, minimal-population shuttle: x = 67, y = 128, rule = B3/S23 12bo$12bo5b3o$11bobo3b...
by gmc_nxtman
January 2nd, 2018, 11:41 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Life-Related Dreams
Replies: 27
Views: 11679

Re: Life-Related Dreams

I just had a dream where I found a reaction that created a large p2 and p3 oscillator but then I thought "this is crazy... wait, maybe it's not real, yeah this is a dream" and then I woke up and the word "dream" sort of echoed through my mind until I looked at my alarm clock.
by gmc_nxtman
January 1st, 2018, 3:14 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Pattern of the Year 2017
Replies: 24
Views: 13869

Re: Pattern of the Year 2017

I have a soft spot for this kind of thing, but I'd like to nominate the p148 B29 gun completed by AbhpzTa, Dave Greene, and Adam P. Goucher. EDIT: I'd additionally like to nominate the 39-glider synthesis of sufficiently large odd N-bit still lifes by Tanner Jacobi, Adam P. Goucher, and Chris Cain, ...
by gmc_nxtman
December 31st, 2017, 1:57 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Spaceship Discussion Thread
Replies: 1688
Views: 770253

Re: Spaceship Discussion Thread

Congratulations! The new glider syntheses are very nice as well.
by gmc_nxtman
December 30th, 2017, 12:21 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Construction practice
Replies: 144
Views: 160695

Re: Construction practice

Okay, this is getting to the point where the problem is clearly too much reliance on one rather awkward shape of gun. Here are a couple of possible alternatives to stir things up a little bit... I don't know if you noticed, but I already used the second gun in the upper quadrants with an optimized ...
by gmc_nxtman
December 28th, 2017, 10:26 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Small Spaceship Syntheses
Replies: 537
Views: 431332

Re: Small Spaceship Syntheses

6 gliders for LWSS on LWSS...EDIT1: and much nicer 5 gliders for MWSS on MWSS #1:... That MWSS on MWSS #1 synth is impressive, but I think the LWSS on LWSS synth could possibly be reduced further by synthesizing the HF+TL combo in this earlier 6-glider synthesis with 3 gliders: x = 15, y = 24, rule...
by gmc_nxtman
December 26th, 2017, 2:08 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Construction practice
Replies: 144
Views: 160695

Re: Construction practice

It's a bit more square/compact now, but there's an ugly zig-zag on the side and one dimension ended up bigger: x = 471, y = 365, rule = B3/S23 EDIT: Tighter still on the right side using a different gun model for the first glider in the SE salvo: x = 458, y = 365, rule = B3/S23 EDIT2: More improveme...
by gmc_nxtman
December 25th, 2017, 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 2847
Views: 815451

Re: Thread for basic questions

Thanks for giving such a detailed response! It's pretty interesting that the sequence occurs in an almost-similar form, but not quite. I didn't know that there was already discussion about this particular sequence, I should've probably searched harder.
by gmc_nxtman
December 25th, 2017, 5:46 am
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Construction practice
Replies: 144
Views: 160695

Re: Construction practice

I constructed a p197 copperhead gun and attempted to optimize for bounding box; I spent more time on it than guns that I've built before, but I'm wondering what else I could do to make it smaller. Does anyone want to make a move in the Pointless Optimization Game? x = 500, y = 388, rule = B3/S23 250...
by gmc_nxtman
December 25th, 2017, 5:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread for basic questions
Replies: 2847
Views: 815451

Re: Thread for basic questions

Apologies for not necessarily being a "basic" question, but in the rule B2-a3-i/S01c, there exists a set of diagonal oscillators, the periods of which follow the following unusual sequence: 6, 4, 14, 14, 12, 62, 4, 126, 28, 30, 30, 28, 1022, 24, 126, 124, 4094 I couldn't find it on OEIS, does anyone...
by gmc_nxtman
December 21st, 2017, 6:53 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Absolutely Useless Patterns Not Worthy Of Patterns Thread
Replies: 713
Views: 223293

Re: Absolutely Useless Patterns Not Worthy Of Patterns Thread

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x = 12, y = 28, rule = LifeHistory
10.F$5.F$7.3A$2.F3.A$7.3AF$11.F17$9.F$5.3AF$F3.A$5.3A$3.F$8.F!
by gmc_nxtman
December 19th, 2017, 4:49 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Random posts
Replies: 5934
Views: 1145418

Re: Random posts

When life gives you onions, make onionade
by gmc_nxtman
December 14th, 2017, 4:57 pm
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Random posts
Replies: 5934
Views: 1145418

Re: Random posts

Majestas32 wrote:Is calcyman pronounced with a hard c or a soft c?
Is 'gauge' pronounced with a hard or soft g?

But in all seriousness, I interpreted it to be a hard then soft c, as in "kæl-si-mæn" (I don't know if that's the correct IPA translation but the c sounds are correct)
by gmc_nxtman
December 11th, 2017, 6:00 am
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Reveal Yourself
Replies: 14
Views: 6691

Re: Reveal Yourself

why did I ever do this

b o t t o m t e x t
by gmc_nxtman
December 10th, 2017, 4:57 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Small Spaceship Syntheses
Replies: 537
Views: 431332

Re: Small Spaceship Syntheses

Contrived predecessor based on that different induction coil:

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x = 17, y = 15, rule = B3/S23
2bo11bo$3bo2b2ob2o2bo$obobo7bobobo$3obo7bob3o$4bob2ob2obo$5bobobobo$bo
bobobobobobobo$2b2obobobobob2o$5bobobobo$2bo4bobo4bo$2b2o$2b2o2b2ob2o$
2b3o$3bo$3bo!
by gmc_nxtman
December 3rd, 2017, 11:46 pm
Forum: Patterns
Topic: Small Spaceship Syntheses
Replies: 537
Views: 431332

Re: Small Spaceship Syntheses

Another lead on a brain synthesis...EDIT: Upper half finished using even more ridiculously complicated still life contrivances... Simplified slightly; the ignition of the bun-with-tail can probably be simplified to give more clearance to the bottom if necessary: x = 49, y = 20, rule = B3/S23 18bo$1...
by gmc_nxtman
November 26th, 2017, 12:48 am
Forum: The Sandbox
Topic: Absolutely Useless Patterns Not Worthy Of Patterns Thread
Replies: 713
Views: 223293

Re: Absolutely Useless Patterns Not Worthy Of Patterns Thread

This vaguely resembles a useful pattern, but it actually isn't:

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x = 26, y = 18, rule = B3/S23
19b2o$20bo$20bob2obo$19b2obob2o$o$3o11b2o3b3o$3bo10b2o3bo2bo$2b2o17b2o
$15bo$15b2o$5b2o7bobo$4bo2bo$5b2o2$20b2o$20bobo$22bo$22b2o!