## Help with names

### Re: Help with names

Two questions:

1.Why are Catacryst and Metacatacryst are named so?Is it related to "catalyst" and "crystal"?

2.How many ways are there in which two 34P13s can share one or two common blocks if we consider different phases?And how to tell them apart besides apgcodes?What if there are more?

1.Why are Catacryst and Metacatacryst are named so?Is it related to "catalyst" and "crystal"?

2.How many ways are there in which two 34P13s can share one or two common blocks if we consider different phases?And how to tell them apart besides apgcodes?What if there are more?

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```
x = 9, y = 7, rule = B3/S23
6bo$6bobo$5bo2bo$b2o3b2o$o2bo$bobo$2bo!
#C [[ COLOR BACKGROUND 255 200 82 COLOR ALIVE 81 143 51 ]]
```

### Re: Help with names

1. Most likely.GUYTU6J wrote:Two questions:

1.Why are Catacryst and Metacatacryst are named so?Is it related to "catalyst" and "crystal"?

2.How many ways are there in which two 34P13s can share one or two common blocks if we consider different phases?And how to tell them apart besides apgcodes?What if there are more?

2. There are 3 ways two of these can share blocks: in a straight line, at right angles, or both simultaneously. Both oscillators can have one of 13 different phase separations between the (+0..+12), but since they are both the same, and all 3 kinds of interactions are symmetrical, symmetry reduces this to 7 distinct ones (+0..+6). The block cannot eat both oscillators simultaneously, so +0 is never viable. The other 6 (+1..+6) are viable when one block is shared, but +1 and +3 don't work when both blocks are shared, yielding 16 viable sharings:

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```
x = 170, y = 111, rule = B3/S23
8bo29bo29bo29bo29bo29bo$7bobo27bobo27bobo27bobo27bobo27bobo$$9bo29bo
29bo29bo29bo29bo$6bobbo26bobbo26bobbo26bobbo26bobbo26bobbo$10bo29bo29b
o29bo29bo29bo$10bo29bo29bo29bo29bo29bo$6bo3bo25bo3bo25bo3bo25bo3bo25bo
3bo25bo3bo$7b3o27b3o27b3o27b3o27b3o27b3o$3boo7b3o18boo7b3o18boo7b3o18b
oo7b3o18boo7b3o18boo7b3o$3boo6bo3boobo14boo6bo3boobo14boo6bo3boobo14b
oo6bo3boobo14boo6bo3boobo14boo6bo3boobo$11bo7bo21bo7bo21bo7bo21bo7bo
21bo7bo21bo7bo$11bo6bo22bo6bo22bo6bo22bo6bo22bo6bo22bo6bo$12bobbo26bo
bbo26bobbo26bobbo26bobbo26bobbo$$9boo28boo28boo28boo28boo28boo$9boo28b
oo28boo28boo28boo28boo$$160bo$11boo27bobo5bo22bo28bo28b3o28boo5bo$10b
3o4b3o20bo3bo3bo20boo4bobboo19b3obbooboo22bo4b3o22bo4boo$3boo6bob3o17b
oo5bo4boobo14boo3bobo3b4o15boo3bobo6boo14boobbo3bobobo17boo7boboo$3boo
3bo3b4o17boobb3o5bo17boo3boo4b3o16boobb3o3boobbo15boobbo6bob3o14booboo
5booboo$7b3o3bo28boo23bo4bo25bo6bo21b3o4bo22boo6bobo$7boobo26bo3bo29bo
87bo$9b3o29bo58bo28bo30bo$9boo27bo30boo27bobo29boo27boo$9boo28boo27b3o
27bobbo27bo29bobo$39bo29boo57bobo27bobo$8bo60bo28b3o27bobo26booboo$8bo
28b3o28bo29boo28bobo$8bo59bo9$11bo29bo29bo29bo29bo29bo$10bobo27bobo27b
obo27bobo27bobo27bobo$$10bo29bo29bo29bo29bo29bo$10bobbo26bobbo26bobbo
26bobbo26bobbo26bobbo$9bo29bo29bo29bo29bo29bo$9bo29bo29bo29bo29bo29bo$
9bo3bo25bo3bo25bo3bo25bo3bo25bo3bo25bo3bo$10b3o27b3o27b3o27b3o27b3o27b
3o$5b3o7boo18b3o7boo18b3o7boo18b3o7boo18b3o7boo18b3o7boo$boboo3bo6boo
14boboo3bo6boo14boboo3bo6boo14boboo3bo6boo14boboo3bo6boo14boboo3bo6boo
$o7bo21bo7bo21bo7bo21bo7bo21bo7bo21bo7bo$bo6bo22bo6bo22bo6bo22bo6bo22b
o6bo22bo6bo$4bobbo26bobbo26bobbo26bobbo26bobbo26bobbo$$9boo28boo28boo
28boo28boo28boo$9boo28boo28boo28boo28boo28boo$$160bo$11boo27bobo5bo22b
o28bo28b3o28boo5bo$10b3o4b3o20bo3bo3bo20boo4bobboo19b3obbooboo22bo4b3o
22bo4boo$3boo6bob3o17boo5bo4boobo14boo3bobo3b4o15boo3bobo6boo14boobbo
3bobobo17boo7boboo$3boo3bo3b4o17boobb3o5bo17boo3boo4b3o16boobb3o3boobb
o15boobbo6bob3o14booboo5booboo$7b3o3bo28boo23bo4bo25bo6bo21b3o4bo22boo
6bobo$7boobo26bo3bo29bo87bo$9b3o29bo58bo28bo30bo$9boo27bo30boo27bobo
29boo27boo$9boo28boo27b3o27bobbo27bo29bobo$39bo29boo57bobo27bobo$8bo
60bo28b3o27bobo26booboo$8bo28b3o28bo29boo28bobo$8bo59bo15$35bo59bo29bo
29bo$34bobo57bobo27bobo27bobo$$34bo59bo29bo29bo$34bobbo56bobbo26bobbo
26bobbo$33bo59bo29bo29bo$33bo59bo29bo29bo$33bo3bo55bo3bo25bo3bo25bo3bo
$34b3o57b3o27b3o27b3o$29b3o7boo48b3o7boo18b3o7boo18b3o7boo$25boboo3bo
6boo44boboo3bo6boo14boboo3bo6boo14boboo3bo6boo$24bo7bo51bo7bo21bo7bo
21bo7bo$25bo6bo52bo6bo22bo6bo22bo6bo7bo$28bobbo8bobo5bo39bobbo8bo17bo
bbo7b3o16bobbo8boo5bo$40bo3bo3bo50b3obbooboo22bo4b3o22bo4boo$33boo5bo
4boobo44boo3bobo6boo14boobbo3bobobo17boo7boboo$33boobb3o5bo47boobb3o3b
oobbo15boobbo6bob3o14booboo5booboo$42boo54bo6bo21b3o4bo22boo6bobo$37bo
3bo117bo$41bo58bo28bo30bo$38bo59bobo29boo27boo$39boo57bobbo27bo29bobo$
39bo88bobo27bobo$98b3o27bobo26booboo$37b3o58boo28bobo!
```

### Re: Help with names

Thanks!Maybe we can name them like "cis/trans/double-block 34P13 on +n 34P13" where +n is the phase difference?mniemiec wrote: There are 3 ways two of these can share blocks: in a straight line, at right angles, or both simultaneously. Both oscillators can have one of 13 different phase separations between the (+0..+12), but since they are both the same, and all 3 kinds of interactions are symmetrical, symmetry reduces this to 7 distinct ones (+0..+6).

For methuselahs' names:why are Iwona,Justyna,Lidka,Blom and Eve named so?Is the reason just like why Ed,Fred and Edna are named?

And who named that pattern "Cambrian-Explosion" in Golly?

EDIT:Why "any pattern covering the whole plane that is periodic in both space and time" is called agar?Isn't that a kind of substance?Previously I decided to call it "瓷砖(tile)".

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```
x = 9, y = 7, rule = B3/S23
6bo$6bobo$5bo2bo$b2o3b2o$o2bo$bobo$2bo!
#C [[ COLOR BACKGROUND 255 200 82 COLOR ALIVE 81 143 51 ]]
```

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### Re: Help with names

Presumably, it's named Cambrian Explosion after the biological event, due to the myriad different species of Life specimens in the pattern.GUYTU6J wrote:Who named that pattern "Cambrian-Explosion" in Golly?

### Re: Help with names

Or perhaps "cis/trans/double siamese bi-34P13" (siamese, since they share cells). Unfortunately, nomenclature gets less and less precise, the more complex the objects get.GUYTU6J wrote:Thanks!Maybe we can name them like "cis/trans/double-block 34P13 on +n 34P13" where +n is the phase difference?

Probably just random people's names given by the pattern discoverers.

And who named that pattern "Cambrian-Explosion" in Golly?

In the early days of Life, there was a series of patterns found consisting of a very long snake-like pattern, with a stable cap, a long diagonal line, and an unstable end. This "burned" up the diagonal line, periodically leaving behind debris (or sometimes nothing). As this resembled a burning fuse, such patterns were called "fuses". This term became generalized to any pattern that had a periodic repeating body, with an unstable end that would eat through the body.GUYTU6J wrote:Why "any pattern covering the whole plane that is periodic in both space and time" is called agar?Isn't that a kind of substance?Previously I decided to call it "瓷砖(tile)".

From "fuse" came the term "wick" (which in real life is a fuse that has not yet been ignited) to describe the periodic part of the above-mentioned patterns - i.e. patterns that repeated infinitely in one dimension. These sometimes apply to still-lifes, but more commonly to oscillators - especially, oscillators that can stabilize copies of themselves (so they can exist in wick form) but for which finite stabilizations are not yet known, so they can only be studied in wick form.

A name was later needed for patterns that repeated infinitely in two dimensions. Again, while this can apply to stable patterns, it is more frequently used to describe oscillators for which stable one-dimensional or finite forms are not yet known. The term "agar" in real life is a substance that is used in a laboratory to foster growth of bacteria that cannot grow in isolation, but flourish when grown in a nutrient medium. In Life, agars are similar - the universe may be thought of as consisting of repeating copies of a certain medium that can support certain behavior that cannot survive in isolation.

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### Re: Help with names

I know that Blom is B + LOM, but I don't know about the rest.

x₁=ηx

V ⃰_η=c²√(Λη)

K=(Λu²)/2

Pₐ=1−1/(∫^∞_t₀(p(t)ˡ⁽ᵗ⁾)dt)

$$x_1=\eta x$$

$$V^*_\eta=c^2\sqrt{\Lambda\eta}$$

$$K=\frac{\Lambda u^2}2$$

$$P_a=1-\frac1{\int^\infty_{t_0}p(t)^{l(t)}dt}$$

http://conwaylife.com/wiki/A_for_all

Aidan F. Pierce

V ⃰_η=c²√(Λη)

K=(Λu²)/2

Pₐ=1−1/(∫^∞_t₀(p(t)ˡ⁽ᵗ⁾)dt)

$$x_1=\eta x$$

$$V^*_\eta=c^2\sqrt{\Lambda\eta}$$

$$K=\frac{\Lambda u^2}2$$

$$P_a=1-\frac1{\int^\infty_{t_0}p(t)^{l(t)}dt}$$

http://conwaylife.com/wiki/A_for_all

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### Re: Help with names

Isn't blom bloom in Swedish, which is kind of what the mesuthelah does?

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### Re: Help with names

Q: What is real life's barberpole?

A: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barber%27s_pole

A: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barber%27s_pole

### Re: Help with names

Bump

[quote=mniemiec]Probably just random people's names given by the pattern discoverers.[/quote]

This convention applies to Wilma, Homer, Sir Robin and minstrel, right?How about Bronco?

[quote=mniemiec]Probably just random people's names given by the pattern discoverers.[/quote]

This convention applies to Wilma, Homer, Sir Robin and minstrel, right?How about Bronco?

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```
x = 9, y = 7, rule = B3/S23
6bo$6bobo$5bo2bo$b2o3b2o$o2bo$bobo$2bo!
#C [[ COLOR BACKGROUND 255 200 82 COLOR ALIVE 81 143 51 ]]
```

### Re: Help with names

Wilma and Homer continue a specific just-for-funsies convention for new lifetime-record-breaking methuselahs: find a fictional character that shares the name of the previous record-holder, then name the new one after their spouse.GUYTU6J wrote:BumpThis convention applies to Wilma, Homer, Sir Robin and minstrel, right?How about Bronco?mniemiec wrote:Probably just random people's names given by the pattern discoverers.

Sir Robin's naming was decided on in page 2 of the thread announcing its discover. In short, the character Sir Robin is a knight who "bravely ran away", the ship is a knightship running as fast as possible, and it sets a precedent for how to name future elementary knightships.

The reason for naming for the bronco is recounted here.

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### Re: Help with names

What about "ourobor

and "?22-trans-mirrored long"
and "?18-boat huge"
and "?15-hovac on loaf"?

**u**s bees"(EDIT: Lifewiki writes "ourobor**o**s", which is for a mythical tail-swallowing snake, but is "ouroborus" a Catagolue typo?)and "?22-trans-mirrored long"

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```
x = 7, y = 10, rule = B3/S23
5b2o$4bobo$4bo$b2ob2o$2bobo$2bobo$b2ob2o$2bo$obo$2o!
```

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```
x = 7, y = 8, rule = B3/S23
b2o$obo2b2o$o5bo$b5o2$3bo$2bobo$2b2o!
```

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```
x = 7, y = 8, rule = B3/S23
5bo$4bobo$3bo2bo$2bob2o$bobo$o2bo$obo$bo!
```

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```
x = 9, y = 7, rule = B3/S23
6bo$6bobo$5bo2bo$b2o3b2o$o2bo$bobo$2bo!
#C [[ COLOR BACKGROUND 255 200 82 COLOR ALIVE 81 143 51 ]]
```

### Re: Help with names

The ouroboros is a symbol of a snake and/or dragon eating its own tail, and that oscillator can be thought of as a "snake" of queen bees each eating the beehive of the previous queen bee.GUYTU6J wrote:What about "ouroborus bees"Code: Select all

`x = 24, y = 24, rule = B3/S23 13b2o$12bobo$11b3o$10b3o$11b3o$12bobo$13b2o3$2o3b2o$obobobo13bo$b5o13b3o$2b3o 13b5o$3bo13bobobobo$17b2o3b2o3$9b2o$9bobo$10b3o$11b3o$10b3o$9bobo$9b2o!`

I'm not sure what these names are supposed to mean, but I do know they originated from Achim's census.GUYTU6J wrote: and "?22-trans-mirrored long"and "?18-boat huge"Code: Select all

`x = 7, y = 10, rule = B3/S23 5b2o$4bobo$4bo$b2ob2o$2bobo$2bobo$b2ob2o$2bo$obo$2o!`

and "?15-hovac on loaf"?Code: Select all

`x = 7, y = 8, rule = B3/S23 b2o$obo2b2o$o5bo$b5o2$3bo$2bobo$2b2o!`

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`x = 7, y = 8, rule = B3/S23 5bo$4bobo$3bo2bo$2bob2o$bobo$o2bo$obo$bo!`

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### Re: Help with names

1) The ouroboros is a symbol of a snake eating its own tail, wrapped in a circle. The queen bees eat each other's beehives in a similar fashion.GUYTU6J wrote:What about "ouroborus bees"and "?22-trans-mirrored long"Code: Select all

`x = 24, y = 24, rule = B3/S23 13b2o$12bobo$11b3o$10b3o$11b3o$12bobo$13b2o3$2o3b2o$obobobo13bo$b5o13b3o$2b3o 13b5o$3bo13bobobobo$17b2o3b2o3$9b2o$9bobo$10b3o$11b3o$10b3o$9bobo$9b2o!`

and "?18-boat huge"Code: Select all

`x = 7, y = 10, rule = B3/S23 5b2o$4bobo$4bo$b2ob2o$2bobo$2bobo$b2ob2o$2bo$obo$2o!`

and "?15-hovac on loaf"?Code: Select all

`x = 7, y = 8, rule = B3/S23 b2o$obo2b2o$o5bo$b5o2$3bo$2bobo$2b2o!`

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`x = 7, y = 8, rule = B3/S23 5bo$4bobo$3bo2bo$2bob2o$bobo$o2bo$obo$bo!`

2, 3, 4) These seem to have been provisional names assigned by someone who didn't bother to come up with true systematic names. The initial number is the number of cells in the still life, but beyond that, there's no real system, just general observations about what the SL or its parts look like. I would probably call 2) "I-trans-skewed bookends siamese tables" — the way these things are normally named is neither clear nor consistent (see the b3s23/C1/xs14 Catagolue tabulation for an example), but from what I feel

*should*be the case, "skewed" refers to the 2-cell offset between the inductors; "trans" refers to the fact that the inductors are facing opposite directions, as in chemical terminology; and "I" distinguishes this form from the "Z" form, which is skewed in the opposite direction:

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```
x = 7, y = 8, rule = B3/S23
b2o$2bo2b2o$2bobobo$b2obo$2bob2o$obobo$2o2bo$4b2o!
```

x₁=ηx

V ⃰_η=c²√(Λη)

K=(Λu²)/2

Pₐ=1−1/(∫^∞_t₀(p(t)ˡ⁽ᵗ⁾)dt)

$$x_1=\eta x$$

$$V^*_\eta=c^2\sqrt{\Lambda\eta}$$

$$K=\frac{\Lambda u^2}2$$

$$P_a=1-\frac1{\int^\infty_{t_0}p(t)^{l(t)}dt}$$

http://conwaylife.com/wiki/A_for_all

Aidan F. Pierce

V ⃰_η=c²√(Λη)

K=(Λu²)/2

Pₐ=1−1/(∫^∞_t₀(p(t)ˡ⁽ᵗ⁾)dt)

$$x_1=\eta x$$

$$V^*_\eta=c^2\sqrt{\Lambda\eta}$$

$$K=\frac{\Lambda u^2}2$$

$$P_a=1-\frac1{\int^\infty_{t_0}p(t)^{l(t)}dt}$$

http://conwaylife.com/wiki/A_for_all

Aidan F. Pierce

### Re: Help with names

Thanks! What about alef_and_trans-pond?
From ?-amoeba_10,6,4 and ?-amoeba_7,4,4, I conclude that such nomenclature is similar to the (obsolete?) methane-derivated alkane nomenclature, where 2,3,3-trimethylhexane would be "dimethyl
But this surely leads to ambiguity since another ?-amoeba_10,6,4 can be like this:

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```
x = 7, y = 9, rule = B3/S23
2b2ob2o$3bobo$bo3bo$b4o2$b2o$o2bo$o2bo$b2o!
```

*n*-propyl isopropyl methane" according to my Basic Organic Chemistry textbook. Here, choose an ON cell and count the number of ON cells in the branching groups, then list them in decreasing order.Code: Select all

```
x = 16, y = 8, rule = LifeHistory
2.2A6.A3.2A$.A2.C5.3A2.A$A2.A.A7.CA$2A.A.A6.A$3.A.2A6.2A$2A.A10.A$A2.
A9.A$.2A10.2A!
```

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```
x = 7, y = 9, rule = LifeHistory
2.2A$.A2.C$A2.A.A$2A.A.A$3.A.2A$3.A$.3A$A$2A!
```

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```
x = 9, y = 7, rule = B3/S23
6bo$6bobo$5bo2bo$b2o3b2o$o2bo$bobo$2bo!
#C [[ COLOR BACKGROUND 255 200 82 COLOR ALIVE 81 143 51 ]]
```

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### Re: Help with names

That name seems fine. "Alef" is a name for that induction coil, which is fairly rare so I don't know if it has another name or not, and the pond is diagonally opposed to the protruding side of the induction coil.GUYTU6J wrote:Thanks! What about alef_and_trans-pond?Code: Select all

`x = 7, y = 9, rule = B3/S23 2b2ob2o$3bobo$bo3bo$b4o2$b2o$o2bo$o2bo$b2o!`

In my opinion, including cell counts in a pattern name is doing it wrong. The first one above would probably be "doubly inflected symmetric scorpion with tail" — "symmetric scorpion" usually refers to this SL:GUYTU6J wrote:From ?-amoeba_10,6,4 and ?-amoeba_7,4,4, I conclude that such nomenclature is similar to the (obsolete?) methane-derivated alkane nomenclature, where 2,3,3-trimethylhexane would be "dimethyln-propyl isopropyl methane" according to my Basic Organic Chemistry textbook. Here, choose an ON cell and count the number of ON cells in the branching groups, then list them in decreasing order.But this surely leads to ambiguity since another ?-amoeba_10,6,4 can be like this:Code: Select all

`x = 16, y = 8, rule = LifeHistory 2.2A6.A3.2A$.A2.C5.3A2.A$A2.A.A7.CA$2A.A.A6.A$3.A.2A6.2A$2A.A10.A$A2. A9.A$.2A10.2A!`

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`x = 7, y = 9, rule = LifeHistory 2.2A$.A2.C$A2.A.A$2A.A.A$3.A.2A$3.A$.3A$A$2A!`

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```
x = 16, y = 8, rule = LifeHistory
$.2A$A2.A$2A.A$3.2A$2A.A$A2.A$.2A!
```

x₁=ηx

V ⃰_η=c²√(Λη)

K=(Λu²)/2

Pₐ=1−1/(∫^∞_t₀(p(t)ˡ⁽ᵗ⁾)dt)

$$x_1=\eta x$$

$$V^*_\eta=c^2\sqrt{\Lambda\eta}$$

$$K=\frac{\Lambda u^2}2$$

$$P_a=1-\frac1{\int^\infty_{t_0}p(t)^{l(t)}dt}$$

http://conwaylife.com/wiki/A_for_all

Aidan F. Pierce

V ⃰_η=c²√(Λη)

K=(Λu²)/2

Pₐ=1−1/(∫^∞_t₀(p(t)ˡ⁽ᵗ⁾)dt)

$$x_1=\eta x$$

$$V^*_\eta=c^2\sqrt{\Lambda\eta}$$

$$K=\frac{\Lambda u^2}2$$

$$P_a=1-\frac1{\int^\infty_{t_0}p(t)^{l(t)}dt}$$

http://conwaylife.com/wiki/A_for_all

Aidan F. Pierce

### Re: Help with names

There was some diagram captioned with 'glider causes havoc' in which a glider collision resulted in the production of a mango (along with lots of chaos), and (owing to mistranslation) Achim Flammenkamp reasoned that the mango was called 'havoc'.A for awesome wrote:"hovac" is a misspelling of "havoc", an uncommon alternative name for the mango that is occasionally used on Catagolue for whatever reason.

What do you do with ill crystallographers? Take them to the

**!***mono*-clinic### Re: Help with names

This applies to Eater/block frob.mniemiec wrote:candlefrobra - This sounds like M.I.T-speak for "candelabra-thing". (They use "frob" as a generic term meaning "thing").

The barberpoles' and alkanes' naming convention with numeral prefixes(why not "prefices"?) are confusing, in which Latin and Greek are mixed. But there is a more confusing case with loops.

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```
x = 9, y = 7, rule = B3/S23
6bo$6bobo$5bo2bo$b2o3b2o$o2bo$bobo$2bo!
#C [[ COLOR BACKGROUND 255 200 82 COLOR ALIVE 81 143 51 ]]
```

### Re: Help with names

There are several names in Life that a numerical property of a pattern suggests a name based on real-world things associated with similar numbers. E.g.:GUYTU6J wrote:Add two terms:B-52 bomber(Why it is a bomber?)

and AK-47 reaction(Is that just because AK-47 gun is famous? )

Pentadecathlon: period 15, suggests 15 "events", similar to Olympic pentathlon and decathlon.

AK47: reaction with period 47, same number as in name of real-life weapon AK47.

B29: spaceship with population 29, same number as in name of real-life B-29 bomber.

B-52 bomber: gun (i.e. object that shoots projectiles) with modulus 52, same as in name of real-life B-52 bomber (vehicle that drops projectiles).

Burloaferimeter: period 7 oscillator found by Dave Buckingham, same number as population of a "burloaf" (what Buckingham called a Loaf), i.e. the oscillator's period "measures" the still-life's population.

Centinal: period 100 oscillator (evokes Latin "Cent-", and is a pun on Sentinel).

Hebdarole: like fumarole, but period 7 (cognate of Greek "Hepta-").

### Re: Help with names

Because it is at least as good as the Cambridge Pulsar, and probably even BETTERFlameandFury wrote:What is this called?Code: Select all

`x = 22, y = 19, rule = B3/S23 4$7b3ob3o$8b2ob2o$8b2ob2o$4bo3bo3bo3bo$4b4o5b4o$4b3o7b3o2$4b3o7b3o$4b 4o5b4o$4bo3bo3bo3bo$8b2ob2o$8b2ob2o$7b3ob3o!`

I am going to call it OpenSezMe

and watch what happens...

In the Game of Life there are no winners there are no losers there are only SURVIVORS.

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Code: Select all

```
#CXRLE Pos=0,0
x = 26, y = 34, rule = B3/S23
23bo$23bobo$23b2o9$2b3o2$o5bo$o5bo$o5bo2$2b3o5b2o$10b2o3$2b2o$2b2o10$
15b2o$15b2o!
```

### Re: Help with names

We are already WAY too attached to "pentadecathlon"GUYTU6J wrote:Next is pentadeca!muzik wrote: Nina, deca, undeca, duodeca, tredeca, quatturodeca

That's actually the page I copied most of them from lmao

Why don't we just simply change the "ium" suffix to "pole"

It may be improper.

It may be a mashup.

But that is the way it is.....

In the Game of Life there are no winners there are no losers there are only SURVIVORS.

.....**

...****

.******

*( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)*

.....**

...****

.******

*( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)*

Code: Select all

```
#CXRLE Pos=0,0
x = 26, y = 34, rule = B3/S23
23bo$23bobo$23b2o9$2b3o2$o5bo$o5bo$o5bo2$2b3o5b2o$10b2o3$2b2o$2b2o10$
15b2o$15b2o!
```

### Re: Help with names

I would name them, if I were you.....GUYTU6J wrote:When there is only one living cell in the rotor,there are two ways to change it into a still life.mniemiec wrote: stillater - An oscillator within a still-life (?).None of these have appeared on Catagolue yetCode: Select all

`x = 28, y = 8, rule = LifeHistory 3.A9.A9.A$2.A.A.2A4.A.A.2A4.A.A.2A$2.A.2A.A4.A.2A.A4.A.2A.A$2A.E6.2A 8.2A$.A.A.2A4.A.A.2A4.A.AE2A$.A.A2.A4.A.A2.A4.A.A2.A$2.A2.A6.A2.A6.A 2.A$3.2A8.2A8.2A!`

In the Game of Life there are no winners there are no losers there are only SURVIVORS.

.....**

...****

.******

*( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)*

.....**

...****

.******

*( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)*

Code: Select all

```
#CXRLE Pos=0,0
x = 26, y = 34, rule = B3/S23
23bo$23bobo$23b2o9$2b3o2$o5bo$o5bo$o5bo2$2b3o5b2o$10b2o3$2b2o$2b2o10$
15b2o$15b2o!
```

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### Re: Help with names

None of them really have the intention to name those uninteresting SLs. Even useful SLs like 31.4 rarely get namesotismo wrote:I would name them, if I were you.....GUYTU6J wrote:When there is only one living cell in the rotor,there are two ways to change it into a still life.mniemiec wrote: stillater - An oscillator within a still-life (?).None of these have appeared on Catagolue yetCode: Select all

`x = 28, y = 8, rule = LifeHistory 3.A9.A9.A$2.A.A.2A4.A.A.2A4.A.A.2A$2.A.2A.A4.A.2A.A4.A.2A.A$2A.E6.2A 8.2A$.A.A.2A4.A.A.2A4.A.AE2A$.A.A2.A4.A.A2.A4.A.A2.A$2.A2.A6.A2.A6.A 2.A$3.2A8.2A8.2A!`

EDIT:

What is the etymology of your term OpenSezMe?

otismo wrote: I am going to call it OpenSezMe

I am a prolific creator of many rather pathetic googological functions

My CA rules can be found here

Also, the tree game

Bill Watterson once wrote: "How do soldiers killing each other solve the world's problems?"

My CA rules can be found here

Also, the tree game

Bill Watterson once wrote: "How do soldiers killing each other solve the world's problems?"

### Re: Help with names

Out of all the (generally accepted) object names I've seen, none have been nearly as weird as $rats. Where did this name come from?

Wiki: http://www.conwaylife.com/wiki/User:Ian07

Discord: Ian07#6028

Discord: Ian07#6028

### Re: Help with names

Lilly PetuniasGUYTU6J wrote:The name "Laputa" comes from the famous novel Gulliver's Travels.

Why is the name given to an oscillator instead of a spaceship that really looks like a floating island?

comes from Gulliver's Travels

they were talking about Marriage

( I assume Holy Matrimony )

the five P "flowers" that are really weeds that you do NOT want in your garden :

Petunias spit

Poppys pop off

Pansys are now "gay"

Poseys posers and wannabes

Peonies peons ( duh )

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Code: Select all

```
#CXRLE Pos=0,0
x = 26, y = 34, rule = B3/S23
23bo$23bobo$23b2o9$2b3o2$o5bo$o5bo$o5bo2$2b3o5b2o$10b2o3$2b2o$2b2o10$
15b2o$15b2o!
```