## Introductions

A forum where anything goes. Introduce yourselves to other members of the forums, discuss how your name evolves when written out in the Game of Life, or just tell us how you found it. This is the forum for "non-academic" content.
Erkan Yilmaz
Posts: 2
Joined: October 10th, 2010, 5:07 pm
Location: Karlsruhe, Germany
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### Introductions

Hello,

(sorry, but did not see a thread where new people can introduce themselves)

I'm new around here and would be happy if someone can point me to some of your activities.

I got interested into Life from a mediawiki variant, see wiki
Then I found this forum and wiki:
wiki: http://conwaylife.com/wiki/index.php?ti ... kan_Yilmaz
soup search: http://conwaylife.com/soup/stats.asp?name=Erkan+Yilmaz

Greetings from Germany,
Erkan

Axaj
Posts: 232
Joined: September 26th, 2009, 12:23 am

### Re: introduction

Welcome, we've been getting quite a few new members recently.
Erkan Yilmaz wrote:(sorry, but did not see a thread where new people can introduce themselves)
I don't think there is one, actually.

Erkan Yilmaz
Posts: 2
Joined: October 10th, 2010, 5:07 pm
Location: Karlsruhe, Germany
Contact:

### Re: introduction

Thank you for the welcome

137ben
Posts: 343
Joined: June 18th, 2010, 8:18 pm

### Re: introduction

I don't think there is one, actually.
Well now there is!

ssaamm
Posts: 125
Joined: June 4th, 2010, 9:43 pm

### Re: introduction

Do you think I have some introducing to do then?
Nah, I'm not interesting enough

NotAvailableCooper
Posts: 12
Joined: August 10th, 2014, 7:56 pm

### Re: introduction

Hi! I'm a guy who's been playing around with GoL for 5 years and is particularly fascinated with methuselahs. I'm no expert, but I know enough to have made a video series on the basics on YouTube.
Methuselahs unbound.

jbrodak
Posts: 2
Joined: August 30th, 2014, 3:39 pm

### Re: introduction

well someone suppose to create plase for noobs here...

gliderman
Posts: 4
Joined: November 27th, 2013, 7:14 am

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Hi,everyone.I'm a rookie to GOL.In fact,I'm also a rookie to English...(I have to declare it before I make some rookie mistakes).
It would be a great pleasure for me to make some contributions in this field.
Glider is a miracle!

A for awesome
Posts: 2159
Joined: September 13th, 2014, 5:36 pm
Location: Pembina University, Home of the Gliders
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### Re: introduction

Hello. My name is Aidan F. Pierce and I will (hopefully) be posting a lot around the site. I can't think of anything else to say, so I think I'll just leave it at that.
praosylen#5847 (Discord)

x₁=ηx
V*_η=c²√(Λη)
K=(Λu²)/2
Pₐ=1−1/(∫^∞_t₀(p(t)ˡ⁽ᵗ⁾)dt)

$$x_1=\eta x$$
$$V^*_\eta=c^2\sqrt{\Lambda\eta}$$
$$K=\frac{\Lambda u^2}2$$
$$P_a=1-\frac1{\int^\infty_{t_0}p(t)^{l(t)}dt}$$

Nathaniel
Posts: 636
Joined: December 10th, 2008, 3:48 pm
Contact:

### Re: introduction

Well, since we have a forum for this type of stuff now, I might as well throw my hat in the ring:

My name's Nathan Johnston, and I became interested in Life back in high school (2001 or 2002) when it was given as an assignment in a computer programming course. I started this website during my PhD, and I'm now a math professor at a small university in eastern Canada.

I have a wife and a daughter, and I enjoy video games in my free time.

drc
Posts: 1664
Joined: December 3rd, 2015, 4:11 pm
Location: creating useless things in OCA

### Re: Introductions

My name is Daniel (my user name is my initials) I'm 13 years old, and I go to a terrible middle school full of (pardon my french) assholes. I like to spend time playing CGoL and other video games. However, my computer only has 4 cores, so compared to everyone else, it's like a toddler trying to take on 20 copies of Arnold Schwarzenegger. I like listening to a lot of different kinds of music, all the way from the '80s-2016. I'm also an atheist.

I don't know if I'm giving too much information away, though.
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Saka
Posts: 3608
Joined: June 19th, 2015, 8:50 pm
Location: somewhere
Contact:

### Re: Introductions

My username is my nickname I am 11 and live in Java Island in Indonesia but I can speak English and Indonesian and can translate phrases, words, etc. I can also part-translate Malay. I spend time at home by playing CGoL, Minecraft, and stuff. My computer is an extremely poopy 32-bit Dual Core Intel PC. I am dedicated to finding a 2c/9 diagonal with WLS. I am Male (Boy). I also own a saltwater aquarium.
Currently taking a little break, but still hanging around on the Discord server.

thunk
Posts: 170
Joined: October 3rd, 2015, 8:50 pm
Location: Central USA

### Re: Introductions

Hello everyone, my name is thunk.

Well okay, that's the nym I go by online. My meatspace name is not actually thunk. That would be rather silly. (And no, I'm not going to tell y'all just yet.)

As for my gender, well... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. Honestly, if I knew any better I'd tell you. But I'm fine with "she" or "they" pronouns.

I live in the central part of the US (keep moving back and forth) and am 19 years of age, as my profile (doesn't quite) say. Logically enough, I am currently studying a STEM field at a large state university.

Having been interested in recreational mathematics for a long time, I've been interested in CGoL for a slightly shorter span of time. Downloading Golly, watching the patterns, etc etc. I even found these forums in about 2010, but never actually posted anything.'

In the interim, stuff happened, my interests changed, and then in 2015 I got back here. Now I'm figuring out how to make patterns--not just run them. (of course, not very many just yet...)
"What's purple and commutes?
The Evanston Express."

Pigeonbee
Posts: 21
Joined: March 25th, 2016, 2:59 pm
Location: UK

### Re: Introductions

May as well join in.

I'm Brandon, and I'm facinated by GoL. It kinda started a while ago while reading a book, finding about the chaos theory, and when looking in further, I found out the GoL thing.
When I first was messing about with it, it was my intentions to try and create a soup to see what would naturally appear. Now it's about finding the perfect methuslah and such.

I hope I have fun here.
I am riveted by really, really long-lasting methuselahs.
Trying to seach for them in golly by placing random blocks and hoping for the best, and also by modding existing ones.

biggiemac
Posts: 504
Joined: September 17th, 2014, 12:21 am
Location: California, USA

### Re: Introductions

Might as well. Some stuff about me is known in other threads but I'll say a bit more here.

I'm Brett, a 21yo graduate student at Caltech in applied physics. I am fascinated by information and its various forms, which has led me to interest in cellular automata, coding-based puzzles like TIS-100, machine learning, quantum information devices (my area of research), and all sorts of other things.

I discovered CGOL while an undergraduate at Harvey Mudd College, where it was shown in a coding class. I forgot about it for a couple years and then rediscovered it when friends were in that same class. Seeing the golly ticker (the pattern at the top of http://golly.sourceforge.net/) I think is what made me want to learn about how controlled information flow is engineered in the CGOL universe. Shortly after joining the forums I started to play around with the possible information flow surrounding the (23, 5)c/79 reaction and made the Waterbear. Other projects I have not finished but plan to keep working towards are a compactified TL extruder, the 13131 spaceship, and maybe others I have forgotten about.
Physics: sophistication from simplicity.

M. I. Wright
Posts: 372
Joined: June 13th, 2015, 12:04 pm

### Re: Introductions

Hiya! First off, I'm not sure how many people - if any - have thought much about my username in the 10-or-so months I've been here, but I figure it's not too late to point out that it's a play on words and not my actual name (say it out loud). Lately I've started ditching the initials and going by Ian Wright - still not my real name - or just Wright, though, so if you come across one of those names on some other niche forum you can pretty much be sure it's me.

I can't remember what I was doing beforehand, but my first exposure to CGoL was when I found the 'epic conways game of life' YT video back in 4th grade. I downloaded Golly soon after because the video absolutely fascinated me (in particular the Golly ticker and 2c/5 gun), but after messing around with it for a month or so I realized I really didn't understand what was happening nor what I was doing, so it got pushed to the back of my mind until the summer before this year - 9th grade - when I joined these forums.
My ten months here have mostly been spent putting off the one thing I joined to do, so with the progress I've been making you should expect to see said thing in a few years, if I haven't given up on Life (heh) by then.

Besides this forum, my hobbies include 3d animating (and modeling, albeit to a lesser extent) & other graphic-design-related shenanigans, pen spinning, programming (not something I take seriously, but I can get by in most languages), music, and running.
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lifeisawesome
Posts: 86
Joined: April 22nd, 2016, 1:55 pm
Location: poland

### Re: Introductions

Hello
I am a person who's interested in Conway's Life, and I might be one of the youngest.
Well, I am a noob, but I might make something nice on the way.
I don't have anything else to say...
--Szymon Bartosiewicz
favorite pattern:

Code: Select all

x = 2, y = 2, rule = B25/S3a
2o$2o! LVGuy Posts: 8 Joined: August 15th, 2016, 9:10 pm ### Re: Introductions hi everyone my name is LV. i'm a 13 years of age human that has been lurking on this forum for a while but i didn't register. i learned a lot from this forum but i guess you can still call me a noob i mainly focus on rules that aren't CGOL but i occasionally do some things with it so you'll probably mostly see me in the "other cellular automata" forum barner Posts: 1 Joined: December 15th, 2016, 5:06 am ### Re: Introductions Hey guys,!! I am new here, how's everyone here?? Saka Posts: 3608 Joined: June 19th, 2015, 8:50 pm Location: somewhere Contact: ### Re: Introductions barner wrote:Hey guys,!! I am new here, how's everyone here?? Um... How did you find Conway's Game of Life? Currently taking a little break, but still hanging around on the Discord server. Add your computer to the Table of Lifeenthusiast Computers! A for awesome Posts: 2159 Joined: September 13th, 2014, 5:36 pm Location: Pembina University, Home of the Gliders Contact: ### Re: Introductions Saka wrote:Um... How did you find Conway's Game of Life? That's a different thread you're thinking about, @Saka. barner wrote:Hey guys,!! I am new here, how's everyone here?? Welcome! praosylen#5847 (Discord) x₁=ηx V*_η=c²√(Λη) K=(Λu²)/2 Pₐ=1−1/(∫^∞_t₀(p(t)ˡ⁽ᵗ⁾)dt) $$x_1=\eta x$$ $$V^*_\eta=c^2\sqrt{\Lambda\eta}$$ $$K=\frac{\Lambda u^2}2$$ $$P_a=1-\frac1{\int^\infty_{t_0}p(t)^{l(t)}dt}$$ Saka Posts: 3608 Joined: June 19th, 2015, 8:50 pm Location: somewhere Contact: ### Re: Introductions A for awesome wrote: Saka wrote:Um... How did you find Conway's Game of Life? That's a different thread you're thinking about, @Saka. lol ya Currently taking a little break, but still hanging around on the Discord server. Add your computer to the Table of Lifeenthusiast Computers! ChrisWebb Posts: 2 Joined: December 16th, 2016, 9:25 am ### Re: Introductions I am a software engineer, and in my spare time I work on my own web-based applications such as stats software and neural networks. I recently read about cellular automata and immediately became intrigued by their possibilities, and started to work on my own implementation. I hope to get a very minimal version launched in early 2017 (I'll post a link on this forum), after which I should get time for regular enhancements. Chris. rook17 Posts: 1 Joined: February 6th, 2017, 5:29 pm ### Hi Hi. Going beyong lurking... 1st surprise : the reg form told me that lwss was not the name of the smallest spaceship. Fortunately, it hinted me by stating that the spaceship was only 5 cells... I thought that the ubiquitous glider was not a proper spaceship ! Interested in lua, seems easy, some simple scripts already modded. Too lazy for Py. I would like to find a catalog of salvos - or other means - to move simple objects. Actually trying to move a beehive 1 cell sideways. Love static, but hate clumsy herschels cu Kiran Posts: 285 Joined: March 4th, 2015, 6:48 pm ### Re: Introductions Any pattern that eventually returns to its original configuration translated a non-zero amount is a spaceship. Welkome to ConwayLife.com! Code: Select all x = 3, y = 4, rule = B3/S23 o$3o$obo$2bo!

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