AforAmpere wrote:A glider and 5 blocks becomes a glider and 5 blocks in a different position...
These dirty Blockic reflectors are actually surprisingly common. It should be possible to enumerate hundreds or thousands of them with a search script. The constellation enumerator
I wrote a while back could easily be adapted for the purpose.
be really nice to have a complete survey of these things, just in case there's some lucky transformation from Constellation A -> Constellation B -> Constellation A, or something like that, maybe that produces extra gliders. But there are so many possible arrangements of blocks that this seems like a kind of low-likelihood space to search for miracles in.
For some old history along these general lines, check out knightlife's Blockic splitters
and Blockic seeds
threads, and this post
Seems to me there are other investigations along these lines from several years ago, maybe in Accidental Discoveries? -- but I'm not turning them up immediately.
... Of course one way to build other examples of "A glider and 5 blocks becomes a glider and 5 blocks in a different position"
would be to use the 31c/240 Centipede reaction. Let's see, I can get five gliders out along with the five blocks -- really six gliders, or seven if you count the one that gets used up almost immediately. But I have to use another glider up arbitrarily so that I'm starting with five blocks instead of four:
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