I included the blinker in case the filtering of the 4th NE rake left a blinker behind. But if I filter from the blinkers left behind after MWSS synth, the reaction that works best is actually clean. So my only starting SL is a block. The half-HF seemed ideal because multiple lanes could delete the second hive. As we can only send in NE gliders it would actually take 3 to make the variant with the hives at noon and 9. If we turned one hive into a block and had the block absorb gliders that would be probably the best bet, with 4 input gliders.
I'm also hoping to be able to use p79 rakes for this and just have the other half of the salvo vanish on the helix. If necessary I could make p158 rakes and then the whole business of lane matching would be irrelevant.
EDIT: Btw, can one build new tracks by heisenburning SE gliders in the spaceship stream?
That wasn't what I thought I understood. Old-track cleanup isn't much of a problem -- I don't actually know about the 316-2-190-263 track, but it looks as if the 31-2 track can drop stuff to absorb those gliders...?codeholic wrote:Please excuse me, if I got confused, but if I got it right, you're going to build a *WSS seed to clean up old tracks, once you build new ones.
The most recent LWSS idea was to hit an upward p158 LWSS stream with glider streams to produce either a SW glider stream for a "reset" -- i.e., start over with a new Tower of Hanoi southeast of the last one -- or, with some extra cleverness, a double-density line of junk for a new lead Herschel to burn instead of the SW gliders.
This basically the same trick that was done for the original knightship front end, except that the original used two interleaved (non-helix) p158 LWSS streams to get everything started. Now maybe it's possible to get away with only one LWSS, because a line of junk left behind by the first Tower can be shuffled into the right place for a new Tower's lead Herschel to burn on alternate cycles.
-- Did I get all of that right, or at least some of it?
Something along these lines, you mean?codeholic wrote:EDIT: Btw, can one build new tracks by heisenburning SE gliders in the spaceship stream?
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The cleanup will use a NW rake, I think you must have misread me earlier. Dave linked to the post with my 31-2 cleanup. I'll see what it takes to clean up the other once a reset is performed, but notice that the 316-2 portion is only 3 rephasings away from 31-2.codeholic wrote:Please excuse me, if I got confused, but if I got it right, you're going to build a *WSS seed to clean up old tracks
The ship, were it to use 2 resets, would only need 12 syntheses: the 6 helix, 2 fanout, 2 hivemaker that have always existed, plus one more for each reset.
I'm basically done with the 4th synth, I'll post when the reset is done too.
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Side note: I'm curious though, in the interest of being more space efficient.. this reaction lasts quite a while, and I have wondered about period-halving mechanisms from p158 sparks. That is, some p158 reaction that effectively produces p79 output. Could anyone use gencols or the like (I have no familiarity) to see if there is any way to add a LWSS from below this reaction to give two burnable stills separated by (5,23)? It would save a forward rake and some space, and there's enough opportunity that such a long shot could have a chance. Any other debris would probably be fine.
My bad. What about heisenburning NE gliders?biggiemac wrote:Heisenburning SE gliders in a p79 stream would work as demonstrated, but we can't use SE gliders because they interfere with the syntheses above. If we sent them after the 4th synth it would take well over 10k cells vertically for them to reach. So we use an NE rake.
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Also every NE rake travels 8000 cells at this point, which means it is a substantial part of the population. Haven't yet reached 100k but I surpassed 90k in setting up the reset.
Anyway, I'm still pretty sure there is a way to build a new track with heisenburning at most 4 synchronised NE gliders in the spaceship stream. I'll try to find one.
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I notice that p158 LWSS streams and singleton NE glider streams can cross safely:
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The odds are probably pretty low, but it's certainly a searchable space. Is it even worth looking for? Or are the synchronization issues going to be so awful anyway that there's no point in even trying to overlap two or more of the big Tower of Hanoi triangles?
I have attempted the overlap with present technology and found it to be impossible. If there were synth recipes that used more crafty NE rakes it would be possible but still likely a pain to do anything with..
Codeholic, that looks like exactly what I wanted at some earlier point, with the added benefit of needing no LWSS input. It would be possible to start with the blocks left after the LWSS synth. Thanks for the find. However, I think I might have an idea for something even better, if I can make a cheap p79 E LWSS rake.
First, there is a lot of unused space on the rear track during the 4th synth. If we make a p79 E LWSS rake and turn one of the rephasings of the front track into a rake, we can build a string of p79 stills inside the triangle of the 4th synth. It is certainly possible for the NE rake to pass through them. (Far easier with the LWSS recipe than with the MWSS recipe). This will allow a rephasing to overlap with a synth.
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OK, I must ask you biggiemac, what is your real name? Since Conway's Life is a mathematical recreation with serious consequences for cellular automata, it is important that your real name be known.biggiemac wrote:A much more practical reset.
It would take way too much work to build the g + 3-block, so I stuck with the 2g + block, and this is what came out. It's shorter than building a new track and a rake. It's shown being burned as closely as possible.
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I don't really want to go back to the beginning with this to see if I can shave off a few hundred vertical cells and some pop with this, but I will be considering this for the rest of the ship. I'll take it case by case to see which is better for height.
Something I think would be a great space-saver if I had the computational power on my side, determining on each helix synthesis if it were possible and more economical to create a p79 E LWSS rake instead and filter it out on the stills left behind after the last synthesis.. My approach when building this by hand starts by looking at where the gliders intersect those stills in order to determine where the E LWSS go, so no way would I be able to try out all the options. I think I will complete the ship as is first, and then try to see what optimizing it via code would entail.
So in general, once I figure out the NE glider lane, the LWSS options are spaced out by 52 vertical cells. The exception is that ones that crash into the p158 block that filters the NE rake are not options.
Unlucky: as posted, the best the new LWSS rake could accomplish was the topmost of 3 LWSS that crash, so I had to get more creative with absorbers or it would be a swing of 208 height. (This was still miles above the old rake's best option).
Lucky: I found a way to clean up the rear cluster that left a blinker, saving one beehive absorber synthesis. Tweaking the LWSS rake I posted yesterday, that bought me not just the extra squeeze I needed, but allowed even the next LWSS rake, for 260 height better than expected!
Unlucky: This LWSS rake wouldn't pass through the front track without stalling it past the point where it would be able to make the appropriate NE rake.
Lucky: Since this is the first synth off a reset, the 316-2-190-263 track wasn't yet fully burned, and I had the option to get creative with how I rephased it so long as all the tracks agreed mod 19 with their end goals. Burning a 301 track instead of 263, I used the block, suppress-out option and rephased the lower track pair independently of the top 3 using a block pull sequence. This allowed me to rephase the top 3 with the 69 track's suppress in on top of the usual 2 track's rephasing. Everything passed through and was prepared for the NE rake.
Unlucky: using the tighter E LWSS rake, the garbage left behind prevented me from being able to synthesize hives on the back trail to support the SE glider rake that kicks back the top glider on the NE rake.
Lucky: The p158 HF->two blocks reaction puts the blocks in the right place to appear as p79 if approached from NE or SW, and works with the preexisting track setup.
After trying many unsuccessful strategies to make the SE rake work, I got incredibly lucky on a longshot. I was able to set up one last beehive in front of the entire LWSS rake, turn the blinker into a block instead of vanishing it, and with a bit of coaxing this track did all the things I had been needing to accomplish! It didn't interfere with the E LWSS, it set off a block pull sequence that allowed it to rephase without glider output and it flawlessly produced the SE rake and then vanished on the staggered blocks.
So this is 260 height better than if I hadn't fought for it, and the rear track is at 31-2 and ready without any more garbage to clean up with plenty of height to set up the next rake in an optimum location.
I couldn't see a computer handling all that in automatic assembly, or feeling so rewarded when something works!
Edit: in the file I posted, the block filter is in the wrong place towards the bottom. The trail leaves behind blinkers, when actually it should leave behind blocks. The error is near the point where the LWSS cross, and the NE rake runs into it after about 2200 generations. Above/after that point it is correct. I found the error out the hard way when setting up the 6th synth..