### Soup search results

**September 15th, 2014, 4:09 pm**

I'd like to start the thread with a nice figure 8 synthesis.

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```
x = 14, y = 14, rule = B3/S23
b2o$o2bo$obo$bo2$5b2o$4bobo$4bobo$5bo6b2o$12b2o3$8b2o$8b2o!
```

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Posted: **September 15th, 2014, 4:09 pm**

As suggested by dvgrn, I open a new thread for soup search results.

I'd like to start the thread with a nice figure 8 synthesis.

I'd like to start the thread with a nice figure 8 synthesis.

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```
x = 14, y = 14, rule = B3/S23
b2o$o2bo$obo$bo2$5b2o$4bobo$4bobo$5bo6b2o$12b2o3$8b2o$8b2o!
```

Posted: **September 15th, 2014, 5:44 pm**

Seven-glider synthesis of a 14-bitter:
EDIT: Best result I could find for that 19-bit P2:

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```
x = 8, y = 21, rule = B3/S23
5bo$4bo$4b3o$bo$2b2o$b2o4$3bo$2bobo$3bo4$2o$b2o$o$6b2o$5b2o$7bo!
```

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```
x = 28, y = 25, rule = B3/S23
13b2ob2o$13b2ob2o2$12bo$12bo13b2o$12bo3b2o8b2o$16bobo$18bo$17b2o$8bo$
7bobo$7bobo$8bo14bo$22bobo$21bo2bo$22b2o2$19bo$17b2ob2o$17bo2bo$6b2o
10b2o$5bo2bo$o5b2o$o$o!
```

Posted: **September 15th, 2014, 10:51 pm**

MWSS + 2 blinkers (half traffic light) -> pulsar
Seed: 2014-09-09T12-28-06.556000_wm910348

Another soup from the same run cleanly produced 2 pulsars at gen 61:
Seed: 2014-09-09T12-28-06.556000_wm405005

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```
x = 16, y = 6, rule = B3/S23
b5o$o4bo7b3o$5bo$o3bo6bo$2bo8bo$11bo!
```

Another soup from the same run cleanly produced 2 pulsars at gen 61:

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```
x = 16, y = 16, rule = B3/S23
b2obo5bobobo$obobo4bobo2b2o$2obob7ob2o$2b2o5bobo3bo$3bob2o3b3ob2o$2b4o
3bobobobo$2bo6bobo3bo$o2bobo2b2o2b2obo$o2bo2bob2o2bo2bo$bo2bo2bo2bob3o
$2o2bobo2b3o3bo$b2ob4ob2obo$ob4ob2ob2obobo$4o3bob5o$3o3bo3bo4bo$b3o4bo
b4obo!
```

Posted: **September 16th, 2014, 10:43 am**

I'll see your three pulsars, and raise you one:wildmyron wrote:MWSS + 2 blinkers (half traffic light) -> pulsar

Another soup from the same run cleanly produced 2 pulsars at gen 61:

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```
x = 58, y = 15, rule = B3/S23
54b2o$54b2o2$9bo$3b2o3bobo3b2o$3b2o3bobo3b2o$9bo41b3o$53bo$52bo2b3o$6b
2o3b2o$7b5o$2o6b3o6b2o$2o7bo7b2o$54b2o$54b2o!
```

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```
#C 100Ms6348646, score=32
x = 16, y = 16, rule = B3/S23
2ob2o3bob2o$3o2b2ob2obobobo$2bobo2bob3o3bo$obobo3b7o$3o2b2ob2obobobo$
3b2ob2o7bo$obob2obob2ob3o$4b5ob2ob3o$b2ob2obob2ob3o$obobo3b3ob2obo$4b
2ob3obo2bo$obo5bobobob2o$3obobob2o2bo2bo$bobo3bo4bob2o$o2bob2ob3obob2o
$2obo3bo2bob2obo!
```

Posted: **September 17th, 2014, 5:08 pm**

Probably already known, but quadpole predecessor:

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```
x = 8, y = 7, rule = B3/S23
2o$obo$b2o$4bo$4bo$4bo2bo$5b2o!
```

Posted: **September 18th, 2014, 11:03 am**

A beacon crystalizes a *"Multum in Parvo"* into an induction coil. (Edit: My mistake;;; It's just a tl and a teardrop making an unnamed meth slightly different from a "multum in parvo")
A pulsar with a boat makes a HWSS with some junk. With a correctly-placed block, it is downgraded to a LWSS.
Probably just previously-known, unsure discoveries.

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```
x = 25, y = 18, rule = B3/S23
13bo$13bo$13bo$2o$2o7b3o3b3o$2b2o$2b2o9bo$13bo$13bo$21b3o3$24bo$24bo$
13b2o9bo$12b2obo$12bo2bo$13b2o!
```

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```
x = 11, y = 40, rule = B3/S23
2b3o3b3o$2bobo3bobo$2b3o3b3o5$3bo$2bobo$3b2o14$2o$2o6$2b3o3b3o$2bobo3b
obo$2b3o3b3o5$3bo$2bobo$3b2o!
```

Posted: **September 18th, 2014, 1:19 pm**

That's notScorbie wrote:A beacon crystalizes a"Multum in Parvo"into an induction coil.

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```
x = 246, y = 6, rule = B3/S23
243b3o$242bo2bo$3b3o235bo$2bo2bo234bo$bo3bo$o!
```

Posted: **September 20th, 2014, 4:40 pm**

Pi predecessor + stairstep -> block + figure-8:

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```
x = 9, y = 6, rule = B3/S23
2bo$b2o$2o$o5bo$5b2obo$6bo!
```

Posted: **September 21st, 2014, 1:30 am**

oooooops.... my mistakeA for awesome wrote:That's notScorbie wrote:A beacon crystalizes a"Multum in Parvo"into an induction coil.quiteamultum in parvo.Code: Select all

`x = 246, y = 6, rule = B3/S23 243b3o$242bo2bo$3b3o235bo$2bo2bo234bo$bo3bo$o!`

Posted: **September 21st, 2014, 9:54 am**

butterfly + 2 hives -> mold + 1 hive

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```
x = 12, y = 11, rule = B3/S23
9b2o$8bo2bo$9b2o$bo$obo$obo$bo$7b3o$8bobo$9b2o$10bo!
```

Posted: **September 25th, 2014, 1:35 am**

That reaction was used here: viewtopic.php?p=2856#p2856A for awesome wrote:Probably already known, but quadpole predecessor:Code: Select all

`x = 8, y = 7, rule = B3/S23 2o$obo$b2o$4bo$4bo$4bo2bo$5b2o!`

Another quadpole: Glider + 2 Blinker -> quadpole + lots of junk

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```
x = 16, y = 32, rule = B3/S23
bo$2bo$3o3$3b3o24$15bo$15bo$15bo!
```

Glider + Block + 2 Blinker -> 22bit still life + lots of junk

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```
x = 40, y = 18, rule = B3/S23
8bo$9bo$7b3o6$16bo22bo$16bo22bo$16bo22bo6$2o$2o!
```

Posted: **September 28th, 2014, 8:03 pm**

Been doing some experiments with symmetrical soups, not sure how useful any of these are:

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```
x = 232, y = 98
4obo4bo4bobo4bo4bob4o29bobboobob4o7b4oboboobbo$5bob3obo9bob3obo36bo4bo
b3obobobob3obo4bo38bobbo3bobo7bobo3bobbo$b4ob4obbooboboboobb4ob4o30bo
bbobb4o3b5o3b4obbobbo34b3obbobobobbooboboobbobobobb3o$obooboobob4obobo
b4obobooboobo29boboobb3ob3ob3ob3ob3obboobo35booboo3boob3ob3oboo3booboo
$6bob3o3bo3bo3b3obo35bob5obobobob3obobobob5obo34bobobboo6bo3bo6boobbob
o$o3b3o3boob3ob3oboo3b3o3bo29boobobbob3o9b3obobboboo39bo5bob5obo5bo51b
3obobooboboboboboobob3o$obo3boob3o9b3oboo3bobo29bo4bobboobobbobobboboo
bbo4bo35bobbooboboobobobobobooboboobbo47b3o4bo4bo4bo4b3o$obobo7b3o3b3o
7bobobo32b3oboobobb5obboboob3o37bo4bobo3boob3oboo3bobo4bo43b3oboob3obo
7bob3oboob3o$4b4obob3obobob3obob4o33boboobboboboboo3boobobobobboobo34b
o4bo3bobbo5bobbo3bo4bo43b3obobobob4obob4obobobob3o$bb5obb4obooboob4obb
5o31boobobob17oboboboo35b4obb4obobbobbob4obb4o45b3o4bo3boo3boo3bo4b3o$
ob4obbobobobbobobbobobobb4obo29boobooboo3bob5obo3boobooboo37b5obobo3bo
3bobob5o47bobbobobbobooboboboobobbobobbo$bboobobo3b5ob5o3boboboo32bob
6obbobooboobobb6obo36boobbo4b3obobob3o4bobboo44bobobo5boo7boo5bobobo$
oo4boobo4booboo4boboo4boo34bob4o9b4obo39boobboo8b3o8boobboo44bobb3obob
o3b3o3bobob3obbo$b3obboob4obbobobb4oboobb3o30bob3obooboboobbobbooboboo
b3obo34bob4obo3bobooboobo3bob4obo43bobobobb3ob3o3b3ob3obbobobo$bbob8ob
oo3boob8obo36b4o4bobobo4b4o39boobbo5booboobooboo5bobboo43boboboob3o4b
3o4b3oboobobo$bbooboobobboo7boobbobooboo31bobboo3bobbob5obobbo3boobbo
34b4o7bo3bo3bo7b4o43bobob3oboobobo3boboboob3obobo$67b4o4bobobo4b4o43b
7obo5bob7o47boboboobo5bobobo5boboobobo$bbooboobobboo7boobbobooboo31bob
3obooboboobbobbooboboob3obo34b4o7bo3bo3bo7b4o45bobob3o13b3obobo$bbob8o
boo3boob8obo36bob4o9b4obo39boobbo5booboobooboo5bobboo44b4obboobobb5obb
oboobb4o$b3obboob4obbobobb4oboobb3o31bob6obbobooboobobb6obo35bob4obo3b
obooboobo3bob4obo44booboo6b3ob3o6booboo$oo4boobo4booboo4boboo4boo29boo
booboo3bob5obo3boobooboo34boobboo8b3o8boobboo43bobo4boo6bo6boo4bobo$bb
oobobo3b5ob5o3boboboo31boobobob17oboboboo35boobbo4b3obobob3o4bobboo45b
ooboo6b3ob3o6booboo$ob4obbobobobbobobbobobobb4obo29boboobboboboboo3boo
bobobobboobo37b5obobo3bo3bobob5o47b4obboobobb5obboboobb4o$bb5obb4oboob
oob4obb5o34b3oboobobb5obboboob3o38b4obb4obobbobbob4obb4o46bobob3o13b3o
bobo$4b4obob3obobob3obob4o33bo4bobboobobbobobboboobbo4bo34bo4bo3bobbo
5bobbo3bo4bo43boboboobo5bobobo5boboobobo$obobo7b3o3b3o7bobobo29boobobb
ob3o9b3obobboboo34bo4bobo3boob3oboo3bobo4bo43bobob3oboobobo3boboboob3o
bobo$obo3boob3o9b3oboo3bobo29bob5obobobob3obobobob5obo35bobbooboboobob
obobobooboboobbo44boboboob3o4b3o4b3oboobobo$o3b3o3boob3ob3oboo3b3o3bo
29boboobb3ob3ob3ob3ob3obboobo39bo5bob5obo5bo48bobobobb3ob3o3b3ob3obbob
obo$6bob3o3bo3bo3b3obo35bobbobb4o3b5o3b4obbobbo34bobobboo6bo3bo6boobbo
bo44bobb3obobo3b3o3bobob3obbo$obooboobob4obobob4obobooboobo31bo4bob3ob
obobob3obo4bo37booboo3boob3ob3oboo3booboo44bobobo5boo7boo5bobobo$b4ob
4obbooboboboobb4ob4o30bobboobob4o7b4oboboobbo34b3obbobobobbooboboobbob
obobb3o44bobbobobbobooboboboobobbobobbo$5bob3obo9bob3obo101bobbo3bobo
7bobo3bobbo46b3o4bo3boo3boo3bo4b3o$4obo4bo4bobo4bo4bob4o168b3obobobob
4obob4obobobob3o$201b3oboob3obo7bob3oboob3o$204b3o4bo4bo4bo4b3o$204b3o
bobooboboboboboobob3o28$62b3oboo3boo4bo4boo3boob3o$63boobbo3b3obb3obb
3o3bobboo$64b4o3b3obb3obb3o3b4o$63b5obboobboo3boobboobb5o$65boo4bobo3b
o3bobo4boo114b4obobobobobobob4o$62booboobobo3bo5bo3bobobooboo107bob3o
4b4o3b4o4b3obo$62boo3b3oboo3bobo3boob3o3boo106bo6bobobo7bobobo6bo$62bo
b4obobb11obbob4obo108boo3boobbobbobobbobboo3boo$63b3obo5bobbobobbo5bob
3o107bo3boo3b3obb3obb3o3boo3bo$63boobobbo3bobooboobo3bobboboo107bo3boo
b3o4bobo4b3oboo3bo$63boboboobbo3bobobo3bobboobobo107booboboo3b3ob3ob3o
3booboboo$62bobbo10bobo10bobbo106bobo5boobobo3boboboo5bobo$63bobb3o4b
9o4b3obbo109b3obobboobob3oboboobbob3o$62boboobob3ob3obob3ob3oboboobo
106booboo8booboo8booboo$62booboboobboo4bo4boobbooboboo107b4obbob3obobo
bob3obobb4o$65boobobbobobooboobobobboboo109bobobb3obo3b5o3bob3obbobo$
62booboboobboo4bo4boobbooboboo108boobobob3obobobob3oboboboo$62boboobob
3ob3obob3ob3oboboobo106bobbo7bobobobobo7bobbo$63bobb3o4b9o4b3obbo107bo
3bobboo3bo5bo3boobbo3bo$62bobbo10bobo10bobbo107bobbobbobooboboboboboob
obbobbo$63boboboobbo3bobobo3bobboobobo107bo3bobboo3bo5bo3boobbo3bo$63b
oobobbo3bobooboobo3bobboboo107bobbo7bobobobobo7bobbo$63b3obo5bobbobobb
o5bob3o109boobobob3obobobob3oboboboo$62bob4obobb11obbob4obo106bobobb3o
bo3b5o3bob3obbobo$62boo3b3oboo3bobo3boob3o3boo107b4obbob3obobobob3obo
bb4o$62booboobobo3bo5bo3bobobooboo106booboo8booboo8booboo$65boo4bobo3b
o3bobo4boo111b3obobboobob3oboboobbob3o$63b5obboobboo3boobboobb5o107bob
o5boobobo3boboboo5bobo$64b4o3b3obb3obb3o3b4o108booboboo3b3ob3ob3o3boob
oboo$63boobbo3b3obb3obb3o3bobboo107bo3boob3o4bobo4b3oboo3bo$62b3oboo3b
oo4bo4boo3boob3o106bo3boo3b3obb3obb3o3boo3bo$201boo3boobbobbobobbobboo
3boo$199bo6bobobo7bobobo6bo$200bob3o4b4o3b4o4b3obo$204b4obobobobobobob
4o!
```

Posted: **September 28th, 2014, 10:12 pm**

It seems like it's the case that every combination of two interacting xWSSes that is a spaceship is 'natural', but that leads me to wonder which ones of those are the most common.

Posted: **September 29th, 2014, 1:44 am**

G + 3 Hives + 2 Blinkers -> 22.446740 (with half bakery component as part of a bakery) + block

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```
x = 16, y = 28, rule = B3/S23
b2o$o2bo$b2o$7b2o$6bo2bo$7b2o5$bo$2bo$3o11$9b3o2$4b3o6b2o$12bo2bo$13b
2o!
```

Posted: **September 29th, 2014, 11:58 am**

I've been doing some multi-day searches on a spare quad-core machine, with the faint hope of straining some new Life form out of the soup -- a new puffer, maybe, or at least something really unlikely like a loafer that's never been seen escaping from random starting conditions before. No luck so far...!velcrorex wrote:Been doing some experiments with symmetrical soups, not sure how useful any of these are...

Maybe not surprisingly, my highest-scoring soups so far have tended to settle into a symmetrical state. My only soup with a score of 50 so far has been this one, with bilaterally symmetric ash:

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```
#C 50Me35796714 -- score=50
#C queen bee shuttle + pi -> MWSS on MWSS
x = 16, y = 16, rule = B3/S23
obob2o4b6o$b2o2b2obo2b2o2bo$2bo2bob2o2b4o$o3bobob2o5bo$2b3obob2o2b2obo
$o3bo3b5obo$o2bo2bo2bob5o$4o3b4ob3o$obo2bo2bo4bo$b4ob2o3b4o$b2obob5o2b
obo$6bobob6o$4bobo3b3o2bo$6bob2obo2b2o$b2o2bo2b2o4bo$3o3b2obob5o!
```

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```
#C 50Mf30022159 -- score=38
#C two mirror-symmetric pi explosions -> two spark coils
x = 16, y = 16, rule = B3/S23
b5ob3o2bobo$2obobob5obo$2o3b4obob2o$bobob4ob2o3bo$obo2bo2b5obo$bobo2bo
2b5o$o6b2ob3ob2o$4o2bob2o2bob2o$b6obo5bo$3bo2b2obo3b3o$o3b2o2b3o2bobo$
2obo2bobobobob2o$2bobobob7o$bo3bobo3bobobo$bo3bob2obo4bo$2b5obob2o!
```

Posted: **September 29th, 2014, 4:28 pm**

Not strictly natural, because I found it by adding symmetry options to apgsearch, but this 2-engine switch-engine variation happened (the program calls it '**yl576_1_246_756156edd5c2c10ac5bc316e7c8f38ef**'):
20-cell predecessor (can maybe be reduced):
EDIT: also this one ('**yl768_1_352_8d43c3a93ebb5c936e8665a042614c86**'):
...and this one, which it classes as 'PATHOLOGICAL' because (I think) it's period is higher than 1000:

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```
x = 18, y = 18, rule = B3/S23
bobobobo4b3o2bo$o2b2o9bob2o$7b5ob5o$2o4b4ob2obobo$bo3bobo4bobo2bo$o3bo
2bo6bo2bo$3bo3bo2bo2bo$ob5ob2obob2ob2o$2b2o3bo2b2obo2b2o$2b2o3bo2b2obo
2b2o$2bo3bob2ob2o3bo$2b2o3b4o2bobo$o2b2o5bo6bo$obo3b4obo2b3o$6obo5bob
2o$2bo8bob2ob2o$b3o3b4o2b3o$3ob2ob3o2bo2bo!
```

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```
x = 15, y = 15, rule = B3/S23
12b2o$11b3o$12b2o$14bo$14bo$14bo6$bo$3o$3o$3b3o!
```

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```
x = 18, y = 18, rule = B3/S23
b2obobob2obob4o$o3bob7o2b2o$o2bobo7b2o$2bob3o3bob6o$2obo3bo2bob2o2bo$
2b2o2b2o2bo2bob2o$2obobo2b3o5bo$bo2b2o4bo2bo$2o4bo4bo4b2o$2o4bo4bo4b2o
$bob5o3bob2o$2o6b3obobobo$bob2o6bo$ob4obo2bo4bo$ob2o6b2o3b2o$2obobo7b
2obo$2ob4ob2obo2b2o$3bo4b2o!
```

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```
x = 18, y = 18, rule = B3/S23
2b2o2b2o5b2ob2o$4bo2bo2bo2b2ob2o$o2bo2b4o5b3o$obob2o2b3o6bo$bobo2b2o2b
obo2b3o$3bo3bo2bo2b2ob2o$obobo2bo2b4ob3o$3ob3o3bob2o2b2o$2b2o6b2o2bob
2o$2b2o6b2o2bob2o$bob7o2b5o$6bob2o2bo3bo$4bob2o2b2o4b2o$2o3b3o2bo3b3o$
2o3bo2b3o2bob3o$2bobobo3bo2b2obo$3ob12o$10o2bobo!
```

Posted: **October 2nd, 2014, 2:03 pm**

Octagon 4

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```
x = 32, y = 32, rule = B3/S23
o2bo4bob2o2b4o6b2obo3bo$4b5o2b2obo3bo2b2ob2o2b2o$b2o3b2obo3bo2b4o2bo3b
ob2o$b2o2bob3obo4bo2b5o2bo4bo$o3b3o3bobo5b3obob4o2bo$2b4obob2o2b2ob2o
3b3o2b3obo$2o2bo2b2o2b2o2bo2bo2bo5bob2o$2o2bo3bo2bob2ob2ob5ob2ob3o$3bo
bob2ob6o3b3ob3o2bob2o$b5obob2obo2bobobob2o3bob2o$bobob5o3bobob3o2b2o2b
2o3bo$3b2o2b2o2b4o3bobo2b3o2bob2o$2b3o2b4o4bo2bobob2obobo2bo$b2obobo3b
3ob3o3b2ob2obo2bo$obo2bobob2o5bobobo2b2obo3b2o$ob2obobo5b2o3b2ob3obo5b
o$o5bob3ob2o3b2o5bobob2obo$2o3bob2o2bobobo5b2obobo2bobo$2bo2bob2ob2o3b
3ob3o3bobob2o$bo2bobob2obobo2bo4b4o2b3o$2obo2b3o2bobo3b4o2b2o2b2o$o3b
2o2b2o2b3obobo3b5obobo$2b2obo3b2obobobo2bob2obob5o$2obo2b3ob3o3b6ob2ob
obo$b3ob2ob5ob2ob2obo2bo3bo2b2o$b2obo5bo2bo2bo2b2o2b2o2bo2b2o$bob3o2b
3o3b2ob2o2b2obob4o$bo2b4obob3o5bobo3b3o3bo$o4bo2b5o2bo4bob3obo2b2o$2b
2obo3bo2b4o2bo3bob2o3b2o$2b2o2b2ob2o2bo3bob2o2b5o$o3bob2o6b4o2b2obo4bo
2bo!
```

Posted: **October 2nd, 2014, 3:33 pm**

A non-listed p4 oscillator with minimum population of 40:

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```
x = 32, y = 32, rule = B3/S23
2b2ob2o2b2obo2bo2bob2o3bo2b2o$b3ob5o7bob2o3bo3bobo$ob2o4bobob3o2bobo4b
o2bob3o$2obobobo2bob3obo2b3o3bo2b4o$2bo3b2ob2obobobo3b3obo$6bobo2bo2bo
4bob2ob2o2bob2o$o2bobobob3ob2obob3obobob2o2b2o$b2ob3ob3obob4obobo3bob
2obo$8bob4o2b4o3b2obo2b2o$4b3o2bobobo2b2ob4ob2obo2b2o$o2b3obobobo2bobo
2b2o2b3ob3obo$2ob2obo2b2o3b2o3bob3ob2o$b3ob8o4bobo3b2o2b3obo$o5bobo4bo
2bobo3b2obo2b2o$b2o4b3o2bo7b2o2b6o$3b2ob5o2bob2o3bo3bo6bo$o6bo3bo3b2ob
o2b5ob2o$2b6o2b2o7bo2b3o4b2o$2b2o2bob2o3bobo2bo4bobo5bo$ob3o2b2o3bobo
4b8ob3o$5b2ob3obo3b2o3b2o2bob2ob2o$ob3ob3o2b2o2bobo2bobobob3o2bo$2o2bo
b2ob4ob2o2bobobo2b3o$b2o2bob2o3b4o2b4obo$bob2obo3bobob4obob3ob3ob2o$2o
2b2obobob3obob2ob3obobobo2bo$2obo2b2ob2obo4bo2bo2bobo$7bob3o3bobobob2o
b2o3bo$4o2bo3b3o2bob3obo2bobobob2o$3obo2bo4bobo2b3obobo4b2obo$bobo3bo
3b2obo7b5ob3o$2b2o2bo3b2obo2bo2bob2o2b2ob2o!
```

Posted: **October 2nd, 2014, 3:39 pm**

Not-so-natural 44P4.22

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```
x = 32, y = 32, rule = B3/S23
2b2obo2b2o5bobob2obo3bob3o$o5b2o3b2o5b2o3bo5bo$2o4bob3o3bob2obobo3bobo
3bo$o2b3ob4ob2o2b2o2b3o2b2obo2bo$2bo2bo2b2ob3ob2o2bobo2b3obo$o2b2o2bo
2b3ob2obobobo2bo2b2o2bo$2b3o2b3ob3ob6o3bo4b2o$4b3o6b2o3b2ob2o2b2obobo$
bo7bo2bob2obo2b3o2bob3obo$o2bo3b2ob3o2b5obobobob3obo$2b4ob3ob2obobo2bo
2bo3bob2o$o2bo2bobo2b2o2bo4b3o2b3o2bo$3ob4ob2ob3o2bob5ob4obo$bo4b2obo
3bobob3o4b2ob2o$ob2ob2ob2o2b6obobob2obo2bo$2b3obo2b2o3bo2b2obob2ob3o3b
o$o3b3ob2obob2o2bo3b2o2bob3o$2bo2bob2obobob6o2b2ob2ob2obo$3b2ob2o4b3ob
obo3bob2o4bo$bob4ob5obo2b3ob2ob4ob3o$bo2b3o2b3o4bo2b2o2bobo2bo2bo$2b2o
bo3bo2bo2bobob2ob3ob4o$ob3obobobob5o2b3ob2o3bo2bo$ob3obo2b3o2bob2obo2b
o7bo$bobob2o2b2ob2o3b2o6b3o$b2o4bo3b6ob3ob3o2b3o$o2b2o2bo2bobobob2ob3o
2bo2b2o2bo$3bob3o2bobo2b2ob3ob2o2bo2bo$o2bob2o2b3o2b2o2b2ob4ob3o2bo$o
3bobo3bobob2obo3b3obo4b2o$2bo5bo3b2o5b2o3b2o5bo$b3obo3bob2obobo5b2o2bo
b2o!
```

Posted: **October 2nd, 2014, 4:13 pm**

Did a 10M apgsearch run in Life and the highest score was 35--ten higher than the next-highest. The soup creates a mold and two LWSSs. Don't know if that's an unusual high score in apgsearch yet, so, here.

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```
x = 16, y = 16, rule = B3/S23
2b2o2bob2obo3bo$2b5o2b3o2bo$2o2bobo3bo2b3o$b4ob3obob4o$b2o3b5ob4o$bo2b
2ob2ob2o3bo$2o2bo2bobo4b2o$4obob4ob3o$b2obo2b3obob2o$3obobob2ob2o2bo$b
3o3bo4bobo$2bobob3obobob2o$2obobo3b3ob3o$bo6b3ob2o$2obo3b2obo2b3o$obo
2b2o5bob2o!
```

Posted: **October 2nd, 2014, 5:28 pm**

Piece of junk + boat -> block + mold:
HF precursor + R + block -> queen bee shuttle + H:
Beehive + LOM + piece of junk -> block + unix:
Piece of junk sticks a table onto a beacon:

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```
x = 11, y = 5, rule = B3/S23
9bo$b2ob2o2bobo$o4bo3b2o$2ob2o$bobo!
```

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```
x = 5, y = 21, rule = B3/S23
b2o$b2o11$o2bo$o3bo$o2b2o4$2bo$b2o$2b2o!
```

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```
x = 16, y = 9, rule = B3/S23
bo$obo$obo$bo10b2o$10b5o$15bo$4b3o3bo2b2o$4bo2bo3b3o$5b3o!
```

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```
x = 14, y = 6, rule = B3/S23
3bo$2b3o$2b4o6b2o$b2o2b2o5b2o$o3b2o4b2o$4bo5b2o!
```

Posted: **October 3rd, 2014, 5:38 pm**

Natural quad-loaf:
Probably not that uncommon, but I like it anyways.

Cool 22-cell still life w/ double induction coil:

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```
x = 11, y = 9, rule = B3/S23
2o$o3$4b3o$3bo3bo$3b2ob2o$10bo$9b2o!
```

Cool 22-cell still life w/ double induction coil:

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```
x = 9, y = 6, rule = B3/S23
6b2o$5b3o$o4bo2bo$o4b3o$2o$6bo!
```

Posted: **October 4th, 2014, 1:58 am**

Pi-like octomino + Block + Beehive = Another funky 22-cell still life.

Derived from this soup:

EDIT: From a reaction, a 10-glider synthesis of a 16-cell still life. Can be reduced to 9 with a way to put the domino spark there. I don't know such a way, though.

EDIT 2: Long shillelagh on dock, apparently doable in 9 gliders by someone who knows their sparks. Cleanup glider shown.

EDIT 3: Is an Octagon II soup worth anything?

EDIT 4: Reasonably simple blocker, but not an improvement on any existing syntheses. Maybe we'll have more luck if a caterer shows up?

EDIT 5: I'm having too much fun with making useless still lifes.

EDIT 6: Predecessor for an 18-cell still life not on the list:

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```
x = 15, y = 6, rule = B3/S23
3bobo$3bob2o5b2o$3b3o5bo2bo$12b2o$2o$2o!
```

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```
x = 16, y = 16, rule = B3/S23
6o6bo2bo$2bo2bobobo3bo$o2bob6o$4b2ob3obo$3bo2b2o4bob2o$3o3bobo3b2obo$
5bo3b2o2bobo$3obo2b3obobobo$o2bobob5o$2obob3o2b2o$bob5obobo$obo2bo4bo
4bo$bo4b2obo4b2o$3o3bo3b5o$3obobo2b2o3b2o$3b5ob3o3bo!
```

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```
x = 40, y = 36, rule = B3/S23
28bobo$28b2o$29bo4$6bo5bo$7bo5bo$5b3o3b3o2$13b2o$o12bobo$b2o10bo$2o7$
33bo$32b2o$25bo6bobo$24b2o$24bobo$37b3o$37bo$38bo2$22bo$21b2o$21bobo2$
28b3o$28bo$29bo!
```

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```
x = 32, y = 15, rule = B3/S23
2bo$bobo10bo$o2bo8bobo$b2o9b3o$9bo$9bobo$9bobo6$30b2o$29b2o$31bo!
```

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```
x = 16, y = 16, rule = B3/S23
b2obo3bo2b3obo$2ob2obo2bobo2b2o$3bo5b2ob2o$3o3b2ob2o2bobo$b2ob2obob4ob
o$2bob2o2b2obobobo$b3o2b2o2b4o$bobo5b5o$2bo7bo3bo$5o2bo3bo2b2o$b3o2bo
2bo2bobo$5obo3b2ob3o$2b4ob2obob3o$2b2o5bobob2o$b2ob2o7b2o$b3o2b2o2bo2b
3o!
```

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```
x = 21, y = 21, rule = B3/S23
19b2o$19b2o7$5b3o2$3bo$3bo8bo$3bo7b3o$13bo3$o$o$o2$2b3o!
```

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```
x = 29, y = 40, rule = B3/S23
27bo$26bo$26b3o11$23bo$17bo5bobo$15bobo5b2o$16b2o$5bobo$6b2o$6bo$17bo$
18b2o$5b2o10b2o$6b2o5b3o$5bo9bo$14bo11$21b2o$bo18b2o$b2o19bo$obo!
```

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```
x = 11, y = 9, rule = B3/S23
4bo$4bo$3o2bo2bo$6b3o3$9bo$8bobo$9bo!
```

Posted: **October 4th, 2014, 2:03 am**

I like this one, because it suggests a neat 6-glider synthesis:A for awesome wrote:Beehive + LOM + piece of junk -> block + unix

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```
x = 19, y = 16, rule = B3/S23
bo$obo11bo$obo10bo$bo11b3o$4bo$4b2o$3bobo$7b3o$7bo$8bo4$16b3o$16bo$17b
o!
```

It manages to reduce the synthesis of unicycle to 18 gliders:

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```
x = 60, y = 56, rule = B3/S23
o$b2o$2o19bo32bobo$19bobo32b2o$20b2o33bo2$9bo$10b2o$9b2o15bo$25bo$25b
3o7$8bobo$9b2o12bo$9bo12bobo$22bobo$23bo3$3b2o$4b2o$3bo3$56bo$54b2o$
55b2o3$36bo$35bobo$35bobo12bo$36bo12b2o$49bobo7$32b3o$34bo$33bo15b2o$
48b2o$50bo2$4bo33b2o$4b2o32bobo$3bobo32bo19b2o$57b2o$59bo!
```

Posted: **October 6th, 2014, 1:25 pm**

Griddle and block with 6 gliders (looks like a significant improvement, if the wiki page is up-to-date):

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```
x = 20, y = 24, rule = B3/S23
8bo$8bobo$8b2o$2bo$obo$b2o$17bobo$17b2o$7bo10bo$8bo$6b3o$2bo$obo$b2o8$
2b3o$4bo$3bo!
```