These forums are for discussing GOL and posting discoveries in it, not races to achieve personal glory at other people's expense. If you want glory, you're going to have to devote a lot of time and effort to come up with things that are totally unique, that nobody else has come up with, nor that was "obvious" from what went before. Your oscillator is trivially obvious (aiming guns at each other to annihilate their gliders is not new). Even factories to make exotic spaceships are fairly obvious (even though it may involve a fair bit of mechanical work), once the initial synthesis (NOT obvious) has been created. Assembling large arrays of guns and puffers, other than getting the timing and positioning right, is about difficult as assembling large objects out of Lego bricks. While the results may be nice to look at, they are hardly unique, nor worthy of glory.Gustavo6046 wrote:Seriously, you are Michael Simkin! I kept Michael Simkin in my ignore list! REMOVING NOW FROM IGNORE LIST
Oh wait, we are still rivals. I will also do a c/3 spaceship gun, other than dart, but this time the credits will be mine. And moreover, if it is to be a dart, my gun will be smaller and run at lower period! Unfortunately that means p30 with Gosper glider guns, but will hold a record!
When we get famous and scoreboards show 'Rehermann vs. Simkin' I will never admit it, but ONLY now I used your gun to make a p360 oscillator:
Also remember that none of your discoveries would have been possible without major work done by others, which you then build on (e.g. the Gosper gun, eater eating glider, 3-glider collision to make a LWSS, Michael Simkin's gun, etc.) Painting a moustache on the Mona Lisa wouldn't suddenly make you the main artist and discard the work done by Leonardo da Vinci.