How about a unidimensional spaceship?

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Sphenocorona
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Joined: April 9th, 2013, 11:03 pm

Re: How about a unidimensional spaceship?

Post by Sphenocorona » May 9th, 2016, 8:45 pm

Here's another clean faster-than-c/2 fuse, which is even less dense but ends up as a result coming out to a meager 18c/30. Maybe it's more trivial, but I figured more options can be useful for aligning things. It's also got some fairly large sparks which might be usable for colliding already produced side-debris with.

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x = 376, y = 83, rule = B3/S23
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chris_c
Posts: 966
Joined: June 28th, 2014, 7:15 am

Re: How about a unidimensional spaceship?

Post by chris_c » May 10th, 2016, 11:36 am

Here are some further thoughts on the tape. It could consist of units of length 60 where each unit is one of the following five possibilities:

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x = 51, y = 121, rule = B3/S23
12b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o30$3o21b3o9b3o9b3o30$3o9b3o21b3o9b3o30$3o9b3o9b3o21b
3o30$3o9b3o9b3o9b3o!
I made a silly contraption that can read each of these possibilities and push the reading elbow 60 units down the road. The inputs required to do one read operation are the two gliders in white and the six spaceship salvo.

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x = 2325, y = 843, rule = LifeHistory
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98.A261.2A.A.A.A$42.2A70.2A70.2A70.2A70.2A759.2A131.2A.A.A.A260.A.2A.
2A$1091.2A131.A.2A.2A141.A$1366.2A.A.A.A$30.A71.A71.A71.A71.A768.2A5.
2A57.2A211.A.2A.2A$29.A.A69.A.A69.A.A69.A.A69.A.A767.2A5.2A57.2A$30.A
6.2A63.A6.2A63.A6.2A63.A6.2A63.A6.2A$37.A71.A71.A71.A71.A824.2A5.2A$
38.3A69.3A69.3A69.3A69.3A821.2A5.2A$40.A71.A71.A71.A71.A$1098.A723.A$
1092.2A.A.A.A722.2A$1092.A.2A.2A722.A.A$1147.A$1146.A.A.A.2A$1147.2A.
2A.A25$1792.A$1792.2A$1708.C.C80.A.A$1709.2C$1709.C14$1780.2A$1779.A.
A4.2A2.2A$1778.2A.A5.2A.2A$1779.2A4.A.A$1780.A4.2A5$1763.2A$1763.2A
147.A$1911.2A$1759.2A5.2A143.A.A$1759.2A5.2A125.2A$1894.2A$1772.A.A
118.A$1772.2A$1773.A2$1764.2A.A$1764.A.2A17$1948.2A4.2A$1948.2A4.2A2$
1942.A$1941.2A14.2A$1941.A.A13.2A2$1954.2A$1954.2A4.3A$1959.A2.A$
1959.A2.A$1960.4A$1962.2A$1964.A$1963.A$1963.A5$1971.2A$1971.A.A$
1973.A$1973.2A$1965.2A$1965.2A2$1962.2A$1962.2A3$1965.2A$1965.2A4$
1833.2A$1834.2A$1833.A18$1829.2A$1829.2A15$1818.2A$1818.2A6$1773.2A8.
A$1773.2A6.3A$1780.A$1765.2A13.2A$1766.A$1766.A.A$1767.2A2$1774.2A$
1774.2A$1782.A$1781.2A$1769.A11.A.A$1768.A.A$1769.A3$1777.2A$1777.2A
5$1777.2A5.2A$1777.2A5.2A2$1781.2A$1781.2A$1787.A$1786.2A$1785.A2.2A$
1785.2A4.A12.2A$1789.3A12.2A$1790.2A$1801.2A5.2A$1801.2A5.2A5$1797.2A
$1797.A$1798.3A$1800.A!
Changing the tape to one of the other possibilities should result in a different output glider.

Is this remotely sensible? What five operations might we want to have the above arrangements encode?

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Re: How about a unidimensional spaceship?

Post by muzik » September 16th, 2016, 12:22 pm

Anything new on this?


One thing I want to know: couldn't you just run a few searches for spaceships of different speeds, while restricting the search height of generation 0 to 1 pixel?

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Re: How about a unidimensional spaceship?

Post by biggiemac » September 16th, 2016, 1:38 pm

Since the direction of travel is the long axis, every row is at most 1 cell. This isn't the type of ship where one row will support the neighboring rows, which is the case for most search programs. Those programs will pretty certainly fail.

If not impossible, this will only exist as an engineered spaceship, and it's seeming like the final product will be extremely large in its long dimension. What needs to happen is a unidimensional pattern builds a universal constructor, as well as enough input to the constructor to rebuild a seed for the original pattern. Then the constructor deletes itself, sends triggers to the seeds it built that collapse the whole active region briefly to a 1xN bounding box, which is identical to the start pattern, just offset. The period of such a contraption would be of Gemini order (which equates to unsearchable).

The simplest seeds are blinker fuses, since only the end needs to be ignited to make it unidimensional for a moment, and for it to start building something. The amount of information that needs to be packed into the blinker fuse for it to build an easily-destroyed constructor and its input is large, and finding effective ways to encode it is a challenge.
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Re: How about a unidimensional spaceship?

Post by muzik » September 16th, 2016, 1:58 pm

But then how do you make sure everything in the center dimension survives? If there are no central cells, no more can be born as that would require B2, B4 or B6.



And could there be such a thing as an "elementary unidimensional spaceship"?

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Re: How about a unidimensional spaceship?

Post by biggiemac » September 16th, 2016, 3:54 pm

You should probably review the current contents of the thread. I asked a similar question on the first page and chris_c answered. There's a method to grow a blinker fuse using symmetric gliders, provided there is at least one blinker to start with.

As for elementary unidimensional spaceships, I can't think of a reason why a low-ish period ship wouldn't exist, except for that none has been found. Remember, the period governs how far information can propagate in one cycle, so if trying to disprove the existence of, say, a c/6 unidimensional ship, all one must show is that all possible 1x12 front ends have the wrong front 6 rows when evolved 6 generations. Adding more behind cannot fix that, since the information couldn't propagate that far anyway. Brute searches could probably eliminate a handful of low periods very quickly this way.

Since the first generation after the 1xN stage is always a bunch of 3xK blocks, perhaps an even more simple proof of impossibility exists. Also I'm not sure 1x12 is necessary, showing all possible 1x10 have the wrong front 4 rows after 6 generations would be equally sufficient. This method is how a lot of automated searches are able to rule out the existence of ships at certain widths, perhaps running them with width set to 1 will do exactly the search I mentioned without anyone having to write anything new. I expect it will quickly turn up that none exist for any reasonably small period.
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Re: How about a unidimensional spaceship?

Post by calcyman » July 14th, 2017, 5:31 pm

To reduce complexity, I thought that a dynamic tape-reading head might be more appropriate. Here's one which should be relatively easily synthesisable:

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x = 781, y = 115, rule = B3/S23
263bo2bo38bo2bo$267bo41bo$263bo3bo37bo3bo$264b4o38b4o2$261bo10b6o25bo
10b6o$259b2obo8bo5bo23b2obo8bo5bo$259b2o16bo23b2o16bo$271bo4bo36bo4bo$
273b2o40b2o$284b2o40b2o$273bo8b2ob2o28bo8b2ob2o$260bo10bobo4bo3b4o16bo
10bobo4bo3b4o$259bo3bo6bo2bo5bo3b2o16bo3bo6bo2bo5bo3b2o$260b4o6bo6bo2b
o21b4o6bo6bo2bo$270bo2bo5bo3b2o27bo2bo5bo3b2o$271bobo4bo3b4o27bobo4bo
3b4o$273bo8b2ob2o28bo8b2ob2o$265bobo16b2o21bobo16b2o$264b3o39b3o$264b
3o39b3o2$270b4o38b4o$269bo3bo37bo3bo$258bo14bo26bo14bo$259b2o8bo2bo28b
2o8bo2bo$258b2o40b2o2$135bo$133bo3bo$138bo113bo41bo$133bo4bo114b2o40b
2o$134b5o113b2o40b2o$18b2o128b4o$18b2o127bo3bo$151bo$150bo95bo41bo$
147b2o98b2o40b2o$132b5o5b3o101b2o40b2o$132b3ob2o3bo3b2o3b2o$131bobo3bo
4bo2bob3ob2o$116b2o12b2obo9b9o$116bobo12bo4bo10b4o89bo41bo$118b2o11bo
109b2o40b2o$118b2o12bobo105b2o40b2o$115b2ob2o13bo$116b3o20b6o$117bo20b
o5bo$144bo89bo41bo$138bo4bo91b2o40b2o$140b2o92b2o40b2o3$162b2o10b2o34b
2o10b2o14bo11bo$162b2o10b2o34b2o10b2o14bo11bo11bo7bo$238bo11bo10b3o7b
2o$260bobobo5b2o$3o9b3o33b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o33b3o
9b3o27b3o3b3o3b3o3b3o4b3ob3o8b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o33b3o9b3o33b3o
9b3o33b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o33b3o9b3o33b3o9b3o33b3o9b
3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o$260bobobo5b2o$238bo11bo10b3o7b2o$162b2o10b2o34b2o
10b2o14bo11bo11bo7bo$162b2o10b2o34b2o10b2o14bo11bo3$140b2o92b2o40b2o$
138bo4bo91b2o40b2o$144bo89bo41bo$117bo20bo5bo$116b3o20b6o$115b2ob2o13b
o$118b2o12bobo105b2o40b2o$118b2o11bo109b2o40b2o$116bobo12bo4bo10b4o89b
o41bo$116b2o12b2obo9b9o$131bobo3bo4bo2bob3ob2o$132b3ob2o3bo3b2o3b2o$
132b5o5b3o101b2o40b2o$147b2o98b2o40b2o$150bo95bo41bo$151bo$18b2o127bo
3bo$18b2o128b4o$134b5o113b2o40b2o$133bo4bo114b2o40b2o$138bo113bo41bo$
133bo3bo$135bo2$258b2o40b2o$259b2o8bo2bo28b2o8bo2bo$258bo14bo26bo14bo$
269bo3bo37bo3bo$270b4o38b4o2$264b3o39b3o$264b3o39b3o$265bobo16b2o21bob
o16b2o$273bo8b2ob2o28bo8b2ob2o$271bobo4bo3b4o27bobo4bo3b4o$270bo2bo5bo
3b2o27bo2bo5bo3b2o$260b4o6bo6bo2bo21b4o6bo6bo2bo$259bo3bo6bo2bo5bo3b2o
16bo3bo6bo2bo5bo3b2o$260bo10bobo4bo3b4o16bo10bobo4bo3b4o$273bo8b2ob2o
28bo8b2ob2o$284b2o40b2o$273b2o40b2o$271bo4bo36bo4bo$259b2o16bo23b2o16b
o$259b2obo8bo5bo23b2obo8bo5bo$261bo10b6o25bo10b6o2$264b4o38b4o$263bo3b
o37bo3bo$267bo41bo$263bo2bo38bo2bo!
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Re: How about a unidimensional spaceship?

Post by dvgrn » July 14th, 2017, 6:05 pm

biggiemac wrote:As for elementary unidimensional spaceships, I can't think of a reason why a low-ish period ship wouldn't exist, except for that none has been found. Remember, the period governs how far information can propagate in one cycle, so if trying to disprove the existence of, say, a c/6 unidimensional ship, all one must show is that all possible 1x12 front ends have the wrong front 6 rows when evolved 6 generations. Adding more behind cannot fix that, since the information couldn't propagate that far anyway.
If I'm understanding this right, you're talking about small periods only. When you say "c/6 unidimensional ship", do you mean "period 6 c/6 unidimensional ship"?

It's not clear (at least to me) that anything can be proved very simply just by looking at the front few cells of potential c/6 ships with higher periods. But for period 6 c/6 (or c/3 or c/2) -- sure, there has to be a way for the first N cells of a one-by-(N+6k) front end of a candidate spaceship to match up exactly after 6k ticks.

Not sure if c/2 is a special case: if a high-period c/2's front end doesn't match after 4 or 8 or 16 or whatever ticks, can it be shown for sure that effects from behind the front will never catch up? I think the lightspeed limit is the only really easy one to work with...?

Anyway, it seems as if plain WLS/JLS/lifesrc may turn out to be sufficient to prove there ain't no such thing as a low-period unidimensional spaceship. Might be able run searches to completion for as many reasonable smallish (N, k) values as anyone might care to try, before boredom inevitably sets in...!

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Re: How about a unidimensional spaceship?

Post by Bullet51 » July 15th, 2017, 2:34 am

Transparent HWSS:

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x = 232, y = 1, rule = B3/S23
6o2b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3o3b3ob3o3b3o3b3o3b3o8b3ob3ob3o10b3ob3o3b3o7b3o3b3o
3b3o2b3ob3o2b3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob
3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3o!
I'm too lazy to verify whether it is chainable.

EDIT : Backwards LWSS:

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x = 191, y = 1, rule = B3/S23
6o2b3ob3ob3o2b3o2b3o2b3o5b3ob3ob3o2b3ob3o2b3o2b3o5b3ob3ob3ob3o5b3ob3ob
3o2b3ob3o5b3ob3ob3o2b3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3o!
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Re: How about a unidimensional spaceship?

Post by wwei23 » August 12th, 2017, 6:23 pm

I'm apgsearching 1-cell-thick patterns with odd bi-axial symmetry. We might get a good reaction. Anyone want to help? There's also a very high object-to-soup ratio:
https://catagolue.appspot.com/census/b3s23/1x256X2+1

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Re: How about a unidimensional spaceship?

Post by Bullet51 » August 14th, 2017, 4:26 am

wwei23 wrote:I'm apgsearching 1-cell-thick patterns with odd bi-axial symmetry. We might get a good reaction. Anyone want to help? There's also a very high object-to-soup ratio:
https://catagolue.appspot.com/census/b3s23/1x256X2+1
Since we are trying to construct a ship, the patterns involved should be reconstructable as the ship travels. It's somewhat hard for such soups to be reconstructed.
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Re: How about a unidimensional spaceship?

Post by calcyman » May 16th, 2020, 11:43 am

calcyman wrote:
July 14th, 2017, 5:31 pm
To reduce complexity, I thought that a dynamic tape-reading head might be more appropriate. Here's one which should be relatively easily synthesisable:
Adding another two basic rakes (on each side) is sufficient to produce a backward LWSS stream as output, which can then be fed into an interpreter:

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x = 874, y = 155, rule = B3/S23
169b4o$168b6o$168b4ob2o$172b2o$178bo2bo$182bo$170bo7bo3bo$179b4o$170b
2o2b3o$160bo9b2o2b3o$144bo2b2o9bo2bo8b2o2b3o$144bo3b2o8bo2bo3b2o12b4o$
144bo3bob2o12bo2bo10bo3bo$145bo2bob2o6bo2bo2b2ob2o13bo$147b2ob2o8b2o4b
o4b2o5bo2bo$147b2o20bo4bo$148bobo8b3o13bo$133b2o14b2o9bo8bo5bo$131b2ob
2o34b6o$131b4o$132b2o222bo2bo38bo2bo$360bo41bo$204b2o150bo3bo37bo3bo$
200b4ob2o150b4o38b4o$200b6o$176bo24b4o149bo10b6o25bo10b6o$175bobo33b4o
137b2obo8bo5bo23b2obo8bo5bo$174bo3bo31bo3bo137b2o16bo23b2o16bo$131bo
43bo2bo35bo149bo4bo36bo4bo$132b2o41b2ob2o18bo7b2o2bo2bo152b2o40b2o$
131b2o45bo18b2o7b3o168b2o40b2o$173bo3bo17bob2obo5b2o2bo2bo152bo8b2ob2o
28bo8b2ob2o$180b2o7bo4b5obo13bo138bo10bobo4bo3b4o16bo10bobo4bo3b4o$
173bo7b2o7bo2b2ob3ob3o7bo3bo137bo3bo6bo2bo5bo3b2o16bo3bo6bo2bo5bo3b2o$
174bo5b3ob2obo2bo2bobobo13b4o138b4o6bo6bo2bo21b4o6bo6bo2bo$183b2ob4o3b
o3bo165bo2bo5bo3b2o27bo2bo5bo3b2o$183b5o6bobo167bobo4bo3b4o27bobo4bo3b
4o$149bo45bo6b6o158bo8b2ob2o28bo8b2ob2o$149bobo49bo5bo150bobo16b2o21bo
bo16b2o$149b2o56bo149b3o39b3o$119bo81bo4bo150b3o39b3o$13b2o105b2o81b2o
$5bo6bobo104b2o242b4o38b4o$4bobo6bo348bo3bo37bo3bo$4bobo168bo2bo172bo
14bo26bo14bo$2b3ob2o3b5o163bo172b2o8bo2bo28b2o8bo2bo$bo8bo2bo2bo158bo
3bo171b2o40b2o$2b3ob2o2b2o3b2o159b4o$4bob2o220bo$o225bo3bo$3o228bo113b
o41bo$3bo222bo4bo114b2o40b2o$2b2o223b5o113b2o40b2o$241b4o$240bo3bo$
244bo$243bo95bo41bo$5b2o233b2o98b2o40b2o$4bo2bo217b5o5b3o101b2o40b2o$
5b2o218b3ob2o3bo3b2o3b2o$13b2o209bobo3bo4bo2bob3ob2o$13bobo193b2o12b2o
bo9b9o$15bo193bobo12bo4bo10b4o89bo41bo$15b2o194b2o11bo109b2o40b2o$2b2o
207b2o12bobo105b2o40b2o$3bo204b2ob2o13bo$3o206b3o20b6o$o209bo20bo5bo$
237bo89bo41bo$231bo4bo91b2o40b2o$233b2o92b2o40b2o3$255b2o10b2o34b2o10b
2o14bo11bo$255b2o10b2o34b2o10b2o14bo11bo11bo7bo$331bo11bo10b3o7b2o$
353bobobo5b2o$81b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b
3o9b3o33b3o9b3o27b3o3b3o3b3o3b3o4b3ob3o8b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o33b
3o9b3o33b3o9b3o33b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o33b3o9b3o33b3o
9b3o33b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o$353bobobo5b2o$331bo11bo10b3o7b2o$255b2o
10b2o34b2o10b2o14bo11bo11bo7bo$255b2o10b2o34b2o10b2o14bo11bo3$233b2o
92b2o40b2o$231bo4bo91b2o40b2o$237bo89bo41bo$o209bo20bo5bo$3o206b3o20b
6o$3bo204b2ob2o13bo$2b2o207b2o12bobo105b2o40b2o$15b2o194b2o11bo109b2o
40b2o$15bo193bobo12bo4bo10b4o89bo41bo$13bobo193b2o12b2obo9b9o$13b2o
209bobo3bo4bo2bob3ob2o$5b2o218b3ob2o3bo3b2o3b2o$4bo2bo217b5o5b3o101b2o
40b2o$5b2o233b2o98b2o40b2o$243bo95bo41bo$244bo$240bo3bo$241b4o$2b2o
223b5o113b2o40b2o$3bo222bo4bo114b2o40b2o$3o228bo113bo41bo$o225bo3bo$4b
ob2o220bo$2b3ob2o2b2o3b2o159b4o$bo8bo2bo2bo158bo3bo171b2o40b2o$2b3ob2o
3b5o163bo172b2o8bo2bo28b2o8bo2bo$4bobo168bo2bo172bo14bo26bo14bo$4bobo
6bo348bo3bo37bo3bo$5bo6bobo104b2o242b4o38b4o$13b2o105b2o81b2o$119bo81b
o4bo150b3o39b3o$149b2o56bo149b3o39b3o$149bobo49bo5bo150bobo16b2o21bobo
16b2o$149bo45bo6b6o158bo8b2ob2o28bo8b2ob2o$183b5o6bobo167bobo4bo3b4o
27bobo4bo3b4o$183b2ob4o3bo3bo165bo2bo5bo3b2o27bo2bo5bo3b2o$174bo5b3ob
2obo2bo2bobobo13b4o138b4o6bo6bo2bo21b4o6bo6bo2bo$173bo7b2o7bo2b2ob3ob
3o7bo3bo137bo3bo6bo2bo5bo3b2o16bo3bo6bo2bo5bo3b2o$180b2o7bo4b5obo13bo
138bo10bobo4bo3b4o16bo10bobo4bo3b4o$173bo3bo17bob2obo5b2o2bo2bo152bo8b
2ob2o28bo8b2ob2o$131b2o45bo18b2o7b3o168b2o40b2o$132b2o41b2ob2o18bo7b2o
2bo2bo152b2o40b2o$131bo43bo2bo35bo149bo4bo36bo4bo$174bo3bo31bo3bo137b
2o16bo23b2o16bo$175bobo33b4o137b2obo8bo5bo23b2obo8bo5bo$176bo24b4o149b
o10b6o25bo10b6o$200b6o$200b4ob2o150b4o38b4o$204b2o150bo3bo37bo3bo$360b
o41bo$132b2o222bo2bo38bo2bo$131b4o$131b2ob2o34b6o$133b2o14b2o9bo8bo5bo
$148bobo8b3o13bo$147b2o20bo4bo$147b2ob2o8b2o4bo4b2o5bo2bo$145bo2bob2o
6bo2bo2b2ob2o13bo$144bo3bob2o12bo2bo10bo3bo$144bo3b2o8bo2bo3b2o12b4o$
144bo2b2o9bo2bo8b2o2b3o$160bo9b2o2b3o$170b2o2b3o$179b4o$170bo7bo3bo$
182bo$178bo2bo$172b2o$168b4ob2o$168b6o$169b4o!
We'll probably need a blinker-puffer-based escort to allow this c/2 ensemble to be fired down later.
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Re: How about a unidimensional spaceship?

Post by Anonymous Glider » August 28th, 2020, 3:07 pm

This is probably way too hard to synthesize(and inefficient, and not universal...), but

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x = 5089, y = 473, rule = B3/S23
65$121bo$120bobo$120bobo$121bo2$116b2o$115bo2bo$116b2o2$131bo$130bobo$
130bobo$131bo2$126b2o$125bo2bo$126b2o3$140bo$139bobo$139bobo$140bo2$
135b2o$134bo2bo$135b2o43$316b2o$314bo3bo$313bo2bobo$312bo3bob2o$304b2o
7b2obo$303bo2bo9bob2o3b2o$303b3o10bobo4b2o$306b8ob2obo$305bo2b6o3bo3b
4o$305b2o2b4o8bo2bo$301b2o$300bo2bo11bo5bo$199bo99bobobo7b2o2bo4b3o$
198bobo98bobob2o5bo5bo2b3obo$198bobo96b2obobo3bo2b2o2bobo2b2o3bo$199bo
97bo2bo2b2obo3b2o3bo2bob3o$203bo90b2obobobo4bo4b3o5b3o$202bobo89bo2b2o
2bob2o$202bobo90b2o3bo2bo7b3o5b3o$203bo93b2ob2obo6b2o3bo2bob3o$207bo
89bo4bo6b2o2bobo2b2o3bo$206bobo89b4o8bo5bo2b3obo$206bobo90bo11b2o2bo4b
3o$207bo89bo17bo5bo$297b2o3bobo$302b2o17bo2bo$230b2o71bo8b3o6b4o$226b
2obo2bob2o75bo3bo$226bo4bo2b2o75bobob2o6b2o$230bo80bo4bo6b2o$227bobo
66bobo9b3ob4ob2o$296b2o9bo3bo4bob2o$297bo9bobobob2obo3bo$226bo80bo3bob
2obobobo$225bobo80b2obo4bo3bo$225bo2bo80b2ob4ob3o72b4o$226b2o48b2o12bo
bo18bo4bo74b6o$276bobo11b2o19b2obobo74b4ob2o$278bo12bo20bo3bo78b2o$
230b2o45bob2o16bo3bo11b3o85bo2bo$230bobo44bo2bo14b2obobob2o101bo$232bo
42b2obo15bo3bobo3bo88bo7bo3bo$232b2o40bobob2o13bo3b2ob2o3bo96b4o$275bo
17bobo7bobo87b2o2b3o$268b2o24bo9bo78bo9b2o2b3o$269bo97bo2b2o9bo2bo8b2o
2b3o$196b2o71bobo25b2ob2o65bo3b2o8bo2bo3b2o12b4o$192b4o4b2o68b2o24bobo
bobo64bo3bob2o12bo2bo10bo3bo$192b3ob2o2b2o95bo3bo66bo2bob2o6bo2bo2b2ob
2o13bo$197bo172b2ob2o8b2o4bo4b2o5bo2bo$370b2o20bo4bo$278b2o4b2o85bobo
8b3o13bo$278bobo3bobo69b2o14b2o9bo8bo5bo$201bo77bo6bo67b2ob2o34b6o$
200bobo66b2o15b2o66b4o$199bo2bo66bo85b2o222bo2bo38bo2bo$200b2o64b2obo
313bo41bo$266bob2ob2o154b2o150bo3bo37bo3bo$271bo151b4ob2o150b4o38b4o$
196b2o73bobo6bo13b2o127b6o$195bobo74b2o7bo13bo103bo24b4o149bo10b6o25bo
10b6o$195bo83b3o11bo5b2o97bobo33b4o137b2obo8bo5bo23b2obo8bo5bo$194b2o
97b2o5bo96bo3bo31bo3bo137b2o16bo23b2o16bo$300bob2o50bo43bo2bo35bo149bo
4bo36bo4bo$293b2o2b2obo2bo51b2o41b2ob2o18bo7b2o2bo2bo152b2o40b2o$293b
2o3bob2o52b2o45bo18b2o7b3o168b2o40b2o$298bo97bo3bo17bob2obo5b2o2bo2bo
152bo8b2ob2o28bo8b2ob2o$297b2o104b2o7bo4b5obo13bo138bo10bobo4bo3b4o16b
o10bobo4bo3b4o$304b2o90bo7b2o7bo2b2ob3ob3o7bo3bo137bo3bo6bo2bo5bo3b2o
16bo3bo6bo2bo5bo3b2o$304bobo90bo5b3ob2obo2bo2bobobo13b4o138b4o6bo6bo2b
o21b4o6bo6bo2bo$306bo99b2ob4o3bo3bo165bo2bo5bo3b2o27bo2bo5bo3b2o$306bo
b2o96b5o6bobo167bobo4bo3b4o27bobo4bo3b4o$303b2obobo63bo45bo6b6o158bo8b
2ob2o28bo8b2ob2o$303b2obobo63bobo49bo5bo150bobo16b2o21bobo16b2o$297b2o
7bob2o62b2o56bo149b3o39b3o$287b2o7bo2bo3b4o2bo32bo81bo4bo150b3o39b3o$
254b2o30bobo8b2o4bo3b2o34b2o81b2o$246bo6bobo30bo18b2o35b2o242b4o38b4o$
245bobo6bo30b2o19bo278bo3bo37bo3bo$245bobo56bo93bo2bo172bo14bo26bo14bo
$243b3ob2o3b5o47b2o96bo172b2o8bo2bo28b2o8bo2bo$242bo8bo2bo2bo140bo3bo
171b2o40b2o$243b3ob2o2b2o3b2o141b4o$245bob2o202bo$241bo207bo3bo$241b3o
210bo113bo41bo$244bo204bo4bo114b2o40b2o$243b2o205b5o113b2o40b2o$464b4o
$463bo3bo$467bo$466bo95bo41bo$246b2o215b2o98b2o40b2o$245bo2bo199b5o5b
3o101b2o40b2o$246b2o200b3ob2o3bo3b2o3b2o$254b2o21b2o168bobo3bo4bo2bob
3ob2o$254bobo13b2o4bo2bo152b2o12b2obo9b9o$256bo13b2o5bobo152bobo12bo4b
o10b4o89bo41bo$256b2o20bo155b2o11bo109b2o40b2o$243b2o189b2o12bobo105b
2o40b2o$244bo25b3o9b2o147b2ob2o13bo$241b3o27b2o9bo149b3o20b6o$241bo26b
2o13b3o147bo20bo5bo$268b3o14bo174bo89bo41bo$269bobo182bo4bo91b2o40b2o$
270b2o184b2o92b2o40b2o3$554bo11bo$554bo11bo11bo7bo$554bo11bo10b3o7b2o$
576bobobo5b2o$340b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b
3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o3b3o3b3o3b3o3b3o4b3ob3o8b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o
9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o33b3o
9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b
3o9b3o9b3o9b3o33b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b
3o33b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b
3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o
9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o33b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o
9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o33b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o
9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o33b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o
9b3o9b3o9b3o33b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o33b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o
9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o33b3o9b3o9b3o
9b3o9b3o9b3o33b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o
9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b
3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o33b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o33b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b
3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o
33b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o33b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o
9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b
3o9b3o33b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o8b3o9b3o9b
3o10b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o33b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o33b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o
9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o$576bobobo5b2o$554bo11bo10b3o
7b2o$554bo11bo11bo7bo$554bo11bo3$270b2o184b2o92b2o40b2o$269bobo182bo4b
o91b2o40b2o$268b3o14bo174bo89bo41bo$241bo26b2o13b3o147bo20bo5bo$241b3o
27b2o9bo149b3o20b6o$244bo25b3o9b2o147b2ob2o13bo$243b2o189b2o12bobo105b
2o40b2o$256b2o20bo155b2o11bo109b2o40b2o$256bo13b2o5bobo152bobo12bo4bo
10b4o89bo41bo$254bobo13b2o4bo2bo152b2o12b2obo9b9o$254b2o21b2o168bobo3b
o4bo2bob3ob2o$246b2o200b3ob2o3bo3b2o3b2o$245bo2bo199b5o5b3o101b2o40b2o
$246b2o215b2o98b2o40b2o$466bo95bo41bo$467bo$463bo3bo$464b4o$243b2o205b
5o113b2o40b2o$244bo204bo4bo114b2o40b2o$241b3o210bo113bo41bo$241bo207bo
3bo$245bob2o202bo$243b3ob2o2b2o3b2o141b4o$242bo8bo2bo2bo140bo3bo171b2o
40b2o$243b3ob2o3b5o47b2o96bo172b2o8bo2bo28b2o8bo2bo$245bobo56bo93bo2bo
172bo14bo26bo14bo$245bobo6bo30b2o19bo278bo3bo37bo3bo$246bo6bobo30bo18b
2o35b2o242b4o38b4o$254b2o30bobo8b2o4bo3b2o34b2o81b2o$287b2o7bo2bo3b4o
2bo32bo81bo4bo150b3o39b3o$297b2o7bob2o62b2o56bo149b3o39b3o$303b2obobo
63bobo49bo5bo150bobo16b2o21bobo16b2o$303b2obobo63bo45bo6b6o158bo8b2ob
2o28bo8b2ob2o$306bob2o96b5o6bobo167bobo4bo3b4o27bobo4bo3b4o$306bo99b2o
b4o3bo3bo165bo2bo5bo3b2o27bo2bo5bo3b2o$304bobo90bo5b3ob2obo2bo2bobobo
13b4o138b4o6bo6bo2bo21b4o6bo6bo2bo$304b2o90bo7b2o7bo2b2ob3ob3o7bo3bo
137bo3bo6bo2bo5bo3b2o16bo3bo6bo2bo5bo3b2o$297b2o104b2o7bo4b5obo13bo
138bo10bobo4bo3b4o16bo10bobo4bo3b4o$298bo97bo3bo17bob2obo5b2o2bo2bo
152bo8b2ob2o28bo8b2ob2o$293b2o3bob2o52b2o45bo18b2o7b3o168b2o40b2o$293b
2o2b2obo2bo51b2o41b2ob2o18bo7b2o2bo2bo152b2o40b2o$300bob2o50bo43bo2bo
35bo149bo4bo36bo4bo$194b2o97b2o5bo96bo3bo31bo3bo137b2o16bo23b2o16bo$
195bo83b3o11bo5b2o97bobo33b4o137b2obo8bo5bo23b2obo8bo5bo$195bobo74b2o
7bo13bo103bo24b4o149bo10b6o25bo10b6o$196b2o73bobo6bo13b2o127b6o$271bo
151b4ob2o150b4o38b4o$266bob2ob2o154b2o150bo3bo37bo3bo$200b2o64b2obo
313bo41bo$199bo2bo66bo85b2o222bo2bo38bo2bo$200bobo66b2o15b2o66b4o$201b
o77bo6bo67b2ob2o34b6o$278bobo3bobo69b2o14b2o9bo8bo5bo$278b2o4b2o85bobo
8b3o13bo$370b2o20bo4bo$197bo172b2ob2o8b2o4bo4b2o5bo2bo$192b3ob2o2b2o
95bo3bo66bo2bob2o6bo2bo2b2ob2o13bo$192b4o4b2o68b2o24bobobobo64bo3bob2o
12bo2bo10bo3bo$196b2o71bobo25b2ob2o65bo3b2o8bo2bo3b2o12b4o$269bo97bo2b
2o9bo2bo8b2o2b3o$268b2o24bo9bo78bo9b2o2b3o$275bo17bobo7bobo87b2o2b3o$
232b2o40bobob2o13bo3b2ob2o3bo96b4o$232bo42b2obo15bo3bobo3bo88bo7bo3bo$
230bobo44bo2bo14b2obobob2o101bo$230b2o45bob2o16bo3bo11b3o85bo2bo$278bo
12bo20bo3bo78b2o$276bobo11b2o19b2obobo74b4ob2o$226b2o48b2o12bobo18bo4b
o74b6o$225bo2bo80b2ob4ob3o72b4o$225bobo80b2obo4bo3bo$226bo80bo3bob2obo
bobo$297bo9bobobob2obo3bo$296b2o9bo3bo4bob2o$227bobo66bobo9b3ob4ob2o$
230bo80bo4bo6b2o$226bo4bo2b2o75bobob2o6b2o$226b2obo2bob2o75bo3bo$230b
2o71bo8b3o6b4o$302b2o17bo2bo$297b2o3bobo$207bo89bo17bo5bo$206bobo90bo
11b2o2bo4b3o$206bobo89b4o8bo5bo2b3obo$207bo89bo4bo6b2o2bobo2b2o3bo$
203bo93b2ob2obo6b2o3bo2bob3o$202bobo90b2o3bo2bo7b3o5b3o$202bobo89bo2b
2o2bob2o$203bo90b2obobobo4bo4b3o5b3o$199bo97bo2bo2b2obo3b2o3bo2bob3o$
198bobo96b2obobo3bo2b2o2bobo2b2o3bo$198bobo98bobob2o5bo5bo2b3obo$199bo
99bobobo7b2o2bo4b3o$300bo2bo11bo5bo$301b2o$305b2o2b4o8bo2bo$305bo2b6o
3bo3b4o$306b8ob2obo$303b3o10bobo4b2o$303bo2bo9bob2o3b2o$304b2o7b2obo$
312bo3bob2o$313bo2bobo$314bo3bo$316b2o43$135b2o$134bo2bo$135b2o2$140bo
$139bobo$139bobo$140bo3$126b2o$125bo2bo$126b2o2$131bo$130bobo$130bobo$
131bo2$116b2o$115bo2bo$116b2o2$121bo$120bobo$120bobo$121bo!
Even if this is never used, I hope it gives everyone some ideas.

Edit:
Possible glider destruction

Code: Select all

x = 477, y = 887, rule = B3/S23
32$45bo11bo$46bo11bo$44b3o9b3o12$75bo$76bo$74b3o8$72bo$73bo$71b3o19$
96bo$97bo$72bo22b3o$73bo$71b3o36$73bo$74bo$72b3o47$119bo$120bo$118b3o
14$123bo$124bo$122b3o13$216bo$217bo$215b3o2$155bo$156bo$154b3o110bo$
209bo58bo$210bo55b3o$208b3o$228bo$229bo$227b3o15bo$246bo$244b3o6$282bo
$283bo$281b3o7$268bo$269bo19bo$267b3o20bo$250bo37b3o$251bo$249b3o10$
302bo$303bo$301b3o10$326bo$327bo$325b3o5$240bo$241bo$202bo36b3o$203bo$
201b3o5$361bo$227bo134bo$228bo131b3o$214bo11b3o$215bo$213b3o4$236bo$
237bo$235b3o8$267bo$268bo$266b3o6$225bo$226bo$224b3o5$242bo51bo$243bo
51bo$241b3o49b3o6$373bo$374bo$372b3o14$425b2o$258bo164bo3bo$259bo162bo
2bobo$257b3o161bo3bob2o$413b2o7b2obo$412bo2bo9bob2o3b2o$412b3o10bobo4b
2o$415b8ob2obo$414bo2b6o3bo3b4o$414b2o2b4o8bo2bo$410b2o$409bo2bo11bo5b
o$408bobobo7b2o2bo4b3o$408bobob2o5bo5bo2b3obo$406b2obobo3bo2b2o2bobo2b
2o3bo$406bo2bo2b2obo3b2o3bo2bob3o$403b2obobobo4bo4b3o5b3o$403bo2b2o2bo
b2o$283bo120b2o3bo2bo7b3o5b3o$284bo121b2ob2obo6b2o3bo2bob3o$282b3o121b
o4bo6b2o2bobo2b2o3bo$407b4o8bo5bo2b3obo$408bo11b2o2bo4b3o$406bo17bo5bo
$406b2o3bobo$411b2o17bo2bo$339b2o71bo8b3o6b4o$335b2obo2bob2o75bo3bo$
335bo4bo2b2o75bobob2o6b2o$339bo80bo4bo6b2o$336bobo66bobo9b3ob4ob2o$
405b2o9bo3bo4bob2o$406bo9bobobob2obo3bo$335bo80bo3bob2obobobo$334bobo
80b2obo4bo3bo$334bo2bo80b2ob4ob3o$283bo51b2o48b2o12bobo18bo4bo$284bo
100bobo11b2o19b2obobo$282b3o102bo12bo20bo3bo$339b2o45bob2o16bo3bo11b3o
$339bobo44bo2bo14b2obobob2o$341bo42b2obo15bo3bobo3bo$341b2o40bobob2o
13bo3b2ob2o3bo$384bo17bobo7bobo$377b2o24bo9bo$378bo$305b2o71bobo25b2ob
2o$301b4o4b2o68b2o24bobobobo$301b3ob2o2b2o95bo3bo$306bo2$387b2o4b2o$
387bobo3bobo$310bo77bo6bo$309bobo66b2o15b2o$308bo2bo66bo$309b2o64b2obo
$375bob2ob2o$380bo$305b2o73bobo6bo13b2o$304bobo74b2o7bo13bo$304bo83b3o
11bo5b2o$303b2o97b2o5bo$409bob2o$402b2o2b2obo2bo$402b2o3bob2o$407bo$
406b2o$413b2o$413bobo$415bo$415bob2o$412b2obobo$412b2obobo$406b2o7bob
2o$396b2o7bo2bo3b4o2bo$363b2o30bobo8b2o4bo3b2o$355bo6bobo30bo18b2o$
354bobo6bo30b2o19bo$354bobo56bo$352b3ob2o3b5o47b2o$351bo8bo2bo2bo$352b
3ob2o2b2o3b2o$354bob2o$350bo$350b3o$353bo$352b2o5$355b2o$354bo2bo$355b
2o$363b2o21b2o$363bobo13b2o4bo2bo$365bo13b2o5bobo$365b2o20bo$352b2o$
353bo25b3o9b2o$350b3o27b2o9bo$350bo26b2o13b3o$377b3o14bo$378bobo$379b
2o14$379b2o$378bobo$377b3o14bo$350bo26b2o13b3o$350b3o27b2o9bo$353bo25b
3o9b2o$352b2o$365b2o20bo$365bo13b2o5bobo$363bobo13b2o4bo2bo$363b2o21b
2o$355b2o$354bo2bo$355b2o5$352b2o$353bo$350b3o$350bo$354bob2o$352b3ob
2o2b2o3b2o$351bo8bo2bo2bo$352b3ob2o3b5o47b2o$354bobo56bo$354bobo6bo30b
2o19bo$355bo6bobo30bo18b2o$363b2o30bobo8b2o4bo3b2o$396b2o7bo2bo3b4o2bo
$406b2o7bob2o$412b2obobo$412b2obobo$415bob2o$415bo$413bobo$413b2o$406b
2o$407bo$402b2o3bob2o$402b2o2b2obo2bo$409bob2o$303b2o97b2o5bo$304bo83b
3o11bo5b2o$304bobo74b2o7bo13bo$305b2o73bobo6bo13b2o$380bo$375bob2ob2o$
309b2o64b2obo$308bo2bo66bo$309bobo66b2o15b2o$310bo77bo6bo$387bobo3bobo
$387b2o4b2o2$306bo$301b3ob2o2b2o95bo3bo$301b4o4b2o68b2o24bobobobo$305b
2o71bobo25b2ob2o$378bo$377b2o24bo9bo$384bo17bobo7bobo$341b2o40bobob2o
13bo3b2ob2o3bo$341bo42b2obo15bo3bobo3bo$339bobo44bo2bo14b2obobob2o$
339b2o45bob2o16bo3bo11b3o$282b3o102bo12bo20bo3bo$284bo100bobo11b2o19b
2obobo$283bo51b2o48b2o12bobo18bo4bo$334bo2bo80b2ob4ob3o$334bobo80b2obo
4bo3bo$335bo80bo3bob2obobobo$406bo9bobobob2obo3bo$405b2o9bo3bo4bob2o$
336bobo66bobo9b3ob4ob2o$339bo80bo4bo6b2o$335bo4bo2b2o75bobob2o6b2o$
335b2obo2bob2o75bo3bo$339b2o71bo8b3o6b4o$411b2o17bo2bo$406b2o3bobo$
406bo17bo5bo$408bo11b2o2bo4b3o$407b4o8bo5bo2b3obo$282b3o121bo4bo6b2o2b
obo2b2o3bo$284bo121b2ob2obo6b2o3bo2bob3o$283bo120b2o3bo2bo7b3o5b3o$
403bo2b2o2bob2o$403b2obobobo4bo4b3o5b3o$406bo2bo2b2obo3b2o3bo2bob3o$
406b2obobo3bo2b2o2bobo2b2o3bo$408bobob2o5bo5bo2b3obo$408bobobo7b2o2bo
4b3o$409bo2bo11bo5bo$410b2o$414b2o2b4o8bo2bo$414bo2b6o3bo3b4o$415b8ob
2obo$412b3o10bobo4b2o$412bo2bo9bob2o3b2o$413b2o7b2obo$257b3o161bo3bob
2o$259bo162bo2bobo$258bo164bo3bo$425b2o14$372b3o$374bo$373bo6$241b3o
49b3o$243bo51bo$242bo51bo5$224b3o$226bo$225bo6$266b3o$268bo$267bo8$
235b3o$237bo$236bo4$213b3o$215bo$214bo11b3o$228bo131b3o$227bo134bo$
361bo5$201b3o$203bo$202bo36b3o$241bo$240bo5$325b3o$327bo$326bo10$301b
3o$303bo$302bo10$249b3o$251bo$250bo37b3o$267b3o20bo$269bo19bo$268bo7$
281b3o$283bo$282bo6$244b3o$246bo$227b3o15bo$229bo$228bo$208b3o$210bo
55b3o$209bo58bo$154b3o110bo$156bo$155bo2$215b3o$217bo$216bo13$122b3o$
124bo$123bo14$118b3o$120bo$119bo47$72b3o$74bo$73bo36$71b3o$73bo$72bo
22b3o$97bo$96bo19$71b3o$73bo$72bo8$74b3o$76bo$75bo12$44b3o9b3o$46bo11b
o$45bo11bo!
This probably needs to be turned into a 1G seed, but I don't know how :(

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Re: How about a unidimensional spaceship?

Post by Anonymous Glider » February 23rd, 2021, 2:44 pm

calcyman wrote:
May 16th, 2020, 11:43 am
calcyman wrote:
July 14th, 2017, 5:31 pm
To reduce complexity, I thought that a dynamic tape-reading head might be more appropriate. Here's one which should be relatively easily synthesisable:
Adding another two basic rakes (on each side) is sufficient to produce a backward LWSS stream as output, which can then be fed into an interpreter:

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x = 874, y = 155, rule = B3/S23
169b4o$168b6o$168b4ob2o$172b2o$178bo2bo$182bo$170bo7bo3bo$179b4o$170b
2o2b3o$160bo9b2o2b3o$144bo2b2o9bo2bo8b2o2b3o$144bo3b2o8bo2bo3b2o12b4o$
144bo3bob2o12bo2bo10bo3bo$145bo2bob2o6bo2bo2b2ob2o13bo$147b2ob2o8b2o4b
o4b2o5bo2bo$147b2o20bo4bo$148bobo8b3o13bo$133b2o14b2o9bo8bo5bo$131b2ob
2o34b6o$131b4o$132b2o222bo2bo38bo2bo$360bo41bo$204b2o150bo3bo37bo3bo$
200b4ob2o150b4o38b4o$200b6o$176bo24b4o149bo10b6o25bo10b6o$175bobo33b4o
137b2obo8bo5bo23b2obo8bo5bo$174bo3bo31bo3bo137b2o16bo23b2o16bo$131bo
43bo2bo35bo149bo4bo36bo4bo$132b2o41b2ob2o18bo7b2o2bo2bo152b2o40b2o$
131b2o45bo18b2o7b3o168b2o40b2o$173bo3bo17bob2obo5b2o2bo2bo152bo8b2ob2o
28bo8b2ob2o$180b2o7bo4b5obo13bo138bo10bobo4bo3b4o16bo10bobo4bo3b4o$
173bo7b2o7bo2b2ob3ob3o7bo3bo137bo3bo6bo2bo5bo3b2o16bo3bo6bo2bo5bo3b2o$
174bo5b3ob2obo2bo2bobobo13b4o138b4o6bo6bo2bo21b4o6bo6bo2bo$183b2ob4o3b
o3bo165bo2bo5bo3b2o27bo2bo5bo3b2o$183b5o6bobo167bobo4bo3b4o27bobo4bo3b
4o$149bo45bo6b6o158bo8b2ob2o28bo8b2ob2o$149bobo49bo5bo150bobo16b2o21bo
bo16b2o$149b2o56bo149b3o39b3o$119bo81bo4bo150b3o39b3o$13b2o105b2o81b2o
$5bo6bobo104b2o242b4o38b4o$4bobo6bo348bo3bo37bo3bo$4bobo168bo2bo172bo
14bo26bo14bo$2b3ob2o3b5o163bo172b2o8bo2bo28b2o8bo2bo$bo8bo2bo2bo158bo
3bo171b2o40b2o$2b3ob2o2b2o3b2o159b4o$4bob2o220bo$o225bo3bo$3o228bo113b
o41bo$3bo222bo4bo114b2o40b2o$2b2o223b5o113b2o40b2o$241b4o$240bo3bo$
244bo$243bo95bo41bo$5b2o233b2o98b2o40b2o$4bo2bo217b5o5b3o101b2o40b2o$
5b2o218b3ob2o3bo3b2o3b2o$13b2o209bobo3bo4bo2bob3ob2o$13bobo193b2o12b2o
bo9b9o$15bo193bobo12bo4bo10b4o89bo41bo$15b2o194b2o11bo109b2o40b2o$2b2o
207b2o12bobo105b2o40b2o$3bo204b2ob2o13bo$3o206b3o20b6o$o209bo20bo5bo$
237bo89bo41bo$231bo4bo91b2o40b2o$233b2o92b2o40b2o3$255b2o10b2o34b2o10b
2o14bo11bo$255b2o10b2o34b2o10b2o14bo11bo11bo7bo$331bo11bo10b3o7b2o$
353bobobo5b2o$81b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b
3o9b3o33b3o9b3o27b3o3b3o3b3o3b3o4b3ob3o8b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o33b
3o9b3o33b3o9b3o33b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o33b3o9b3o33b3o
9b3o33b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o$353bobobo5b2o$331bo11bo10b3o7b2o$255b2o
10b2o34b2o10b2o14bo11bo11bo7bo$255b2o10b2o34b2o10b2o14bo11bo3$233b2o
92b2o40b2o$231bo4bo91b2o40b2o$237bo89bo41bo$o209bo20bo5bo$3o206b3o20b
6o$3bo204b2ob2o13bo$2b2o207b2o12bobo105b2o40b2o$15b2o194b2o11bo109b2o
40b2o$15bo193bobo12bo4bo10b4o89bo41bo$13bobo193b2o12b2obo9b9o$13b2o
209bobo3bo4bo2bob3ob2o$5b2o218b3ob2o3bo3b2o3b2o$4bo2bo217b5o5b3o101b2o
40b2o$5b2o233b2o98b2o40b2o$243bo95bo41bo$244bo$240bo3bo$241b4o$2b2o
223b5o113b2o40b2o$3bo222bo4bo114b2o40b2o$3o228bo113bo41bo$o225bo3bo$4b
ob2o220bo$2b3ob2o2b2o3b2o159b4o$bo8bo2bo2bo158bo3bo171b2o40b2o$2b3ob2o
3b5o163bo172b2o8bo2bo28b2o8bo2bo$4bobo168bo2bo172bo14bo26bo14bo$4bobo
6bo348bo3bo37bo3bo$5bo6bobo104b2o242b4o38b4o$13b2o105b2o81b2o$119bo81b
o4bo150b3o39b3o$149b2o56bo149b3o39b3o$149bobo49bo5bo150bobo16b2o21bobo
16b2o$149bo45bo6b6o158bo8b2ob2o28bo8b2ob2o$183b5o6bobo167bobo4bo3b4o
27bobo4bo3b4o$183b2ob4o3bo3bo165bo2bo5bo3b2o27bo2bo5bo3b2o$174bo5b3ob
2obo2bo2bobobo13b4o138b4o6bo6bo2bo21b4o6bo6bo2bo$173bo7b2o7bo2b2ob3ob
3o7bo3bo137bo3bo6bo2bo5bo3b2o16bo3bo6bo2bo5bo3b2o$180b2o7bo4b5obo13bo
138bo10bobo4bo3b4o16bo10bobo4bo3b4o$173bo3bo17bob2obo5b2o2bo2bo152bo8b
2ob2o28bo8b2ob2o$131b2o45bo18b2o7b3o168b2o40b2o$132b2o41b2ob2o18bo7b2o
2bo2bo152b2o40b2o$131bo43bo2bo35bo149bo4bo36bo4bo$174bo3bo31bo3bo137b
2o16bo23b2o16bo$175bobo33b4o137b2obo8bo5bo23b2obo8bo5bo$176bo24b4o149b
o10b6o25bo10b6o$200b6o$200b4ob2o150b4o38b4o$204b2o150bo3bo37bo3bo$360b
o41bo$132b2o222bo2bo38bo2bo$131b4o$131b2ob2o34b6o$133b2o14b2o9bo8bo5bo
$148bobo8b3o13bo$147b2o20bo4bo$147b2ob2o8b2o4bo4b2o5bo2bo$145bo2bob2o
6bo2bo2b2ob2o13bo$144bo3bob2o12bo2bo10bo3bo$144bo3b2o8bo2bo3b2o12b4o$
144bo2b2o9bo2bo8b2o2b3o$160bo9b2o2b3o$170b2o2b3o$179b4o$170bo7bo3bo$
182bo$178bo2bo$172b2o$168b4ob2o$168b6o$169b4o!
We'll probably need a blinker-puffer-based escort to allow this c/2 ensemble to be fired down later.
Well, here you go:

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x = 1269, y = 945, rule = B3/S23
107$1059b6o$1058bo5bo$1064bo$1058bo4bo$1060b2o$988bob2o$987b2obobo67b
5o$992bob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3o2b7o$987b2obob
o66bob3ob2o$988bob2o72b2o3$1053b6o$1052bo5bo3b5o$1058bo2bo4bo$1052bo4b
o8bo$1054b2o5bo3bo$1063bo6$1048b6o$1047bo5bo$1053bo$1047bo4bo$1049b2o
24$919b5o$918bo4bo$923bo$918bo3bo$920bo57$1184bo$1183bo$1181bob3o97$
621b6o$620bo5bo$626bo104b6o$620bo4bo104bo5bo$622b2o112bo$550bob2o176bo
4bo$549b2obobo67b5o105b2o$554bob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3o
b3ob3ob3o2b7o32bob2o$549b2obobo66bob3ob2o30b2obobo67b5o$550bob2o72b2o
36bob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3o2b7o$659b2obobo66b
ob3ob2o$660bob2o72b2o$615b6o$614bo5bo3b5o$620bo2bo4bo96b6o$614bo4bo8bo
95bo5bo3b5o$616b2o5bo3bo102bo2bo4bo$625bo98bo4bo8bo$726b2o5bo3bo$735bo
4$610b6o$609bo5bo$615bo104b6o$609bo4bo104bo5bo$611b2o112bo$719bo4bo$
721b2o22$481b5o$480bo4bo$485bo105b5o$480bo3bo105bo4bo$482bo112bo$590bo
3bo$592bo46$156b2o$152b4ob2o$152b6o$153b4o$163b4o$162bo3bo$148bo8b2o7b
o$126b2o19bo8b4o2bo2bo$124bo23bo6bo3b2o$124bo13bo17b4o2bo2bo580bo$124b
o4bo7bobo17b2o7bo578bo$126bo4bo4b3o23bo3bo576bob3o108bo$127bo2b2o4b3ob
2o21b4o688bo$126b2o3bo5b2o2b2o5b3o702bob3o$126bo2bo8b4o6b2o$116b2o21b
2o7b2o4b6o$115b4o9b2o23bo5bo$115b2ob2o5b2ob2o29bo$117b2o7b3o24bo4bo$
127bo27b2o$185b4o152b4o38b4o$184b6o150bo3bo37bo3bo$184b4ob2o153bo5b2o
34bo5b2o$188b2o150bo2bo4bo4bo28bo2bo4bo4bo$194bo2bo156bo41bo$198bo149b
o5bo35bo5bo$185bo8bo3bo150b6o36b6o$184bo5bo4b4o$183bo7b2o167b2o40b2o$
162b2o10bo8bobo4b3o166b4o38b4o$112bobo43bo3bobo9bo4b3o2b2o5b2o166b2ob
2o37b2ob2o$113b2o43bo4b2o8bo8bob3o3bo4b4o142b3obob3ob2ob2o5b2o20b3obob
3ob2ob2o5b2o$113bo45bo5bo8b5o4bo2bo7bo3bo141bo3bo2b3o6bo25bo3bo2b3o6bo
$159b2o4bo7bo3bo5bo14bo142b2o13b2o25b2o13b2o$159b5o8b2ob3o5bo3b2o5bo2b
o148b2obo6bo31b2obo6bo$160bo2bo14bo3bo2bo4bo153bo4bob2ob2o5b2o23bo4bob
2ob2o5b2o$161bo18bo10bo153b4o10b2ob2o23b4o10b2ob2o$161bobo8b2o11bo5bo
154bo12b4o25bo12b4o$126bo35b2o10bo11b6o168b2o40b2o$125bo$125b3o210bobo
5bo2bo30bobo5bo2bo$339b2o9bo30b2o9bo$100bobo236bo6bo3bo30bo6bo3bo$101b
2o244b4o38b4o$101bo58b4o$159bo3bo$163bo168bobo39bobo$159bo2bo170b2o40b
2o$333bo41bo$211b5o$210bo4bo$215bo8bo2bo$210bo3bo13bo97bobo39bobo$212b
o11bo3bo98b2o40b2o$211bo13b4o98bo41bo$211b2o2b2o$210bo2bob2o$211b2o8bo
3b3o$204b3o4bo9bo2b5o91bobo39bobo$203bo2bo14bob4ob2o91b2o40b2o$207bo
19b2o92bo41bo$190bobo12bo$191bo13bob2o$187b2o18bo9b2o$186bobob2o11b2ob
o8bo4bo93bobo39bobo$185bo6bo12bo15bo93b2o40b2o$185bo2bob2o23bo5bo93bo
41bo$185bo5bo24b6o$186bo3bo$187bo$188b2o160bobo$351b2o$309bo12bo11bo
16bo$310bo11bo11bo$308b3o11bo11bo11b2o$308bo39bo$96b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o
9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o3b3o3b3o3b3o3b3o3b
3o3b3o7bo2bo8b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b
3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o
9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o$308bo39bo$308b3o11bo11bo11b2o$310bo11bo11bo$309bo
12bo11bo16bo$351b2o$188b2o160bobo$187bo$186bo3bo$185bo5bo24b6o$185bo2b
ob2o23bo5bo93bo41bo$185bo6bo12bo15bo93b2o40b2o$186bobob2o11b2obo8bo4bo
93bobo39bobo$187b2o18bo9b2o$191bo13bob2o$190bobo12bo$207bo19b2o92bo41b
o$203bo2bo14bob4ob2o91b2o40b2o$204b3o4bo9bo2b5o91bobo39bobo$211b2o8bo
3b3o$210bo2bob2o$211b2o2b2o$211bo13b4o98bo41bo$212bo11bo3bo98b2o40b2o$
210bo3bo13bo97bobo39bobo$215bo8bo2bo$210bo4bo$211b5o$333bo41bo$159bo2b
o170b2o40b2o$163bo168bobo39bobo$159bo3bo$101bo58b4o$101b2o244b4o38b4o$
100bobo236bo6bo3bo30bo6bo3bo$339b2o9bo30b2o9bo$125b3o210bobo5bo2bo30bo
bo5bo2bo$125bo$126bo35b2o10bo11b6o168b2o40b2o$161bobo8b2o11bo5bo154bo
12b4o25bo12b4o$161bo18bo10bo153b4o10b2ob2o23b4o10b2ob2o$160bo2bo14bo3b
o2bo4bo153bo4bob2ob2o5b2o23bo4bob2ob2o5b2o$159b5o8b2ob3o5bo3b2o5bo2bo
148b2obo6bo31b2obo6bo$159b2o4bo7bo3bo5bo14bo142b2o13b2o25b2o13b2o$113b
o45bo5bo8b5o4bo2bo7bo3bo141bo3bo2b3o6bo25bo3bo2b3o6bo$113b2o43bo4b2o8b
o8bob3o3bo4b4o142b3obob3ob2ob2o5b2o20b3obob3ob2ob2o5b2o$112bobo43bo3bo
bo9bo4b3o2b2o5b2o166b2ob2o37b2ob2o$162b2o10bo8bobo4b3o166b4o38b4o$183b
o7b2o167b2o40b2o$184bo5bo4b4o$185bo8bo3bo150b6o36b6o$198bo149bo5bo35bo
5bo$194bo2bo156bo41bo$188b2o150bo2bo4bo4bo28bo2bo4bo4bo$184b4ob2o153bo
5b2o34bo5b2o$184b6o150bo3bo37bo3bo$185b4o152b4o38b4o$127bo27b2o$117b2o
7b3o24bo4bo$115b2ob2o5b2ob2o29bo$115b4o9b2o23bo5bo$116b2o21b2o7b2o4b6o
$126bo2bo8b4o6b2o$126b2o3bo5b2o2b2o5b3o702bob3o$127bo2b2o4b3ob2o21b4o
688bo$126bo4bo4b3o23bo3bo576bob3o108bo$124bo4bo7bobo17b2o7bo578bo$124b
o13bo17b4o2bo2bo580bo$124bo23bo6bo3b2o$126b2o19bo8b4o2bo2bo$148bo8b2o
7bo$162bo3bo$163b4o$153b4o$152b6o$152b4ob2o$156b2o46$592bo$590bo3bo$
482bo112bo$480bo3bo105bo4bo$485bo105b5o$480bo4bo$481b5o22$721b2o$719bo
4bo$611b2o112bo$609bo4bo104bo5bo$615bo104b6o$609bo5bo$610b6o4$735bo$
726b2o5bo3bo$625bo98bo4bo8bo$616b2o5bo3bo102bo2bo4bo$614bo4bo8bo95bo5b
o3b5o$620bo2bo4bo96b6o$614bo5bo3b5o$615b6o$660bob2o72b2o$659b2obobo66b
ob3ob2o$550bob2o72b2o36bob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3o
b3o2b7o$549b2obobo66bob3ob2o30b2obobo67b5o$554bob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob
3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3o2b7o32bob2o$549b2obobo67b5o105b2o$550bob2o
176bo4bo$622b2o112bo$620bo4bo104bo5bo$626bo104b6o$620bo5bo$621b6o97$
1181bob3o$1183bo$1184bo57$920bo$918bo3bo$923bo$918bo4bo$919b5o24$1049b
2o$1047bo4bo$1053bo$1047bo5bo$1048b6o6$1063bo$1054b2o5bo3bo$1052bo4bo
8bo$1058bo2bo4bo$1052bo5bo3b5o$1053b6o3$988bob2o72b2o$987b2obobo66bob
3ob2o$992bob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3o2b7o$987b2o
bobo67b5o$988bob2o$1060b2o$1058bo4bo$1064bo$1058bo5bo$1059b6o!
This stops the tape reader without releasing any gliders. XWSS salvos can be used to clean up the ash.

Edit:
1G seed that destroys the UC

Code: Select all

x = 1101, y = 1853, rule = B3/S23
92$176bo$175bobo$176b2o6$161b2o$160bobo$161bo3$185bo$184bobo$168b2o15b
2o$168bobo$169bobo$170bo4$169b2o$168bobo$169bo5$176b2o$176bobo$177bobo
9bo$178bo9bobo$189b2o3$177b2o$176bobo$177bo5$184b2o$184bobo11bo43bo$
185bobo9bobo41bobo$186bo11b2o42b2o4$185b2o$184bobo$185bo5$192b2o$192bo
bo$193bobo$194bo9bo$203bobo41bo$204b2o40bobo$247b2o$193b2o$192bobo$
193bo5$200b2o$200bobo$201bobo$202bo4$201b2o$200bobo$201bo5$208b2o$208b
obo$209bobo$210bo4$209b2o$208bobo$209bo2$214b2o6bo$214bobo4bobo$215bob
o3b2o$216bo5$228b2o6bo$228bobo4bobo$219bo9bobo3b2o$218bobo9bo$219b2o4$
235bo6b2o6bo$234bobo5bobo4bobo$235b2o6bobo3b2o$244bo5$249bo6b2o6bo$
248bobo5bobo4bobo$249b2o6bobo3b2o$258bo5$270b2o6bo$270bobo4bobo$271bob
o3b2o$260bo11bo$259bobo$260b2o3$284b2o6bo$284bobo4bobo$275bo9bobo3b2o$
274bobo9bo$275b2o4$298b2o6bo$290bo7bobo4bobo$289bobo7bobo3b2o$290b2o8b
o5$312b2o6bo$312bobo4bobo$313bobo3b2o$314bo2$300bo$299bobo$300b2o$326b
2o6bo$326bobo4bobo$317bo9bobo3b2o$316bobo9bo$317b2o4$340b2o6bo$340bobo
4bobo$341bobo3b2o$342bo$329bo$328bobo$329b2o2$354b2o6bo$346bo7bobo4bob
o$345bobo7bobo3b2o$346b2o8bo5$368b2o6bo$368bobo4bobo$359bo9bobo3b2o$
358bobo9bo$359b2o4$382b2o6bo$382bobo4bobo$383bobo3b2o$372bo11bo$371bob
o$372b2o3$396b2o6bo$396bobo4bobo$397bobo3b2o$386bo11bo$385bobo$386b2o
3$410b2o6bo$410bobo4bobo$411bobo3b2o$412bo5$395bo28b2o6bo$394bobo27bob
o4bobo$395b2o28bobo3b2o$426bo5$438b2o6bo$408bo29bobo4bobo$407bobo29bob
o3b2o$408b2o30bo5$452b2o6bo$422bo29bobo4bobo$421bobo29bobo3b2o$422b2o
30bo5$466b2o6bo$466bobo4bobo$467bobo3b2o$468bo2$432bo$431bobo$432b2o$
451bo28b2o6bo$450bobo27bobo4bobo$451b2o28bobo3b2o$482bo5$465bo28b2o6bo
$464bobo27bobo4bobo$465b2o28bobo3b2o$496bo5$479bo28b2o6bo$478bobo27bob
o4bobo$479b2o28bobo3b2o$510bo5$522b2o6bo$522bobo4bobo$523bobo3b2o$524b
o$489bo$488bobo$489b2o2$536b2o6bo$536bobo4bobo$537bobo3b2o$538bo$503bo
$502bobo$503b2o2$550b2o6bo$550bobo4bobo$551bobo3b2o$552bo5$564b2o6bo$
564bobo4bobo$565bobo3b2o$566bo5$578b2o6bo$504bo73bobo4bobo$503bobo73bo
bo3b2o$504b2o18bo55bo$523bobo$524b2o3$591b2o$540bo50bobo$539bobo50bobo
$540b2o51bo31bo$602bo21bobo$601bobo21b2o$602b2o$592b2o$555bo35bobo$
554bobo35bo$555b2o4$599b2o$599bobo$600bobo$568bo32bo$567bobo$568b2o2$
600b2o$599bobo$600bo7$611bo$610bobo$610b2o4$615b2o$615b2o2$625b2o6bo$
625bobo4bobo$626bobo3b2o$627bo7$641b2o$640bobo$641bo2$626bo$625bobo18b
2o$626b2o18b2o9$650b2o$649bobo$650bo3$655b2o$655b2o8$658b2o$657bobo$
658bo3$663b2o$663b2o4$662b2o6bo$662bobo4bobo$663bobo3b2o$664bo5$676b2o
6bo$676bobo4bobo$677bobo3b2o$678bo3$663bo$662bobo$663b2o25b2o6bo$690bo
bo4bobo$691bobo3b2o$692bo6$705b2o6bo$673bo31bobo4bobo$672bobo31bobo3b
2o$673b2o32bo4$689bo$688bobo$689b2o3$724bo$723bobo$723b2o4$702bo25b2o$
701bobo24b2o$702b2o32b2o$736bobo$737bobo$738bo9bo$747bobo$748b2o2$737b
2o$736bobo$737bo10$750b2o$749bobo$750bo3$755b2o$755b2o8$759bo$758bobo$
758b2o$793bo$792bobo$792b2o$763b2o$763b2o6$784bo$783bobo$783bo2bo$784b
2o58bo$806bo36bobo$805bobo36b2o$805b2o3$779b2o$779b2o29b2o$810b2o$819b
2o$818bobo$819bo3$824b2o$824b2o4$835b2o$834bobo$835bo$825b2o$825bobo$
826bobo$827bo2$835bo$834bobo$826b2o7b2o$825bobo$826bo6$834b2o$834bobo$
835bobo$836bo$845bo$844bobo$845b2o$835b2o$834bobo$835bo6$889bo$845b2o
41bobo$844bobo41b2o$845bo3$850b2o$850b2o9$854b2o$853bobo$854bo3$859b2o
$859b2o19$838bo$837bobo$838b2o7$860bo$859bobo$860b2o4$819b2o$819b2o$
846bo6b2o$845bobo4bobo$846b2o3bobo$852bo$815b2o$815b2o5$830bo6b2o$829b
obo4bobo$830b2o3bobo$836bo2$826b3o$828bo$827bo63$941bo$940bobo$940b2o
15$1002b2o$1000bo3bo$999bo2bobo$998bo3bob2o$990b2o7b2obo$989bo2bo9bob
2o3b2o$989b3o10bobo4b2o$992b8ob2obo$991bo2b6o3bo3b4o$991b2o2b4o8bo2bo$
987b2o$986bo2bo11bo5bo$985bobobo7b2o2bo4b3o$985bobob2o5bo5bo2b3obo$
983b2obobo3bo2b2o2bobo2b2o3bo$983bo2bo2b2obo3b2o3bo2bob3o$980b2obobobo
4bo4b3o5b3o$980bo2b2o2bob2o$981b2o3bo2bo7b3o5b3o$983b2ob2obo6b2o3bo2bo
b3o$983bo4bo6b2o2bobo2b2o3bo$984b4o8bo5bo2b3obo$985bo11b2o2bo4b3o$983b
o17bo5bo$983b2o3bobo$988b2o17bo2bo$916b2o71bo8b3o6b4o$912b2obo2bob2o
75bo3bo$912bo4bo2b2o75bobob2o6b2o$916bo80bo4bo6b2o$913bobo66bobo9b3ob
4ob2o$982b2o9bo3bo4bob2o$983bo9bobobob2obo3bo$912bo80bo3bob2obobobo$
911bobo80b2obo4bo3bo$911bo2bo80b2ob4ob3o$912b2o48b2o12bobo18bo4bo$962b
obo11b2o19b2obobo$964bo12bo20bo3bo$916b2o45bob2o16bo3bo11b3o$916bobo
44bo2bo14b2obobob2o$918bo42b2obo15bo3bobo3bo$918b2o40bobob2o13bo3b2ob
2o3bo$961bo17bobo7bobo$954b2o24bo9bo$955bo$882b2o71bobo25b2ob2o$878b4o
4b2o68b2o24bobobobo$878b3ob2o2b2o95bo3bo$883bo2$964b2o4b2o$964bobo3bob
o$887bo77bo6bo$886bobo66b2o15b2o$885bo2bo66bo$886b2o64b2obo$952bob2ob
2o$957bo$882b2o73bobo6bo13b2o$881bobo74b2o7bo13bo$881bo83b3o11bo5b2o$
880b2o97b2o5bo$986bob2o$979b2o2b2obo2bo$979b2o3bob2o$984bo$983b2o$990b
2o$990bobo$992bo$992bob2o$989b2obobo$989b2obobo$983b2o7bob2o$973b2o7bo
2bo3b4o2bo$940b2o30bobo8b2o4bo3b2o$932bo6bobo30bo18b2o$931bobo6bo30b2o
19bo$931bobo56bo$929b3ob2o3b5o47b2o$928bo8bo2bo2bo$929b3ob2o2b2o3b2o$
931bob2o$927bo$927b3o$930bo$929b2o5$932b2o$931bo2bo$932b2o$940b2o21b2o
$940bobo13b2o4bo2bo$942bo13b2o5bobo$942b2o20bo$929b2o$930bo25b3o9b2o$
927b3o27b2o9bo$927bo26b2o13b3o$954b3o14bo$955bobo$956b2o14$956b2o$955b
obo$954b3o14bo$927bo26b2o13b3o$927b3o27b2o9bo$930bo25b3o9b2o$929b2o$
942b2o20bo$942bo13b2o5bobo$940bobo13b2o4bo2bo$940b2o21b2o$932b2o$931bo
2bo$932b2o5$929b2o$930bo$927b3o$927bo$931bob2o$929b3ob2o2b2o3b2o$928bo
8bo2bo2bo$929b3ob2o3b5o47b2o$931bobo56bo$931bobo6bo30b2o19bo$932bo6bob
o30bo18b2o$940b2o30bobo8b2o4bo3b2o$973b2o7bo2bo3b4o2bo$983b2o7bob2o$
989b2obobo$989b2obobo$992bob2o$992bo$990bobo$990b2o$983b2o$984bo$979b
2o3bob2o$979b2o2b2obo2bo$986bob2o$880b2o97b2o5bo$881bo83b3o11bo5b2o$
881bobo74b2o7bo13bo$882b2o73bobo6bo13b2o$957bo$952bob2ob2o$886b2o64b2o
bo$885bo2bo66bo$886bobo66b2o15b2o$887bo77bo6bo$964bobo3bobo$964b2o4b2o
2$883bo$878b3ob2o2b2o95bo3bo$878b4o4b2o68b2o24bobobobo$882b2o71bobo25b
2ob2o$955bo$954b2o24bo9bo$961bo17bobo7bobo$918b2o40bobob2o13bo3b2ob2o
3bo$918bo42b2obo15bo3bobo3bo$916bobo44bo2bo14b2obobob2o$916b2o45bob2o
16bo3bo11b3o$964bo12bo20bo3bo$962bobo11b2o19b2obobo$912b2o48b2o12bobo
18bo4bo$911bo2bo80b2ob4ob3o$911bobo80b2obo4bo3bo$912bo80bo3bob2obobobo
$983bo9bobobob2obo3bo$982b2o9bo3bo4bob2o$913bobo66bobo9b3ob4ob2o$916bo
80bo4bo6b2o$912bo4bo2b2o75bobob2o6b2o$912b2obo2bob2o75bo3bo$916b2o71bo
8b3o6b4o$988b2o17bo2bo$983b2o3bobo$983bo17bo5bo$985bo11b2o2bo4b3o$984b
4o8bo5bo2b3obo$983bo4bo6b2o2bobo2b2o3bo$983b2ob2obo6b2o3bo2bob3o$981b
2o3bo2bo7b3o5b3o$980bo2b2o2bob2o$980b2obobobo4bo4b3o5b3o$983bo2bo2b2ob
o3b2o3bo2bob3o$983b2obobo3bo2b2o2bobo2b2o3bo$985bobob2o5bo5bo2b3obo$
985bobobo7b2o2bo4b3o$986bo2bo11bo5bo$987b2o$991b2o2b4o8bo2bo$991bo2b6o
3bo3b4o$992b8ob2obo$989b3o10bobo4b2o$989bo2bo9bob2o3b2o$990b2o7b2obo$
998bo3bob2o$999bo2bobo$1000bo3bo$1002b2o15$940b2o$940bobo$941bo63$827b
o$828bo$826b3o2$836bo$830b2o3bobo$829bobo4bobo$830bo6b2o5$815b2o$815b
2o$852bo$846b2o3bobo$845bobo4bobo$846bo6b2o$819b2o$819b2o4$860b2o$859b
obo$860bo7$838b2o$837bobo$838bo19$859b2o$859b2o3$854bo$853bobo$854b2o
9$850b2o$850b2o3$845bo$844bobo41b2o$845b2o41bobo$889bo6$835bo$834bobo$
835b2o$845b2o$844bobo$845bo$836bo$835bobo$834bobo$834b2o6$826bo$825bob
o$826b2o7b2o$834bobo$835bo2$827bo$826bobo$825bobo$825b2o$835bo$834bobo
$835b2o4$824b2o$824b2o3$819bo$818bobo$819b2o$810b2o$779b2o29b2o$779b2o
3$805b2o$805bobo36b2o$806bo36bobo$784b2o58bo$783bo2bo$783bobo$784bo6$
763b2o$763b2o$792b2o$792bobo$793bo$758b2o$758bobo$759bo8$755b2o$755b2o
3$750bo$749bobo$750b2o10$737bo$736bobo$737b2o2$748b2o$747bobo$738bo9bo
$737bobo$736bobo$702b2o32b2o$701bobo24b2o$702bo25b2o4$723b2o$723bobo$
724bo3$689b2o$688bobo$689bo4$673b2o32bo$672bobo31bobo3b2o$673bo31bobo
4bobo$705b2o6bo6$692bo$691bobo3b2o$690bobo4bobo$663b2o25b2o6bo$662bobo
$663bo3$678bo$677bobo3b2o$676bobo4bobo$676b2o6bo5$664bo$663bobo3b2o$
662bobo4bobo$662b2o6bo4$663b2o$663b2o3$658bo$657bobo$658b2o8$655b2o$
655b2o3$650bo$649bobo$650b2o9$626b2o18b2o$625bobo18b2o$626bo2$641bo$
640bobo$641b2o7$627bo$626bobo3b2o$625bobo4bobo$625b2o6bo2$615b2o$615b
2o4$610b2o$610bobo$611bo7$600bo$599bobo$600b2o2$568b2o$567bobo$568bo
32bo$600bobo$599bobo$599b2o4$555b2o$554bobo35bo$555bo35bobo$592b2o$
602b2o$601bobo21b2o$602bo21bobo$540b2o51bo31bo$539bobo50bobo$540bo50bo
bo$591b2o3$524b2o$523bobo$504b2o18bo55bo$503bobo73bobo3b2o$504bo73bobo
4bobo$578b2o6bo5$566bo$565bobo3b2o$564bobo4bobo$564b2o6bo5$552bo$551bo
bo3b2o$550bobo4bobo$550b2o6bo2$503b2o$502bobo$503bo$538bo$537bobo3b2o$
536bobo4bobo$536b2o6bo2$489b2o$488bobo$489bo$524bo$523bobo3b2o$522bobo
4bobo$522b2o6bo5$510bo$479b2o28bobo3b2o$478bobo27bobo4bobo$479bo28b2o
6bo5$496bo$465b2o28bobo3b2o$464bobo27bobo4bobo$465bo28b2o6bo5$482bo$
451b2o28bobo3b2o$450bobo27bobo4bobo$451bo28b2o6bo$432b2o$431bobo$432bo
2$468bo$467bobo3b2o$466bobo4bobo$466b2o6bo5$422b2o30bo$421bobo29bobo3b
2o$422bo29bobo4bobo$452b2o6bo5$408b2o30bo$407bobo29bobo3b2o$408bo29bob
o4bobo$438b2o6bo5$426bo$395b2o28bobo3b2o$394bobo27bobo4bobo$395bo28b2o
6bo5$412bo$411bobo3b2o$410bobo4bobo$410b2o6bo3$386b2o$385bobo$386bo11b
o$397bobo3b2o$396bobo4bobo$396b2o6bo3$372b2o$371bobo$372bo11bo$383bobo
3b2o$382bobo4bobo$382b2o6bo4$359b2o$358bobo9bo$359bo9bobo3b2o$368bobo
4bobo$368b2o6bo5$346b2o8bo$345bobo7bobo3b2o$346bo7bobo4bobo$354b2o6bo
2$329b2o$328bobo$329bo$342bo$341bobo3b2o$340bobo4bobo$340b2o6bo4$317b
2o$316bobo9bo$317bo9bobo3b2o$326bobo4bobo$326b2o6bo$300b2o$299bobo$
300bo2$314bo$313bobo3b2o$312bobo4bobo$312b2o6bo5$290b2o8bo$289bobo7bob
o3b2o$290bo7bobo4bobo$298b2o6bo4$275b2o$274bobo9bo$275bo9bobo3b2o$284b
obo4bobo$284b2o6bo3$260b2o$259bobo$260bo11bo$271bobo3b2o$270bobo4bobo$
270b2o6bo5$258bo$249b2o6bobo3b2o$248bobo5bobo4bobo$249bo6b2o6bo5$244bo
$235b2o6bobo3b2o$234bobo5bobo4bobo$235bo6b2o6bo4$219b2o$218bobo9bo$
219bo9bobo3b2o$228bobo4bobo$228b2o6bo5$216bo$215bobo3b2o$214bobo4bobo$
214b2o6bo2$209bo$208bobo$209b2o4$210bo$209bobo$208bobo$208b2o5$201bo$
200bobo$201b2o4$202bo$201bobo$200bobo$200b2o5$193bo$192bobo$193b2o$
247b2o$204b2o40bobo$203bobo41bo$194bo9bo$193bobo$192bobo$192b2o5$185bo
$184bobo$185b2o4$186bo11b2o42b2o$185bobo9bobo41bobo$184bobo11bo43bo$
184b2o5$177bo$176bobo$177b2o3$189b2o$178bo9bobo$177bobo9bo$176bobo$
176b2o5$169bo$168bobo$169b2o4$170bo$169bobo$168bobo$168b2o15b2o$184bob
o$185bo3$161bo$160bobo$161b2o6$176b2o$175bobo$176bo!
Next I'm going to work on making another 1G seed that ignites the blinker fuses for stopping the tape reader.

Edit 2:
I just realized that one of the blinker fuses for stopping the tape reader runs into the puffer behind it. This new setup fixes it, and with one less fuse:

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x = 1307, y = 631, rule = B3/S23
67$26b5o$25bo4bo$30bo$25bo3bo$27bo65$1243b6o$1242bo5bo$1248bo$1242bo4b
o$1244b2o$1172bob2o$1171b2obobo67b5o$1176bob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3o
b3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3o2b7o$1171b2obobo66bob3ob2o$1172bob2o72b2o3$1237b
6o$1236bo5bo3b5o$1242bo2bo4bo$1236bo4bo8bo$1238b2o5bo3bo$1247bo5$1044b
6o$1043bo5bo182b6o$1049bo181bo5bo$1043bo4bo188bo$1045b2o184bo4bo$973bo
b2o256b2o$972b2obobo67b5o$977bob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3o
b3ob3ob3o2b7o$972b2obobo66bob3ob2o$973bob2o72b2o3$1038b6o$1037bo5bo3b
5o$1043bo2bo4bo$1037bo4bo8bo$1039b2o5bo3bo$1048bo6$1033b6o$1032bo5bo$
1038bo$1032bo4bo$1034b2o2$1103b5o$1102bo4bo$1107bo$1102bo3bo$1104bo18$
904b5o$903bo4bo$908bo$903bo3bo$905bo48$579b2o$575b4ob2o$575b6o$576b4o$
586b4o$585bo3bo$571bo8b2o7bo$549b2o19bo8b4o2bo2bo$547bo23bo6bo3b2o$
547bo13bo17b4o2bo2bo$547bo4bo7bobo17b2o7bo$549bo4bo4b3o23bo3bo$550bo2b
2o4b3ob2o21b4o$549b2o3bo5b2o2b2o5b3o$549bo2bo8b4o6b2o$539b2o21b2o7b2o
4b6o$538b4o9b2o23bo5bo$538b2ob2o5b2ob2o29bo$540b2o7b3o24bo4bo$550bo27b
2o$608b4o152b4o38b4o$607b6o150bo3bo37bo3bo$607b4ob2o153bo5b2o34bo5b2o$
611b2o150bo2bo4bo4bo28bo2bo4bo4bo$617bo2bo156bo41bo$621bo149bo5bo35bo
5bo$608bo8bo3bo150b6o36b6o$607bo5bo4b4o$606bo7b2o167b2o40b2o$585b2o10b
o8bobo4b3o166b4o38b4o$535bobo43bo3bobo9bo4b3o2b2o5b2o166b2ob2o37b2ob2o
$536b2o43bo4b2o8bo8bob3o3bo4b4o142b3obob3ob2ob2o5b2o20b3obob3ob2ob2o5b
2o$536bo45bo5bo8b5o4bo2bo7bo3bo141bo3bo2b3o6bo25bo3bo2b3o6bo$582b2o4bo
7bo3bo5bo14bo142b2o13b2o25b2o13b2o$582b5o8b2ob3o5bo3b2o5bo2bo148b2obo
6bo31b2obo6bo$583bo2bo14bo3bo2bo4bo153bo4bob2ob2o5b2o23bo4bob2ob2o5b2o
$584bo18bo10bo153b4o10b2ob2o23b4o10b2ob2o$584bobo8b2o11bo5bo154bo12b4o
25bo12b4o$549bo35b2o10bo11b6o168b2o40b2o$548bo$548b3o210bobo5bo2bo30bo
bo5bo2bo$762b2o9bo30b2o9bo$523bobo236bo6bo3bo30bo6bo3bo$524b2o244b4o
38b4o$524bo58b4o$582bo3bo$586bo168bobo39bobo$582bo2bo170b2o40b2o$756bo
41bo$634b5o$633bo4bo$638bo8bo2bo$633bo3bo13bo97bobo39bobo$635bo11bo3bo
98b2o40b2o$634bo13b4o98bo41bo$634b2o2b2o$633bo2bob2o$634b2o8bo3b3o$
627b3o4bo9bo2b5o91bobo39bobo$626bo2bo14bob4ob2o91b2o40b2o$630bo19b2o
92bo41bo$613bobo12bo$614bo13bob2o$610b2o18bo9b2o$609bobob2o11b2obo8bo
4bo93bobo39bobo$608bo6bo12bo15bo93b2o40b2o$608bo2bob2o23bo5bo93bo41bo$
608bo5bo24b6o$609bo3bo$610bo$611b2o160bobo$774b2o$732bo12bo11bo16bo$
733bo11bo11bo$731b3o11bo11bo11b2o$731bo39bo$519b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o
9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o3b3o3b3o3b3o3b3o3b3o3b
3o7bo2bo8b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b
3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o
9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o$731bo39bo$731b3o11bo11bo11b2o$733bo11bo11bo$732bo12bo
11bo16bo$774b2o$611b2o160bobo$610bo$609bo3bo$608bo5bo24b6o$608bo2bob2o
23bo5bo93bo41bo$608bo6bo12bo15bo93b2o40b2o$609bobob2o11b2obo8bo4bo93bo
bo39bobo$610b2o18bo9b2o$614bo13bob2o$613bobo12bo$630bo19b2o92bo41bo$
626bo2bo14bob4ob2o91b2o40b2o$627b3o4bo9bo2b5o91bobo39bobo$634b2o8bo3b
3o$633bo2bob2o$634b2o2b2o$634bo13b4o98bo41bo$635bo11bo3bo98b2o40b2o$
633bo3bo13bo97bobo39bobo$638bo8bo2bo$633bo4bo$634b5o$756bo41bo$582bo2b
o170b2o40b2o$586bo168bobo39bobo$582bo3bo$524bo58b4o$524b2o244b4o38b4o$
523bobo236bo6bo3bo30bo6bo3bo$762b2o9bo30b2o9bo$548b3o210bobo5bo2bo30bo
bo5bo2bo$548bo$549bo35b2o10bo11b6o168b2o40b2o$584bobo8b2o11bo5bo154bo
12b4o25bo12b4o$584bo18bo10bo153b4o10b2ob2o23b4o10b2ob2o$583bo2bo14bo3b
o2bo4bo153bo4bob2ob2o5b2o23bo4bob2ob2o5b2o$582b5o8b2ob3o5bo3b2o5bo2bo
148b2obo6bo31b2obo6bo$582b2o4bo7bo3bo5bo14bo142b2o13b2o25b2o13b2o$536b
o45bo5bo8b5o4bo2bo7bo3bo141bo3bo2b3o6bo25bo3bo2b3o6bo$536b2o43bo4b2o8b
o8bob3o3bo4b4o142b3obob3ob2ob2o5b2o20b3obob3ob2ob2o5b2o$535bobo43bo3bo
bo9bo4b3o2b2o5b2o166b2ob2o37b2ob2o$585b2o10bo8bobo4b3o166b4o38b4o$606b
o7b2o167b2o40b2o$607bo5bo4b4o$608bo8bo3bo150b6o36b6o$621bo149bo5bo35bo
5bo$617bo2bo156bo41bo$611b2o150bo2bo4bo4bo28bo2bo4bo4bo$607b4ob2o153bo
5b2o34bo5b2o$607b6o150bo3bo37bo3bo$608b4o152b4o38b4o$550bo27b2o$540b2o
7b3o24bo4bo$538b2ob2o5b2ob2o29bo$538b4o9b2o23bo5bo$539b2o21b2o7b2o4b6o
$549bo2bo8b4o6b2o$549b2o3bo5b2o2b2o5b3o$550bo2b2o4b3ob2o21b4o$549bo4bo
4b3o23bo3bo$547bo4bo7bobo17b2o7bo$547bo13bo17b4o2bo2bo$547bo23bo6bo3b
2o$549b2o19bo8b4o2bo2bo$571bo8b2o7bo$585bo3bo$586b4o$576b4o$575b6o$
575b4ob2o$579b2o48$905bo$903bo3bo$908bo$903bo4bo$904b5o18$1104bo$1102b
o3bo$1107bo$1102bo4bo$1103b5o2$1034b2o$1032bo4bo$1038bo$1032bo5bo$
1033b6o6$1048bo$1039b2o5bo3bo$1037bo4bo8bo$1043bo2bo4bo$1037bo5bo3b5o$
1038b6o3$973bob2o72b2o$972b2obobo66bob3ob2o$977bob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3o
b3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3o2b7o$972b2obobo67b5o$973bob2o256b2o$1045b2o
184bo4bo$1043bo4bo188bo$1049bo181bo5bo$1043bo5bo182b6o$1044b6o5$1247bo
$1238b2o5bo3bo$1236bo4bo8bo$1242bo2bo4bo$1236bo5bo3b5o$1237b6o3$1172bo
b2o72b2o$1171b2obobo66bob3ob2o$1176bob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3o
b3ob3ob3ob3ob3o2b7o$1171b2obobo67b5o$1172bob2o$1244b2o$1242bo4bo$1248b
o$1242bo5bo$1243b6o65$27bo$25bo3bo$30bo$25bo4bo$26b5o!
Edit 3:
1G seed for igniting the blinker fuses:

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x = 477, y = 733, rule = B3/S23
58$137b2o$137bo$135bobo12bo$135b2o11bobo$149b2o$154bo$153bobo$153b2o4$
153bo$152bobo$153bobo$154b2o$141b2o$141bobo$143bo$143b2o23$334bo$333bo
bo$334b2o10$316bo6b2o$315bobo4bobo$316b2o3bobo$322bo7$135bo$134bobo$
135b2o$297bo6b2o$296bobo4bobo$297b2o3bobo$303bo4$359bo$358bobo$117bo6b
2o232b2o$116bobo4bobo$117b2o3bobo151bo$123bo151bobo$276b2o5$50bo$49bob
o$48bobo$48b2o293bo$98bo6b2o235bobo$97bobo4bobo235b2o$98b2o3bobo$104bo
182bo$281b2o3bobo27bo$280bobo4bobo25bobo$281bo6b2o25b2o$160bo$159bobo$
159b2o2$252b2o$252bo2bo$254b2o7$302b3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob
3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3o$144bo$143bobo$143b2o$252b2o$
88bo162bobo$82b2o3bobo27bo134bo$81bobo4bobo25bobo$82bo6b2o25b2o14$103b
3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob
3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob
3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob
3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3o172$61b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o
9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o172$103b3ob3ob3ob3ob3o
b3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob
3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob
3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob
3o14$82bo6b2o25b2o$81bobo4bobo25bobo$82b2o3bobo27bo134bo$88bo162bobo$
252b2o$143b2o$143bobo$144bo$302b3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3o
b3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3o7$254b2o$252bo2bo$252b2o2$159b2o$
159bobo$160bo$281bo6b2o25b2o$280bobo4bobo25bobo$281b2o3bobo27bo$104bo
182bo$98b2o3bobo$97bobo4bobo235b2o$98bo6b2o235bobo$48b2o293bo$48bobo$
49bobo$50bo5$276b2o$123bo151bobo$117b2o3bobo151bo$116bobo4bobo$117bo6b
2o232b2o$358bobo$359bo4$303bo$297b2o3bobo$296bobo4bobo$297bo6b2o$135b
2o$134bobo$135bo7$322bo$316b2o3bobo$315bobo4bobo$316bo6b2o10$334b2o$
333bobo$334bo23$143b2o$143bo$141bobo$141b2o$154b2o$153bobo$152bobo$
153bo4$153b2o$153bobo$154bo$149b2o$135b2o11bobo$135bobo12bo$137bo$137b
2o!
The next step is actually making the blinker fuse for building the tape reader and constructor, and after that programming the constructor.

Edit 4:
An assortment of fuse segments compiled from the contents of this thread:
1 - Fuse ignition
2 - Normal fuse
3 - Parity changing MWSS
4 - Parity preserving MWSS
5 - Normal to fast fuse
6 - Fast fuse segment
7 - Fast to normal fuse
8 - Normal to slow fuse
9 - Slow fuse segment
10 - Slow to normal fuse

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x = 112, y = 243, rule = B3/S23
16$20b6o2b3ob3ob3ob3o26$24b3ob3ob3ob3o27$17b3ob3ob3ob3o3b3o2b3ob3ob3o
10b3o2b3ob3ob3o9b3ob3ob3o26$15b3ob3ob3ob3o3b3o2b3ob3ob3o10b3o2b3o3b3o
2b3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3o23$20b3o2b3o3b3ob3o24$20b3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3o
22$19b3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o23$23b3o3b3o5b3ob3o25$19b3o3b3o5b3ob3o20$18b
3o3b3o5b3ob3o!
Next, I'm going to try and write a script to generate random fuses using these segments and test to see if they are useful for construction.

Edit 5:
I wrote a script that can make a fuse given the number of each segment, but I haven't added a random generator for it yet:

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# Script for creating a blinker fuse for the 1xN spaceship project

#import golly
import golly as g

#define fuse segments
n2n = [g.parse("3ob3ob3o!"),12,0]
n2f = [g.parse("3o2b3o3b3o!"),15,0]
f2f = [g.parse("3ob3o2b3o3b3o!"),19,0]
f2n = [g.parse("3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3o!"),23,0]
n2s = [g.parse("3o3b3o5b3o!"),18,0]
s2s = [g.parse("3o3b3o5b3o!"),18,0]
s2n = [g.parse("3o3b3o5b3o!"),18,0]
fn = [g.parse("3ob3ob3ob3o3b3o2b3ob3ob3o10b3o2b3o3b3o2b3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3o!"),92,0]
fp = [g.parse("3ob3ob3ob3o3b3o2b3ob3ob3o10b3o2b3ob3ob3o9b3ob3o!"),77,0]
ni = [g.parse("6o2b3ob3ob3o!"),20,0]
target = [g.parse("$32bo$31bobo$31bobo$32bo17$3o17$32bo$31bobo$31bobo$32bo!"),215,-21]

#function for fuse descriptor -> fuse segment list
def segList(descriptor):
    #descriptor: [normal,slow,fast,slowTrans,fastTrans,changeParity]
    
    #create output list
    out = []

    #normal fuse
    for i in range(0,descriptor[0]):
        out.append(n2n)

    #slow fuse
    if descriptor[1] > 0:
        out.append(n2s)
        for i in range(0,descriptor[1]):
            out.append(s2s)
        out.append(s2n)

    #fast fuse
    if descriptor[2] > 0:
        out.append(n2f)
        for i in range(0,descriptor[2]):
            out.append(f2f)
        out.append(f2n)

    #slow transitions
    for i in range(0,descriptor[3]):
        out.append(n2s)
        out.append(s2n)

    #fast transitions
    for i in range(0,descriptor[4]):
        out.append(n2f)
        out.append(f2n)

    #fire
    if descriptor[5]:
        out.append(fp)
    else:
        out.append(fn)

    #return output
    return out

#function for segment list -> combined segment
def joinSegs(segments):
    #create and select layer
    g.addlayer()
    g.setlayer(g.numlayers() - 1)

    #x position
    x = 0

    #loop through segments
    for s in segments:
        #add segment
        g.putcells(s[0],x,s[2])
        
        #update x
        x += s[1]

    #get fuse
    out = g.getcells([0,-100,x,200])
    
    #remove layer
    g.dellayer()

    #return fuse
    return [out,x]

#function for building an operation test
def buildOpTest(opDesc):
    #create segments list
    segs = [ni];

    #add operation segments
    for f in opDesc:
        segs.extend(segList(f))

    #add target
    segs.append(n2n)
    segs.append(target)

    #combine and return
    return joinSegs(segs)

#test
test = [];
while int(g.getstring("1:add op | 2:build")) == 1:
    test.append([int(g.getstring("#n")),int(g.getstring("#s")),int(g.getstring("#f")),int(g.getstring("#st")),int(g.getstring("#ft")),int(g.getstring("1:fire | 2:fire + parity")) == 2])
g.putcells(buildOpTest(test)[0],-1000,-1000)
Edit 6:
This script takes a target number and a list of "segments", and finds a representation of the target in the form a*x + b*y + c*z... where a, b, c... are the segment numbers, and x, y, z... are returned. This should be helpful for creating a fuse with a specific delay/length from a set of fuse segments. I don't really know what this would be called, so I just used a placeholder name for the function:

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def theThing(target,segments):
    #find a representation of the target number
    #in the form of a*x + b*y + c*z...
    
    #create work list
    work = [[0,[]]]

    #loop through segments
    for s in segments:
        #new work list
        newWork = []

        #loop through work list
        for w in work:
            #preset
            total = w[0]
            count = 0
            
            #loop
            while total <= target:
                #create updated work element
                newInfo = w[1].copy()
                newInfo.append([s,count])
                newWorkElement = [total,newInfo]

                #check if found
                if total == target:
                    #found, return
                    return newWorkElement[1]

                #add to work list
                newWork.append(newWorkElement)

                #update
                total += s
                count += 1
        #update work list
        work = newWork

#test
print(theThing(int(input("target: ")),[20,16,6]))
Edit 7:
A slight modification of my previous script so that it can use negative numbers:

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def theThing(target,segments):
    #find a representation of the target number
    #in the form of a*x + b*y + c*z...
    #segments should be in order:
    #[most negative...least negative, most positive...least positive]
    
    #create work list
    work = [[0,[]]]

    #loop through segments
    for s in segments:
        #new work list
        newWork = []

        #loop through work list
        for w in work:
            #preset
            total = w[0]
            count = 0
            
            #loop
            while total <= target and total > -200:
                #create updated work element
                newInfo = w[1].copy()
                newInfo.append([s,count])
                newWorkElement = [total,newInfo]

                #check if found
                if total == target:
                    #found, return
                    return newWorkElement[1]

                #add to work list
                newWork.append(newWorkElement)

                #update
                total += s
                count += 1
        #update work list
        work = newWork

print("searching...")
for i in range(0,300):
    if theThing(i,[-34,40,26,6]) == None:
        if i % 2 == 0:
            print("     " + str(i))
        #else:
        #    print(i)
print("done!")

#print(theThing(int(input("target: ")),[20,16,6]))
Currently, I am measuring fuse segments based on how many generations of delay they add between fired MWSSs, and these segments allow for all even delays to be reached:

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x = 104, y = 235, rule = B3/S23
22$43b3ob3ob3ob3o32$18b3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3ob3o
b3ob3o35$37b3ob3o7b3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3o64$33b3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob
3ob3ob3ob3ob3o59$15b3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b
3ob3ob3o!
If a segment with an odd delay can be found, that would allow for any delay between MWSSs.
I'm going to look for an odd delay for a little while longer, then start working on a script to search for push/pull/fire operations.

Edit 8:
This script will generate a fuse that fires two MWSS with any even delay:

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# Script for creating blinker fuses for the 1xN spaceship project

#import golly
import golly as g

#define fuse segments
n2n = [g.parse("3ob3ob3o!"),12]
n2f = [g.parse("3o2b3o3b3o!"),15]
f2f = [g.parse("3ob3o2b3o3b3o!"),19]
f2n = [g.parse("3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3o!"),23]
fn = [g.parse("3ob3ob3ob3o3b3o2b3ob3ob3o10b3o2b3o3b3o2b3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3o!"),92]
fp = [g.parse("3ob3ob3ob3o3b3o2b3ob3ob3o10b3o2b3ob3ob3o9b3ob3o!"),77]
nd = [g.parse("3ob3o7b3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3o!"),50]
ni = [g.parse("6o2b3ob3ob3o!"),20]

#function for fuse descriptor -> fuse segment list
def segList(descriptor):
    #descriptor: [normal,fastTrans,twoFast,negativDelay,parity]
    
    #create output list
    out = [ni]

    #fire
    if descriptor[4]:
        out.append(fp)
    else:
        out.append(fn)
    out.append(n2n)

    #normal fuse
    for i in range(0,descriptor[0]):
        out.append(n2n)

    #fast transitions
    for i in range(0,descriptor[1]):
        out.append(n2f)
        out.append(f2n)
        out.append(n2n)

    #two fast fuse
    for i in range(0,descriptor[2]):
        out.append(n2f)
        out.append(f2f)
        out.append(f2f)
        out.append(f2n)
        out.append(n2n)

    #negative delay
    for i in range(0,descriptor[3]):
        out.append(nd)

    #add end fire (test)
    out.append(fn)
    out.append(n2n)

    #return output
    return out

#function for segment list -> combined segment
def joinSegs(segments):
    #create and select layer
    g.addlayer()
    g.setlayer(g.numlayers() - 1)

    #x position
    x = 0

    #loop through segments
    for s in segments:
        #add segment
        g.putcells(s[0],x,0)
        
        #update x
        x += s[1]

    #get fuse
    out = g.getcells([0,-100,x,200])
    
    #remove layer
    g.dellayer()

    #return fuse
    return [out,x]

def theThing(target,segments):
    #find a representation of the target number
    #in the form of a*x + b*y + c*z...
    #segments should be in order:
    #[most negative...least negative, most positive...least positive]
    
    #create work list
    work = [[0,[]]]

    #loop through segments
    for s in segments:
        #new work list
        newWork = []

        #loop through work list
        for w in work:
            #preset
            total = w[0]
            count = 0
            
            #loop
            while total <= target and total > -200:
                #create updated work element
                newInfo = w[1].copy()
                newInfo.append([s,count])
                newWorkElement = [total,newInfo]

                #check if found
                if total == target:
                    #found, return
                    return newWorkElement[1]

                #add to work list
                newWork.append(newWorkElement)

                #update
                total += s
                count += 1
        #update work list
        work = newWork

#build a fuse with a specified generation delay
def buildFuse(delay,parity):
    #account for baseline separation
    delay += 14
    
    #account for parity fire timing differences
    if parity:
        delay -= 10

    #find the number of segments
    info = theThing(delay,[-22,46,26,6])

    #add blank spaces (protect against missing info)
    info.append([0,0])
    info.append([0,0])
    info.append([0,0])
    info.append([0,0])

    #return nothing if that delay is impossible (with current segments)
    if info == None:
        g.warn("Delay " + str(delay) + " cannot be produced with current segments")
        return None

    #create the fuse and return it
    return joinSegs(segList([info[3][1],info[2][1],info[1][1],info[0][1],parity]))

g.putcells(buildFuse(int(g.getstring("delay")),g.getstring("parity")=="1")[0],-1000,-1000)
It would be really nice to have an odd delay fuse segment, but if I can't find one I'm just going to start working on an operation search script.

Edit 9:
I just realized that an odd delay fuse segment is pretty much impossible, because the entire fuse is made out of blinkers, and an odd delay would mean they would all be in the wrong phase. It might be possible that there are equivalent fuses that work in the other phase (with the blinkers perpendicular to the direction of travel instead of parallel), but it would be a lot of work, and the capability to alter parity should make up for that.

Edit 10:
The finished search script, which takes the results of the previous search from the file "search.txt", finds all operations at the next depth, and rewrites them back to the file:

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# Script for creating blinker fuses for the 1xN spaceship project

#import golly
import golly as g

#define fuse segments
n2n = [g.parse("3ob3ob3o!"),12]
n2f = [g.parse("3o2b3o3b3o!"),15]
f2f = [g.parse("3ob3o2b3o3b3o!"),19]
f2n = [g.parse("3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3o!"),23]
fn = [g.parse("3ob3ob3ob3o3b3o2b3ob3ob3o10b3o2b3o3b3o2b3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3o!"),92]
fp = [g.parse("3ob3ob3ob3o3b3o2b3ob3ob3o10b3o2b3ob3ob3o9b3ob3o!"),77]
nd = [g.parse("3ob3o7b3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3o!"),50]
ni = [g.parse("6o2b3ob3ob3o!"),20]
tgf = [g.parse("3ob3o6b3o2b3ob3ob3o2b3ob3o3b3o4b3ob3ob3ob3o4b3o5b3o8b3o2b3ob3ob3o4b3o2b3o2b3o3b3o2b3o!"),131]
target = g.parse("bo$obo$obo$bo34$bo$obo$obo$bo!")

#function for fuse descriptor -> fuse segment list
def segList(descriptor):
    #descriptor: [normal,fastTrans,twoFast,negativDelay,parity]
    
    #create output list
    out = []

    #fire
    if descriptor[4]:
        out.append(fp)
    else:
        out.append(fn)
    out.append(n2n)

    #normal fuse
    for i in range(0,descriptor[0]):
        out.append(n2n)

    #fast transitions
    for i in range(0,descriptor[1]):
        out.append(n2f)
        out.append(f2n)
        out.append(n2n)

    #two fast fuse
    for i in range(0,descriptor[2]):
        out.append(n2f)
        out.append(f2f)
        out.append(f2f)
        out.append(f2n)
        out.append(n2n)

    #negative delay
    for i in range(0,descriptor[3]):
        out.append(nd)

    #return output
    return out

#function for segment list -> combined segment
def joinSegs(segments):
    #create and select layer
    g.addlayer()
    g.setlayer(g.numlayers() - 1)

    #x position
    x = 0

    #loop through segments
    for s in segments:
        #check for y
        y = 0
        if len(s) == 3:
            y = s[2]
        
        #add segment
        g.putcells(s[0],x,y)
        
        #update x
        x += s[1]

    #get fuse
    out = g.getcells([0,-100,x,200])
    
    #remove layer
    g.dellayer()

    #return fuse
    return [out,x]

def theThing(target,segments):
    #find a representation of the target number
    #in the form of a*x + b*y + c*z...
    #segments should be in order:
    #[most negative...least negative, most positive...least positive]
    
    #create work list
    work = [[0,[]]]

    #loop through segments
    for s in segments:
        #new work list
        newWork = []

        #loop through work list
        for w in work:
            #preset
            total = w[0]
            count = 0
            
            #loop
            while total <= target and total > -200:
                #create updated work element
                newInfo = w[1].copy()
                newInfo.append([s,count])
                newWorkElement = [total,newInfo]

                #check if found
                if total == target:
                    #found, return
                    return newWorkElement[1]

                #add to work list
                newWork.append(newWorkElement)

                #update
                total += s
                count += 1
        #update work list
        work = newWork

#build a fuse with a specified generation delay
def buildFuse(delay,parity):
    #account for baseline separation
    delay += 14
    
    #account for parity fire timing differences
    if parity:
        delay -= 10

    #find the number of segments
    info = theThing(delay,[-22,46,26,6])

    #add blank spaces (protect against missing info)
    info.append([0,0])
    info.append([0,0])
    info.append([0,0])
    info.append([0,0])

    #return nothing if that delay is impossible (with current segments)
    if info == None:
        g.warn("Delay " + str(delay) + " cannot be produced with current segments")
        return None

    #create the fuse and return it
    return joinSegs(segList([info[3][1],info[2][1],info[1][1],info[0][1],parity]))

#build an operation
def buildOp(op):
    #convert into fuses
    segs = [ni]
    for s in op:
        segs.append(buildFuse(s[0],s[1]))

    #add final fire and target gen
    #segs.append(buildFuse(150,False))
    segs.append(fn)
    segs.append(n2n)
    #segs.append(buildFuse(300,False))
    #segs.append(tgf)

    #join and return
    return joinSegs(segs)

#get the salvo from a fuse
def getSalvo(fuse):
    #create and select layer
    g.addlayer()
    g.setlayer(g.numlayers() - 1)
    
    #add fuse
    g.putcells(fuse[0],0,0)

    #evolve
    g.run(10000)

    #select and delete fuse ash
    g.select([-100,-100,fuse[1]+200,200])
    g.clear(0)

    #select and store salvo
    g.select([-100,-100,10000,200])
    g.shrink()
    sel = g.getselrect()
    salvo = g.getcells(sel)
    g.clear(0)

    #move salvo back to 0,0
    salvo = g.transform(salvo,-sel[0],-sel[1])
    
    #remove layer
    g.dellayer()

    #return
    return [salvo,sel[2]]

#find all unique extentions of an operation
def explore(op,parity):
    #create and select layer
    g.addlayer()
    g.setlayer(g.numlayers() - 1)
    
    #op extentions
    extentions = []

    #delay
    delay = 46

    #duplicate result count
    duplicates = 0

    #result hash list
    resHashes = []

    #loop
    while duplicates < 16:
        #create extention
        ext = op.copy()
        ext.append([delay,parity])

        #get op salvo
        salvo = getSalvo(buildOp(ext))

        #add target
        g.putcells(salvo[0],-salvo[1])
        if g.getcell(-1,0) == 1:
            salvoNew = g.evolve(salvo[0],2)
            g.select([-1000000,0,1,1])
            g.clear(1)
            g.putcells(salvoNew,-salvo[1]-1,2)
        g.putcells(target,12,2)
        
        #get resulting ash (minus any gliders)
        g.run(10000)

        #get ash hash
        ashHash = g.hash([-100,-200,1000,400])

        #clear layer
        g.select([-1000000,0,1,1])
        g.clear(1)
        
        #check for duplicate
        if resHashes.count(ashHash) == 0:
            resHashes.append(ashHash)
            extentions.append(ext)
        else:
            duplicates += 1

        #update delay
        delay += 2

    #remove layer
    g.dellayer()

    #return
    return extentions

#evaluate a collection of operations
def evaluate(ops):
    #create and select layer
    g.addlayer()
    g.setlayer(g.numlayers() - 1)

    #position-dependent hashes
    posHashes = []

    #position-independent hashes
    confHashes = []

    #output list
    out = []

    #notable ops
    report = []

    #loop through ops
    for op in ops:
        #get op salvo
        salvo = getSalvo(buildOp(op))

        #add target
        g.putcells(salvo[0],-salvo[1])
        if g.getcell(-1,0) == 1:
            salvoNew = g.evolve(salvo[0],2)
            g.select([-1000000,0,1,1])
            g.clear(1)
            g.putcells(salvoNew,-salvo[1]-1,2)
        g.putcells(target,12,2)
        
        #get resulting ash (minus any gliders)
        g.run(10000)

        #get position hash
        posHash = g.hash([-100,-200,1000,400])

        #check for gliders
        gliders = not (str(g.getcells([-100,-200,1000,400])) == str(g.getcells(g.getrect())))
        
        #get position independent hash
        g.select([-100,-200,1000,400])
        g.clear(1)
        if g.getrect() != []:
            confHash = g.hash(g.getrect())

        #clear layer
        g.select([-1000000,0,1,1])
        g.clear(1)

        #evaluate
        if confHashes.count(confHash) > 0:
            if gliders or posHashes.count(posHash) == 0:
                #notable, report
                confHashes.append(confHash)
                posHashes.append(posHash)
                report.append(op)
                out.append(op)
        else:
            #non-duplicate
            confHashes.append(confHash)
            posHashes.append(posHash)
            out.append(op)

    #remove layer
    g.dellayer()

    #return
    return [out,report]

#call explore on a list of ops with and without parity
def exploreAll(ops):
    #output list
    out = []

    #loop through ops
    for op in ops:
        #explore op with and without parity change
        out.extend(explore(op,False))
        out.extend(explore(op,True))

    #return
    return out

#returns the lines of a file as a list
def readListFile(name):
    #open the file
    file = open(name,"r")

    #read and split lines
    lines = file.read().split("\n")

    #close the file
    file.close()

    #return
    return lines

#write the given list of lines to a file
def writeListFile(name,lines):
    #open the file
    file = open(name,"w")

    #write the lines
    for l in lines:
        file.write(str(l)+"\n")

    #close the file
    file.close()

#search the file, and evaluate
def search(wFile):
    #get the file contents
    lines = readListFile(wFile)

    #remove excess whitespace
    lines.pop()

    #get the depth
    depth = int(lines.pop(0))

    #convert the rest of the lines into ops
    ops = []
    for l in lines:
        ops.append(stringToOp(l))
    
    #explore the ops
    ops = exploreAll(ops)
    afterExplore = len(ops)

    #evaluate them
    ops = evaluate(ops)
    check = ops[1]
    ops = ops[0]

    #rebuild file
    newLines = [depth + 1]
    for o in ops:
        newLines.append(opToString(o))

    #update file
    writeListFile(wFile,newLines)

    #output stats
    g.note("Searched depth: " + str(depth) + "\nStarting ops: " + str(len(lines)) + "\n After explore: " + str(afterExplore) + "\nAfter evaluate: " + str(len(ops)) + "\nOps of interest: " + str(check))

#convert a string into an op descriptor
def stringToOp(string):
    #output list
    out = []

    #current segment
    seg = []
    
    #split string
    elements = string.split(",")

    #loop through elements
    for e in elements:
        if e == "":
            continue
        if len(seg) == 0:
            seg.append(int(e))
        elif len(seg) == 1:
            if e == "True":
                seg.append(True)
            else:
                seg.append(False)
            out.append(seg)
            seg = []

    #return
    return out

#convert an op descriptor into a string
def opToString(op):
    #output string
    out = ""

    #loop through segments
    for s in op:
        #loop through segment
        for p in s:
            out += str(p)
            out += ","

    #return
    return out

search("search.txt")
I'm going to start running it, but there is a large chance that the script has a lot of bugs.

Pavgran
Posts: 67
Joined: June 12th, 2019, 12:14 pm

Re: How about a unidimensional spaceship?

Post by Pavgran » March 30th, 2021, 1:44 pm

My analysis of fuses:
The basic 2c/3 fuse is actually 12c/18. The frontend travels at 4c/6, the backend multiplies the period by 3.
The phases are:

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x = 73, y = 19, rule = LifeSuper
11.3P26.P29.3P$11.P.P26.P31.P$11.P.P26.P29.3P$11.P.P26.P29.P$11.3P26.
P29.3P8$.M57.2M$M.M2.M.2M20.2M2.M.2M22.3M2.M.2M$M.4M.M.M19.5M.M.M22.
5M.M.M$9.M.3S23.M.3O26.M.3W$M.4M.M.M19.5M.M.M22.5M.M.M$M.M2.M.2M20.2M
2.M.2M22.3M2.M.2M$.M57.2M!
I find it peculiar that two of the phases terminate with a pulsar, although in different way
Most fuse-igniting reactions do that with the following pre-phase progression:

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x = 38, y = 18, rule = LifeSuper
4.3P29.P$6.P29.P$.2P.3P26.2P.P$4.P31.P$4.3P29.P9$2M27.M.2M$M.M25.2M.M
.M$2.M.3pA26.M.3U$M.M25.2M.M.M$2M27.M.2M!
So, we could state-code the ignition and the fuse itself as follows:

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x = 161, y = 13, rule = LifeSuper
2.M$M.M$.2M3$4.2M$3.M2HM3H3G18.2G.6G2.3M.3M.3Q.3pA.3U.3S.3O.3W.3S.3O.
3W.3S.3O.3W.3S.3O.3W.3S.3O.3W.3S.3O.3W.3S.3O.3W.3S.3O.3W.3S$4.2M3$.2M
$M.M$2.M!
Analysis of fast and slow fuses allows us to decompose them into these segments:

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x = 60, y = 42, rule = LifeSuper
36.P.P.3P3.P.3P6.3P$36.P.P.P5.P.P4.P.P3.P$3pA.3U.3S.3O.3W.3S.3O.3W5.
3P.P4.P2.3P3.P2.3P$38.P.P3.P3.P.P2.P.P3.P$38.P.3P.P3.3P6.3P10$36.P.3P
3.P.3P.3P$36.P.P.P3.P3.P.P.P$.3M2.3M3.3M.3Q.3pA13.P.3P2.P2.3P.3P$36.P
3.P.P3.P3.P.P$36.P.3P.P3.3P.3P11$.3pA3.3M5.3Q.3pA4$6.3P.2P24.P.3P3.P.
3P.3P$6.P.P.P.P23.P.P.P3.P3.P.P.P$6.P.P.2P24.P.3P2.P2.3P.P.P$6.P.P.P.
P23.P.P.P.P5.P.P.P$6.3P.P.P23.P.3P.P3.3P.3P4$.3O3.3M5.3Q.3pA!
The fast fuse accepts any-phase input (including pre-phases), and outputs phase -2.
The slow fuse accepts only phase 1 (or -2) input, and outputs phase -2.
That allows to stick them together almost anyway you like.
The following example shows ignition-normal2-fast-fast-slow-fast-normal1 line.

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x = 129, y = 1, rule = LifeSuper
2G.6G2.3M.3M.3Q.3pA.3U.3S.3O.3W2.3M3.3M.3Q.3pA2.3M3.3M.3Q.3pA3.3M5.3Q
.3pA2.3M3.3M.3Q.3pA.3U.3S.3O!
The only debris are from the ignition and the termination.
The fast fuse allows overclocking to achieve 15c/22 speed at the cost of dirtiness:

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x = 176, y = 1, rule = LifeSuper
2G.6G2.3M.3M.3Q.3pA.3U.3S.3O.3W.3S.3O.3W2.3M3.3M.3Q2.3M3.3M.3Q2.3M3.
3M.3Q2.3M3.3M.3Q2.3M3.3M.3Q2.3M3.3M.3Q.3pA.3U.3S.3O.3W.3S.3O.3W!
Transparent forward MWSS reactions' core is:

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x = 52, y = 11, rule = LifeSuper
3pA3.3M2.3M.3M.3M10.3M2.3M.3M.3Q.3pA10$3O3.3M2.3M.3M.3M10.3M2.3M.3M.
3Q.3pA!
It again is connectable to phase 1 or -2 input.
The reaction in previous posts consists of that core + one step of the following durty 16c/36 phase -2 fuse:

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x = 150, y = 1, rule = LifeSuper
2G.6G2.3M.3M.3Q9.3M.3Q9.3M.3Q9.3M.3Q9.3M.3Q9.3M.3Q9.3M.3Q.3pA.3U.3S.
3O.3W.3S.3O.3W!
The "parity changing MWSS" and "parity preserving MWSS" in previous post have the same core and just different rephasers at the end.
Strictly speaking, there is no need in rephaser in the first case:

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x = 350, y = 55, rule = LifeSuper
2G.6G2.3M.3M.3Q.3pA.3U.3S.3O.3W.3S.3O.3W.3S.3O3.3M2.3M.3M.3M10.3M2.3M
3.3M2.3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.
3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.
3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.3M54$2G.6G2.3M.3M.3Q.
3pA.3U.3S.3O.3W.3S.3O.3W.3S.3O3.3M2.3M.3M.3M10.3M2.3M.3M.3Q.3M2.3M3.
3M.3M.3pA3.3M5.3Q.3pA3.3M5.3Q.3pA3.3M5.3Q.3pA3.3M5.3Q.3pA3.3M5.3Q.3pA
3.3M5.3Q.3pA3.3M5.3Q.3pA3.3M5.3Q.3pA3.3M5.3Q.3pA3.3M5.3Q.3pA.3U.3S.3O
.3W.3S.3O.3W.3S.3O.3W!
[[
STOP 580
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I think there is also a need in the third kind of MWSS producer, or, better, a fuse rephaser. The latter would allow us to have only one emitter for each necessary object.

There is also this clean sparky 4c/6*7 fuse, which doesn't affect MWSS, but leaves debris at transitions:

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x = 283, y = 1, rule = LifeSuper
2G.6G2.3M.3M.3Q.3pA3.3M2.3M.3M.3M10.3M2.3M.3M.3Q.3pA.3U.3S.3O.3W.3S.
3O3.3M.3M2.3M2.3M.3M.3pA3.3M.3M2.3M2.3M.3M.3pA3.3M.3M2.3M2.3M.3M.3pA
3.3M.3M2.3M2.3M.3M.3pA3.3M.3M2.3M2.3M.3M.3pA3.3M.3M2.3M2.3M.3M.3pA.3U
.3S.3O.3W!
There are a lot of durty fuse variants. There is one that catched my eye:

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x = 214, y = 1, rule = LifeSuper
2G.6G2.3M.3M.3Q.3pA.3U.3S.3O.3W.3S.3O.3W.3S.3O.3W2.3M.3M3.3M2.3M.3pA.
3U2.3M.3M3.3M2.3M.3pA.3U2.3M.3M3.3M2.3M.3pA.3U2.3M.3M3.3M2.3M.3pA.3U.
3S.3O.3W.3S.3O.3W.3S.3O.3W!
Overall thoughts:
We would need to keep track of stuff modulo 3. For the cleanup to be easy, there has to be as few dirty reactions as possible. And, if finished, this would be very cool ship! :)


EDIT:

Actually, there is a rephaser:

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x = 135, y = 1, rule = LifeSuper
3M2.3M3.3M.3Q.3M2.3M3.3M.3Q.3M2.3M3.3M.3Q.3M2.3M3.3M.3Q.3M2.3M3.3M.3Q
.3M2.3M3.3M.3Q.3pA3.3M5.3Q.3pA!
This constructions consists of 6 segments of fast fuse and 1 segment of slow fuse, overall speed remains 4c/6, but it accepts input at any phase and outputs phase -2 output, so you can rephase any output to necessary phase with this. Example of "parity preserving MWSS" synchronisation:

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x = 347, y = 55, rule = LifeSuper
2G.6G2.3M.3M.3Q.3pA.3U.3S.3O.3W.3S.3O.3W.3S.3O3.3M2.3M.3M.3M10.3M2.3M
.3M.3M9.3M.3M.3M.3M.3M.3O.3W.3S.3O.3W.3S.3O.3W.3S.3O.3W.3S.3O.3W.3S.
3O.3W.3S.3O.3W.3S.3O.3W.3S.3O.3W.3S.3O.3W.3S.3O.3W.3S.3O.3W.3S.3O.3W.
3S.3O.3W.3S.3O.3W.3S.3O.3W.3S.3O.3W.3S.3O.3W54$2G.6G2.3M.3M.3Q.3pA.3U
.3S.3O.3W.3S.3O.3W.3S.3O3.3M2.3M.3M.3M10.3M2.3M.3M.3Q.3pA3.3M5.3Q.3pA
3.3M5.3Q.3pA3.3M5.3Q.3pA3.3M5.3Q.3pA.3M2.3M3.3M.3Q.3M2.3M3.3M.3Q.3M2.
3M3.3M.3Q.3M2.3M3.3M.3Q.3M2.3M3.3M.3Q.3M2.3M3.3M.3Q.3pA3.3M5.3Q.3pA.
3U.3S.3O.3W.3S.3O.3W!
So we would need only one kind of each output circuit as that would simplify cleanup procedure.

HWSS generator core, extracted from the posted version:

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x = 188, y = 186, rule = LifeSuper
18.3Q2.3M3.3M3.3M.3M3.3M3.3M3.3M8.3M.3M.3M5.3Q.3pA92$.2G.6G2.3M.3M.3Q
.3pA.3U.3S.3O.3W.3S.3O2.3M3.3M.3Q2.3M3.3M3.3M.3M3.3M3.3M3.3M8.3M.3M.
3M5.3Q.3pA.3U.3S.3O.3W.3S.3O.3W.3S.3O.3W.3S.3O.3W93$2G.6G2.3M.3M.3Q.
3pA.3U.3S.3O.3W.3S.3O3.3M5.3Q2.3M3.3M3.3M.3M3.3M3.3M3.3M8.3M.3M.3M5.
3Q.3pA.3U.3S.3O.3W.3S.3O.3W.3S.3O.3W.3S.3O.3W!
It can only be attached to the phase -3 output, so there has to be overclocked slow or fast fuse just before it.

Backwards LWSS generator looks like some kind of phi spark and queen bee juggler, and then the actual generator core. I will try to simplify it later.
And maybe extract different pi - phi - queen be converters and fuses as a byproduct.

Pavgran
Posts: 67
Joined: June 12th, 2019, 12:14 pm

Re: How about a unidimensional spaceship?

Post by Pavgran » April 7th, 2021, 1:33 pm

It looks like forward HWSS-creating reaction might be sufficient for initial construction. The reaction can be used to create an arbitrary stream of single-channel monoparity HWSSes. The stream can then be aimed at a blinker elbow (or elbows) to (hopefully) provide universal construction.
Here is a silly proof-of-concept with a few ships doing some random transformations:

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x = 5870, y = 1, rule = B3/S23
2ob6o2b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3o3b3ob3o3b3o3b3o3b3o8b3ob3ob3o5b3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3o
b3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3o
b3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3o
b3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3o
b3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3o
b3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3o
b3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3o
b3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3o2b3o3b
3ob3o2b3o3b3o3b3ob3o3b3o3b3o3b3o8b3ob3ob3o5b3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b
3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b
3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b
3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b
3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b
3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b
3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b
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b3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3o
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b3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3o
b3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3o
b3ob3ob3o2b3o3b3ob3o2b3o3b3o3b3ob3o3b3o3b3o3b3o8b3ob3ob3o5b3ob3ob3ob3o
b3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob
3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3o3b3o2b3o2b3o7b3o2b3o3b3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob
3o!
[[ T 0 STEP 11 X -3020 Y 0 Z 2 LINEAR X ]]
[[ T 11100 STEP 11 X 2580 Y 0 Z 1.5 ]]
[[ T 11250 STEP 1 X 2680 Z 3.0 BEZIER X ]]
[[ T 11600 STEP 1 X 2850 Z 3.0 ]]
Perhaps it would be feasible to find more forward XWSS transparent edgy reactions to find the one that is faster. It would greatly reduce length of the initial segment of the ship. But the most important property is, I think, the minimal available spacing, as the lesser it is, the more options for single-channel synthesis are available, and the current reaction provides minimal spacing possible, so I think we could stick with it.

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Re: How about a unidimensional spaceship?

Post by Sphenocorona » April 9th, 2021, 2:52 am

Here's two probably not-very-helpful additions to the potential toolkit, a slower fuse segment and an even slower segment which cleanly releases forward gliders:

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x = 122, y = 57, rule = B3/S23
bo$obo2bob2o$ob4obobo$9bo2b3o8b3o5b3ob3ob3o2b3o8b3o5b3ob3ob3o2b3o8b3o
5b3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3o$ob4obobo$obo2bob2o$bo44$bo$obo2bob2o$ob4obobo$
9bo2b3o8b3o5b3o7b3ob3ob3o2b3o8b3o5b3o7b3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3ob3o$o
b4obobo$obo2bob2o$bo!

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Re: How about a unidimensional spaceship?

Post by calcyman » April 9th, 2021, 5:30 am

Pavgran wrote:
April 7th, 2021, 1:33 pm
It looks like forward HWSS-creating reaction might be sufficient for initial construction. The reaction can be used to create an arbitrary stream of single-channel monoparity HWSSes. The stream can then be aimed at a blinker elbow (or elbows) to (hopefully) provide universal construction.
Here is a silly proof-of-concept with a few ships doing some random transformations:
Very impressive!

It should be noted that there are actually two p2 HWSS channels here -- one of them horizontally translated by 1 pixel relative to the other -- rather than a single p2 channel. Nevertheless, it might help to be more restrictive here and only use one channel, since that would make it simpler to clean up the debris using *WSSes.
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Re: How about a unidimensional spaceship?

Post by wwei47 » April 9th, 2021, 7:45 am

Uh, this is cool and all, but how do you plan to put back the blinkers? There needs to be a copy of the instruction tape somewhere.

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x = 19, y = 17, rule = Symbiosis
11.A$9.2A.A$3.A$2.3A3.A6.A$.A2.A3.2A5.A$A7.A.3A2.2A$A.3A4.A.4A.3A$.2A
2.B3.A4.A$B.B8.2A$13.A$12.2A$7.B3.2A4.2B$8.2A.A5.A$10.A3.A$9.2AB.B$8.
A2.2B4.B$8.B9.A!

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Re: How about a unidimensional spaceship?

Post by calcyman » April 9th, 2021, 8:30 am

wwei47 wrote:
April 9th, 2021, 7:45 am
Uh, this is cool and all, but how do you plan to put back the blinkers? There needs to be a copy of the instruction tape somewhere.
This has been covered earlier: https://conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic ... =25#p97070
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Re: How about a unidimensional spaceship?

Post by wwei47 » April 9th, 2021, 8:37 am

calcyman wrote:
April 9th, 2021, 8:30 am
This has been covered earlier: https://conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic ... =25#p97070
I don't understand how that's supposed to work. There are already blinkers there.

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x = 19, y = 17, rule = Symbiosis
11.A$9.2A.A$3.A$2.3A3.A6.A$.A2.A3.2A5.A$A7.A.3A2.2A$A.3A4.A.4A.3A$.2A
2.B3.A4.A$B.B8.2A$13.A$12.2A$7.B3.2A4.2B$8.2A.A5.A$10.A3.A$9.2AB.B$8.
A2.2B4.B$8.B9.A!

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Re: How about a unidimensional spaceship?

Post by calcyman » April 9th, 2021, 8:40 am

wwei47 wrote:
April 9th, 2021, 8:37 am
calcyman wrote:
April 9th, 2021, 8:30 am
This has been covered earlier: https://conwaylife.com/forums/viewtopic ... =25#p97070
I don't understand how that's supposed to work. There are already blinkers there.
Yes, the blinkers that are already there form the instruction tape. It's translated by 2 cells to the right by this reaction (which will be the velocity of the spaceship).
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Re: How about a unidimensional spaceship?

Post by wwei47 » April 9th, 2021, 9:03 am

calcyman wrote:
April 9th, 2021, 8:40 am
Yes, the blinkers that are already there form the instruction tape. It's translated by 2 cells to the right by this reaction (which will be the velocity of the spaceship).
You can't move your blinkers and burn them too.

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x = 19, y = 17, rule = Symbiosis
11.A$9.2A.A$3.A$2.3A3.A6.A$.A2.A3.2A5.A$A7.A.3A2.2A$A.3A4.A.4A.3A$.2A
2.B3.A4.A$B.B8.2A$13.A$12.2A$7.B3.2A4.2B$8.2A.A5.A$10.A3.A$9.2AB.B$8.
A2.2B4.B$8.B9.A!

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Re: How about a unidimensional spaceship?

Post by calcyman » April 9th, 2021, 9:25 am

wwei47 wrote:
April 9th, 2021, 9:03 am
calcyman wrote:
April 9th, 2021, 8:40 am
Yes, the blinkers that are already there form the instruction tape. It's translated by 2 cells to the right by this reaction (which will be the velocity of the spaceship).
You can't move your blinkers and burn them too.
The blinkers in the (very very long) tape are different from the blinkers in the (merely very long) fuse. The backward spaceships from the tape are used to reconstruct the fuse from scratch.
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Re: How about a unidimensional spaceship?

Post by Sphenocorona » April 14th, 2021, 3:55 am

One thing that might be worth noting for helping reduce the length of tape required is that some clean fuse sections are cheaper than others. 6c/13 appears like it may potentially be the cheapest per blinker - just 1G per side, plus an eventual single HWSS per side for the entire chain (which must be fired later since the maximum speed that the fuse can be built this way is 6c/22):

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x = 270, y = 155, rule = B3/S23
o$b2o$2o4$12bo$13b2o$12b2o4$24bo$25b2o$24b2o4$36bo$37b2o$36b2o4$48bo$
49b2o$48b2o4$60bo$61b2o$60b2o4$72bo$73b2o$72b2o4$84bo$85b2o$84b2o4$96b
o$97b2o$96b2o4$108bo$109b2o$108b2o4$120bo$121b2o$120b2o4$132bo$133b2o
115b6o$132b2o116bo5bo$250bo$251bo4bo$253b2o$144bo$145b2o3bo5bo5bo5bo5b
o5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo$144b2o4bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5b
o5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo$150bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo
5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo2$146b3o3b3o3b3o3b3o3b3o3b3o3b3o3b3o3b3o3b3o3b3o3b3o
3b3o3b3o3b3o3b3o3b3o3b3o3b3o3b3o2b5o2$150bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo
5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo$144b2o4bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo
5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo$145b2o3bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo5bo
5bo5bo$144bo$253b2o$251bo4bo$250bo$132b2o116bo5bo$133b2o115b6o$132bo4$
120b2o$121b2o$120bo4$108b2o$109b2o$108bo4$96b2o$97b2o$96bo4$84b2o$85b
2o$84bo4$72b2o$73b2o$72bo4$60b2o$61b2o$60bo4$48b2o$49b2o$48bo4$36b2o$
37b2o$36bo4$24b2o$25b2o$24bo4$12b2o$13b2o$12bo4$2o$b2o$o!
The simplicity of this method got me thinking that arbitrarily long sections of it could probably be built using some kind of bi-stable slide gun, made to be toggled by the presence of objects left near the fuse. Using this idea, the first step of fuse rebuilding would be to send back xWSS salvos designed to build particular sections of the fuse, using bits of debris around transition points as the salvo targets (thus the tape DOES encode some very basic information about itself). Afterwards, the slide gun is set up, which fills in all the gaps with default fuse. Finally some HWSS are sent back to clean up the added blinkers and trigger the mechanism used to light the fuse for the next cycle. I feel the big catch in this plan is just that this only really becomes efficient if the default fuse (whatever it is chosen to be) constitutes a large enough amount of what needs to be rebuilt.


In other news on the project, I've found a simpler tape-reading head mechanism with better tape efficiency:

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x = 451, y = 175, rule = B3/S23
123b4o$122bo3bo$126bo5b2o$122bo2bo4bo4bo$136bo$130bo5bo$131b6o2$142b2o
$141b4o$141b2ob2o$123b3obob3ob2ob2o5b2o$122bo3bo2b3o6bo$123b2o13b2o$
128b2obo6bo$126bo4bob2ob2o5b2o$127b4o10b2ob2o$128bo12b4o$142b2o2$120bo
bo5bo2bo$121b2o9bo$121bo6bo3bo$129b4o3$114bobo$115b2o$115bo4$108bobo$
109b2o$109bo4$102bobo$103b2o$103bo$144bo2bo$148bo$144bo3bo$96bobo46b4o
$97b2o$97bo55b6o$138b2o12bo5bo$137bo20bo$138b2o12bo4bo$90bobo61b2o$91b
2o72b2o$91bo59b2o10b2ob2o$140bo12bo5bo3b4o$138b5o5bo2b2o4b2obo3b2o$
138b2ob2o5bobo6bo3bo$84bobo61bo2b3o3b2obo3b2o$85b2o64b3o5bo3b4o$85bo
77b2ob2o$165b2o$144bo$145b2o$78bobo63b2o$79b2o70b4o$79bo70bo3bo$154bo$
138bo11bo2bo$139b2o$72bobo63b2o$24bo2bo45b2o$28bo44bo$24bo3bo$25b4o
103bo$54b6o73b2o$53bo5bo6bobo63b2o$59bo7b2o17b2o$53bo4bo8bo16bo4bo$55b
2o33bo$84bo5bo35bo$85b6o36b2o$60bobo63b2o$61b2o$61bo$88bo11bo$88bo11bo
11bo7bo$88bo11bo10b3o7b2o$110bobobo5b2o$3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o3b3o3b3o
3b3o3b3o3b3o3b3o3b3o4b3ob3o8b3o9b3o9b3o21b3o21b3o9b3o21b3o9b3o9b3o21b
3o9b3o9b3o9b3o57b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o9b3o$110bobobo5b2o$88bo11bo10b
3o7b2o$88bo11bo11bo7bo$88bo11bo$61bo$61b2o$60bobo63b2o$85b6o36b2o$84bo
5bo35bo$55b2o33bo$53bo4bo8bo16bo4bo$59bo7b2o17b2o$53bo5bo6bobo63b2o$
54b6o73b2o$25b4o103bo$24bo3bo$28bo44bo$24bo2bo45b2o$72bobo63b2o$139b2o
$138bo11bo2bo$154bo$79bo70bo3bo$79b2o70b4o$78bobo63b2o$145b2o$144bo$
165b2o$85bo77b2ob2o$85b2o64b3o5bo3b4o$84bobo61bo2b3o3b2obo3b2o$138b2ob
2o5bobo6bo3bo$138b5o5bo2b2o4b2obo3b2o$140bo12bo5bo3b4o$91bo59b2o10b2ob
2o$91b2o72b2o$90bobo61b2o$138b2o12bo4bo$137bo20bo$138b2o12bo5bo$97bo
55b6o$97b2o$96bobo46b4o$144bo3bo$148bo$144bo2bo$103bo$103b2o$102bobo4$
109bo$109b2o$108bobo4$115bo$115b2o$114bobo3$129b4o$121bo6bo3bo$121b2o
9bo$120bobo5bo2bo2$142b2o$128bo12b4o$127b4o10b2ob2o$126bo4bob2ob2o5b2o
$128b2obo6bo$123b2o13b2o$122bo3bo2b3o6bo$123b3obob3ob2ob2o5b2o$141b2ob
2o$141b4o$142b2o2$131b6o$130bo5bo$136bo$122bo2bo4bo4bo$126bo5b2o$122bo
3bo$123b4o!
The old mechanism operates at p96 and produces a binary stream (four bits on the tape -> one output bit), whereas this new one operates at p24 and produces a phinary stream (one bit on the tape -> one output bit, but the output can't have consecutive 1s). It also fails safely when it is given an improper "11" input, preserving it on the tape but reading it out as a "10" instead. There might be a nicer way to perturb the double HF explosion to get a nice backwards xWSS more readily, but gliders should at least be sufficient for the purpose. The new tape reader also displaces the tape by 4 units in the opposite direction to the original tape reader, so the ship will move 4 units per cycle if this design is used.

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