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muzik
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### Re: Create your own terminology

Burp: Evolution of an eater during its recovery time

MathAndCode
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### Re: Create your own terminology

What should a component that turns a hat into xs16_c8al96z311 be called? Add against loaf? Add hang loaf?
I have historically worked on conduits, but recently, I've been working on glider syntheses and investigating SnakeLife.

wwei47
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### Re: Create your own terminology

A cutout synthesis is one where all the cells of the object that one wants to synthesize are already there, and one is simply removing all surrounding cells. Example cutout synthesis for a glider:

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``````x = 20, y = 11, rule = B3/S23
2bo6bo\$obo7bo2bo\$b2o5b3obo\$12b3o\$4b2o\$3bobo2b2o\$5bo2bobob2o\$10bobobo\$
10b2o2bo4bo\$14b2ob2o\$18b2o!
``````
EDIT: Example cutout synthesis for an LWSS:

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``````x = 21, y = 19, rule = B3/S23
17bo\$15b2o\$16b2o2\$2bo\$obo10bo\$b2o7bobobo3b2o\$6b2obob2obo2bobo\$7bobo3b
o3bo\$6bo2b4o3b2o\$6b2o\$11b2o5b3o\$b2o8b2o5bo\$obo16bo\$2bo2\$7b3o\$9bo\$8bo!
``````
I skip the back spark since it's not needed for the LWSS to survive in the long term.
Let's all run dr on Herschels!