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Re: Thread for basic questions

Post by Sokwe » May 17th, 2021, 6:54 am

Entity Valkyrie 2 wrote:
May 17th, 2021, 6:20 am
Then which way is it?
There is no canonical way to split it. The only requirement for a pseudo still life is that it can be split.
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Re: Thread for basic questions

Post by ihatecorderships » May 18th, 2021, 2:43 pm

What is this SL called? Is it snake weld eater 1?

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 x = 4, y = 7, rule = B3/S23Super
2M$M$.M$2M$M$.3M$3.M!
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x = 4, y = 4, rule = B2ek3ij4-jnqrz/S23
2b2o$3bo$ob2o$3o!

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Re: Thread for basic questions

Post by cgoler2 » May 18th, 2021, 3:23 pm

ihatecorderships wrote:
May 18th, 2021, 2:43 pm
What is this SL called? Is it snake weld eater 1?
It is called eater head siamese snake.

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Re: Thread for basic questions

Post by ihatecorderships » May 18th, 2021, 4:25 pm

Very silly question: Where is the rules I want searched in Catagolue thread? Thats not the exact name but you get the idea.
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x = 4, y = 4, rule = B2ek3ij4-jnqrz/S23
2b2o$3bo$ob2o$3o!

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Re: Thread for basic questions

Post by silversmith » May 18th, 2021, 7:49 pm

ihatecorderships wrote:
May 18th, 2021, 4:25 pm
Very silly question: Where is the rules I want searched in Catagolue thread? Thats not the exact name but you get the idea.
Perhaps you are looking for the apgsearch - haul requests thread?

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Re: Thread for basic questions

Post by ihatecorderships » May 18th, 2021, 7:53 pm

silversmith wrote:
May 18th, 2021, 7:49 pm
ihatecorderships wrote:
May 18th, 2021, 4:25 pm
Very silly question: Where is the rules I want searched in Catagolue thread? Thats not the exact name but you get the idea.
Perhaps you are looking for the apgsearch - haul requests thread?
Ah yes, thanks.
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x = 4, y = 4, rule = B2ek3ij4-jnqrz/S23
2b2o$3bo$ob2o$3o!

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Re: Thread for basic questions

Post by cgoler2 » May 18th, 2021, 8:09 pm

You could also request for precompiled versions of apgsearch configured for different rules at the Search utilities executable? thread.

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Re: Thread for basic questions

Post by silversmith » May 18th, 2021, 9:14 pm

cgoler2 wrote:
May 18th, 2021, 8:09 pm
You could also request for precompiled versions of apgsearch configured for different rules at the Search utilities executable? thread.
This is true, but if possible, I would recommend setting up a c++ compiler on your own computer, to save time and effort getting precompiled versions. It also is just a useful tool for running programs in general. Most likely people would be quite willing to help you set it up on your computer.

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Re: Thread for basic questions

Post by cgoler2 » May 19th, 2021, 7:53 am

I already have one, but what commands do I run to downlad the git repository as a .git file? git clone downloads the git repository as a .zip file.

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Re: Thread for basic questions

Post by silversmith » May 20th, 2021, 11:07 am

cgoler2 wrote:
May 19th, 2021, 7:53 am
I already have one, but what commands do I run to downlad the git repository as a .git file? git clone downloads the git repository as a .zip file.
Running "git init" in a unix-based command line makes a .git file. Running "git clone [source]" should then pull a copy of the git project to that location and update the .git file accordingly.

For apgsearch it would be something like

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git init

git clone https://gitlab.com/apgoucher/apgmera.git

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Re: Thread for basic questions

Post by cgoler2 » May 20th, 2021, 11:13 am

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$ git init
hint: Using 'master' as the name for the initial branch. This default branch name
hint: is subject to change. To configure the initial branch name to use in all
hint: of your new repositories, which will suppress this warning, call:
hint:
hint:   git config --global init.defaultBranch <name>
hint:
hint: Names commonly chosen instead of 'master' are 'main', 'trunk' and
hint: 'development'. The just-created branch can be renamed via this command:
hint:
hint:   git branch -m <name>
Initialized empty Git repository in /home/Martin/.git/

Martin@LAPTOP-8U8U178C ~
$ git clone https://gitlab.com/apgoucher/apgmera.git
Cloning into 'apgmera'...
git: 'remote-https' is not a git command. See 'git --help'.

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Re: Thread for basic questions

Post by silversmith » May 20th, 2021, 12:21 pm

This seems to be a problem with your installation of git.

According to this post it may be caused by Avast antivirus blocking the remote-https file and causing issues.

If this is the case, then try going into Avast's list of quarantined files and add an exception for the remote-https file.

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Re: Thread for basic questions

Post by cgoler2 » May 20th, 2021, 12:31 pm

Where is that?

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Re: Thread for basic questions

Post by silversmith » May 20th, 2021, 12:43 pm

From the Avast app main page
1. Go to Protection.
2. Click Virus Chest.
3. Check if the remote-https file is in it.
4. If you find the file, verify it is from the git program directory.
5. Click the three dots next to the file, and click "Restore and add exception".

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Re: Thread for basic questions

Post by cgoler2 » May 20th, 2021, 12:49 pm

Thank you!

EDIT by dvgrn: Now that we have the "like" buttons, clicking the heart is a good way to say "thank you" that doesn't create a new post and send out an unnecessary notification to everyone subscribed to the thread.
Edit by cgoler2: How do I say thank you to dvgrn? I can't like my own post.
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Re: Thread for basic questions

Post by silversmith » May 20th, 2021, 12:52 pm

You're welcome

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Re: Thread for basic questions

Post by ihatecorderships » May 21st, 2021, 12:27 pm

Is Mark Niemiec's life page still being updated?
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Re: Thread for basic questions

Post by bubblegum » May 21st, 2021, 2:18 pm

ihatecorderships wrote:
May 21st, 2021, 12:27 pm
Is Mark Niemiec's life page still being updated?
He's working on compiling a new page. The current one up is still about six years out of date, though.
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Re: Thread for basic questions

Post by mniemiec » May 21st, 2021, 9:35 pm

ihatecorderships wrote:
May 21st, 2021, 12:27 pm
Is Mark Niemiec's life page still being updated?
I'm still working on my own internal copy of it, but it never seems to be quite ready for prime time. Unfortunately, the state of the art seems to be accelerating faster than I can keep up with it, so even my own internal version is getting more and more out of date (especially with all the new syntheses being uploaded to Catagolue, and its own internal mechanisms for creating others).

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Re: Thread for basic questions

Post by hotdogPi » May 23rd, 2021, 8:35 am

Do any stable patterns (likely still lifes, but there can be oscillating components) scan as a QR code? You can take advantage of error correction.

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Re: Thread for basic questions

Post by Dylan Chen » May 23rd, 2021, 8:47 am

hotdogPi wrote:
May 23rd, 2021, 8:35 am
Do any stable patterns (likely still lifes, but there can be oscillating components) scan as a QR code?
not feasible in B3/S23
normally QR code has corner components like this, it would grow and broke

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x = 28, y = 26, rule = B3/S23
6o$o4bo17b5o$ob2obo17bo3bo$ob2obo17bobobo$o4bo17bo3bo$6o17b5o16$b5o$bo
3bo16b4o$bobobo16bo2bo$bo3bo16bo2bo$b5o16b4o!
Tools should not be the limit.
Whether your obstacle is a script, an stdin, or Linux environment computing resouces.
check New rules thread for help.

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Re: Thread for basic questions

Post by breaker's glider gun » May 23rd, 2021, 12:05 pm

(sorry if this interrupts) How do I do those things where I can open lifeviewer? When I tried it thought it was all saying what the bounded grid was. Please help!

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...Also, if ascii art is annoying, tell me and I'll stop.

EDIT:
How do I change my avatar?
EDIT:
Nevermind. Figured it out.
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he knows to draw the string all the way back.

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Re: Thread for basic questions

Post by JP21 » May 23rd, 2021, 12:09 pm

breaker's glider gun wrote:
May 23rd, 2021, 12:05 pm
(sorry if this interrupts) How do I do those things where I can open lifeviewer? When I tried it thought it was all saying what the bounded grid was. Please help!

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mildly infuriating ascii art
...Also, if ascii art is annoying, tell me and I'll stop.
And that post (your first post) was too laggy for two of my browsers (on my phone) to really handle the page it was in.

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Re: Thread for basic questions

Post by breaker's glider gun » May 23rd, 2021, 12:12 pm

JP21 wrote:
May 23rd, 2021, 12:09 pm
breaker's glider gun wrote:
May 23rd, 2021, 12:05 pm
(sorry if this interrupts) How do I do those things where I can open lifeviewer? When I tried it thought it was all saying what the bounded grid was. Please help!

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mildly infuriating ascii art
...Also, if ascii art is annoying, tell me and I'll stop.
And that post (your first post) was too laggy for two of my browsers (on my phone) to really handle the page it was in.
Sorry. Should I delete it?

EDIT:
I mean the laggy one.


EDIT AGAIN:

I've deleted it.



EDIT AGAIN:
wait, is it just that I need to use the code thing?
he knows to draw the string all the way back.

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Re: Thread for basic questions

Post by GUYTU6J » May 24th, 2021, 7:51 am

(Originally I wanted to ask in the Exploratorium thread, but that place is not for random thoughts making no actual contributions to the project.)
Is there any demoscene program reflecting the modern development of Game of Life? I don't seem to find one here.

Or... Should it be considered an ancient artistic tech that has been superceded by things like LifeViewer? (EDIT: nope, at least LifeViewer does not support background musics; will it sometime?)
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(Here multiflorate splendour blooms forlorn
Midst broken fountains, mouldering walls.)
I'm afraid there's arrival but no departure.
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