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**July 4th, 2016, 12:03 pm**Are corderships considered elementary or engineered spaceships?

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Posted: **July 4th, 2016, 12:03 pm**

Are corderships considered elementary or engineered spaceships?

Posted: **July 18th, 2016, 8:15 pm**

Hi, I'm a newby, although I've been a fan since the 70s when Martin Gardner published the first article about it in Scientific American.

An equation recently appeared in http://www.scientificamerican.com/artic ... eginning1/

It occurred to me that this equation could be applied to Conway's Life. The equation is:

To be specific, given a "planet" of 1000 km square with cells 1 mm to a side, how many times would you need to randomly restart it to find among the products a glider gun that survives for at least one cycle with 50% probability?

Given assumptions too embarrassingly crude to describe here, but based on the known occurrence frequency of the queen bee oscillator, one in every 285 million particles of ash, I calculate about 650 restarts. Give or take a factor of 10,000. What do you get?

An equation recently appeared in http://www.scientificamerican.com/artic ... eginning1/

It occurred to me that this equation could be applied to Conway's Life. The equation is:

To be specific, given a "planet" of 1000 km square with cells 1 mm to a side, how many times would you need to randomly restart it to find among the products a glider gun that survives for at least one cycle with 50% probability?

Given assumptions too embarrassingly crude to describe here, but based on the known occurrence frequency of the queen bee oscillator, one in every 285 million particles of ash, I calculate about 650 restarts. Give or take a factor of 10,000. What do you get?

Posted: **July 19th, 2016, 7:08 am**

I have a question about this notation:

A rule where the cells stay alive with 4 neighbours EXCEPT when it is 4c or 4e... is it notated B*/S*4-c-e or B*/S*4-ce?

Cheers.

A rule where the cells stay alive with 4 neighbours EXCEPT when it is 4c or 4e... is it notated B*/S*4-c-e or B*/S*4-ce?

Cheers.

Posted: **July 19th, 2016, 6:47 pm**

What are the **exact** speeds of the 0hd and 10hd Demonoid spaceships? On the wiki and forums, I see a lot of different values on different pages and want to know which one is correct.

Posted: **July 19th, 2016, 9:17 pm**

The latter is the notation used as the minus sign indicates that the given list of neighborhoods should be excluded from the transitions for that total. According to Hensel's original description of the notation, use of the minus sign is optional - it is provided as a convenience to reduce the length of some rule specifications,Rhombic wrote:I have a question about this notation:

A rule where the cells stay alive with 4 neighbours EXCEPT when it is 4c or 4e... is it notated B*/S*4-c-e or B*/S*4-ce?

Cheers.

Plesae note that the notation used recently on this forum is slightly different: see http://www.ibiblio.org/lifepatterns/neighbors2.html

for the neighborhood specification adopted here.

Posted: **July 20th, 2016, 6:01 am**

Thank you very much! I read a while ago about someone who suggested coding a program to generate rule tables for these notations. Has it been done? Again, thanks.wildmyron wrote:The latter is the notation used as the minus sign indicates that the given list of neighborhoods should be excluded from the transitions for that total. According to Hensel's original description of the notation, use of the minus sign is optional - it is provided as a convenience to reduce the length of some rule specifications,Rhombic wrote:I have a question about this notation:

A rule where the cells stay alive with 4 neighbours EXCEPT when it is 4c or 4e... is it notated B*/S*4-c-e or B*/S*4-ce?

Cheers.

Plesae note that the notation used recently on this forum is slightly different: see http://www.ibiblio.org/lifepatterns/neighbors2.html

for the neighborhood specification adopted here.

Posted: **July 20th, 2016, 8:15 am**

To clarify this a little more: the minus sign is optional in the sense that there's an equivalent positive way of specifying the same rule, i.e., B*/S*4kainyqjrtwz (if I'm reading the table right). It's not optional in the other sense: you can't just leave out the minus sign, or you'll end up with a rule that's "ONLY IF c or e" instead of "EXCEPT c or e".wildmyron wrote:The latter is the notation used as the minus sign indicates that the given list of neighborhoods should be excluded from the transitions for that total. According to Hensel's original description of the notation, use of the minus sign is optional - it is provided as a convenience to reduce the length of some rule specifications,

[Yes, this is probably obvious.]

The interesting problem, which I don't think has been quite completely addressed yet, is that we don't have a definite "canonical" form of every rule. Some rules (though only relatively few, with entries in the '4' column) could be specified negatively or positively with the same number of characters. I guess my suggestion would be to minimize the number of lowercase letters used, but use a positive list if it will be the same length as a negative list (since that will save one minus sign).

That would mean, for example, that B*/S*4-cekain would be the canonical form of B*/S*4yqjrtwz.

This script works okay as far as I have heard.Rhombic wrote:Thank you very much! I read a while ago about someone who suggested coding a program to generate rule tables for these notations. Has it been done? Again, thanks.

Posted: **July 20th, 2016, 2:21 pm**

An unrelevant question about functionality of golly.

my golly runs superslow when I run pattern under rule 'v3k4_temp:S400' (or any other bounded grid).

where v3k4_temp.rule is specified with
is there any way to fix this?

my golly runs superslow when I run pattern under rule 'v3k4_temp:S400' (or any other bounded grid).

where v3k4_temp.rule is specified with

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```
@RULE v3k4_temp
@COLORS
0 0 0 0
1 0 155 155
2 200 200 0
3 200 0 200
@TABLE
n_states:3
neighborhood:vonNeumann
symmetries:permute
var a={1}
var b={2}
var d={0}
var j={0,1,2}
j,0,0,0,0,2
j,0,0,0,1,1
j,0,0,1,1,2
j,0,1,1,1,0
j,1,1,1,1,0
j,2,0,0,0,1
j,2,1,0,0,1
j,2,1,1,0,0
j,2,1,1,1,2
j,2,2,0,0,2
j,2,2,1,0,0
j,2,2,1,1,1
j,2,2,2,0,0
j,2,2,2,1,1
j,2,2,2,2,1
```

Posted: **July 20th, 2016, 3:27 pm**

Not really -- at least, not without rewriting bounded-grid support in Golly. As other threads have mentioned, Golly doesn't reallyshouldsee wrote:An unrelevant question about functionality of golly.

my golly runs superslow when I run pattern under rule 'v3k4_temp:S400' (or any other bounded grid)...

is there any way to fix this?

There is a workaround available for non-wrapping grids (:Px,y) only, if you're willing to write more complex rules. Add an additional "boundary" state to the rule definition, set the rule up so that a boundary cell counts as off but never dies itself, and draw a boundary of whatever size you want around the pattern you want to simulate.

Golly can run that kind of thing with the HashLife algorithm at its usual ridiculous speeds, for reasonable-sized not-too-random patterns. Anyway it will be enormously faster than using a bounded grid.

Posted: **July 20th, 2016, 3:40 pm**

pls?muzik wrote:What are theexactspeeds of the 0hd and 10hd Demonoid spaceships? On the wiki and forums, I see a lot of different values on different pages and want to know which one is correct.

For the 10hd I've seen c/12700 and 65c/818356, and for the 0hd I've seen 13c/96228 and 65c/438852...

I want the wiki to be correct

Posted: **July 20th, 2016, 4:24 pm**

Let me clarify my question.dvgrn wrote:Not really -- at least, not without rewriting bounded-grid support in Golly. As other threads have mentioned, Golly doesn't reallyshouldsee wrote:An unrelevant question about functionality of golly.

my golly runs superslow when I run pattern under rule 'v3k4_temp:S400' (or any other bounded grid)...

is there any way to fix this?supportbounded grids, it only tolerates them... Golly does lots of extra processing all around the edges to make any bounded grid work, so for large bounded grids a simulation can be orders of magnitude slower than an unbounded version.

There is a workaround available for non-wrapping grids (:Px,y) only, if you're willing to write more complex rules. Add an additional "boundary" state to the rule definition, set the rule up so that a boundary cell counts as off but never dies itself, and draw a boundary of whatever size you want around the pattern you want to simulate.

Golly can run that kind of thing with the HashLife algorithm at its usual ridiculous speeds, for reasonable-sized not-too-random patterns. Anyway it will be enormously faster than using a bounded grid.

The problem is not being too slow. My golly almost crash when I tried to run a such rule. If I was running any other rule on S300 it would be perfectly fine.

This kind of rule is special where 0-cell spontaneous transit to other state, which cause the whole universe to be filled, which means it's a lot easier to test them on bounded grids. Disappointedly it's not working that way and I would really know is there any way around to test such rule on a finite space. (otherwise it would explode in infinite space very shortly)

Kind regards

Posted: **July 20th, 2016, 4:45 pm**

Those are all correct.muzik wrote:For the 10hd I've seen c/12700 and 65c/818356, and for the 0hd I've seen 13c/96228 and 65c/438852...

For 0hd, the Demonoid gun that chris_c built shoots 13c/96228 0hd Demonoids. But the most optimized 0hd Demonoid is period 438852.

-- Really you could just say 65c/(438852+8N)... except nowadays we could build a 0hd Demonoid to be quite a bit faster than 65c/438852.

For the 10hd case, the sample that chris_c and I built was c/12700, but the underlying adjustable mechanism is 130c/(1636712+16N), also known as 65c/(818356+8N). The period is adjustable to 1636712+16N.

The 16N is basically because the 10hd Demonoid had to build two replicator units to get back to where it started. But the 10hd construction library was a little more efficient, which explains why 818356 is less than 2*438852.

Posted: **July 20th, 2016, 4:54 pm**

So the 13c/96228 Demonoid is a different spaceship to the other two?dvgrn wrote:For 0hd, the Demonoid gun that chris_c built shoots 13c/96228 0hd Demonoids. But the most optimized 0hd Demonoid is period 438852.muzik wrote:For the 10hd I've seen c/12700 and 65c/818356, and for the 0hd I've seen 13c/96228 and 65c/438852...

Posted: **July 20th, 2016, 5:12 pm**

Hmm, you're right -- Golly's slowness with this rule on a bounded grid is more like painful slowness squared, not just the usual painful slowness of bounded grids.shouldsee wrote:The problem is not being too slow. My golly almost crash when I tried to run a such rule. If I was running any other rule on S300 it would be perfectly fine.

This kind of rule is special where 0-cell spontaneous transit to other state, which cause the whole universe to be filled, which means it's a lot easier to test them on bounded grids. Disappointedly it's not working that way and I would really know is there any way around to test such rule on a finite space. (otherwise it would explode in infinite space very shortly)

And with the equivalent of a B0 transition in the rule, my suggestion of drawing a boundary around the pattern is not going to do very much good!

The only workaround I can think of offhand would be to write a script to handle long runs of patterns. Basically, run for 3N ticks, for some reasonable value of N, and then copy out the center part of the pattern and start running it in a new universe. Otherwise it looks like the rule is susceptible to patches of chaos in the corners of the big blocks that Golly generates.

Alternatively, you could write with a new rule that simulates every third generation of this one. That should avoid the problem with flickering infinite explosions.

A small c/3 spaceship showed up while I was playing around with this rule -- you've probably already seen it:

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```
x = 5, y = 2, rule = v3k4_temp
.A.A$B.B.B!
```

Posted: **July 21st, 2016, 4:45 am**

While this exact thing will not work, there is a solution along similar lines. Instead of behaving like a constantly off cell, the new cell state should behave like state 0, and state 0 should never change. Then you can draw a solid rectangle with the new state and simulate patterns inside. If you don't get what I mean, see Golly>Patterns>Loops>Evoloop-finite.rle.dvgrn wrote:And with the equivalent of a B0 transition in the rule, my suggestion of drawing a boundary around the pattern is not going to do very much good!

Posted: **July 21st, 2016, 7:48 am**

Alexey_Nigin wrote:While this exact thing will not work, there is a solution along similar lines. Instead of behaving like a constantly off cell, the new cell state should behave like state 0, and state 0 should never change. Then you can draw a solid rectangle with the new state and simulate patterns inside. If you don't get what I mean, see Golly>Patterns>Loops>Evoloop-finite.rle.dvgrn wrote:And with the equivalent of a B0 transition in the rule, my suggestion of drawing a boundary around the pattern is not going to do very much good!

Thanks for suggestion.

It took me 10 mins to realise this idea is exactly the same as space fabrication,

But it worked.

Modified rule

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```
@RULE v3k4_temp
@COLORS
0 0 0 0
1 0 155 155
2 200 200 0
3 200 0 200
@TABLE
n_states:4
neighborhood:vonNeumann
symmetries:permute
var a={1}
var b={2}
var d={3}
var j={1,2,3}
j,d,d,d,d,2
j,d,d,d,1,1
j,d,d,1,1,2
j,d,1,1,1,d
j,1,1,1,1,d
j,2,d,d,d,1
j,2,1,d,d,1
j,2,1,1,d,d
j,2,1,1,1,2
j,2,2,d,d,2
j,2,2,1,d,d
j,2,2,1,1,1
j,2,2,2,d,d
j,2,2,2,1,1
j,2,2,2,2,1
```

Posted: **July 21st, 2016, 2:41 pm**

Just wanting to settle this old argument hopefully once and for all: are corderships considered engineered or elementary?

I've shifted my viewpoint to calling them engineered now. Although they don't resemble the existing 17c/45, 31c/240 and (23,5)c/79 caterpillars (switch engines don't act as crawlers), they're still constructed of strategically placed smaller patterns. They fit with the engineered theme of their speeds being fixed by their design.

I'd say they're just borderline elementary.

Spaghetti monster is still definitely elementary. Can't seperate that into crawlers, etc.

I've shifted my viewpoint to calling them engineered now. Although they don't resemble the existing 17c/45, 31c/240 and (23,5)c/79 caterpillars (switch engines don't act as crawlers), they're still constructed of strategically placed smaller patterns. They fit with the engineered theme of their speeds being fixed by their design.

I'd say they're just borderline elementary.

Spaghetti monster is still definitely elementary. Can't seperate that into crawlers, etc.

Posted: **July 22nd, 2016, 8:13 pm**

I am wondering if breeders such as this one are notable enough to post, or they are kind of trivial.

If they are notable enough where should I post them?

This is slightly of topic to this forum, but I could not find a better forum to put it.

If they are notable enough where should I post them?

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```
x = 584, y = 345, rule = B3/S23
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2b2o2b2o3b2o21bo4b3o2b2o$152b4ob2o12bobo4bob2o5b3o45b6o5bo6b2o272b2o2b
2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o20bobo4b2o2b2o$156b2o13b2o6b2o4bo2b3o44b4ob2o4b3o7bo
154b4o134bo4b2o4b2o17b2o$141b4o20bobo4bo6bo9bo49b2o7b2ob6o153b6o55b2o
80b2o6b2o8bobo$140bo3bo20b2o18b4o55b4o9bobo150b4ob2o53b2o30bo51bobo3bo
bo8bo2bo4b2o$144bo8b2o4bobo4bo21bo54bo3bo4bob7o153b2o54b2o5b2o23b4o48b
obo3bobobo3b2o4b2o4b2o$140bo2bo15b2o24b2o50bo7b3o4bo7b2o214b2o26b2o58b
3o4bo7b2o$153bobo4bo22b4o54bobobo3b2o4b2o4b2o197b4o14bo4b2o22bo54bo3bo
4bob7o$153b2o28bo53b2o2bobo8bo2bo4b2o197bo3bo18b2o20b4o47b4o4b4o9bobo$
154bo81b2o4b2o8bobo208bo8b4o8bo4b2o6b2o9bo45b6o7b2ob6o$230bobo4b6o17b
2o197bo2bo8b6o11b2o6bo2bo4bo2b3o44b4ob2o4b3o7bo$197b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o
2b2o2b2o2b2o3b2o6b4o8bobo4b2o2b2o208b4ob2o12bo4b2o2b2o5b3o49b2o5bo6b2o
$188b2o3b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o4bo20bo4b3o2b2o211b2o19b3ob
o6bo62b4o$250bo2bo6bob3o232b2obobob3o63bo$194bo2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b
2o2b2o2b2o4bo20bo4b3o2b2o238b2o2bo$193b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o
2b2o3b2o6b4o8bobo4b2o2b2o237bo3b2o$230bobo4b6o17b2o149b2o80b4o4b4o$
236b2o4b2o8bobo152b4ob2o78b6o$158bo2bo75b2o2bobo8bo2bo4b2o145b6o79b4ob
2o2b4o$149bo12bo78bobobo3b2o4b2o4b2o145b4o84b2o2bo3b2o$147bo3bo6bo3bo
74bo7b3o4bo7b2o240b2o2bo$152bo6b4o80bo3bo4bob7o239bobob3o$147bo4bo91b
4o9bobo240bo6bo$117b2o29b5o86b2o7b2ob6o242b2o5b3o$115bo4bo114b4ob2o4b
3o7bo240b3o4bo2b3o$121bo113b6o5bo6b2o242bo10bo$115bo5bo114b4o11b4o249b
4o$116b6o129bo255bo$504b2o$502b4o$502bo11$173b4o$172b6o115b2o12bobo$
172b4ob2o112bo4bo10bo2bo$176b2o119bo4bo7b2o$205b3o83bo5bo4bob2o6bo$
204b5o83b6o7bo2b6o$204b3ob2o6b2o82b4o3bo7b2o$207b2o6b4o85bo4bob3o3bo$
215b2ob2o78bo2bob2o2bob2o3bo3bo$217b2o74b2o6bo5bo3b2o5bo$292b3o2bobo7b
ob4o3b3o$292bo6bo9bo$286bo5bo6bo7bobo6b3o$241b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b
2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o3bobo4bo4bo8bo5bo5bo$241b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o
2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o3b2o7b2o11b2o3bob2o3bo$307b3o6bo3bo$241b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o
2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o3b2o7b2o11b2o3bob2o3bo$241b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o
2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o3bobo4bo4bo8bo5bo5bo$151b6o129bo5bo6bo7bob
o6b3o$150bo5bo52b2o81bo6bo9bo$156bo52bobo27bobo50b3o2bobo7bob4o3b3o$
150bo4bo53bo5b2o22bo2bo50b2o6bo5bo3b2o5bo$152b2o55bo5bobo24b2o54bo2bob
2o2bob2o3bo3bo$199b2o14bo5b2o21bo59bo4bob3o3bo$197b2ob2o19bobo18b4o54b
4o3bo7b2o$197b4o20bo5b2o6b2o4bo4bo45b6o7bo2b6o$198b2o9b6o12bobo4bo2bo
5bo2bo44bo5bo4bob2o6bo$208bo5bo12bo6bo2bo5bo2bo50bo4bo7b2o$214bo19b2ob
o7bo45bo4bo10bo2bo$149b2o57bo4bo25bob4o48b2o12bobo$147bo4bo57b2o24bo2b
o3bo$153bo88bo$147bo5bo84b5o$148b6o76b6o61b6o129bo$229bo5bo2b5o53bo5bo
114b4o11b4o$235bo6bo59bo113b6o5bo6b2o$229bo4bo4bo3bo52bo4bo114b4ob2o4b
3o7bo$231b2o6bob4o53b2o29b5o86b2o7b2ob6o$237bo7bo82bo4bo91b4o9bobo$
237bo5bo2bo86bo6b4o80bo3bo4bob7o$234bob2o5bo2bo81bo3bo6bo3bo74bo7b3o4b
o7b2o$234bo6bo4bo83bo12bo78bobobo3b2o4b2o4b2o$242b4o93bo2bo75b2o2bobo
8bo2bo4b2o$244bo172b2o4b2o8bobo$242b2o167bobo4b6o17b2o$239bo2bo91b2o2b
2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o
3b2o6b4o8bobo4b2o2b2o$239bobo92b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o
2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o4bo20bo4b3o2b2o$431bo2bo6bob3o$
334b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o
2b2o2b2o4bo20bo4b3o2b2o$334b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o
2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o3b2o6b4o8bobo4b2o2b2o$411bobo4b6o17b2o
$335bo81b2o4b2o8bobo$334b2o28bo53b2o2bobo8bo2bo4b2o$334bobo4bo22b4o54b
obobo3b2o4b2o4b2o$321bo2bo15b2o24b2o50bo7b3o4bo7b2o$325bo8b2o4bobo4bo
21bo54bo3bo4bob7o$321bo3bo20b2o18b4o55b4o9bobo$322b4o20bobo4bo6bo9bo
49b2o7b2ob6o$337b2o13b2o6b2o4bo2b3o44b4ob2o4b3o7bo$333b4ob2o12bobo4bob
2o5b3o45b6o5bo6b2o$333b6o21bobo6bo47b4o11b4o$334b4o22bobobob3o63bo$
364b2o2bo$362bo3b2o$363b4o$358b2o$354b4ob2o2b4o$354b6o2bo3b2o$355b4o5b
2o2bo$362bobob3o$362bo6bo$361b2o5b3o$359b3o4bo2b3o$359bo10bo$366b4o$
303bo65bo$303b4o59b2o$305b2o57b4o$308bo55bo$305b4o$298bo10bo$298b3o4bo
2b3o$300b2o5b3o$301bo6bo$301bobob3o$294b4o5b2o2bo$293b6o2bo3b2o$293b4o
b2o2b4o$297b2o$302b4o$301bo3b2o$295bo7b2o2bo$273b4o22bobobob3o63bo$
272b6o17b2o2bobo6bo47b4o11b4o$272b4ob2o15b2o4b2o5b3o45b6o5bo6b2o$276b
2o10bobo4b6o4bo2b3o44b4ob2o4b3o7bo$261b4o23b2o6b4o9bo49b2o7b2ob6o$260b
o3bo17bobo4bo15b4o55b4o9bobo$264bo17b2o24bo54bo3bo4bob7o$260bo2bo12bob
o4bo21b2o58b3o4bo7b2o$276b2o25b4o54bobobo3b2o4b2o4b2o$272bo4bo25bo57bo
bo8bo2bo4b2o$271bo81bobo4bob2o8bobo$271bo81b2o6b2o17b2o$311b2o2b2o2b2o
2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2bobo4bo6bo8bobo4b2o2b2o$311b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b
2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o23bo4b3o2b2o$370bo2bo6bob3o$311b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b
2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o23bo4b3o2b2o$311b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o
2b2o2bobo4bo6bo8bobo4b2o2b2o$353b2o6b2o17b2o$353bobo4bob2o8bobo$278bo
2bo79bobo8bo2bo4b2o$269bo12bo78bobobo3b2o4b2o4b2o$267bo3bo6bo3bo82b3o
4bo7b2o$272bo6b4o80bo3bo4bob7o$267bo4bo91b4o9bobo$237b2o29b5o86b2o7b2o
b6o$235bo4bo114b4ob2o4b3o7bo$241bo113b6o5bo6b2o$235bo5bo114b4o11b4o$
236b6o129bo13$240b3o$242bo50b4o$241bo50b6o115b2o12bobo$292b4ob2o112bo
4bo10bo2bo$296b2o119bo4bo7b2o$325b3o83bo5bo4bob2o6bo$324b5o83b6o7bo2b
6o$324b3ob2o6b2o82b4o3bo7b2o$327b2o6b4o85bo4bob3o3bo$335b2ob2o78bo2bob
2o2bob2o3bo3bo$337b2o82bo5bo3b2o5bo$416b2obo7bob4o3b3o$409bo6bo2bo9bo$
409bobo4bo2bo7bobo6b3o$363b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2bo5b
2o6b2o8bo5bo5bo$363b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o23b2o3bo
b2o3bo$363b2o62b3o6bo3bo$367b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o23b
2o3bob2o3bo$367b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2b2o2bo5b2o6b2o8bo5bo5bo
$271b6o132bobo4bo2bo7bobo6b3o$270bo5bo50b2o80bo6bo2bo9bo$276bo55b2o25b
obo54b2obo7bob4o3b3o$270bo4bo56bobo24bo2bo58bo5bo3b2o5bo$272b2o58bo5b
2o22b2o54bo2bob2o2bob2o3bo3bo$319b2o17bobo23bo59bo4bob3o3bo$317b2ob2o
16bo5b2o7b2o7b4o54b4o3bo7b2o$317b4o23bobo4bo4bo4bo4bo45b6o7bo2b6o$318b
2o9b6o9bo5bo6bo5bo2bo44bo5bo4bob2o6bo$328bo5bo15bo6bo5bo2bo50bo4bo7b2o
$334bo15b3o2bobo7bo45bo4bo10bo2bo$269b2o57bo4bo17b2o6bob4o48b2o12bobo$
267bo4bo57b2o24bo2bo3bo$273bo88bo$267bo5bo84b5o$268b6o76b6o$349bo5bo2b
5o$355bo6bo$349bo4bo4bo3bo$351b2o6bob4o$357bo7bo$357bo5bo2bo$354bob2o
5bo2bo$354bo6bo4bo$362b4o$364bo$362b2o$359bo2bo$359bobo!
```

Posted: **July 23rd, 2016, 10:20 am**

Nice assembly, but I am afraid that it belongs to the "doable by prior art" side... Well, the synthesis of the puffer train is known, the long-period rake is known, and the breeder doesn't seem to exhibit new interesting behavior nor does it have some other special property (like being the smallest)... Still, I think these experience are the building blocks of new nontrivial constructions.Goldtiger997 wrote:I am wondering if breeders such as this one are notable enough to post, or they are kind of trivial.

Posted: **July 23rd, 2016, 10:39 am**

Sounds about right. Still, the original question was "notable enough to post" -- and of course it's notable enough to post!Scorbie wrote:Nice assembly, but I am afraid that it belongs to the "doable by prior art" side...Goldtiger997 wrote:I am wondering if breeders such as this one are notable enough to post, or they are kind of trivial.

It isn't notable enough to attach an official name to, or give it its own page on the LifeWiki, or otherwise make a really huge deal about.

But it's certainly nice to see new constructions like this pop up on the forums, either on one of the all-purpose threads, or on a newly created thread just to see if other people get interested in making modifications -- changing the period to put the puffers closer together so that their ash overlaps, for example, to make as big and chaotic a mess as possible.

Posted: **July 23rd, 2016, 11:54 am**

Can Golly do asynchronous updating?

Posted: **July 23rd, 2016, 6:54 pm**

Golly uses a single thread for calculating generations, rendering patterns, running scripts, etc., so the answer is no (assuming I've understood your question).shouldsee wrote:Can Golly do asynchronous updating?

Posted: **July 24th, 2016, 11:45 pm**

Switch Engine and Queen Bee are two small patterns that have finite lifetime but make copies of themselves that live long enough to make another copy of the original.

Are there others like that?

Are there others like that?

Posted: **July 24th, 2016, 11:55 pm**

House is pretty close.

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```
x = 5, y = 12, rule = LifeHistory
2A.2A$A3.A$.3A7$2D.2D$D3.D$.3D!
```

Posted: **July 27th, 2016, 1:15 pm**

Any known stretchers of this wick?

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```
x = 54, y = 5, rule = B3/S23
2bo2bo2bo2bo2bo2bo2bo2bo2bo2bo2bo2bo2bo2bo2bo2bo2bo2bo$54o2$54o$2bo2bo
2bo2bo2bo2bo2bo2bo2bo2bo2bo2bo2bo2bo2bo2bo2bo2bo!
```