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:''For the range-1 outer-totalistic rule, see [[Bugs (outer-totalistic cellular automaton)]].''
 
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'''Bugs''' (also known as '''Bosco's Rule''') is a [[Larger than Life]] cellular automaton, and perhaps one of the most studied such rules. The rule was devised by [[Kellie Evans]].
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'''Bugs''' (also known as '''Bosco's Rule''') is a [[Larger than Life]] cellular automaton, and perhaps one of the most studied such rules. The rule was devised by [[Kellie Evans]]. The alternative name "Bosco's Rule" is derived from a sparky period 166 oscillator called "Bosco" (see [[OCA:Bugs#Oscillators|Oscillators]]).
  
 
== Patterns ==
 
== Patterns ==

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Bugs
Bugs rule
Rulestring R5,C0,M1,S34..58,B34..45,NM
Character Chaotic
For the range-1 outer-totalistic rule, see Bugs (outer-totalistic cellular automaton).

Bugs (also known as Bosco's Rule) is a Larger than Life cellular automaton, and perhaps one of the most studied such rules. The rule was devised by Kellie Evans. The alternative name "Bosco's Rule" is derived from a sparky period 166 oscillator called "Bosco" (see Oscillators).

Patterns

Still lifes

The most common still life is the block, similar to its Life equivalent but as a 6×6 square as opposed to a 2×2.

The 6×6 block.
Catagoluehere

Other larger still lifes exist, resembling thick circles.

Oscillators

Some p2 and p3 oscillators are known in Bugs.

One particularly notable oscillator is a reflectorless flipping oscillator known as Bosco, oscillating at a period of 166. Its period can be increased by passing it near blocks, with the period increasing by 188 for every pair of blocks.

Bosco with two blocks

Spaceships

Multiple spaceships of various speeds are known in Bugs.

Infinite growth

Multiple bug guns have been constructed using Boscos, with an example shown below.


A gun

Generalization

Bugs can be generalised to other ranges, such as the range-10 Bugsmovie, the range-7 "soldier bug" rule containing a p552 reflectorless rotating oscillator, and a range-6 rule containing a quadratic replicator.

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