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:Lx200 A composite conduit, one of the original sixteen Herschel conduits, discovered by Paul Callahan in June 1997. It is made up of two elementary conduits, HL141B + BFx59H. The Lx200 and F166 conduits are the two original dependent conduits (several more have since been discovered.) After 200 ticks, it produces an inverted Herschel turned 90 degrees counterclockwise at (17, -40) relative to the input. Its recovery time is 90 ticks. It can be made Spartan by replacing the snakes with eater1s in one of two orientations. A ghost Herschel in the pattern below marks the output location:Herschel great-grandparent, since the input reaction is catalysed by the transparent block before the Herschel's standard form can appear.
The Game of Life is not your typical computer game. It is a cellular automaton, and was invented by Cambridge mathematician John Conway.
This game became widely known when it was mentioned in an article published by Scientific American in 1970. It consists of a collection of cells which, based on a few mathematical rules, can live, die or multiply. Depending on the initial conditions, the cells form various patterns throughout the course of the game.
Each cell with one or no neighbors dies, as if by solitude.
Each cell with four or more neighbors dies, as if by overpopulation.
Each cell with two or three neighbors survives.
Each cell with three neighbors becomes populated.
Choose a pattern from the lexicon or make one yourself by clicking on the cells. The 'Start' button advances the game by several generations (each new generation corresponding to one iteration of the rules).
In the first video, from Stephen Hawkings’ documentary The Meaning of Life, the rules are explained, in the second, John Conway himself talks about the Game of Life.
The Guardian published a nice article about John Conway.
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