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00:00:12 <alise> Of course not.
00:00:19 <alise> It's a purposefully ridiculous theory
00:01:15 <alise> Is there something that emulates rule 110 in Life?
00:01:30 <alise> i.e., produces still-life pixels and spaces, going downwards, of rule 110's evolution
00:01:40 <alise> according to some initial pattern, preferably settable
00:04:22 <Quadrescence> Guys when are you going to buy books from me
00:05:34 <alise> Like which books
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00:05:40 <Quadrescence> any books
00:05:44 <Quadrescence> I print and bind them
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00:08:02 <alise> Quadrescence: by hand?
00:09:05 <Quadrescence> If I sew them yes, if I glue them I do it mostly by hand with the help of a roller for the glue
00:09:51 <oerjan> bound with only the highest quality gold from free-ranging goldfinches
00:13:50 <alise> Quadrescence: Any pictures?
00:13:58 <alise> Also, what method of printing?
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00:22:34 <Quadrescence> alise: Pictures of the books?
00:22:57 <Quadrescence> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiehwurLrNo
00:23:11 <Quadrescence> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEIA5ZR8dP0
00:24:10 <Quadrescence> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YuiKO5X8HSg
00:25:56 <uorygl> He prints them by hand, too.
00:26:14 <Quadrescence> uorygl: this is very true
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00:26:37 <uorygl> He has this bottle of ink, and he uses his body heat to heat it up so hot that a little bubble forms, displacing the ink and spewing it onto the paper.
00:26:40 <alise> I hope these don't doth require sound.
00:26:51 <Quadrescence> alise: not required
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00:27:17 <alise> Nice, though. Very nice.
00:27:55 <alise> In fact, I think I hereby grant thee a Certificate of Awesome.
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00:28:02 <Quadrescence> wow thanks
00:28:08 <alise> Now... give me a damn book
00:28:11 <uorygl> So, this WireWorld AND NOT gate. It's impossible to destroy it by means of incoming signals, but nevertheless, it does not work as expected in all cases.
00:28:28 <Quadrescence> alise: I sell the paperback ones for relatively cheap
00:28:49 <alise> PAH, PAPERBACK
00:28:56 <alise> give me an infinite number of paperbacks, then I'll consider it
00:29:02 <alise> (I could sell them and use the profits to buy a hardback)
00:29:26 <Quadrescence> Paperbacks are nice, I like them especially for smaller books or books I don't intend to read 1000 times or use as a reference constantly
00:30:23 <alise> i would pay good money for a nice hardback Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
00:30:29 <alise> I haven't found a nicely printed one
00:30:35 <Quadrescence> What is good money?
00:30:40 <alise> money that is good
00:30:42 <Quadrescence> tru
00:30:45 <alise> Might be best split up into one volume per book
00:30:49 <alise> the omnibus edition I have is rather unwieldy
00:30:57 <uorygl> Let's see, the delay between inputs must be at least 5. Otherwise, if it gets an incoming signal on the negated side, it will destroy the incoming signal on the non-negated side.
00:31:20 <alise> Quadrescence: how nice is the typography, I can't tell from the jewtubes
00:31:35 <Quadrescence> alise: I can print up to 1200 DPI
00:31:43 <alise> that isn't typography.
00:31:58 <Quadrescence> Oh, well I have no control over the typography unless I type it
00:32:18 <alise> what sources do you print from then? I'm sort of guessing this whole enterprise is not entirely legal :-)
00:32:20 <Quadrescence> And if I do have control over the typography it's perfect
00:32:45 <Quadrescence> alise: I "assume" that the books I print for people they have the "rights" to
00:33:06 <alise> Right... but what sources would you, hypothetically, use if printing entirely separately from this operation, and laws didn't exist?
00:33:32 <Sgeo_2> "Your answer to the Queue question on the BCS370 Test was terrific! "
00:33:59 <Quadrescence> Hypothetically if I were to print books in an illegal fashion I would obtain ebooks from whatever site or server I could and in the last case I'd scan it myself and in the last last case I'd type it myself.
00:34:33 <alise> ebooks, right.
00:34:58 <alise> You should totally type out the entirety of the H2G2 N-ogy.
00:35:03 <alise> I assume you have invincible hands.
00:35:10 <Quadrescence> ebooks meaning scanned books or sometimes raw text docs, in which case I'd format it myself in latex
00:35:18 <alise> (N = 5)
00:35:30 <alise> XeTeX or plain LaTeX?
00:35:35 <Quadrescence> Plain latex
00:35:38 <alise> The former has more typography and font support.
00:35:45 <Sgeo_2> alise, they're online >.>
00:35:49 <Quadrescence> alise: No, it has more cocks
00:35:50 <alise> Sgeo_2: I own them.
00:35:58 <Sgeo_2> I'm only going to download the ones that I own physically though
00:36:00 <Quadrescence> it supports dumb fonts like TRUE TYPE and whatever
00:36:08 <alise> Quadrescence: Well, there aren't many good text fonts available for LaTeX.
00:36:15 <alise> And XeTeX /does/ undeniably have more microtypography support.
00:36:16 <Quadrescence> alise: Very very wrong!
00:36:30 <Quadrescence> No, Latex has wonderful microtypography support
00:36:45 <alise> Yes.
00:36:50 <alise> But XeTeX has better.
00:36:57 <Quadrescence> Very highly doubt it
00:37:14 <alise> Anyway, http://nitens.org/taraborelli/latex shut up and print a book in Garamond, now.
00:37:22 <alise> Quadrescence: Considering it was one of its design aims...
00:37:27 <Quadrescence> I can do that
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00:37:45 <alise> Good.
00:38:03 <alise> I expect the first hardback, LaTeX-set volume of H2G2 by tomorrow.
00:38:04 <alise> :P
00:38:20 <Sgeo_2> Hm, who makes money from DNA books?
00:38:21 <alise> Or, if possible, yesterday.
00:38:25 <Quadrescence> Haha
00:38:29 <alise> Sgeo_2: the publishers and presumably whoever inherited the rights
00:38:31 <alise> but mainly the publishers
00:38:36 <alise> probably his widow
00:38:39 * Sgeo_2 doesn't care too much about the publishers
00:38:56 <Quadrescence> alise: http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/microtype/microtype.pdf
00:39:15 * alise tries to figure out if he /has/ a widow
00:39:26 <alise> Jane Belson
00:39:45 <alise> Quadrescence: I agree that LaTeXZ has superb microtypography support.
00:39:48 <alise> *LaTeX
00:39:51 <alise> It's just that XeTeX extended such.
00:40:16 <Quadrescence> The only advantage I see of XeTeX is its ability to support arbitrary fonts essentially
00:40:27 <alise> Well, and more convenient Unicode.
00:40:34 <Quadrescence> That too
00:41:21 <alise> You should bind some books in olde-style cases.
00:41:35 <Quadrescence> I could
00:42:05 <alise> I hate dust jackets
00:42:28 <Quadrescence> I could do leather covers, book cases, headbands, bookmark ribbons, bla bloo bla bla
00:42:43 <alise> All for the low low price of $5,000,000
00:42:48 <Quadrescence> yes hahaha
00:43:36 <Quadrescence> The regular old paperbacks at around 8x5" at <400 pages, I charge $8 + 4 for shipping :O
00:44:00 <alise> how much do you charge for hardbacks?
00:44:59 <Quadrescence> Well first let me clarify that hardback also implies a sewn binding. Anyway I charge more so around $25 though I contemplate charging more only because it takes so much time and I haven't been charging for that
00:45:34 <alise> What about a hardback that you re-typeset :P
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00:45:47 <Quadrescence> I use expensive book cloth and acid free glues and 100% linen threads and real beeswax and stuff
00:46:00 <Quadrescence> That I retypeset, depends really, I'd probably talk about it in PM and whatever
00:46:30 <alise> "Now! What about FIVE of those!"
00:46:35 <alise> I'll get the piggy-bank...
00:47:42 <alise> Hmm... 180 pages, 208 pages, 160 pages, 192-224 pages (UK-US), 229-240 pages (UK-US). But that's paperback, and so useless.
00:48:19 <alise> So clearly I need to be using my endless bank account. I'll go get Hilbert
00:48:30 <Quadrescence> I try to be cheap
00:49:00 <Quadrescence> My original goal was to provide books cheaply for people, so cheap that only materials costs are covered, and nothing else (so I don't get any profit)
00:49:43 <alise> I think if you re-typeset the entirety of a book series then printed it in hardback by hand you deserve some bloody profit.
00:49:51 <alise> *print
00:49:55 <alise> But I'm crazy like that :P
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00:51:16 <Quadrescence> Well ideally I'd want profit (though the profit would go to better supplies since shit is so expensive)
00:51:41 <alise> You're like the Folio Society... except you're only one person and don't require buying like 50 books just to get one
00:51:51 <Quadrescence> haha yes
00:51:51 <alise> So, not really much like that at all
00:52:26 <alise> I know! You should... print interactive fiction. In hardback.
00:52:31 <alise> Clearly this is an excellent, feasible idea.
00:53:59 <alise> http://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=1415009849&searchurl=an%3Ddouglas%2Badams%26bi%3D0%26bx%3Doff%26ds%3D30%26sortby%3D1%26x%3D58%26y%3D14
00:54:12 <alise> Quadrescence: LOOKS LIKE YOU'VE BEEN OUTBID BY 1252
00:54:34 <Quadrescence> hahaha
00:55:49 <alise> actually I kind of have an urge to try and typeset h2g2 now :/
00:56:18 <Quadrescence> do it
00:56:21 <Quadrescence> then I will print
00:58:13 <alise> I'm not so good at typesetting prose with LaTeX though.
00:58:20 <alise> I haven't really done it before.
00:58:24 <Quadrescence> MS Word
00:59:09 <alise> Heck no; Adams (the second Macintosh owner in the UK) would roll in his grave... as would typography.
00:59:17 <alise> Plus, you know, I find Word much less usable than LaTeX.
01:00:32 <Quadrescence> Okay fine GROFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
01:00:38 <alise> LULZ GROFF
01:00:41 <Quadrescence> That would be so cool if you used groff
01:00:43 <Quadrescence> I would be so happy
01:00:44 <pikhq> alise: Fortunately for you, TeX is very, very capable of typesetting prose. :)
01:00:54 <alise> The author of groff is awesome, just look at http://jclark.com/bio.htm
01:01:04 <alise> "I was educated at Charterhouse. I read Mathematics and Philosophy at Merton College, Oxford, where I obtained Class I Honours." + that picture
01:01:04 <Quadrescence> hahaha
01:01:08 <alise> Could he be more upper-class
01:01:19 <alise> Answer: Only if he was the Queen
01:01:22 <pikhq> alise: Yes, but not by much.
01:01:29 <alise> (Kings are lower-class than queens.)
01:01:40 <Quadrescence> [gtn]roff is so classy
01:01:49 <Quadrescence> I love anyone who typesets documents with it
01:01:57 <alise> Having said that I have a completely un-classy friend who goes to Oxford... but not Merton College, so there.
01:02:00 <Quadrescence> I love them more if they typeset mathematics with it
01:02:07 <alise> <pikhq> alise: Fortunately for you, TeX is very, very capable of typesetting prose. :)
01:02:10 <alise> yeah but http://www.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/microtype/microtype.pdf
01:02:20 <alise> Quadrescence: Eqn, dude! Eqn!
01:02:22 <alise> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eqn
01:02:26 <Quadrescence> alise: I know!
01:02:28 <alise> FUCK YEAH EQN http://www.kohala.com/start/troff/v7man/eqn/eqn2e.ps
01:02:30 <Quadrescence> I love when people use EQN
01:02:39 <pikhq> alise: SOMETHING ABOUT YOUR MOTHER
01:03:11 <Quadrescence> alise: hahaha. I just like how old-style it looks, sort of.
01:03:14 <alise> I love how eqn fails horribly at tall square roots
01:03:17 <alise> look at http://www.kohala.com/start/troff/v7man/eqn/eqn2e.ps
01:03:20 <Quadrescence> Like, it looks like a typesetter actually typeset it
01:03:24 <Quadrescence> yes hahaha I saw
01:03:31 <Quadrescence> the huge symbol
01:03:44 <Quadrescence> But still, I *like* that
01:03:48 <alise> eqn looks like the kind of stuff you see in old books, yeah
01:03:51 <alise> Quadrescence: i like it apart from the raggedness
01:04:10 <alise> I think TeX-style typesetting became needed when mathematical notation got really huge and crufty and complex
01:04:18 <Quadrescence> yeah
01:04:19 <alise> because we really needed something that could size any damn equation
01:04:23 <alise> no matter what
01:04:26 <Quadrescence> yes haha
01:04:50 <Quadrescence> Lout is like the latex groff
01:05:20 <alise> I know nothing of Lout
01:06:32 <pikhq> Seems like ATM i've got about modem-level speed. But hell, at this point I'LL TAKE IT.
01:06:44 <pikhq> That at least means I'm getting packets!
01:07:29 <Quadrescence> alise: ftp://ftp.cs.usyd.edu.au/jeff/lout/lout-3.38-user.ps.gz
01:07:33 <Quadrescence> user guide to lout
01:07:53 <alise> is it groff-made-latex or latex-made-groff? I know it's based on a functional language.
01:08:10 <Quadrescence> groff-made-latex-ish
01:08:24 <Quadrescence> When you look at it, you'll think groff made it
01:08:41 <Quadrescence> The style of things is very groffy
01:08:49 <Quadrescence> But it's more programmatic like latex
01:09:07 <Quadrescence> And it has decent math support
01:10:17 <alise> I wish there was a digital typesetting system that produced results that look like the old, pre-computer typesettings.
01:10:21 <alise> Nothing quite reaches that level.
01:10:51 <pikhq> Sadly, TeX is the closest there is.
01:11:18 <Quadrescence> It's not sad really. I mean, I am kind of happy it can't be replicated
01:11:32 <alise> Why?
01:11:43 <alise> It is more convenient to use computers; if we can have convenience and quality, that is all the better.
01:11:45 <Quadrescence> Mostly for faggy reasons like that typesetters (human ones) have their mark in history and even a computer can't do their job :)
01:11:50 <pikhq> And LilyPad tries very hard to manage it for music.
01:11:53 <alise> Nostalgia for older, more difficult ways isn't productive.
01:12:02 <alise> Typesetting is a dead profession, so we can only try to improve the state of play.
01:12:10 <Quadrescence> alise: I don't think it's necessarily better quality
01:12:13 <alise> pikhq: *LilyPond.
01:12:18 <pikhq> Right. That.
01:12:21 <Quadrescence> I just think so many people suck at typing these days. By typing I mean typesetting
01:12:27 <Quadrescence> on the computer
01:12:36 <Quadrescence> Most people just whip something up and publish it :(
01:12:39 <alise> Quadrescence: Well, I don't know. Traditional typesetting has some sort of precise quality that its digital counterpart lacks.
01:12:40 <Quadrescence> I am very sad about that
01:13:01 <alise> It just seems to be, somehow, perfect by less than a "pixel".
01:13:06 <Sgeo_2> Will you be sad if programming becomes obsolete due to the Singularity?
01:13:10 <alise> I'm speaking metaphorically -- bullshitting, that is -- here, but you know what I mean.
01:13:32 <alise> Sgeo_2: I kind of think a singularity would adjust my value system so I don't value things like that, because valuing things that aren't there any more would make me less happy.
01:13:34 <Quadrescence> alise: I sort of get what you mean. I still think its the authors' fault
01:13:36 <pikhq> Quadrescence: Well, you see, traditional typesetting was done by people who had labored long to become experts in the craft.
01:13:44 <alise> Quadrescence: *it's; sorry, I arguably have OCD.
01:13:47 <alise> :P
01:13:52 <alise> MUST. CORRECT. GRAMMAR
01:13:55 <Quadrescence> I missed the '
01:14:06 <Sgeo_2> alise, but you just used incorrect grammar!
01:14:07 <pikhq> Modern typesetting is done by retards who think Word is a replacement for a good typesetter.
01:14:16 <Quadrescence> pikhq: Yeah :((((((((((((((((((((((((
01:14:20 <pikhq> (even though it, at *best*, is a replacement for a freaking typewriter)
01:14:36 <alise> Fine; MUST. CORRECT. ORTHOGRAPHY
01:14:41 <Sgeo_2> What would LyX be a replacement for?
01:14:59 <Quadrescence> It doesn't replace anything
01:15:15 <alise> LyX seems to me perennially useless.
01:15:31 <alise> If you want precise typesetting, you need to tweak, analyse, even specify, so you need plain LaTeX.
01:15:43 <alise> If you want to take notes, or make a quick document, it is too heavy.
01:15:45 <Quadrescence> LyX is just easier for people, but unfortunately it churns out meh results
01:15:54 <Quadrescence> People think that if something uses latex, it's automagically pretty
01:16:22 <pikhq> This is true for simple typesetting purposes.
01:16:24 * Sgeo_2 likes automagically pretty
01:16:41 <alise> Quadrescence: Have you ever used ConTeXt?
01:16:51 <Sgeo_2> Why shouldn't my homework look somewhat nice
01:16:52 <Quadrescence> I've looked at it but have had no desire to.
01:16:54 <alise> Apparently it's more focused on publishing than LaTeX.
01:17:00 <Quadrescence> I am perfectly fine with (La)TeX
01:17:02 <alise> "It is especially suited for structured documents, automated document production, very fine typography, and multi-lingual typesetting."
01:17:02 <Sgeo_2> And use styles defined by someone else, because I'm clueless
01:17:17 <alise> "ConTeXt from the ground up is a typography and typesetting system meant to provide users easy and consistent access to advanced typographical controlimportant for general-purpose typesetting tasks. The original vision of LaTeX is to insulate the user from typographical decisionsa useful approach for submitting, say, articles for a scientific journal."
01:17:23 <Quadrescence> Sgeo_2: There's no problem with using other styles and stuff
01:17:39 <Sgeo_2> Quadrescence, the fact that I'm clueless about what makes something look goo
01:17:41 <Sgeo_2> *good
01:17:46 <Quadrescence> Sgeo_2: The problem is when people use another person's style then they deviate from it
01:17:56 <Quadrescence> "well *I* want it *THIS* way"
01:18:06 <Quadrescence> /me makes a change to the style
01:18:17 <Quadrescence> "HM I also want this margin a little smaller"
01:18:22 <Quadrescence> /me makes another change
01:18:37 <Quadrescence> and these adjustments just ruin it.
01:18:46 * Sgeo_2 would be too clueless to attempt something like tha
01:18:48 <Sgeo_2> *that
01:18:55 <Quadrescence> Sgeo_2: Talk to a typesetter then :)
01:18:59 <Sgeo_2> But how can minor adjustments "ruin" something?
01:19:21 <Quadrescence> Sgeo_2: That minor dent in that Ferrari ruins it
01:19:36 <Sgeo_2> It does?
01:19:47 <Quadrescence> Yes. Of course from a functional standpoint it doesn't.
01:20:09 * Sgeo_2 remembers arguing with his dad about some scratch or something in the new car his dad was going to buy. I didn't really care, my dad did.
01:20:20 <Quadrescence> But I care about the content and aesthetics of a document.
01:20:40 <Quadrescence> Some minor changes are okay, but most often the minor changes are made by someone clueless
01:20:41 <alise> Sgeo_2: even from a functional standpoint,
01:20:49 <alise> the brain/visual system is very sensitive to minor typographical changes
01:20:54 <alise> this is why we have the concept of "rhythm"
01:21:04 <alise> because unless there is a very simple, monotonous rhythm to a text, it's harder to read
01:21:12 <Sgeo_2> Hm, makes sense
01:21:32 <Sgeo_2> But if a document uses the same style througout, then wouldn't that be preserved, even if the style is different?
01:21:50 <pikhq> Man. Reading stuff typeset by TeX makes me really wish that all computer text display was as well-done.
01:22:02 <alise> Sgeo_2: If you change a well-set margin, you ruin the flow.
01:22:21 <Quadrescence> Sgeo_2: It depends on the changes. Not all changes ruin everything. Some changes can be beneficial
01:22:39 <Quadrescence> But changing all headings to bold-italic-underline in Papyrus is ugly
01:23:06 <Sgeo_2> Hm, which is better/worse: Snapdragon processor, or 866MHz Pentium III
01:23:34 <alise> Snapdragon is better, almost certainly.
01:23:41 <alise> It being a modern, 1GHz processor.
01:23:47 <alise> Quadrescence: Ew, Papyrus.
01:24:01 * alise is trying to decide on a typeface to have a go at typesetting H2G2 in.
01:24:07 <alise> It needs to be really, really British.
01:24:28 <alise> Garamond doesn't seem to sit right. It's too flowery, too subtly-serifed-at-the-edges.
01:24:43 <alise> Minion seems too... wimpy?
01:24:51 <uorygl> Don't you want a serif font?
01:24:55 <alise> Of course I do.
01:25:00 <Quadrescence> Um, of course he d
01:25:03 <Quadrescence> oh, he said
01:25:04 <pikhq> alise: Runes!
01:25:06 <alise> But, I mean, look: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e0/AdobeGaramondSp.svg
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01:25:12 * uorygl frowns at not being able to remember the meaning of this sentence.
01:25:13 <alise> Little tweaks and curves at the edges.
01:25:16 <uorygl> `translate Kesyyntymisen alkuaikoina koirasta on ollut hyötyä varoittavana vahtina sekä jätteensyöjänä.
01:25:18 <HackEgo> The early days of domestication, dogs have been useful as well as a warning vahtina jätteensyöjänä.
01:25:25 <alise> It's just not something that seems to fit the text.
01:25:29 <pikhq> uorygl: Sans-serif not on computer screens should make everyone cry.
01:25:36 * uorygl waits for alise to explain that learning a language is not about learning the meaning of each individual sentence.
01:25:37 <Quadrescence> alise: baskerville
01:25:51 <alise> Quadrescence: Yes, I'm thinking Baskerville.
01:26:04 <Quadrescence> Baskerville is one of my favoritest fonts ever
01:26:07 <uorygl> And, as someone explained to me, that's actually ". . . have been useful as a warning as well as as trash-eaters".
01:26:13 <alise> It's certainly British.
01:26:15 <uorygl> Wow, that's a lot of ass.
01:26:19 <Quadrescence> It is classy, old, pretty, hardcore, yes british
01:26:22 <Sgeo_2> Link to something to show me what Baskerville looks like?
01:26:31 <alise> Sgeo_2: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baskerville
01:26:31 <Quadrescence> It is elegant but not flowery (like garamond)
01:26:43 <alise> I think the H2G2 omnibus I have may be typeset in Baskerville.
01:27:10 <pikhq> uorygl: In order to learn a language, you should use said language.
01:27:13 <pikhq> >:D
01:27:15 <Sgeo_2> Except for that uppercase Q, it looks ordinary
01:27:23 <Quadrescence> No it doesn't
01:27:26 <Quadrescence> Not at all 0%
01:27:27 <Sgeo_2> I think I like "flowery"
01:27:31 <Quadrescence> It looks wonderful
01:27:39 <Quadrescence> Flowery *can* be nice
01:27:42 <alise> Baskerville's uppercase Q is quite unique.
01:27:52 <alise> Nothing wrong with flowery. But you have to choose the face that fits the text.
01:28:00 <alise> If there is one thing H2G2 is not, it is flowery.
01:28:03 <Quadrescence> alise: He's saying the rest of the text looks ordinary
01:28:06 <alise> Ah.
01:28:14 <Quadrescence> I DISAGREE >:(
01:28:15 <alise> Well, most typefaces look ordinary to most people.
01:28:21 <Sgeo_2> The numbers are quite nice
01:28:24 <alise> They probably shouldn't be noticed; the whole point is to support flow.
01:28:26 <Sgeo_2> Or, well, interesting
01:28:33 <alise> So I can't deride him for his (uninformed) opinion.
01:28:42 <pikhq> Most people think MS Comic Sans is a perfectly workable font.
01:28:42 <Quadrescence> Because they're old-style, which is probably what you are noticing
01:29:04 <alise> Sgeo_2: Why interesting? Because they are text figures?
01:29:10 <Quadrescence> pikhq: It's not that really, just some people can't tell the difference between two fonts
01:29:26 <alise> Sgeo_2: Numbers are /meant/ to hang below the baseline.
01:29:45 <Sgeo_2> I was more noticing the way that some numbers were above others, I think
01:29:48 <uorygl> pikhq: I *guess* I could learn Finnish by talking to people who speak only Finnish.
01:29:53 <Sgeo_2> But without that, they still look interesting
01:30:00 <alise> Quadrescence: do you like Hoefler & Frere-Jones?
01:30:03 <alise> say yes
01:30:03 <uorygl> I would speak entirely using the nominative, accusative, and genitive, though. :P
01:30:13 <Sgeo_2> The italics look nice. But the regular letters.. are just letters
01:30:31 <Sgeo_2> I guess that's a good thing
01:31:06 <Quadrescence> alise: Yes of course. They make a lot of classy fonts
01:31:19 <alise> Quadrescence: do you like Didot?
01:31:19 <pikhq> Also, Baskerville looks absolutely gorgeous.
01:31:20 <alise> say no
01:31:42 <Sgeo_2> The font itself costs money?
01:31:46 <alise> Sgeo_2: lol
01:31:49 <alise> Sgeo_2: so naive :)
01:31:55 <Sgeo_2> Or is there a free Baskerville font somewhere?
01:31:59 <pikhq> Sgeo_2: Yes, welcome to professional fonts.
01:32:10 <Sgeo_2> I was hoping I could use it for homework or something
01:32:16 <Quadrescence> I am pretty sure there's a free version out there.
01:32:18 <Quadrescence> Sgeo_2: >_>
01:32:20 <alise> Typeface designers make a nice living from their works, as do digitisers.
01:32:21 <pikhq> Be amazed that there *exist* free fonts that don't gouge your eyes out.
01:32:36 <alise> Perhaps it shouldn't be so, perhaps it's yet another instance of that abuse known as copyright.
01:32:38 <alise> It is, probably.
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01:32:40 <alise> But that is how it is.
01:32:57 <Quadrescence> Sgeo_2: I feel *embarrassed* to typeset something in baskerville that isn't something I'm very proud of
01:33:14 <pikhq> Though, as a typeface itself cannot be copyrighted, you would be perfectly free to create your own .ttf file of Baskerville.
01:33:24 <Quadrescence> alise: Didot is a wonderful font
01:33:33 <alise> Quadrescence: *typeface; come on, let's be pretentious.
01:34:08 <Quadrescence> alise: what
01:34:08 <alise> I dunno; I found some series of typefaces describing themselves on Flickr and set in Didot was "I am a whore." I couldn't disagree.
01:34:20 <alise> Quadrescence: Didot is a typeface not a font :(
01:34:26 <alise> or rather... a group of typefaces, but shut up
01:34:36 <Quadrescence> alise: fuck da police
01:34:41 <Gregor> (Literally)
01:34:43 <Quadrescence> alise: Anyway I was kidding
01:34:48 <alise> Quadrescence: Good <3
01:34:54 <Quadrescence> I do not like Didot, I think a lot of it is very fugly
01:34:58 <Sgeo_2> What's Didot?
01:35:03 <alise> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Didot_(typeface)
01:35:10 <alise> It's French.
01:35:19 <alise> Think of "that pretentious French font that looks like wine and cheese".
01:35:22 <alise> You're thinking of Didot.
01:35:35 <alise> Quadrescence: Yeah, I don't find Didot readable; it's like an artistic manifesto gone wrong.
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01:35:58 <alise> And it seems that the bits that are thick are not so important and the bits that are thin that are important, so you feel like you're reading a reverse image of sorts...
01:36:44 * alise decides that H2G2 isn't Hoefler Text
01:36:54 <alise> (I'm just iterating through my favourite typefaces...)
01:36:55 <uorygl> I don't have much to say about typography, but I really like Adobe Caslon Pro.
01:36:57 <Quadrescence> alise: it's like half the letters were just sheared at some angle
01:37:02 <alise> It probably isn't Mercury.
01:37:04 <Quadrescence> and other letters were made into okay italics
01:37:14 <alise> Caslon is quite nice.
01:37:20 <Quadrescence> Caslon is great
01:37:44 <pikhq> alise: Courier!
01:37:45 <alise> The italic J is problematic though; I always read it as an F.
01:37:47 <pikhq> :P
01:37:55 <Quadrescence> pikhq: I love courier
01:38:03 <uorygl> This italic J? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:CaslonSp.svg
01:38:07 <alise> Quadrescence: Hopefully not for text.
01:38:11 <alise> uorygl: Yes.
01:38:20 <Quadrescence> alise: Well no shit
01:38:32 <Quadrescence> Code listings and what have you
01:38:37 <alise> pikhq: Reply to Courier for disambiguity: O0
01:39:05 <alise> Quadrescence: I dunno, I don't see any reason code should be monospaced. IMO we should embrace what the mathematicians found; that rich notation is useful.
01:39:24 <alise> It's like we're still at the analogy of the "writing out equations in words with minimal symbols" stage.
01:39:27 <Quadrescence> It's not useful for computers
01:39:31 <uorygl> Hmm, the word "awkward" would be much less awkward if it were spelled "acquard". Except that's not really a valid way to spell that.
01:39:35 <Gregor> OK alise, you go have fun with Fortress, we'll keep using real languages.
01:39:38 <alise> That's a failing of computers.
01:39:41 <alise> Gregor: I don't support Fortress.
01:39:41 <uorygl> "Auquard", on the other hand... I like that spelling.
01:39:53 <alise> Gregor: And are you really dismissing all programming language research?
01:40:06 <Gregor> As a programming language researcher ... yes.
01:40:07 <alise> "Gee, nice idea, kid... too bad it's not in a REAL language, like C."
01:40:09 <alise> "Gee, nice idea, kid... too bad it's not in a REAL language, like C."
01:40:14 <alise> [and so on]
01:40:22 <Quadrescence> alise: It's easy to print, it's easy to write, it's easy to read, no syntax has to be learned...or minimal at least, and there are enough things to tell things apart
01:40:33 <uorygl> alise: wow, you managed to get all that out of "you go have fun with Fortress, we'll keep using real languages"?
01:40:34 <Quadrescence> Real programming (tm) is not like math at all
01:40:45 <uorygl> I'll never be that skilled at reading between the lines.
01:41:00 <Quadrescence> We aren't going to use weirdo identifiers to denote NumberOfCustomers
01:41:01 <alise> uorygl: The pattern was obvious, and I've observed facets of it in Gregor before: "[Thing we should do]" "I reject that because it hasn't already been done"
01:41:04 <Gregor> uorygl: I nose, it's amazo.
01:41:14 <alise> Quadrescence: I didn't say we should use mathematical notation.
01:41:24 <Gregor> alise: No, that's just how I express that it's a terrible idea.
01:41:27 <alise> I said we should embrace the /lesson/ of mathematical notation: that something more than text is useful.
01:41:45 <Quadrescence> alise: It's also harder to input
01:41:49 <alise> Wow, I should really learn not to express ideas too radical in the... esoteric... programming... languages... channel...
01:41:58 <uorygl> Eh, mathematical notation isn't that hard to type.
01:42:02 <Quadrescence> I mean for jebus christ's sake, inputting math isn't even all that easy
01:42:03 <alise> Quadrescence: Of course; that's a failing of current input designs. We can't go all-out like mathematical notation. I didn't say I knew the happy medium.
01:42:05 <Quadrescence> uorygl: Yes it is
01:42:06 <alise> I just said we should find it.
01:42:12 <uorygl> Well, it depends on your editor.
01:42:14 <alise> Of course, it should always be easy to input on computers.
01:42:19 <Sgeo_2> Radical idea: Time is a dodecahedron!
01:42:32 <uorygl> "Time is a dodecahedron" is a type error.
01:42:33 <alise> Sgeo_2: I AGREE.
01:42:39 <alise> You're a type error
01:42:44 <pikhq> alise: We should definitely input programs using NOTHING BUT KANJI
01:42:52 <uorygl> Except hmm, maybe that actually makes sense.
01:43:05 <alise> Quadrescence: Ooooooooooh print Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
01:43:24 <uorygl> I mean, suppose that the domain of physics' time variable is a dodecahedron, with calculus and everything defined in the natural way...
01:43:31 <Quadrescence> alise: you're supposed to ask me for math books and stuff
01:43:36 <alise> Quadrescence: I know.
01:43:45 <alise> But you said "any books", so I am happily misinterpreting to infinity.
01:43:47 <uorygl> Nah, I have no idea how that would work.
01:43:52 <Quadrescence> alise: any books is true
01:44:03 <uorygl> Quadrescence: wait, are you saying we can get any book?
01:44:13 <Quadrescence> Most books
01:44:21 * Sgeo_2 would love to have changed scientific thought in a correct way entirely by accident
01:44:34 <uorygl> Sgeo_2: Feynman did that, on a very small scale.
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01:44:54 <Sgeo_2> hm?
01:44:56 <alise> Quadrescence: Print "Making Resin for Dummies".
01:45:03 <uorygl> Someone handed him a huge, indecipherable diagram and started spieling about it.
01:45:15 <pikhq> Feynman just plain did a lot.
01:45:28 <uorygl> So he found a random symbol, guessed that it denoted a valve, and said, "Uh... what happens if this valve gets stuck?"
01:45:45 <alise> Feynman was an algorithm that turned women into algorithms that turn bongos into theorems.
01:45:49 <alise> He was the first metamathematician.
01:45:59 <uorygl> So the guys looked at that spot for a moment, and said, "Gosh, you're absolutely right."
01:46:06 <uorygl> And so they thought he was a genius.
01:46:11 <uorygl> Which, you know, was kind of true.
01:46:23 <alise> A first-order mathematician, indeed!
01:46:39 <Sgeo_2> What was the diagram about, and what were the consequences?
01:46:49 <Sgeo_2> Or are you making it up, because Google's not giving me any love
01:46:51 <pikhq> I need to grab my copy of "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!" from parent's house...
01:46:54 <Quadrescence> Everyone listen to my fave song http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGK84Poeynk
01:47:08 <uorygl> The diagram was of some piece of machinery that processed nuclear material.
01:47:20 <uorygl> If that mistake hadn't been caught... something really bad might have happened. :P
01:48:38 <Quadrescence> uorygl: listen to my fave song
01:48:51 <uorygl> Who's it by and what's it about?
01:49:01 <Sgeo_2> Symphony of Science
01:49:26 <uorygl> Is it program music?
01:50:01 <Quadrescence> It's good music end of story
01:50:45 <pikhq> Quadrescence: 習 英語 or else 私 will keep on 使ing 漢字 at 君. Oh, and yes, this 是, 中 真, 勿事 but 英語. :P
01:50:55 <uorygl> Heh heh, "Sinfonia Domestica".
01:51:10 <uorygl> A symphony about stuff that happens around the house.
01:51:40 <Quadrescence> pikhq: fucking fuck or else fuckers will keep on fucking fucking at fuck. Oh, and yes, this fucker, fucking fucker, fucked but fucking fucks
01:52:14 <uorygl> `translate 習 英語 or else 私 will keep on 使ing 漢字 at 君. Oh, and yes, this 是, 中 真, 勿事 but 英語
01:52:16 <HackEgo> Learn English or else private will keep on making ing character at jun. Oh, and yes, this is, in truth, do not matter but in English
01:52:56 <pikhq> I do believe that went through as Chinese.
01:53:08 <uorygl> Yep.
01:53:20 <pikhq> Worked surprisingly well, though.
01:53:33 <uorygl> `translatefromto jp en 習 英語 or else 私 will keep on 使ing 漢字 at 君. Oh, and yes, this 是, 中 真, 勿事 but 英語
01:53:35 <HackEgo> Learn English or else private will keep on making ing character at jun. Oh, and yes, this is, in truth, do not matter but in English
01:53:43 <uorygl> Exactly the same?
01:53:46 <pikhq> "Learn English or else I will keep on using kanji at you. Oh, and yes, this is, in fact, nothing but English."
01:54:03 <pikhq> `translatefromto zh en 習 英語 or else 私 will keep on 使ing 漢字 at 君. Oh, and yes, this 是, 中 真, 勿事 but 英語
01:54:05 <HackEgo> Learn English or else private will keep on making ing character at jun. Oh, and yes, this is, in truth, do not matter but in English
01:54:06 <pikhq> ...
01:54:07 <uorygl> I will keep on learning English, or else use kanji ing at you. Oh, and yes, this Shi true medium, but 勿事 English
01:54:08 <pikhq> WTF?
01:54:26 <uorygl> That's Google's actual translation from Japanese.
01:54:31 <pikhq> Mmm.
01:54:35 <Quadrescence> you suck at Japanese
01:54:45 <uorygl> `translatefromto zh en ウィキプロジェクトのための名前空間新設に関する投票が行なわれています。投票期限は、5月30日です。
01:54:48 <HackEgo> Voting period は, May 30 です.
01:54:59 <uorygl> `translatefromto zh en ウィキプロジェクトのための名前空間新設に関する投票が行なわれています。
01:55:03 <HackEgo> ウ ィ キ プ ロ _ GUI ェ ク Suites Circular ta の の に former space off the new line na si ru voting ga i ma si わ れ て.
01:55:15 <uorygl> Former space off the new line!
01:56:02 <Sgeo_2> Hmm, PdaNet has a trial period thing. After the trial period, I can't use https:// anymore
01:56:21 <pikhq> uorygl: Try translating from Japanese?
01:58:19 <pikhq> Quadrescence: いいえ、日本語がどんどん上手になる。それが日本語じゃなくて、漢字で書いた英語だった。
01:58:33 <pikhq> でも、これは本当に日本語だ。
01:59:22 <pikhq> I wonder how that gets mangled.
01:59:31 <pikhq> `translate いいえ、日本語がどんどん上手になる。それが日本語じゃなくて、漢字で書いた英語だった。
01:59:33 <HackEgo> Japanese, not that it was written in English characters.
01:59:43 <pikhq> ...
02:00:06 <pikhq> What did it even do with the first sentence?
02:00:09 <pikhq> `translate いいえ、日本語がどんどん上手になる。
02:00:11 <HackEgo> No, the Japanese have become increasingly well.
02:00:15 <Quadrescence> ヽ(´ー`)ノ
02:00:17 <pikhq> ...
02:00:25 <pikhq> *Wow* that mangles it.
02:00:54 <pikhq> I wasn't expecting perfection, what with Japanese being very context-dependent, but... Damn.
02:00:57 <pikhq> That's just *bad*.
02:01:08 <pikhq> `translate でも、これは本当に日本語だ。
02:01:10 <HackEgo> However, this is really Japanese.
02:01:22 <Quadrescence> `translate (ノ゚ο゚)ノミ★゜・。。・゜゜・。。・゜☆゜・。。・゜゜・。。・゜
02:01:23 <HackEgo> - °
02:01:24 <pikhq> That's a workable translation.
02:02:47 <Quadrescence> ( ゚∀゚)アハハ八八ノヽノヽノヽノ \ / \/ \ 一二三┻━┻ 一二三┻━┻ 一二三┻━┻ 一二三┻━┻ 一二三┻━┻}。々°)ノ
02:05:08 <uorygl> `translatefromto jp en 阿波罗8号是阿波罗计划中的第二次载人飞行任务,三位执行此任务的宇航员分别为指令长弗兰克·博尔曼、指令舱驾驶员詹姆斯·洛威尔以及登月舱驾驶员威廉·安德斯。
02:05:11 <HackEgo> Members &#23041;&#24265;&#23433;&#24503;&#26031;.
02:05:18 <uorygl> Useful. :P
02:05:40 <augur> uorygl: thats chinese not japanese.
02:05:52 <augur> `translatefromto ch en 阿波罗8号是阿波罗计划中的第二次载人飞行任务,三位执行此任务的宇航员分别为指令长弗兰克·博尔曼、指令舱驾驶员詹姆斯·洛威尔以及登月舱驾驶员威廉·安德斯。
02:05:53 <HackEgo> Members &#23041;&#24265;&#23433;&#24503;&#26031;.
02:05:55 <uorygl> I know. I'm wondering what will happen if I translate from the wrong language
02:06:23 <alise> Quadrescence: do you like exljbris?
02:06:30 <uorygl> `translatefromto zh en 阿波罗8号是阿波罗计划中的第二次载人飞行任务,三位执行此任务的宇航员分别为指令长弗兰克·博尔曼、指令舱驾驶员詹姆斯·洛威尔以及登月舱驾驶员威廉·安德斯。
02:06:33 <HackEgo> Members 威廉安德斯.
02:06:34 <alise> I really want Calluna, http://www.josbuivenga.demon.nl/calluna.html
02:06:46 <uorygl> `translatefromto zh en 威廉安德斯
02:06:48 <HackEgo> 威廉安德斯
02:07:22 <Quadrescence> alise: i like u
02:07:29 <alise> Quadrescence: wat
02:07:45 <alise> i'm just trying to get an excuse to be mock-raged at you :|
02:09:25 <Quadrescence> alise: how about this
02:09:31 <Quadrescence> I like C as my primary dev lang
02:09:52 <alise> Quadrescence: please suck on multiple cacti
02:10:01 <Quadrescence> and I'm not kidding
02:10:06 <Quadrescence> That seriously is my lang pref
02:10:34 * Sgeo_2 likes Python
02:10:44 <Sgeo_2> ARGH, I hate this thing
02:12:39 <alise> Quadrescence: Still, at least you have one; I have no language preference, as I'm continually saddled with the troubling knowledge that all existing languages are inadequate, plus the desire to make new, better ones, which never works out quite as I plan. I have several language antipreferences, though.
02:12:56 <Quadrescence> alise: Well they are all inadequate
02:12:58 <alise> One is definitely C. It can't even handle basic data structures without a page of memory handling and bookkeeping.
02:13:05 <Quadrescence> But at the time I need to hit the books, I use C
02:13:08 <alise> And that's simply the antithesis of what I want.
02:13:28 <Quadrescence> by "hit the books" I mean "write something"
02:14:05 <alise> Yes, I gathered.
02:14:25 <Sgeo_2> How is Python inadequate? How is Haskell inadequate?
02:15:14 <alise> Python is inadequate because it suffers from the endless tangle of impurity, and GvR does not truly understand languages: he believes, for instance, that iteration obsoletes general tail-call elimination. He is an imperative programmer out of his league, designing something he has no idea how to design.
02:15:18 <pikhq> Haskell is probably the closest in common use to what alise would like. What with not sucking giant donkey balls and all.
02:15:26 <alise> The result is a mediocre mess with a glaze of cleanness.
02:15:52 <alise> Haskell is inadequate because its type system cannot express many things it should be able to, because its syntax is lacking in some ways, and a general bag of odds-and-ends of flaws.
02:15:56 <alise> It's good, but it doesn't sit right.
02:17:09 <Sgeo_2> How is PHP inadequate? *ducks*
02:17:38 <Quadrescence> alise: I think you'll find that if you ended up designing a language and making something marketable, you'd have a hard time
02:17:41 <pikhq> PHP is wrong in most of the ways that can be managed.
02:17:59 <Sgeo_2> Which is worse, PHP or Perl?
02:18:10 <alise> Quadrescence: Yes, but GvR is not so much detached from Rasmus, the creator of PHP, who hates languages and doesn't enjoy programming.
02:18:15 * Sgeo_2 has an anti-Perl bias
02:18:26 <Sgeo_2> Not really sure why
02:18:27 <alise> One level higher, certainly, but he certainly does not have the range of understanding of languages to make the right decisions.
02:18:32 <alise> And I believe Python is simply not a good language.
02:18:55 <alise> I could easily make a marketable language with all the API trimmings, I just don't want to. What's the point? It'd probably suck.
02:18:57 <Quadrescence> For some reason it's #1 though
02:19:02 <Sgeo_2> Why would someone who doesn't enjoy programming make a programming language?
02:19:20 <Sgeo_2> To make things "easy" for non-programmers or something?
02:19:26 <pikhq> PHP is most definitely worse than Perl.
02:20:07 <pikhq> Perl suffers from having too much flexibility and a somewhat write-only syntax.
02:20:30 * Sgeo_2 finds that, at my level, Haskell is a bit read-only
02:20:39 <pikhq> PHP suffers from being "designed" by pretty much throwing shit together.
02:21:09 <Quadrescence> Fortunately in PHP and Python, you can Get Things Done
02:21:29 <Quadrescence> Not write some fancy "beautiful code" that is hard to use
02:21:43 <pikhq> Quadrescence: This is the only reason those languages have not been written off as complete and utter failures.
02:21:59 <Sgeo_2> pikhq, are you saying that Python should be a failure???
02:22:01 <Quadrescence> Of course, because they've done the opposite of fail for people
02:22:31 <pikhq> Sgeo_2: I'm saying I liked it better when it was called Tcl.
02:22:35 <pikhq> :P
02:23:00 <alise> <Sgeo_2> Why would someone who doesn't enjoy programming make a programming language?
02:23:02 <alise> To get things done.
02:23:55 <alise> Anyway, "getting things done" is usually employed as a deus ex machina against good design; this crappy design works because people have used it for so long that they have figured out how to cobble together something that works; your superior design is more immature and so hasn't formed the framework it needs yet; therefore, the old way is better than the new way.
02:24:13 <alise> Not everyone who wants change and dislikes the status quo is a hopeless ideologue.
02:25:10 <Sgeo_2> My dad wants me to find a company that makes a universal laptop charger, something with Lithium-Ion or something. The company's name starts with Digi
02:25:15 <Sgeo_2> Digitech or Digipower
02:25:20 <Sgeo_2> He wants me to find the company
02:25:34 * Sgeo_2 wishes he was more certain about the company's name
02:25:44 <alise> http://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=VY8&rls=com.ubuntu%3Aen-GB%3Aunofficial&q=digi*+laptop+battery+charger+lithium+ion&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&gs_rfai=
02:25:46 <alise> It may not exist.
02:26:03 <Sgeo_2> I didn't know you could do * in Google searches!
02:26:05 <Sgeo_2> tyvm
02:26:43 <Sgeo_2> Hm, I can't exclude digital for obvious reasons, but I don't want digi* to only match because of digitalk
02:26:46 <Sgeo_2> *digital
02:29:52 * Sgeo_2 screams wildly at the slowness of his Internet connection
02:29:52 <Sgeo_2> 40sec lag
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02:32:55 <Sgeo> There are too many companies named Digitech!
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02:37:07 * Sgeo decides to just look for chargers for his laptop's model
02:37:58 <Sgeo> Hm, that's twice that I typed charter instead of charger
02:48:11 <Sgeo> F My Internet connection
02:48:15 <alise> Higher-order incantations.
02:48:17 <Sgeo> I'm going off of IRC to play more Gish
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03:30:16 <alise> Quadrescence: incidentally how easy is it to create a new "style" in LaTeX?
03:30:53 <alise> logically, you should have to design everything from scratch rather than mangling an existing style; but on the other hand, that sounds like an incredibly laborious task
03:34:00 <Quadrescence> It is laborious
03:34:13 <Quadrescence> I'm still working on mine and I've been working at it for months
03:34:56 <alise> Quadrescence: And, presumably, I'd want to define one for the H2G2 books...
03:35:05 <alise> What have you gotten me into.
03:35:26 <pikhq> I hate packet-per-second Internet.
03:36:15 <alise> My printing of the books has some odd quirks; "CHAPTER N" is, if I recall correctly, set vertically to the left of the opening of the text.
03:37:49 <Quadrescence> alise: I think you're going too far
03:37:54 <alise> Note to self; remember not to do any typesetting.
03:37:58 <alise> Quadrescence: Ah, but going too far is wonderful!
03:38:03 <Quadrescence> Just use the god damn Memoir class for H2G2
03:38:21 <lament> quad
03:38:38 <Quadrescence> You can read all about the memoir class in the documentation, all the typographic theory
03:38:40 <Quadrescence> hi lambent
03:38:46 <alise> Quadrescence: I wouldn't want to produce anything of anything less than significantly greater quality than I've seen.
03:39:11 <alise> That means I'm up against my hardback edition; that means I'm going to have to tweak /something/ along the line
03:39:16 <lament> /mode #esoteric -b lambent
03:40:00 <Quadrescence> alise: Okay well start with memoir
03:40:03 <Quadrescence> get the book set
03:40:04 <Quadrescence> then do stuff
03:40:22 <alise> Quadrescence: I'll probably do that. But tweaking an existing style is error-prone, as you said.
03:40:37 <Quadrescence> yes so do not tweak it
03:40:40 <Quadrescence> since it's genius already
03:40:42 <Quadrescence> :)
03:40:42 <alise> Besides, I won't really feel pleased with the work unless I make it as good a I can, so I'll have to see...
03:40:53 <alise> Quadrescence: Do you want to live in a world where every book looks the same? :)
03:40:56 <Quadrescence> yes
03:41:02 <Quadrescence> anyway just start with memoir
03:41:10 <Quadrescence> There are actually a lot of modifiable parameters
03:41:15 <alise> I will, probably.
03:43:05 <alise> Quadrescence: I don't remember the videos; have you put any inscriptions on the cloth of the hardbacks? I'm not sure what the correct term is.
03:43:30 <Quadrescence> no I haven't. I don't have the right tools, so I leave the cloth blank
03:43:39 <alise> Aww.
03:43:46 <Quadrescence> I can get a sharpie if you want
03:43:49 <alise> lol
03:43:57 <alise> I vastly prefer them to dust jackets. I wonder how it's done
03:44:09 <alise> like maybe they embed little gnomes into the cloth...
03:44:11 <Quadrescence> There are a few ways
03:44:18 <Quadrescence> all of which are expensive as dick
03:44:28 <alise> How expensive, exactly, is penis
03:44:34 <Quadrescence> a lto
03:44:36 <Quadrescence> ot
03:45:03 <alise> order of magnitude?
03:45:20 <Quadrescence> 10 bln
03:46:41 <alise> Now I can't believe that.
03:47:54 <alise> Quadrescence: I'm imagining a shelf filled with hardback books with nothing written on the spine
03:48:25 <lament> ill sell you my penis for $5
03:49:38 <alise> see i can afford $5.
03:54:13 <alise> drop caps are weird
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04:01:04 <alise> like seriously, I mean, what's the point.
04:17:11 <alise> SgeoN1: "Google Abandons Direct Sales of Nexus One"
04:17:21 <alise> Lucky you.
04:18:32 <SgeoN1> How so? It's going to be available from retailers apparently
04:19:35 <alise> But locked to a carrier, I'll bet; and at a higher price.
04:20:16 <SgeoN1> And I guess AT&T won't offer it
04:21:08 <alise> That's a good thing
04:21:10 <SgeoN1> Although maybe I should have been patient and waited for the EVO
04:21:48 <alise> Meh.
04:21:53 <alise> It's too big! And Sprint-only.
04:21:54 <alise> I think.
04:21:56 <alise> Yeah?
04:23:05 <SgeoN1> My dad said he'd be willing to switch to Sprint
04:23:49 <alise> Then do so! Sprint are the best network around.
04:24:08 <alise> That's my advice. The EVO will be nice, if you have hands big enough. Although apparently Sense isn't all that hot. Eh. You'll figure something out.
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04:24:11 <alise> I'm going now.
04:24:27 <alise> I suppose I'll probably dream of typography and H2G2 now. Should be interesting. Bye!
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05:03:56 <Gregor-L> AnMaster, pikhq and anybody else who might care: http://codu.org/music/op13/GRegor-op13-wipp1.ogg
05:04:36 <pikhq> Wait, op13? What of op12?
05:04:41 <Gregor-L> Killed.
05:04:45 <Gregor-L> I'm scavenging the good parts.
05:05:00 <Gregor-L> Including the beginning, lest ye be confused :P
05:05:03 <pikhq> So, op13 is your 12th opus.
05:05:09 <pikhq> :P
05:05:25 <Gregor-L> Some people like to skip the number 13, I'm skipping the number 12 instead.
05:05:33 <pikhq> Awesome.
05:05:58 <pikhq> Anyways. Y'know what's totally awesome for learning a foreign language?
05:06:01 <pikhq> Watching shows in it.
05:06:07 <Sgeo> A bit jarring a bit before 1:30
05:06:32 <Gregor-L> Sgeo: Yes, that is intentional :P
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08:38:17 <AnMaster> Gregor, hm *wgets*
08:39:33 <AnMaster> Gregor, so far very nice...
08:39:35 <AnMaster> :)
08:42:23 <AnMaster> Gregor, very nice :D
08:49:30 <Quadrescence> AnMaster: Who is german in here
08:50:01 <AnMaster> uh, no idea
08:50:04 <AnMaster> not me at least
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10:09:27 <Phantom_Hoover> Zooming in on the Sierpinski Gasket is oddly difficult.
10:10:04 <oerjan> you keep hitting the empty spots? :)
10:10:13 <Phantom_Hoover> Yes.
10:10:23 <Phantom_Hoover> The Mandelbrot set is much nicer,
10:10:35 <Phantom_Hoover> At least it has nonempty spots.
10:11:22 <oerjan> maybe it's about dimension - i vaguely recall the mandelbrot border has hausdorff dimension 2, or something
10:11:38 <oerjan> (despite being a curve)
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10:11:57 <oerjan> while the sierpinski gasket has less
10:12:10 <oerjan> so that might make the mandelbrot border easier to hit
10:12:40 <Phantom_Hoover> I think it's because the iterative process that makes the Sierpinski Gasket causes the filled-in areas to peter away to nothing.
10:13:29 <oerjan> oh you mean it's not drawing it perfectly? or something else
10:14:14 <Phantom_Hoover> No, it's because when you cut out the middle triangles, the filled-in area is 3/4 of what it was before.
10:14:19 <oerjan> it shouldn't be two hard to zoom in perfectly - it looks locally everywhere like a sierpinski gasket, or two joined in a corner
10:14:41 <Phantom_Hoover> So carrying on ad infinitum causes the filled-in bits to approach 0.
10:14:43 <oerjan> Phantom_Hoover: yes. but that's precisely what makes it have dimension < 2
10:14:57 <Phantom_Hoover> Oh, OK.
10:15:13 <Phantom_Hoover> It also ties in to Pascal's Triangle, somewhere.
10:15:23 <oerjan> oh?
10:15:39 <oerjan> i guess there's lot of combinatorics in it
10:16:00 <Phantom_Hoover> The even and odd numbers in Pascal's Triangle are in a pattern similar to the Sierpinski Gasket.
10:17:54 <oerjan> ah
10:18:16 <oerjan> hm i guess that makes sense, if odds are at corners
10:18:25 <Phantom_Hoover> So logically, Pascal's Triangle contains infinitely more evens than odds.
10:18:28 <Phantom_Hoover> Or something.
10:18:59 <oerjan> well to get an odd number in the pascal's triangle, one of the parents must be odd
10:19:32 <Phantom_Hoover> And the other even.
10:19:56 <oerjan> so if you have an all-even range, most of it is preserved on the next step
10:20:00 <Phantom_Hoover> So you would get large blocks of evens being encroached by odds as you move downwards.
10:20:11 <oerjan> while an all-odd range turns nearly all-even
10:20:21 <oerjan> yeah
10:21:05 <Phantom_Hoover> IIRC if you use a 1D automaton on a triangular grid where each cell is the XOR of the two above it, you get the gasket.
10:21:22 <Phantom_Hoover> And adding even and odd is equivalent to XOR.
10:21:44 <oerjan> ah yes. come to think of it, i am sure i've tested that out some time.
10:23:43 <oerjan> (for one thing, i once went through all 2-cell 2-value 1d automata (well there are just 16 and some are isomorphic) to see how easy the long term behavior was to predict
10:23:49 <oerjan> *-(
10:24:27 <oerjan> and XOR and its equivalent dual (EQV ?) were the hardest since it needed summing binomials
10:25:09 <oerjan> (by predict, i mean calculating without simulating all intermediate steps)
10:26:03 <oerjan> *binomials mod 2
10:26:55 <oerjan> (isomorphic = equivalent, using mathspeak here)
10:27:45 <Phantom_Hoover> You can get Sierpinskiesque behaviour in Life, under certain circumstances.
10:28:50 <oerjan> "The Hausdorff dimension of the boundary of the Mandelbrot set equals 2 as determined by a result of Mitsuhiro Shishikura."
10:30:01 <oerjan> hm i recall some discussion previously on the channel that made a sierpinski gasket using a long line
10:30:10 <oerjan> may have been in Life
10:30:24 <Phantom_Hoover> Yeah, in Life superstrings (very long orthogonal lines of cells) create a messy gasket.
10:36:14 <oerjan> <uorygl> `translatefromto jp [...] <-- i think that's ja not jp?
10:45:57 <oerjan> <Quadrescence> AnMaster: Who is german in here <-- jix is
10:46:12 <oerjan> or so i believe
10:46:52 <oerjan> not precisely active though
10:49:01 <AnMaster> * [jix] idle 95:00:38, signon: Wed May 12 12:47:44 <-- nice idle time
10:51:26 <AnMaster> <Phantom_Hoover> So logically, Pascal's Triangle contains infinitely more evens than odds. <-- hm, but aren't there an infinite number of both?
10:51:32 <AnMaster> different sizes of infinite?
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10:52:12 <AnMaster> if so I would like to see a proof of that
10:52:16 <AnMaster> oerjan, Phantom_Hoover ^
10:52:22 <oerjan> same cardinality
10:52:40 <AnMaster> oerjan, then there can't be infinitely more evens than odds can it?
10:52:48 <oerjan> there is also density to consider
10:52:56 <AnMaster> hm okay
10:53:14 <AnMaster> oerjan, but you can get a bijection of the even and the odds in Pascal's triangle, no?
10:53:22 <oerjan> although being similar to sierpinski's triangle, it probably fluctuates from 0 to 1 and back
10:53:37 <oerjan> well of course, they're both infinite and countable
10:54:02 <AnMaster> oerjan, can't you get a bijection between uncountable of same cardinality?
10:54:14 <oerjan> in fact it goes from all odd to all but 2 even in one step, perhaps 2^n-1 to 2^n rows?
10:54:31 <oerjan> of course you can, that's the definition of same cardinality
10:54:44 <AnMaster> right
10:54:49 <oerjan> but there's only one countably infinite cardinality
10:54:56 <AnMaster> ah right
10:57:46 <oerjan> !haskell let pt = [1]:[zipWith(+)(0:r)(r++[0])|r <- pt] in take 16 pt
10:58:00 <EgoBot> [[1],[1,1],[1,2,1],[1,3,3,1],[1,4,6,4,1],[1,5,10,10,5,1],[1,6,15,20,15,6,1],[1,7,21,35,35,21,7,1],[1,8,28,56,70,56,28,8,1],[1,9,36,84,126,126,84,36,9,1],[1,10,45,120,210,252,210,120,45,10,1],[1,11,55,165,330,462,462,330,165,55,11,1],[1,12,66,220,495,792,924,792,495,220,66,12,1],[1,13,78,286,715,1287,1716,1716,1287,715,286,78,13,1],[1,14,91,364,1001,2002,3003,3432,3003,2002,1001,364,91,14,1],[1,15,105,455,1365,3003,5005,6435,6435,5005,3003,1365,455,105,
10:58:33 <AnMaster> oerjan, eh?
10:58:42 <Quadrescence> WOW
10:58:51 <Quadrescence> DON'T PROGRAM IN PASCAL
10:58:56 <AnMaster> what?
10:58:56 <Quadrescence> haha i just made a funny
10:59:05 <oerjan> ...
10:59:08 <AnMaster> Quadrescence, was that supposed to be a joke?
10:59:12 <Quadrescence> yes
10:59:18 <AnMaster> failed
10:59:24 <Quadrescence> i think it was pretty funny
10:59:57 <oerjan> AnMaster: if you look at those rows, numbered from 0, then the 2^n-1 rows are all odd and the 2^n are all even except the 1's at the end
11:00:10 <AnMaster> oerjan, hm
11:00:19 <AnMaster> oerjan, are there rows with mixed odd/evens in the middle?
11:00:25 <Quadrescence> AnMaster: did you get my joke
11:00:34 <AnMaster> Quadrescence, no
11:00:41 <Quadrescence> that is pascal's triangle
11:00:44 <oerjan> um all the other rows have both even and odd i believe
11:00:45 <Quadrescence> and he programmed to make it
11:00:46 <AnMaster> well yes
11:00:49 <Quadrescence> so ,ololololol
11:00:50 <Quadrescence> funny
11:00:53 <AnMaster> nah
11:00:53 <Quadrescence> \o_
11:00:54 <myndzi> |
11:00:54 <myndzi> /<
11:00:57 <AnMaster> too far fetched
11:01:04 <Quadrescence> \o_ \o/ _o_
11:01:04 <myndzi> | | |
11:01:04 <myndzi> /< >\ |\
11:01:04 <oerjan> oh and the p'th row for a prime p has all but the ends divisible by p, i recall
11:01:56 <oerjan> hm it certainly _looks_ like row 9 has all divisible by 3, maybe it's a p^n thing
11:02:27 <AnMaster> oerjan, or maybe it is just coincidence?
11:02:41 <oerjan> well it's not coincidence for p^1 or 2^n
11:02:48 <AnMaster> well okay
11:02:53 <AnMaster> but I mean for row 9 thing
11:03:02 <oerjan> well let's check a few more
11:03:09 <AnMaster> not a proof ;P
11:04:03 <oerjan> !haskell let pt = [1]:[zipWith(+)(0:r)(r++[0])|r <- pt] in take 100 $ map (foldl1' gcd) pt
11:04:31 <oerjan> !haskell pt = [1]:[zipWith(+)(0:r)(r++[0])|r <- pt]; main = print . take 100 $ map (foldl1' gcd) pt
11:04:55 <oerjan> !haskell pt = [1]:[zipWith(+)(0:r)(r++[0])|r <- pt]; main = print . take 100 $ map (foldl' gcd 0) pt
11:05:04 <oerjan> argh
11:05:10 <copumpkin> :o
11:05:18 <oerjan> !haskell import Data.List; pt = [1]:[zipWith(+)(0:r)(r++[0])|r <- pt]; main = print . take 100 $ map (foldl' gcd 0) pt
11:05:21 <EgoBot> [1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1]
11:05:24 <oerjan> oops
11:05:27 <oerjan> oh wait
11:05:39 <oerjan> !haskell import Data.List; pt = [1]:[zipWith(+)(0:r)(r++[0])|r <- pt]; main = print . take 100 $ map (foldl' gcd 0) (init.tail$pt)
11:05:42 <EgoBot> [1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1]
11:05:58 <oerjan> think, oerjan, think
11:06:01 <oerjan> !haskell import Data.List; pt = [1]:[zipWith(+)(0:r)(r++[0])|r <- pt]; main = print . take 100 $ map (foldl' lcm 0) (init.tail$pt)
11:06:10 <EgoBot> [0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0]
11:06:14 <oerjan> oops
11:06:22 <copumpkin> !haskell main = print $ iterate (\row -> zipWith (+) ([0] ++ row) (row ++ [0])) [1]
11:06:33 <oerjan> !haskell lcm 0 3
11:06:36 <EgoBot> 0
11:06:36 <copumpkin> hmm, am I doing it wrong?
11:06:49 <oerjan> why the _heck_ are they defining that as 0
11:06:59 <AnMaster> oerjan, defining what as 0?
11:07:08 <oerjan> it's far more useful to have lcm 0 n as n
11:07:10 <copumpkin> !haskell iterate (\row -> zipWith (+) ([0] ++ row) (row ++ [0])) [1]
11:07:17 <AnMaster> oerjan, *shrug*
11:07:27 <AnMaster> oerjan, it is programming not math. Even if it is haskell...
11:07:35 <oerjan> copumpkin: EgoBot does not handle infinite output well
11:07:38 <copumpkin> oh
11:07:45 <oerjan> !haskell import Data.List; pt = [1]:[zipWith(+)(0:r)(r++[0])|r <- pt]; main = print . take 100 $ map (foldl1' lcm) (init.tail$pt)
11:07:56 <copumpkin> !haskell main = print . take 100 $ iterate (\row -> zipWith (+) ([0] ++ row) (row ++ [0])) [1]
11:08:09 * copumpkin shrugs
11:08:10 <oerjan> oh shit
11:08:18 <oerjan> !haskell import Data.List; pt = [1]:[zipWith(+)(0:r)(r++[0])|r <- pt]; main = print . take 100 $ map (foldl1' gcd) (init.tail$pt)
11:08:18 <AnMaster> hm I think stderr goes to /dev/null for egobot
11:08:20 <EgoBot> [1,2,3,12,10,60,105,280,252,2520,2310,27720,25740,24024,45045,720720,680680,12252240,11639628,11085360,10581480,232792560,223092870,1070845776,1029659400,2974571600,2868336900,80313433200,77636318760,2329089562800,4512611027925,4375865239200,4247163320400,4125815796960,4011209802600,144403552893600,140603459396400,136998242488800,133573286426580,5342931457063200,5215718803323600,219060189739591200,214081549063691400,209324181306720480,20477365562613960
11:08:22 <EgoBot> [1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1]
11:08:25 <oerjan> finally :D
11:08:31 <AnMaster> oerjan, what was the second line?
11:08:42 <oerjan> copumpkin's
11:08:46 <AnMaster> oh okay
11:08:55 <copumpkin> not mine
11:09:06 <AnMaster> !haskell import Data.List; pt = [1]:[zipWith(+)(0:r)(r++[0])|r <- pt]; main = print . take 100 $ map (foldl1' gcd) (init.tail$pt)
11:09:09 <EgoBot> [1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1,1]
11:09:12 <AnMaster> oerjan, it was your line
11:09:13 <copumpkin> mine is Num a => [[a]] :P
11:09:18 <oerjan> !haskell import Data.List; pt = [1]:[zipWith(+)(0:r)(r++[0])|r <- pt]; main = print . take 100 . zipWith [0..] $ map (foldl1' gcd) (init.tail$pt)
11:09:25 <oerjan> no it was not
11:09:32 <AnMaster> oerjan, see I pasted your line above
11:09:44 <AnMaster> oerjan, don't claim that the 1,1,1,1... line arrived first at your end
11:09:49 <AnMaster> that is not possible over irc
11:09:51 <oerjan> oh wait it was
11:10:13 <AnMaster> oerjan, was it supposed to happen though?
11:10:19 <oerjan> AnMaster: actually i was confused by the fact i _made_ the 1,1,1,1... line first and thought it had timed out
11:10:35 <AnMaster> eh
11:10:42 <AnMaster> now you lost me XD
11:10:52 <copumpkin> the question remains of who generated the 1,2,3,12 then
11:10:55 <copumpkin> cause it wasn't my line either
11:11:00 <oerjan> !haskell import Data.List; pt = [1]:[zipWith(+)(0:r)(r++[0])|r <- pt]; main = print . take 100 . zip [0..] $ map (foldl1' gcd) (init.tail$pt)
11:11:04 <oerjan> copumpkin: that was mine
11:11:04 <EgoBot> [(0,1),(1,1),(2,1),(3,1),(4,1),(5,1),(6,1),(7,1),(8,1),(9,1),(10,1),(11,1),(12,1),(13,1),(14,1),(15,1),(16,1),(17,1),(18,1),(19,1),(20,1),(21,1),(22,1),(23,1),(24,1),(25,1),(26,1),(27,1),(28,1),(29,1),(30,1),(31,1),(32,1),(33,1),(34,1),(35,1),(36,1),(37,1),(38,1),(39,1),(40,1),(41,1),(42,1),(43,1),(44,1),(45,1),(46,1),(47,1),(48,1),(49,1),(50,1),(51,1),(52,1),(53,1),(54,1),(55,1),(56,1),(57,1),(58,1),(59,1),(60,1),(61,1),(62,1),(63,1),(64,1),(65,1),(66
11:11:11 <oerjan> argh!
11:11:12 <copumpkin> ah ok :) must've missed that one
11:11:21 <AnMaster> !haskell import Data.List; pt = [1]:[zipWith(+)(0:r)(r++[0])|r <- pt]; main = print . take 100 $ map (foldl1' lcm) (init.tail$pt)
11:11:25 <EgoBot> [1,2,3,12,10,60,105,280,252,2520,2310,27720,25740,24024,45045,720720,680680,12252240,11639628,11085360,10581480,232792560,223092870,1070845776,1029659400,2974571600,2868336900,80313433200,77636318760,2329089562800,4512611027925,4375865239200,4247163320400,4125815796960,4011209802600,144403552893600,140603459396400,136998242488800,133573286426580,5342931457063200,5215718803323600,219060189739591200,214081549063691400,209324181306720480,20477365562613960
11:11:28 <AnMaster> yep it was
11:11:44 <oerjan> ok something is wrong
11:11:49 <AnMaster> oerjan, so did you find out the 9th row thing yet?
11:11:54 <oerjan> i'm _trying_
11:12:06 <AnMaster> oerjan, couldn't you just check 3 or 4 cases by hand?
11:12:12 <copumpkin> > foldr lcm 1 [1..10]
11:12:18 <copumpkin> whoops :)
11:12:24 <oerjan> the next case that's at all interesting is 25
11:12:28 <AnMaster> copumpkin, wrong prefix
11:12:30 <oerjan> so no, i wouldn't like that
11:12:34 <copumpkin> yeah, I realized that
11:12:41 <copumpkin> but was too lazy to fix it, it's past 6am :)
11:12:44 <copumpkin> and it wasn't very useful anyway
11:12:51 <AnMaster> copumpkin, yes it is. It is 12:12
11:12:53 <AnMaster> (here)
11:12:56 <copumpkin> :P
11:13:08 <AnMaster> copumpkin, heck it is past it a lot of times this year alone
11:13:12 <AnMaster> ^style
11:13:13 <fungot> Available: agora alice c64 ct darwin discworld europarl ff7 fisher ic irc jargon lovecraft* nethack pa speeches ss wp youtube
11:13:14 <copumpkin> indeed
11:13:18 <AnMaster> fungot, hi there
11:13:19 <fungot> AnMaster: recent british literature, besides including the three or four greatest fantaisistes of the present is that it's too damned stupid to question the people around the station; but his attitude toward the matter was by this time have found the other neighboring gate to the abyss, and these dark ruins were in truth primordial sarkomand.
11:13:32 <AnMaster> fungot, oh?
11:13:33 <fungot> AnMaster: as we proceeded. out the window i had left seemed involved in a passage from any given dimensional plane to the next opening in the roof glittered the pale pole star, fluttering as if alive in the stone staircase had been encountered, and the
11:14:05 <AnMaster> hm copumpkin are you (relatively) new here or?
11:14:17 <AnMaster> idler? nick changer?
11:14:19 <copumpkin> yep, sorry if I jumped in
11:14:24 <copumpkin> newcomer
11:14:25 <oerjan> !haskell import Data.List; pt = [1]:[zipWith(+)(0:r)(r++[0])|r <- pt]; main = print . take 10 . zip [0..] $ pt
11:14:28 <EgoBot> [(0,[1]),(1,[1,1]),(2,[1,2,1]),(3,[1,3,3,1]),(4,[1,4,6,4,1]),(5,[1,5,10,10,5,1]),(6,[1,6,15,20,15,6,1]),(7,[1,7,21,35,35,21,7,1]),(8,[1,8,28,56,70,56,28,8,1]),(9,[1,9,36,84,126,126,84,36,9,1])]
11:14:37 <AnMaster> copumpkin, nah no issue, just wasn't able to find your nick in my mental lookup table
11:14:38 <oerjan> !haskell import Data.List; pt = [1]:[zipWith(+)(0:r)(r++[0])|r <- pt]; main = print . take 10 . zip [0..] $ (init.tail$pt)
11:14:39 <AnMaster> ;P
11:14:41 <EgoBot> [(0,[1,1]),(1,[1,2,1]),(2,[1,3,3,1]),(3,[1,4,6,4,1]),(4,[1,5,10,10,5,1]),(5,[1,6,15,20,15,6,1]),(6,[1,7,21,35,35,21,7,1]),(7,[1,8,28,56,70,56,28,8,1]),(8,[1,9,36,84,126,126,84,36,9,1]),(9,[1,10,45,120,210,252,210,120,45,10,1])]
11:14:43 <copumpkin> :)
11:14:51 <oerjan> ...f...
11:15:01 <AnMaster> oerjan, ?
11:15:16 <oerjan> !haskell import Data.List; pt = [1]:[zipWith(+)(0:r)(r++[0])|r <- pt]; main = print . take 100 . zip [0..] $ map (foldl1' gcd . init . tail) pt
11:15:22 <EgoBot> [(0,input.26654.hs: Prelude.init: empty list
11:15:32 <AnMaster> okay that looked strange
11:15:38 <copumpkin> is there usually this much haskell in here?
11:15:39 <oerjan> !haskell import Data.List; pt = [1]:[zipWith(+)(0:r)(r++[0])|r <- pt]; main = print . drop . take 100 . zip [0..] $ map (foldl1' gcd . init . tail) pt
11:15:56 <AnMaster> copumpkin, varies widely. But usually oerjan can figure out a working command faster than that
11:16:07 <AnMaster> copumpkin, btw fungot is written in befunge98 in case you didn't know
11:16:08 <fungot> AnMaster: " then you're not sure. you saw the fnord ancient and fnord rock strata fully verified all of lakes bulletins, and proved that these pinnacles had been towering up in exactly the same, that door's coming open," i answered, " i can't tell you yet which it was called. the being is spoken of as holding all knowledge, and its
11:16:09 <AnMaster> ^source
11:16:09 <fungot> http://git.zem.fi/fungot/blob/HEAD:/fungot.b98
11:16:11 <Phantom_Hoover> Why can't he use GHCi?
11:16:17 <copumpkin> AnMaster: hah, that's great
11:16:51 <AnMaster> Phantom_Hoover, I don't know
11:17:03 <copumpkin> querying lambdabot is great too
11:17:04 <AnMaster> copumpkin, oh and oerjan is our resident mathematician
11:17:07 <copumpkin> aha
11:17:21 <Phantom_Hoover> What type?
11:17:33 <copumpkin> I come from #haskell, so I'm used to being surrounded by them
11:17:37 <oerjan> Phantom_Hoover: i'm trying to demonstrate something, just messing up the code
11:17:57 <AnMaster> Phantom_Hoover, of mathematician? Ask him, I don't remember... I saw some paper he had written once iirc. Didn't understand one sentence of it :P
11:18:09 <oerjan> !haskell import Data.List; pt = [1]:[zipWith(+)(0:r)(r++[0])|r <- pt]; main = print . drop . drop . take 100 . zip [0..] $ map (foldl1' gcd . init . tail) pt
11:18:12 <AnMaster> (gave up after the abstract)
11:18:24 <oerjan> why the _heck_ is that a type error
11:18:36 <AnMaster> oerjan, is it? where does egobot say so?
11:18:45 <oerjan> in DCC
11:19:34 <copumpkin> oerjan: drop takes arguement
11:19:34 <AnMaster> ah
11:19:48 <oerjan> d'oh
11:20:01 <oerjan> !haskell import Data.List; pt = [1]:[zipWith(+)(0:r)(r++[0])|r <- pt]; main = print . drop 2 . take 100 . zip [0..] $ map (foldl1' gcd . init . tail) pt
11:20:05 <EgoBot> [(2,2),(3,3),(4,2),(5,5),(6,1),(7,7),(8,2),(9,3),(10,1),(11,11),(12,1),(13,13),(14,1),(15,1),(16,2),(17,17),(18,1),(19,19),(20,1),(21,1),(22,1),(23,23),(24,1),(25,5),(26,1),(27,3),(28,1),(29,29),(30,1),(31,31),(32,2),(33,1),(34,1),(35,1),(36,1),(37,37),(38,1),(39,1),(40,1),(41,41),(42,1),(43,43),(44,1),(45,1),(46,1),(47,47),(48,1),(49,7),(50,1),(51,1),(52,1),(53,53),(54,1),(55,1),(56,1),(57,1),(58,1),(59,59),(60,1),(61,61),(62,1),(63,1),(64,2),(65,1),(
11:20:27 <oerjan> ok it's true for 25 and 49
11:20:35 <AnMaster> oerjan, but not for most other ones?
11:20:56 <oerjan> those are the only untested squares of primes in that list
11:21:02 <Phantom_Hoover> What are you trying?
11:21:11 <AnMaster> oerjan, why not just take the first 100 relevant numbers or such?
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11:22:01 <oerjan> oh and 27 too!
11:22:02 * Phantom_Hoover notices that most c/4 diagonal Life spaceships seem to be glider tagalongs
11:22:24 <oerjan> AnMaster: because i'm having trouble enough making a list of all the gcd's
11:22:48 <AnMaster> oerjan, hm?
11:22:58 <copumpkin> what are you trying to compute? I think I missed the beginning of this
11:23:06 <oerjan> Phantom_Hoover: i'm testing the theory that all elements of the p^n'th row of pascal's triangle other than the 1's are divisible by p for a prime p
11:23:23 <copumpkin> ah
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11:23:38 <oerjan> AnMaster: i don't know how to filter on prime powers easily
11:23:40 <AnMaster> oerjan, so not just squares but ^3 and ^4 and so on too?
11:23:47 <oerjan> yep i would thin
11:23:49 <oerjan> k
11:23:56 <AnMaster> oerjan, check if each number is a power of a prime?
11:24:00 <oerjan> also it's just for primes, 36 breaks as you can see
11:24:02 <AnMaster> might not be a one-liner any more...
11:24:09 <oerjan> AnMaster: that's horrible to do, i think
11:24:13 <AnMaster> oerjan, why?
11:24:19 <copumpkin> there's a really short way to get primes :P
11:24:29 <copumpkin> prime powers in order probably requires more work though
11:24:32 <oerjan> AnMaster: it requires factorization?
11:24:54 <oerjan> it would be easier to generate all than test for them directly
11:24:57 <AnMaster> oerjan, well sure it isn't fast, but for numbers of reasonable size it can't be too hard
11:25:12 <oerjan> AnMaster: it's not a one-liner
11:25:54 <AnMaster> oerjan, after all something like the command line tool factor is fast for (random example) 347772662826551
11:26:00 <AnMaster> on a 2 GHz Sempron
11:26:12 <AnMaster> 347772662826551 is a prime apparently
11:26:50 <AnMaster> 987326589764578281478231293 is fast but 9873265897645782814782312932 takes several seconds
11:26:53 <AnMaster> which is strange
11:27:13 <oerjan> AnMaster: i'm trying to demonstrate, not check for myself. also a factor program would obviously use advanced algorithms
11:27:29 <AnMaster> maybe because it has two large prime factors instead of one much larger and many small?
11:27:40 <oerjan> naturally
11:27:41 <AnMaster> $ factor 987326589764578281478231293
11:27:41 <AnMaster> 987326589764578281478231293: 3 3 7 47 32265841 10334261253277693
11:27:42 <AnMaster> $ factor 9873265897645782814782312932
11:27:42 <AnMaster> 9873265897645782814782312932: 2 2 8005230950461 308337946735853
11:27:59 <oerjan> testing small divisors is much easier
11:28:01 <AnMaster> oerjan, it is still impressive that this just takes a few seconds on an old Sempron...
11:28:37 <AnMaster> oerjan, yet finding out that 10334261253277693 is prime didn't take a lot of time
11:28:46 <AnMaster> oerjan, doesn't haskell have some built in factoring thingy?
11:28:59 <AnMaster> mathematicians made it after all...
11:29:00 <oerjan> no prime testing has easy algorithms
11:29:04 <oerjan> nope
11:29:18 <oerjan> _good_ factoring is _hard_
11:29:20 <AnMaster> oerjan, but surely there is import Something.Prime?
11:29:23 <AnMaster> or whatever
11:29:33 <oerjan> oh something on hackage, probably
11:29:39 <oerjan> it's not a _core_ feature
11:29:45 <AnMaster> oerjan, ah not part of the haskell platform?
11:30:04 <oerjan> not that i know of
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11:30:33 <oerjan> time to google or wikipedia, i think
11:31:38 <AnMaster> oerjan, anyway the "semi-naive" way of doing this would be generating all primes up to, say, 500 using sieve of E., then trying a number of powers for them, say 2..20
11:31:47 <AnMaster> oerjan, this shouldn't be too bad complexity
11:31:54 <AnMaster> or even coding
11:32:01 <AnMaster> oerjan, no?
11:32:54 <oerjan> well i'm passing on to checking references at this point
11:33:00 <AnMaster> hah
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11:35:09 <Phantom_Hoover> \o/
11:35:09 <myndzi\> |
11:35:09 <myndzi\> /<
11:35:42 <oerjan> "It can be deduced from this that (n; k) is divisible by n/gcd(n,k)
11:35:52 <oerjan> "
11:36:33 <oerjan> ok if n is a prime power then gcd(n,k) is less when k is not 0 or n
11:36:55 <oerjan> so n/gcd(n,k) must contain at least one factor of the prime
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11:37:36 <MizardX> (n; k) is the binominal?
11:37:44 <oerjan> yeah
11:38:01 <oerjan> (i couldn't paste the wp gif...)
11:38:13 <oerjan> er, png probably
11:38:47 <oerjan> "A somewhat surprising result by David Singmaster (1974) is that any integer divides almost all binomial coefficients."
11:38:59 <MizardX> (n; k) = n!/(k!*(n-k)!). n! | n, and k! | gcd(n,k), so (n; k) | n/gcd(n,k)
11:39:00 <oerjan> that's relevant to the odd/even case too
11:39:58 <oerjan> MizardX: are you writing those | backwards?
11:40:15 <oerjan> (well the first one at least)
11:40:30 <oerjan> and the last one
11:40:53 <MizardX> a | b = a is dividable by b ... dunno if that is the normal order
11:41:03 <oerjan> no that's the opposite
11:42:01 <oerjan> and you still have the middle one reversed from the rest
11:42:16 <MizardX> (n; k) = n!/(k!*(n-k)!). n | n!, and gcd(n,k) | k, so n/gcd(n,k) | (n; k)
11:42:46 <oerjan> i don't think that's a correct proof fwiw
11:43:26 <AnMaster> oerjan, "almost all"?
11:44:31 <AnMaster> (wrt: <oerjan> "A somewhat surprising result by David Singmaster (1974) is that any integer divides almost all binomial coefficients.")
11:45:08 <oerjan> AnMaster: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binomial_coefficient#Divisibility_properties
11:46:56 <oerjan> MizardX: you have a | b and c | d => ac | bd but what you're doing doesn't fit into that
11:47:24 <oerjan> also, a/d | b/c
11:50:30 <oerjan> (and anyway there's no way you can get this while ignoring the (n-k)! part)
11:52:17 <AnMaster> oerjan, hm
11:52:24 <AnMaster> over my head that link
11:53:20 <oerjan> AnMaster: ok, basically you take the first n rows, and count the fraction of that part of the triangle that is divisible by d. as n -> infinity, that fraction goes to 1.
11:54:33 <AnMaster> oerjan, and d is selected to be?
11:54:44 <AnMaster> oerjan, I mean if d > n then the fraction will be 0
11:54:46 <oerjan> any integer
11:54:49 <AnMaster> err
11:54:54 <AnMaster> well not d > n
11:54:58 <AnMaster> d >> n probably
11:54:59 <oerjan> you take the limit of n while keeping d fixed
11:55:04 <AnMaster> (where >> = much larger)
11:55:09 <oerjan> so d << n most certainly in the limit
11:55:30 <oerjan> (well any nonzero integer)
11:55:35 <AnMaster> oerjan, right, if d = 1 then the fraction is 1
11:55:37 <AnMaster> ;P
11:55:47 * oerjan swats AnMaster -----###
11:56:00 <oerjan> it's true for _all_ nonzero d.
11:56:02 <AnMaster> oerjan, hey, degenerate cases are fun
11:56:20 <oerjan> well true. sometimes.
11:58:00 <AnMaster> oerjan, also I love how a circle is defined in terms of a cone and a cone is defined in terms of a circle
11:58:58 <oerjan> i will have none of your circular definitions!
11:59:09 <AnMaster> oerjan, conical sectional*
12:01:05 <AnMaster> oerjan, hm wikipedia says "An integer n ≥ 2 is prime if and only if all the intermediate binomial coefficients $\binom n 1, \binom n 2, \ldots, \binom n{n-1}$ are divisible by n."
12:01:08 <AnMaster> that is interesting
12:01:16 <oerjan> mhm
12:01:19 <AnMaster> (nice that the tex copies from the image
12:01:20 <AnMaster> )
12:01:31 <AnMaster> (even though I had to replace two newlines with a $ on either side)
12:04:01 <MizardX> Anti-proof: 2/1 !| 2/(1*2)
12:05:41 <oerjan> wait what
12:06:26 <MizardX> ... of my claim of a proof
12:06:57 <Phantom_Hoover> Anyone else remember alise's idea of Life physics?
12:08:51 <oerjan> MizardX: oh i thought you had found a counterexample
12:09:08 <oerjan> but (2;1) = 2 so that's fine
12:09:13 <MizardX> yes
12:09:38 <Phantom_Hoover> With Life, it'd really have to be anti-physics, though.
12:09:54 <Phantom_Hoover> Because you're building up, not breaking down.
12:11:55 <oerjan> life breaks down quite frequently
12:12:37 <Phantom_Hoover> Far too many puns can be made here.
12:13:18 <AnMaster> heh
12:13:43 <Phantom_Hoover> But there are some things which should be consolidated into an abstract theory.
12:14:01 <Phantom_Hoover> Like the various speeds of spaceships.
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12:17:52 <AnMaster> Phantom_Hoover, btw I saw yesterday something mentioned about a wireworld variant that could "grow" new wires
12:18:03 <AnMaster> iirc self replication was possible
12:19:12 <Phantom_Hoover> How did it work?
12:19:24 <AnMaster> Phantom_Hoover, didn't check the details
12:19:37 <AnMaster> was somewhere on googlecode, some golly-rule-repo thingy
12:19:55 <AnMaster> http://code.google.com/p/ruletablerepository/ from browser history
12:20:11 <AnMaster> http://code.google.com/p/ruletablerepository/wiki/TheRules#WireWorld_and_derivatives
12:21:10 * Phantom_Hoover loads Golly
12:21:29 <AnMaster> not sure if it is included by default
12:21:33 <AnMaster> don't think so
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12:23:44 <Phantom_Hoover> AnMaster: Golly 2.1 gives access to online repositoried.
12:23:49 <AnMaster> mhm
12:23:56 <Phantom_Hoover> s/repositoried/repositories/
12:24:04 <Phantom_Hoover> Including the rule table one.
12:25:37 <Phantom_Hoover> Wow, quadratic growth.
12:26:50 <AnMaster> Phantom_Hoover, hm?
12:27:29 <AnMaster> Phantom_Hoover, where?
12:33:36 <Phantom_Hoover> One of the example patterns
12:35:13 <Phantom_Hoover> For the WireWorld extension.
12:35:36 <AnMaster> ah
12:36:54 <Phantom_Hoover> Wow, these are cool.
12:37:04 <Phantom_Hoover> There's a Minsky Machine implementation, too.
12:37:57 <AnMaster> mhm
12:38:30 <Phantom_Hoover> The coolness continues to grow.
12:39:08 <Phantom_Hoover> Gas simulations and such.
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13:59:13 <alise> Why does nobody print 1 as the I-type symbol any more?
13:59:18 <alise> I see it universally in old mathematical texts.
13:59:38 <Phantom_Hoover> You mean 1 as a straight, vertical line?
13:59:48 <Phantom_Hoover> To differentiate, of course.
14:00:07 <Phantom_Hoover> I and l are already confusing, not to mention |
14:00:19 <Phantom_Hoover> Another vertical line is overkill.
14:05:54 <alise> No, no, they're printed like Is.
14:06:02 <alise> Serifed Is.
14:06:04 <alise> http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/25/Quadrature_of_Circle_Cajori_1919.png
14:06:04 <Phantom_Hoover> Confusing!
14:06:06 <alise> Look at the 1s here.
14:06:11 <alise> It isn't confusing!
14:06:12 <Phantom_Hoover> Oh.
14:06:36 <Phantom_Hoover> That's how they're printed, AFAIK.
14:08:28 <alise> Computer Modern certainly doesn't have that 1.
14:08:34 <alise> Nor does AMS Euler or any of the common mathematical fonts.
14:08:48 <alise> Or indeed any text fonts I know.
14:09:11 <Phantom_Hoover> How do they print it?
14:13:04 <alise> Like the regular 1 you see all the time.
14:13:18 <alise> Slanty top bit, serifed bottom bit.
14:13:21 <alise> Instead of serifed top and bottom bit.
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14:15:02 <alise> http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ab/Pm1234_Euler1755_I-V.png
14:15:14 <alise> Here is some text which shows it better; older, too; vintage 1755 Euler.
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14:16:21 * Phantom_Hoover notices that Golly has a script that supports 3D Life.
14:22:57 <alise> <alise> http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/ab/Pm1234_Euler1755_I-V.png
14:22:57 <alise> <alise> Here is some text which shows it better; older, too; vintage 1755 Euler.
14:22:59 <alise> You missed ^
14:23:01 <alise> Also, hot.
14:23:14 <alise> Does it scale up the neighbour stuff based on the dimensions or just keep it the same (which would be silly)?
14:23:30 <Phantom_Hoover> It's a pretty ugly kludge.
14:23:49 <Phantom_Hoover> The script does the calculations, then draws the universe on a 2D CA>
14:24:09 <Phantom_Hoover> It's also fantastically slow, and they keys are unintuitive.
14:31:31 <alise> And I assume that the display is not very easy to see.
14:32:31 <alise> If there was an easy 3D library I'd make a proper 3D Life.
14:32:37 <alise> But, there is not.
14:32:41 <alise> Or at least, not that I know of.
14:33:09 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: hey do you know of any like big huge collections of interesting life patterns i could dump in a folder and have golly recognise?
14:33:13 <alise> downloading separate .rle files is so meh
14:35:41 <Phantom_Hoover> jslife is pretty fun.
14:36:02 <alise> Meh. Not fast enough.
14:36:03 <alise> And JS is laggy.
14:36:06 <Phantom_Hoover> For a given value of "fun".
14:36:14 <Phantom_Hoover> js = Jason Summers.
14:36:28 <alise> Ah.
14:36:44 <alise> Is it organised?
14:36:48 <alise> Yes.
14:36:51 <alise> Does Golly understand the organisation?
14:37:34 <Phantom_Hoover> IIRC you can just dump the decompressed directory into the Patterns directory and Golly can read it.
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14:37:58 <maedhros777> Does anyone here know how to output a number in Brainfuck?
14:38:07 <maedhros777> With either 1 or 2 digits
14:38:40 <alise> I think there's something on the Brainfuck algorithms page on the wiki for that.
14:38:45 <maedhros777> Where?
14:39:00 <maedhros777> I don't see it
14:39:08 <alise> Well, this is divmod: http://esoteric.voxelperfect.net/wiki/Brainfuck_algorithms#Divmod_algorithm
14:39:22 <alise> And a one or two digit number in decimal is just two divmods.
14:39:32 <maedhros777> Ok
14:39:39 <alise> Admittedly you will need a lookup table.
14:39:55 <maedhros777> That's a long algorithm, though -- this is for a golf problem
14:40:39 <maedhros777> Actually...i could do it by checking if a cell is equal to 9, then put it in the next cell if it is
14:40:47 <maedhros777> Since i'm counting something
14:41:03 <alise> Yep.
14:41:27 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: Hey, do you know what's the longest period oscillator? I know there's >200 but it has no page on LifeWiki.
14:41:38 <alise> I also wonder what the slowest spaceship is. Probably that replicator + a deletion machine, but that's chaeting :-)
14:41:40 <alise> *cheating
14:43:12 <Phantom_Hoover> p103079214841
14:43:19 <Phantom_Hoover> It's in the Oscillators file
14:43:51 <alise> Is there any "pulsating" spaceship? I mean something that moves like a slug; it contracts, then expands out again, slightly further forward.
14:43:58 <Phantom_Hoover> Yes.
14:44:14 <Phantom_Hoover> Though it tends to be on the order of one or two cells.
14:44:45 <alise> Aww.
14:44:51 <alise> I was imagining this big slug getting all tiny.
14:45:02 <alise> (I thought you meant a one-to-two cell spaceship for a second there, and got really confused.)
14:47:05 <Phantom_Hoover> The Caterpillar is pretty interesting.
14:47:14 <Phantom_Hoover> It lays down a track, along which it moves.
14:47:30 <alise> Golly's default collection is so tiny, urgh
14:47:44 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: So has anyone emulated a non-Lifelike CA in Life?
14:47:45 <alise> Say, rule 110?
14:48:03 <Phantom_Hoover> Yeah, there's a Rule 110 emulator somewhere.
14:48:07 <alise> I'm imagining one of those dot-matrix-printer type dealies printing each line of CA as it goes, then somehow "scanning" the printed output to do the next generation.
14:48:22 <Phantom_Hoover> There's also the metacell, which supports all B/
14:48:28 <Phantom_Hoover> S rules.
14:48:30 <alise> *metapixel
14:48:35 <Phantom_Hoover> B/S rules.
14:48:45 <alise> Bullshit rules.
14:48:48 <alise> But that's 2D, anyway.
14:49:34 <alise> GOL is so rich, I'd like to life in a life simulation
14:50:05 <Phantom_Hoover> Yeah, there are three of them included in Golly.
14:50:30 <Phantom_Hoover> A vanilla cell, the metapixels and the Deep Cell, which simulates two universes at once.
14:50:48 <alise> Why simulate two at once? I'm curious.
14:50:49 <Phantom_Hoover> Wait.
14:51:02 <Phantom_Hoover> Oh, because it allow unlimited universes.
14:51:12 <alise> eh?
14:51:27 <alise> Also, I don't have the metapixel in my golly version :( just a 512x512 one and the deep ceel
14:51:28 <alise> *cell
14:51:37 <alise> 1.4 from 2008
14:52:03 <alise> Memory storage still sucks in Life, yeah?
14:52:21 <Phantom_Hoover> The Spartan UCC has unlimited-size registers, I think.
14:53:03 <Phantom_Hoover> There's a script in Python that converts normal Life patterns into metapixels.
14:53:16 <Phantom_Hoover> It works on other CAs, too.
14:53:42 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: I meant as far as speed and stuff goes.
14:53:53 <Phantom_Hoover> Oh, don't know.
14:54:05 <alise> It'd be nice to have a Turing-machine style tape where the head can move at lightspeed.
14:54:21 <Phantom_Hoover> AFAIK nearly all processing is done at glider speed.
14:54:26 <alise> (And thus retrieve things from memory and give them back to the main computer at lightspeed.)
14:54:29 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: Yeah, IMO that sucks :P
14:54:32 <alise> Lightspeed is awesome
14:54:44 <Phantom_Hoover> It is, but it's also very difficult to control.
14:55:04 <alise> We must harness the powah!
14:55:10 <Phantom_Hoover> There isn't even a way to turn a practical lightspeed signal around a corner, yet.
14:56:01 <alise> But you can have a lightspeed tunnel that emits and takes sub-lightspeed gliders, yeah?
14:56:24 <Phantom_Hoover> The jslife one?
14:56:31 <alise> I don't know; I'm just asking.
14:56:38 <alise> I assume it's possible. Otherwise it isn't really communication.
14:56:53 <alise> So have stretches of LHC^Wlightspeed tunnel for as long as you can make them, then into a sub-light-speed cornering device, which then feeds the gliders into another straight lightspeed tunnel.
14:56:54 <Phantom_Hoover> As I said yesterday, no-one has come up with a usable diagonal lightspeed wire.
14:56:59 <alise> So?
14:57:02 <alise> Okay then.
14:57:04 <alise> Listen.
14:57:05 <alise> I mean:
14:57:07 <alise> A lightspeed tunnel
14:57:11 <alise> you feed in spaceships
14:57:17 <alise> bits are transmitted at lightspeed
14:57:22 <alise> then come out the other end as spaceships
14:57:36 <alise> All you need is a horizontal and vertical one of these, plus a very simple take-in-spaceship-and-emit-a-new-one-diagonally piece
14:57:41 <Phantom_Hoover> And yes, you can take the signal out of lightspeed to turn a corner, but the signal circuitry required would be huge, complex and slow.
14:57:43 <alise> Then just plug them together; voila, turner-corning.
14:57:53 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: So exiting lightspeed is difficult?
14:58:01 <Phantom_Hoover> Yes.
14:58:03 <alise> How is it really communication then, if everything has to go at light speed?
14:58:12 <alise> Circuitry can't always operate that quickly.
14:58:20 <alise> I guess this is why lightspeed is chaotic.
14:58:38 <Phantom_Hoover> Have you looked at the lightspeed telegraph yet?
14:58:53 <alise> "Here is a sample Herschel-based oscillator with a 12-digit-prime period" ;; whoa
14:58:59 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: I saw it but did not understand it or run it.
14:59:01 <Phantom_Hoover> It's a pretty good demonstration of the technilogies.
14:59:44 <alise> Is it in jslife?
15:00:00 <Phantom_Hoover> No, it's included in the Signal-Circuitry folder.
15:00:20 <alise> Ah, so it is.
15:00:23 <alise> What is the latest Golly?
15:00:27 <Phantom_Hoover> 2.1
15:00:43 <Phantom_Hoover> The version in the Ubuntu repositories is ancient, BtW.
15:00:45 <alise> Wow, I'm on 1.4.
15:00:52 <alise> Okay, so I can see the lightspeed telegraph and it looks like the LHC.
15:00:56 <alise> I don't understand it though.
15:02:38 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: Should I upgrade?
15:02:49 <alise> Also, the telegraph appears to have some sort of latency; after sending one blip of information, you must wait until it repairs itself to send another.
15:02:52 <alise> So it's not really lightspeed, is it?
15:02:58 <alise> For one bit, sure, but not sustained.
15:05:04 <alise> Heh, the machinery looks beautiful on hyperspeed.
15:05:40 <alise> If you zoom in you can see the cable jittering.
15:05:48 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: so I should upgrade Golly yeah?
15:13:12 <alise> [ ]golly_2.1-1.diff.gz09-May-2010 16:06 11K
15:13:13 <alise> [ ]golly_2.1-1.dsc09-May-2010 16:06 1.1K
15:13:13 <alise> [ ]golly_2.1-1_amd64.deb12-May-2010 13:05 2.0M
15:13:13 <alise> [ ]golly_2.1-1_i386.deb10-May-2010 12:05 1.9M
15:13:13 <alise> [ ]golly_2.1.orig.tar.gz09-May-2010 16:06 2.3M
15:13:14 <alise> I'll use this.
15:14:54 <alise> jane@jane-desktop:~$ sudo dpkg -i --force-depends-version golly_2.1-1_amd64.deb
15:14:55 <alise> (Reading database ... 331562 files and directories currently installed.)
15:14:55 <alise> Preparing to replace golly 2.1-1 (using golly_2.1-1_amd64.deb) ...
15:14:55 <alise> Unpacking replacement golly ...
15:14:55 <alise> dpkg: golly: dependency problems, but configuring anyway as you request:
15:14:55 <alise> golly depends on libperl5.10 (>= 5.10.1); however:
15:14:59 <alise> Version of libperl5.10 on system is 5.10.0-19ubuntu1.1.
15:15:01 <alise> golly depends on libwxbase2.8-0 (>=; however:
15:15:03 <alise> Version of libwxbase2.8-0 on system is
15:15:05 <alise> golly depends on libwxgtk2.8-0 (>=; however:
15:15:07 <alise> Version of libwxgtk2.8-0 on system is
15:15:09 * alise winces :)
15:15:11 <alise> It works, anyway.
15:19:27 * alise just compiles golly herself
15:19:49 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: so a 3D life would use voxels, right?
15:21:32 <alise> http://www.ibiblio.org/e-notes/Life/Gliders.htm Gliders in 3D Life
15:22:52 <alise> 3D Life seems quite chaotic on random patterns.
15:22:56 <alise> A universe of insanity.
15:23:14 <uorygl> Surely there are multiple ways to 3Dify Life.
15:23:21 <alise> http://fbim.fh-regensburg.de/~saj39122/doefe/ another 3D Life
15:23:56 <alise> uorygl: only one obvious way; instead of (x,y) have (x,y,z); use 3D instead of 2D neighbours; and scale up the birth/death numbers accordingly
15:24:19 <uorygl> Well, yes, but there are multiple ways to choose those numbers.
15:25:44 <alise> Divide by 8, multiply by 26. Perhaps that's naive.
15:25:58 <uorygl> It is naive, but it may work. :P
15:26:16 * uorygl ponders spelling that naïve simply because he can.
15:26:29 <alise> The main issue is nice visualisation and editing.
15:26:35 <alise> Nave is a nice spelling.
15:28:06 <uorygl> Is crème brûlée a nice spelling?
15:28:35 <alise> Yes; as is rle.
15:28:59 <uorygl> Is that just a different spelling of the English word 'role', as in "What is his role in this ordeal?"?
15:29:12 <alise> His rle in the proceedings was primarily to mess everything up; he was too nave to handle his responsibility.
15:29:14 <alise> uorygl: Yes.
15:30:02 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: Python doesn't work with Golly on 64-bit machines. Will this be a problem?
15:30:29 <alise> "-O5" --golly
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15:31:06 <alise> Oh noes a Warrior`
15:31:13 <alise> Who is pronounced only slightly differently to wareya
15:31:22 <Warrior`> and who is that
15:31:30 <alise> Another person in here; more to the point, who are you?
15:31:33 <uorygl> And significantly differently from Warrigal.
15:31:41 <Warrior`> err....
15:31:50 <Phantom_Hoover> Sorry, I was away.
15:31:57 <alise> It's a relatively simple question; what brings you here?
15:32:04 <Warrior`> #brainfuck
15:32:08 <alise> Well, that's reasonable.
15:32:23 <Phantom_Hoover> alise: IIRC, you need to change the location of the Python .so files sometimes.
15:32:29 <alise> I was about to fire off the procedural "we're not about magick or any other kind of esoterica" but I don't suppose anyone in #brainfuck would be looking for that.
15:32:34 <alise> Unless they took the channel name a bit too literally.
15:32:41 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: one of the symbols is named diferently in the 64-bit one
15:32:45 <alise> I googleified it
15:32:47 <alise> *differently
15:32:53 <Warrior`> #brainfuck theres a refrence about #esoteric
15:33:25 <Phantom_Hoover> That would fit, given that we are ostensibly the umbrella channel for all esoteric languages.
15:33:53 <alise> But only ostensibly, mind.
15:34:03 <alise> Although I guess our current topic, the Game of Life, basically counts as an esolang.
15:34:10 <alise> More like an esouniverse, but there you go.
15:34:29 <Phantom_Hoover> Have you looked at the lgithspeed telegraph
15:34:31 <Phantom_Hoover> ?
15:35:11 <alise> I have. As I said, I saw it, and it looked like the LHC; but I didn't understand it.
15:35:17 <alise> It certainly didn't seem to do anything with the information being transmitted.
15:35:43 <Phantom_Hoover> It does transmit a LWSS, but it's extremely inefficient.
15:35:59 <Phantom_Hoover> It's only practical over very long distances.
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15:38:28 <AnMaster> fizzie, there?
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15:39:34 <AnMaster> fizzie, I found something wonderful wrt. panoramic photos. A (possibly) cheap way to do panoramic head. It depends on if you have the needed stuff already, I happen to have that. Lots of it in fact. Will tell you more when you respond :P
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15:49:53 <alise> Life is awesome.
15:49:58 <alise> not life, Life :P
15:50:21 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: so efficient lightspeed transmission is an open problem.
15:50:36 <Phantom_Hoover> I think so.
15:50:53 <alise> well well well...
15:50:55 <alise> How hard can it be?
15:51:04 <Phantom_Hoover> Extremely, I think.
15:51:34 <Phantom_Hoover> It's not finding stable signals that's the problem, it's getting them into a manipulable form.
15:52:24 <alise> So, basically, the problem is that the way the signals are transmitted is chaotic
15:52:27 <alise> s/$/./
15:52:52 <Phantom_Hoover> That their endpoints are chaotic, yes,
15:53:34 * alise gawps at metapixel-p216-gun
15:53:35 <Phantom_Hoover> Most of the LST's overhead comes from the fact that 10 signals are necessary per bit, and the tape needs to be repaired afterwards
15:53:36 <alise> It's... so huge...
15:53:56 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: Yes; I bet real lightspeed communication is impossible.
15:54:00 <alise> Because of the latency, the lag between signals.
15:54:04 <alise> You can send one bit at lightspeed, sure.
15:54:10 <alise> But sustained communication won't be at lightspeed.
15:54:59 <alise> has anyone used a metapixel to run a metapixel?
15:55:08 <uorygl> I'm sure someone has.
15:55:16 <Phantom_Hoover> I tried, once.
15:55:43 <Phantom_Hoover> It was going to take forever, so I stopped.
15:57:05 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: What do you think about my conjecture that true sustained lightspeed communication is impossible?
15:57:15 <alise> Maybe we could do something like quantum entanglement with a very long wire.
15:57:39 <alise> Admittedly, lightspeed != instant, but if we can recognise a very small group of cells and keep the "connector" which switches them far enough away not to interfere...
15:57:49 <Phantom_Hoover> There is no quantum entanglement...
15:58:56 <alise> Of course not.
15:58:57 <Phantom_Hoover> By true sustained lightspeed communication do you mean sending data or processing?
15:59:13 <alise> I meant sending; there's lag between sending lightspeed communications due to repair.
15:59:21 <alise> So I bet that the maximum /sustained/ speed is far less than c, because of the lag.
15:59:32 <Phantom_Hoover> Sustained?
16:00:05 <Phantom_Hoover> The LST can send repeatedly along the same wire; it only needs to repair a fixed length.
16:00:47 <alise> Yes, but if you monitor the right end: a blip gets fired, the wire is fucked up for a few generations, then it reforms, /then/ the next blip hits it.
16:00:52 <alise> There's that lag between sending two blips.
16:00:56 <alise> That lag is significantly slower than c.
16:01:05 <alise> So /sustained/ communication - non-stop, constant communication - cannot happen at c.
16:02:22 <uorygl> Well, what's non-stop, constant communication?
16:02:35 <uorygl> At best, you can transmit information only once per generation.
16:04:05 <uorygl> And it doesn't make any sense to say "that lag is significantly slower than c". That lag is measured in time per information sent, not time per distance.
16:04:19 <alise> Consider that we have a certain machine that, with the appropriate communication mechanism, wants to set one blip per generation going off.
16:04:35 <alise> You can't do this, since after setting one blip off, it takes several generations for the wire to repair itself sufficiently to accept another blip.
16:04:37 <uorygl> Then it can just use a bunch of these lightspeed telegraphs.
16:04:52 <uorygl> No new technology is required.
16:04:56 <alise> Hmm.
16:05:05 <alise> I'm trying to think of an occasion where it would need an infinite amount of them but I can't. Fair enough.
16:05:17 * alise causes an accident in the LHC
16:05:24 <alise> Black holes are sucking up all the gliders!!!
16:05:37 <alise> They're spreading and demolishing the wire at both ends!!
16:05:38 <alise> Oh the pain!!
16:06:17 <Phantom_Hoover> Yeah, that was always my favourite to destroy.
16:06:27 <alise> Whoa, I think this thing is actually eating the tape away at lightspeed
16:06:35 <alise> It is.
16:06:38 <Phantom_Hoover> Yes.
16:06:41 <alise> Truly a black hole.
16:06:49 <Phantom_Hoover> Most dense fuses burn at lightspeed.
16:07:01 <alise> Ah, it's just an information packet going backwards
16:07:03 <alise> Extraordinary
16:07:05 <Phantom_Hoover> Most dense objects, come to think of it.
16:07:26 <alise> I like how it's turning the tape into nice little evenly-spaced oscillators.
16:07:37 <Phantom_Hoover> It's not an information packet, it just looks like it.
16:07:40 <alise> With gigantic gobs of dark matter every so often.
16:07:43 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: okay
16:08:06 <alise> The dark matter appears to be when the destroyer collides with an information packet.
16:08:18 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: Pretty impressive that it survives the collision, or rather gets rebuilt just after it
16:08:31 <Phantom_Hoover> The destroyer?
16:08:49 <Phantom_Hoover> I think it's the natural way for a stretched line of beehives to burn.
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16:08:59 <alise> The thing eating the wire away at lightspeed that looks exactly like a mirrored packet
16:09:30 <alise> Extraordinarily, the left piece of machinery is still trying to shoot out gliders
16:09:51 <alise> They're just being obliterated though.
16:10:08 <alise> Wait, this thing is eating the wire then pooping out oscillators.
16:10:09 <alise> Gross.
16:10:56 <Phantom_Hoover> Interestingly, the ash of oscillators and still-lifes that is left behind when a pattern burns is very resilient.
16:11:19 <alise> I guess that is logic WHAT why did one of the oscillators appear one cell above the others
16:11:20 <alise> :|#
16:11:21 <alise> *:|
16:11:23 <Phantom_Hoover> I've tested it as a shielding material, and it can withstand a glider gun pointed at it.
16:11:28 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: Heh
16:11:32 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: I guess it makes sense
16:11:50 <alise> There was a bloody battle there, tons of cells fought it out; by definition, only those tough enough to survive chaotic conditions will remain at the end.
16:12:04 <alise> Otherwise they would have been destroyed. So it's a tautology that the debris of collisions is tough
16:12:06 <alise> s/$/./
16:12:24 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: Hey, you're using naturally-made resources from the Field to reinforce your products.
16:12:40 <alise> "This strong material was formed from chaotic collisions millions of generations ago..."
16:12:59 <alise> "We mind it from a desolate part of the Inner Field and brought it to our products to make sure they have the best defences possible."
16:13:46 <Phantom_Hoover> It's impossible to synthesise, though, and creating it by burning junk would produce too many gliders to be safe.
16:14:12 <alise> Of course, I don't think there's anything wrong with doing it in a lab beforehand :-)
16:14:14 <alise> I just find it amusing.
16:14:21 <alise> How is it impossible to synthesise, though?
16:14:26 <alise> You mean while running the thing it's used in?
16:14:30 <alise> Well, obviously.
16:14:39 <alise> You could probably use a program to create a very resilient material.
16:14:47 <alise> The left side of the telegaph is now completely destroyed; just debris. It isn't even firing gliders any more.
16:15:10 <alise> The right side is as of yet undamaged, but the destroyer will reach it soon.
16:15:30 <uorygl> Wow, this looks really dangerous.
16:15:34 <alise> What does?
16:15:43 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: The funny thing is, the right side hasn't had any idea of any of this happening :-)
16:15:46 <uorygl> There are a bunch of queen bees here; some of them are emitting gliders that are colliding with each other and producing fireballs.
16:15:54 <uorygl> However, every time, the fireballs die out before causing any damage.
16:15:59 <alise> At least, assuming observers in the Game of Life obey regular laws.
16:16:06 <alise> uorygl: Best. Movie. Ever.
16:16:15 <alise> Queen bees shooting space ships that explode into fireballs.
16:16:35 <uorygl> What's more, a random glider recently flew in and managed to not make the reaction destroy itself.
16:16:52 <alise> BRAVE WARRIOR
16:16:52 <Phantom_Hoover> Which pattern?
16:16:58 <alise> Pause it, screenshot it, post the rle.
16:17:11 <uorygl> Oh, and occasionally, it emits a glider toward some debris...
16:17:22 <uorygl> This has to be artificial. I'm betting that the original pattern contained this exact thing.
16:17:47 <Phantom_Hoover> Cambrian explosion is fun to burn, too.
16:18:01 <alise> Post RLE!
16:18:08 <uorygl> http://pastebin.com/HEHLhKxK
16:18:17 <uorygl> I don't know what format that is; let's hope it's RLE. :P
16:18:37 <Phantom_Hoover> Yeah, that's RLE.
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16:18:47 <alise> I'll let Phantom_Hoover investigate.
16:19:03 <alise> The destroyer is almost at the first component of the right end.
16:19:10 <alise> But it didn't affect it!
16:19:11 <alise> Here it comes.
16:19:14 <alise> Here's the big one.
16:19:15 <alise> Thev ery end.
16:19:28 * alise saves
16:19:30 <alise> *The very
16:19:37 <alise> BOOM
16:19:43 <alise> The transmitter is no longer working.
16:19:44 <Phantom_Hoover> It's an artificial high-period gun.
16:19:45 <alise> Collisions.
16:19:49 <alise> Here comes the next wave of spaceships.
16:19:49 <uorygl> My, this is making a dramatic exit.
16:19:50 <alise> They exploded!
16:20:00 <alise> KAPOW
16:20:01 <alise> KAZAM
16:20:02 <alise> WALLOP
16:20:03 <alise> SMASH
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16:20:13 <uorygl> It's emitting a glider every few hundred generations, and that glider is hitting some debris, causing it to draw ever closer...
16:20:16 <alise> The machinery is ... surviving, gliders and spaceships are still coming.
16:20:24 <alise> It's spreading, though
16:21:01 <Phantom_Hoover> Firing spaceships at fire tends to make the fire travel up the stream.
16:21:03 <alise> All the little personnel operating this transmission station are going to die eventually.
16:21:14 * alise puts it on hyperspeed
16:21:17 <alise> Or, nah.
16:21:19 <alise> Just normal speed.
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16:21:36 <Phantom_Hoover> Hashing doesn't work well for chaotic patterns.
16:21:36 <alise> Whoa, I made it go far too fast.
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16:21:58 <alise> Well, spoiler, here's what happens to the right side: The entire machine is replaced by a bunch of oscillators and still lifes.
16:22:08 <alise> Complete oblivion. Even the bits at the outskirts.
16:22:38 <uorygl> Whoa.
16:22:51 <alise> I don't even know HOW it destroyed the bits at the outskirts.
16:22:57 <uorygl> This debris produced a ship right next to the machine's output.
16:23:06 <uorygl> I'm guessing that the next glider out will destroy the machine instantly.
16:23:16 <uorygl> Nope, it just deleted the boat.
16:23:17 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: There is a known oscillator that looks like the sun, right?
16:23:19 <uorygl> The ship.
16:23:21 <alise> short period
16:23:36 <Phantom_Hoover> 3? That's the pulsar, then.
16:23:39 <Phantom_Hoover> Fairly common.
16:24:03 <alise> Yeah, just didn't recognise it.
16:24:08 <alise> No, perhaps 4 period.
16:24:09 <alise> Not sure.
16:24:14 <uorygl> And the machine's dead, turned into a single glider gun!
16:24:18 <alise> No, three.
16:24:22 <uorygl> Let's see whether its beam moves forward or backward.
16:24:41 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: The oscillator that's a backwards S and a block and a little blip bats backwards and forwards, I like that one.
16:25:02 <Phantom_Hoover> ...
16:25:07 <alise> uorygl: is this queen-bee-turn.rle?
16:25:08 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: wat
16:25:09 <Phantom_Hoover> Period?
16:25:17 <alise> Ooh, is it something unknown?
16:25:21 <Phantom_Hoover> What's the period of this oscillator?
16:25:29 * alise reopens it
16:25:37 <Phantom_Hoover> If it's low period and in ash, then almost certainly no.
16:26:02 <alise> Somewhere in the vicinity of ~29-31.
16:26:10 <alise> Can't tell for sure; too complex.
16:26:31 <alise> Want it?
16:26:51 <uorygl> alise: possibly; I don't know what that is.
16:26:55 <alise> WTF; it doesn't work out of context.
16:27:02 <alise> Seriously.
16:27:12 <alise> There are no alive cells near, but copying it to its own file makes it do something completely different.
16:27:27 <Phantom_Hoover> RLE?
16:27:31 <uorygl> I guess you're doing something wrong.
16:27:40 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: Sure, I'll give you the RLE it's in and the coords.
16:28:15 <Phantom_Hoover> If it's in DRH-oscillators, the information thing has a list of what they're all called.
16:28:28 <alise> It's in the debris.
16:28:58 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: http://filebin.ca/nmovkc/telegraph-in-peril.rle; there are multiple but the one I'm looking at is around XY= 308 1,392
16:29:07 <alise> 1:4 scale works
16:31:41 <Phantom_Hoover> Oh, that's the Queen Bee shuttle.
16:32:33 <alise> Queen bees sure are popular today.
16:32:40 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: How come copying it out doesn't work?
16:33:11 <Phantom_Hoover> Are you keeping the fish-hook and block with it?
16:33:22 <Phantom_Hoover> It's unstable by itself.
16:33:41 <alise> Yes.
16:34:01 <alise> Now it works.
16:34:03 <alise> Sheesh.
16:34:05 <alise> I wonder what I did wrong.
16:34:27 <alise> Are there any methuselahs that, after their lifespan, kill every one of their cells?
16:34:31 <alise> That would be cool.
16:34:34 <alise> Like a really, really long fuse.
16:35:06 <Phantom_Hoover> Miscellaneous/die658.rle
16:35:15 <uorygl> Does Golly come with the Caterpillar?
16:35:37 <Phantom_Hoover> No.
16:35:54 <alise> How do you get it to download patterns like it said it could?
16:35:59 <alise> Also, yeah, I was thinking of that one.
16:36:26 <Phantom_Hoover> Help>Online Archives
16:36:44 <Phantom_Hoover> The caterpillar is in Summers' one.
16:37:08 <alise> http://holyspiritvictorious4ever.blogspot.com/2009/03/1111-phenomenon-links-2012-to-baghdad.html
16:37:21 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: Help. Well that makes sense
16:37:27 <alise> Not
16:37:35 <alise> is the lifewiki archive good?
16:38:07 <Phantom_Hoover> It's good for quick lookup of simple spaceships and oscillators.
16:38:25 <Phantom_Hoover> It doesn't have any complex circuits, AFAIK.
16:38:25 <alise> Okay, I downloaded it; how do I install it?
16:38:28 <alise> Or does Golly not do that?
16:38:54 <Ilari> Caterpillar? That huge ship with odd speed?
16:39:11 <Phantom_Hoover> If you click on patterns in the archive Golly loads them. Ilari: Yes.
16:39:48 <alise> Yes, but I want it in my breeders directory
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16:40:20 <Ilari> Completely crazy: Caterpillar gun. :->
16:40:20 <Phantom_Hoover> alise: I think you can just use the save thing.
16:40:38 <alise> For every single one? No.
16:40:42 <alise> I'll just do it manually.
16:41:06 * alise organises Patterns folder into Golly and jslife
16:41:17 <Ilari> If one knows glider synthethis for some spaceship, can one transform that into gun for that spaceship?
16:41:30 <alise> Ilari: Why not?
16:41:36 <alise> It's just a restricted subset of a universal constructor, right?
16:41:40 <AnMaster> any idea where fizzie may be?
16:41:42 <alise> Running in a loop using that synthesis.
16:41:54 <alise> So it's obviously possible, it's just a matter of making it... not a universal constructor-computer
16:42:21 <AnMaster> <AnMaster> any idea where fizzie may be? <alise> Running in a loop using that synthesis. <-- XD (yes I know it wasn't related, but...)
16:42:25 <alise> heh
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16:42:31 <alise> Cool, jslife/applications/unit110cell.lif.
16:42:34 <alise> Still not quite the nice output I'd like.
16:43:57 * uorygl scrolls through the Caterpillar at one-quarter scale using the down-arrow in Golly.
16:44:00 <uorygl> Which takes a while.
16:44:01 <Ilari> The idea I have for transforming glider synthethis into gun is to trace the pattern backwards into glider field and then use (high-perioid) glider guns plus reflectors to construct that field.
16:44:19 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: (10,2)c/10 -- what does /this/ notation mean?
16:44:28 <alise> I know Mc/N, but what is (X,Y)c/N?
16:44:36 <alise> It's a fuse; s-a bunch of 9s.lif.
16:44:42 <Phantom_Hoover> It translates (X,Y) in N generations.
16:44:48 <alise> Translates?
16:44:49 <alise> As in rotates?
16:44:50 * uorygl begins running it.
16:45:03 <uorygl> It seems this ought to get up to speed pretty quickly.
16:45:21 <Ilari> Ah, its not a ship, ships can't have that high speed.
16:45:22 <AnMaster> <alise> Translates? <alise> As in rotates? <-- I thought translate == move x/y, not "rotate
16:45:25 <AnMaster> "
16:45:26 <Phantom_Hoover> If it's a fuse, it's probably the period of the burning bit and how much it burns.
16:45:26 <alise> I love how straight lines make sierpinski triangles in Life.
16:45:32 <alise> It's hawt.
16:45:34 <alise> :|
16:45:41 <alise> Almost enough to make you believe Wolfram
16:45:51 <Phantom_Hoover> oerjan and I were discussing that earlier...
16:45:53 <uorygl> Heh heh.
16:46:08 <AnMaster> alise, they do? in the same line or?
16:46:14 <Phantom_Hoover> Straight lines are also the only things that can propagate into a vacuum at lightspeed.
16:46:18 <AnMaster> does it build one in a direction?
16:46:19 <alise> Just a straight line downwards creates two sierpinski triangles
16:46:27 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: We discussed it here a while ago.
16:46:28 * AnMaster tests
16:46:31 * uorygl runs the Caterpillar at hyperspeed.
16:46:37 <AnMaster> alise, 1 wide? continuous?
16:46:38 <Phantom_Hoover> AnMaster: The junk left behind is a Sierpinski triangle.
16:46:40 <alise> Yes.
16:46:44 <alise> AnMaster: A slightly off-straight line makes a "mucky" Sierpinski triangle.
16:46:49 <Ilari> What's highest possible sum of velocities in directions for spaceship? 1/2 (LWSS, MWSS, HWSS and glider all have that velocity sum)?
16:46:57 <alise> This is made up of less defined debris, but still looks right.
16:47:04 <uorygl> Ilari: what makes that a sum?
16:47:14 <uorygl> In any case, yeah, 1/2 is the fastest possible spaceship.
16:47:15 <AnMaster> alise, minimum length?
16:47:18 <Ilari> uorygl: x and y component sum.
16:47:23 <uorygl> Oh.
16:47:25 <AnMaster> since I know 3 = oscillator
16:47:34 <uorygl> Then you might be able to go faster.
16:47:38 <alise> AnMaster: four or five or so
16:47:40 <alise> I'd do about 30
16:47:51 <alise> hmm not 30
16:48:04 <Phantom_Hoover> A few hundred is nice, too.
16:48:24 <Sgeo> http://gawker.com/5539717/steve-jobs-offers-world-freedom-from-porn?skyline=true&s=i
16:48:27 <AnMaster> no way that was...
16:48:29 <alise> What's the RLE syntax for N-pixel down line?
16:48:50 * uorygl makes a little modification to the Caterpillar.
16:48:57 <AnMaster> Phantom_Hoover, which generation? or some average over several?
16:49:08 <AnMaster> also is there any "straight line drawing" in golly
16:49:10 <uorygl> Naturally, this modification destroys it.
16:49:25 <Phantom_Hoover> uorygl: Life patterns are *very* fragile.
16:49:37 <Phantom_Hoover> A cell out of place can destroy the whole thing.
16:49:45 <Sgeo> Why is c/2 the fastest possible spaceship?
16:49:49 <alise> Sgeo: Because it is.
16:49:59 <Sgeo> Helpful!
16:50:05 <alise> Sgeo: Jobs is a hardass, we know this. However listening to Gawker about anything is idiotic, especially as they knowingly bought a stolen next-gen iPhone to write a review, then were total dicks about it when everyone found out
16:50:08 <alise> Also, it simply is so.
16:50:10 <alise> It's been proved.
16:50:10 <Phantom_Hoover> A C spaceship is impossible on a non-toroidal universe.
16:50:54 <Phantom_Hoover> I have a sort-of proof.
16:51:38 <alise> Is this margin large enough to contain it?
16:51:43 <Ilari> How long caterpillar is front to back as its longest?
16:51:43 <alise> IRC is basically just distributed marginalia.
16:51:49 <alise> And yes, I just wanted an excuse to use the word marginalia.
16:51:49 <Sgeo> I was talking to a friend, mentioned how the SIM card is not in, and he suggests that I should have just bought an iPod Touch
16:52:02 <Phantom_Hoover> I have to go soon.
16:52:11 <Sgeo> Bye in advance Phantom_Hoover
16:52:14 <alise> Sgeo: Well, he is wrong.
16:52:16 <Phantom_Hoover> So I cannot outline my proof.
16:52:17 <AnMaster> Phantom_Hoover, I must be doing something wrong... I can't spot any sierpinski triangle...
16:52:25 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: When will you be back? I have so many irritating Life questions to ask you! :P
16:52:31 <alise> AnMaster: Is it totally straight and downwards? How long is it?
16:52:40 <Phantom_Hoover> alise: I don't know.
16:52:47 <AnMaster> alise, hm do golly allow you to measure that?
16:52:49 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: /Will/ you be back?
16:52:53 <Phantom_Hoover> Yes.
16:52:53 <alise> AnMaster: Just eyeball it.
16:53:02 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: Today? IN FIVE YEARS?
16:53:12 <AnMaster> alise, eh... wait
16:53:13 <Phantom_Hoover> Today!
16:53:20 <AnMaster> alise, population at generation 0 is 404
16:53:21 <alise> YAY HOORAY
16:53:23 <AnMaster> thus it is 404 long
16:53:31 <AnMaster> and I draw maybe 50 cells then copy-pasted
16:53:35 <AnMaster> and verified it was straight
16:53:38 <Sgeo> Hm, how far in advance can "Bye in advance" be said?
16:53:39 <AnMaster> and no gaps
16:53:46 <Sgeo> Could I say bye in advance to alise right now?
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16:54:46 <uorygl> Bye in advance, everyone.
16:54:47 <alise> Sgeo: No
16:54:54 <AnMaster> alise, how many generations does it take to see sierpinski, I let it run until it became stable mostly
16:54:54 <alise> AnMaster: give rle
16:54:55 <uorygl> I say this not because I plan to leave, but because I'm counting on you leaving.
16:55:00 <alise> AnMaster: like a few
16:55:01 <AnMaster> alise, sec...
16:55:38 <AnMaster> alise, it went stable around 30 000 generations (eye balling from fast speed) not a lot of sierpinski patterns there
16:55:51 <AnMaster> all still lifes heh
16:56:05 <alise> you did something wrong
16:56:16 <AnMaster> wait not all still lifes, was doing acceleration still
16:56:49 <AnMaster> alise, saving RLE atm
16:57:02 <AnMaster> alise, is RLE text only? pastebin would be easiest
16:57:04 <alise> Yes it is.
16:57:05 <alise> Here is a life-like rule for you all: B38/S23
16:57:24 <AnMaster> alise, http://sprunge.us/eSjZ
16:57:44 <alise> okokokokoko
16:58:02 <AnMaster> alise, hm wait there is a sierpinski-like patterns early on but it goes away quickly
16:58:10 <Ilari> I guess the maximum length is about 330 800. At 17c/45, it takes about 876 000 generations to travel its own length. Quite huge perioid for gun...
16:58:14 <alise> AnMaster: The Sierpinski is there, you just have not noticed it
16:58:20 <alise> Make a bigger line, then zoom out
16:58:27 * Sgeo wants to play Gish on a computer that can actually handle it
16:58:38 <AnMaster> alise, you know, it is very tedious to draw a straight line in golly
16:58:48 <AnMaster> (version 2.1)
16:59:12 <Phantom_Hoover> You can get RLEs in Golly with select/copy, and I must go now.
16:59:23 <AnMaster> yes but that was tricky to align
16:59:29 <Ilari> Worse, that would mean constructing glider gun with perioid of about 900 000 for caterpillar gun.
16:59:33 <AnMaster> alise, check that line after 5000 generations
17:01:01 <Sgeo> Bye Phantom_Hoover
17:02:10 <AnMaster> alise, okay I can see it early on while it is still growing now
17:02:50 <AnMaster> a bit harder to see it once it went stable... the pattern is "fuzzier" then
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17:04:20 <alise> bye Phantom_Hoover
17:04:34 <alise> AnMaster: i think a slightly non-straight line (moves to the right one pixel at some point) gives the best results
17:04:35 <alise> I forget
17:05:01 <AnMaster> alise, is it possible to get one where it isn't cut in the middle of a given "level" if you see what I mean.
17:05:42 <alise> ?
17:06:16 <Sgeo> http://youtube.com/watch?v=fJEpxPWJAh8
17:06:28 <AnMaster> alise, if you look at it when it went stable (initial length of line is now 3035) you can see the middle looks like a extremely wide and squashed hour glass, right?
17:06:32 <AnMaster> the whole in the middle
17:06:51 <alise> "Random fill percentage: 50"
17:06:53 <alise> How can I do a random fill?
17:07:03 <alise> AnMaster: I didn't look at it for too long
17:07:17 <AnMaster> alise, like the two triangles meet in the middle of a "level" of the outermost triangles
17:07:19 <AnMaster> bbl food
17:12:05 <alise> How fast can a spacefiller fill a patterned background, I wonder?
17:12:09 <alise> As in, not already filled.
17:15:48 * alise attempts to make a B/S rule based on silly idioms and truisms.
17:15:56 <alise> Well, two's company and three's a crowd; so obviously S2 and not S3.
17:16:14 <alise> You need a loving, stable family with a mother and father to survive, obviously, so you can't be born with 0 or 1, has to be 2.
17:16:29 <alise> Umm, you need a nice community around you, which can be of size seven or eight, so S78.
17:16:39 <alise> And you can also be born by massive orgies between the community, so B78.
17:16:48 <alise> Funny. It's chaotic.
17:16:50 <AnMaster> alise, wrt spacefiller: golly contains some example
17:17:03 <alise> Yes, but not with a pattern.
17:17:06 <AnMaster> notes mention theoretical upper bound
17:17:19 <Sgeo> half of space?
17:17:19 <AnMaster> (for the all-cardinal-directions one at least)
17:17:39 <Sgeo> Or was it a speed bound? I think I remember seeing half of space as a bound
17:17:44 <AnMaster> (iirc it can be faster if only growing in left/right _or_ up/down but not both
17:18:03 <alise> AnMaster: c/4 all directions, c/2 half
17:18:06 <alise> but that doesn't answer my question
17:18:09 <alise> I asked about patterned backgrounds
17:18:27 <Sgeo> What if it grows diagonally?
17:18:45 <AnMaster> c/4?
17:19:05 <AnMaster> alise, what do you mean c/4 all c/2 half?
17:19:13 <AnMaster> #C Spacefillers are the fastest-growing known pattern in Conway's
17:19:13 <AnMaster> #C Game of Life (probably the fastest possible). They fill space
17:19:13 <AnMaster> #C to a density of 1/2, conjectured to be the maximum density,
17:19:13 <AnMaster> #C and they do it at a speed of c/2 in each of the 4 directions,
17:19:13 <AnMaster> #C which has been proven to be the maximum possible speed.
17:19:20 <AnMaster> is what the info says for that
17:19:22 <alise> Hmm, I thought it was c/4.
17:19:25 <alise> Okay, then; c/2.
17:19:29 <AnMaster> alise, and what do you mean patterned bg exactly?
17:19:37 <alise> Normally, the background is a pattern of all dead cells.
17:19:41 <Sgeo> Oh, "conjectured"
17:19:43 <alise> I'm sure you can figure out what I mean.
17:20:07 <AnMaster> alise, err? no it isn't. That space filler draws dead/alive/dead 1-width strips
17:20:07 <alise> Sgeo: It's very likely to be true, I think.
17:20:11 <Sgeo> If you play Night and Day, I think it is, you can say that they're all live
17:20:15 <alise> Trust it as you trust the Riemann hypothesis or the Collatz conjecture.
17:20:21 <alise> Yeah, Day and Night.
17:20:29 <alise> AnMaster: Stop talking until you understand the very plain meaning of what I said.
17:20:31 <AnMaster> alise, it is however a still life it draws. All dead cells doesn't really fill space, it is empty
17:20:42 <AnMaster> alise, oh you mean prior existing bg?
17:20:54 <Sgeo> What program are you using?
17:20:58 <alise> AnMaster: Yes.
17:20:59 <AnMaster> Sgeo, golly here
17:21:18 * Sgeo had Mirek's Celebration once
17:21:30 <AnMaster> alise, I suspect it depends on the pattern. Plus you would have to fit the filler to the specific pattern probably so they didn't destroy each other
17:21:56 <Sgeo> *Mirek's Cellebration
17:22:19 <Phantom_Hoover> alise: Random fill is control-5
17:22:20 <alise> AnMaster: Of course.
17:22:24 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: You are back?
17:22:44 <Phantom_Hoover> Sgeo: Cellebration is good, particularly w/r/t Margolus rules
17:22:45 <alise> Control-5 doesn't work here
17:23:12 * Sgeo doesn't even know what a Margolus rule is
17:23:15 <Phantom_Hoover> Have you got a seletion
17:23:21 <Sgeo> Also, was surprised to see Golly has this: http://golly.sourceforge.net/win-loops.png
17:23:22 <Phantom_Hoover> s/seletion/selection/
17:23:34 <alise> Sgeo: Why?
17:23:44 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: ah, no
17:23:48 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: can't I fill infinite space???
17:23:52 <Phantom_Hoover> It only added multi-state CAs a couple of versions ago
17:23:54 <Sgeo> It's something I saw in Cellebration, and for some reason, thought it unique to Cellebration
17:23:56 <Phantom_Hoover> alise: Of course not!
17:24:00 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: Why not?
17:24:04 <alise> It's perfectly mathematically consistent!
17:24:13 <Phantom_Hoover> It would require infinite memory and CPU time!
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17:24:39 * Sgeo plops Phantom_Hoover and alise on a torus
17:24:53 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: No!
17:24:58 <alise> Just compute the random numbers on the fly!
17:25:31 <alise> And, where is ctrl-5 documented?
17:25:39 <Phantom_Hoover> I don't know
17:26:10 <Phantom_Hoover> Edit>Random fill has the key combination next to it.
17:26:19 <alise> Why are so many B/S rules similar to Life?
17:26:28 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: Oh, I didn't even notice that
17:27:06 <Quadrescence> alise: who speaks German here
17:27:07 * Sgeo tries in vain to find out what CyTime it is
17:27:24 <alise> Quadrescence: I don't know that we have any Germans or German speakers.
17:27:26 <alise> Why?
17:27:33 <oerjan> Quadrescence: jix
17:27:35 <Sgeo> Look, alise! A shitty ancient 3d thing that I'm not paying money for because I'm not THAT nostalgic.. ok, so I am nostalgic
17:27:50 <Quadrescence> alise: I need a book translated and I'm trying to get as many people to help out as possible
17:28:06 <alise> Ah yes, jix.
17:28:15 <alise> Quadrescence: "Too many cooks" instantly appeared in my head.
17:28:19 <Quadrescence> jix: Are you alive?
17:28:21 <alise> Having many, many people translate one book?
17:28:41 <Quadrescence> alise: Yes, one person on the internet won't translate 500 pages for me
17:28:55 <Quadrescence> Well maybe there is one who would, but for the most part, they won't
17:28:58 <Phantom_Hoover> There must be a wiki for this...
17:29:14 <alise> Quadrescence: But the result will probably not be such good quality; mixed styles and such.
17:29:24 <alise> It's like getting many people to typeset one book.
17:29:34 <Quadrescence> alise: I would go through after
17:29:40 <Quadrescence> and fix things up
17:29:41 <alise> Hmm.
17:30:02 <Quadrescence> I just can't afford to hire a single translator to do all of the work unfortunately.
17:30:10 <Phantom_Hoover> http://wiki-translation.com/tiki-index.php might be of help.
17:30:21 <Quadrescence> I am not doing this solely for myself; in fact, someone else brought it up
17:30:54 <Sgeo> "Abuse of this function will get you reported to Security"
17:31:01 <Sgeo> Hopefully asking what time it is isn't "abuse"
17:32:21 <alise> Quadrescence: What book?
17:32:45 <Quadrescence> A book on continued fractions: die lehre von den kettenbrüchen von dr. oskar perron
17:33:37 <alise> I like continued fractions. A whole book on them seems excessive though :)
17:34:14 <Quadrescence> alise: CFs are pretty deep and MyStErIoUs
17:34:28 <alise> You're pretty deep and mysterious. Or something
17:34:46 <lament> mysterious throat
17:35:21 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: I take it it's an open problem as to what pattern is the most "useful" for things like lightspeed travel?
17:35:28 <alise> Like, the easiest for things to survive in and what not.
17:35:35 <alise> The most lubricant fabric of space.
17:35:57 <Quadrescence> alise: haha <3
17:35:59 <AnMaster> <alise> Just compute the random numbers on the fly! <-- that works for 1 generation
17:36:12 <alise> AnMaster: you store them after computing
17:36:13 <AnMaster> err 0 generation I mean
17:36:13 <alise> obviously
17:36:16 <Phantom_Hoover> For lightspeed travel, the stripy agar is probably best.
17:36:25 <alise> Any page about the stripy agar?
17:36:32 <AnMaster> alise, yeah but you need to consider all of space for each generation
17:36:44 <AnMaster> meaning you need infinite space after 1 generation already
17:36:56 <Phantom_Hoover> It's literally just alternating black/white rows.
17:36:58 <alise> AnMaster: hmm... but truly random cells in life will produce truly random results, right?
17:37:00 <alise> So who cares?
17:37:00 <Phantom_Hoover> The stripy agar.
17:37:04 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: I did that, but it exploded.
17:37:04 <AnMaster> alise, ...
17:37:14 <Sgeo> Ooh, lightspeed travel?
17:37:16 <Phantom_Hoover> alise: Well, it needs stabilisation.
17:37:24 <alise> Sgeo: Only across a pre-prepared space.
17:37:28 <Phantom_Hoover> It's easy to do so.
17:37:38 <AnMaster> bbl
17:38:02 <alise> Sgeo: There's also the lightspeed telegraph, which is a machine with two very slow and inefficient machines at each end, and a very long strip of simple wire connecting them; one machine sends blips along this wire; they then travel at lightspeed, and the other machine absorbs them.
17:38:20 <alise> The receiving endpoint is very inefficient, though, and the blips carried are very chaotic; so it's not practical in its current form.
17:38:27 <Sgeo> Aww
17:38:36 <Sgeo> Chaotic howso?
17:38:42 <alise> Not easily detected.
17:38:51 <alise> But if you need some particles to travel across a very, very long distance, then the lightspeed telegraph will be helpful.
17:38:52 <Phantom_Hoover> Creation and detection is very complex.
17:38:57 <Sgeo> And surely, no matter the inefficiency, it's practical given a long enough space...
17:38:58 <alise> We're talking LONG here.
17:39:12 <alise> It is SLOW.
17:39:46 <Phantom_Hoover> On the scale of the example that comes with Golly, sending c/2 spaceships would be hugely faster.
17:40:09 <alise> You'd need a cord of several million beehives long for it to be faster than c/2 spaceships, wouldn't you?
17:40:17 <alise> Since the spaceship-emitter at the receiving end is just so slow.
17:40:22 <alise> Maybe thousands rather than millions.
17:40:22 <alise> Still.
17:40:34 <Sgeo> Since when is a beehive a unit of length?
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17:40:51 <Phantom_Hoover> Sgeo: It isn't.
17:40:51 <alise> http://www.conwaylife.com/wiki/index.php?title=Beehive
17:40:57 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: Say, why aren't blocks useful for the wire?
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17:41:23 <Phantom_Hoover> You need a reaction that burns along a track and leaves a copy of the track behind.
17:41:24 <oerjan> alise: iiuc basically lightspeed communication isn't really giving you anything if the machinery is so complicated you have to expand the machine by a factor >= 2 to compensate
17:41:47 <oerjan> because then why not use the smaller machine with c/2 stuff
17:41:56 <AnMaster> Phantom_Hoover, btw that "FTL tunnel" illusion based on building the back of an already constructed front... couldn't it still be used for communication?
17:41:57 <alise> oerjan: well actually the two ends are constant-size in the lightspeed telegraph
17:42:06 <AnMaster> Phantom_Hoover, if all you want is a one-shot signal or such
17:42:08 <alise> and no matter what length the wire they emit the received stuff at the same (slow, slow) pace
17:42:14 <alise> so if you have a really, really long wire, it'd be faster
17:42:24 <Phantom_Hoover> AnMaster: I'm not sure if it's easily extensible.
17:42:27 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: is there not a spaceship that survives blocks and poops one out?
17:42:34 <oerjan> alise: yes but if you used it for memory, you'd have to have many receivers wouldn't you
17:42:38 <Sgeo> I guess it would be impossible to have the complexity of the machinery depend on the length of the wire
17:42:39 <Phantom_Hoover> Does it go at lightspeed?
17:42:40 <alise> AnMaster: The lightspeed telegraph is usable for communication.
17:42:43 <alise> Given a sufficiently long wire.
17:42:46 <AnMaster> alise, this was FTL
17:42:47 <AnMaster> ..
17:42:53 <AnMaster> alise, iirc
17:42:56 <Phantom_Hoover> AnMaster: It's not FTL.
17:42:56 <alise> oerjan: hmm... not neccessarily, it'd just be slower
17:43:00 <Phantom_Hoover> It's an illusion.
17:43:06 <alise> ah yeah, it is
17:43:08 <alise> but if you had a, say, several million beehives long one...
17:43:13 <alise> oerjan: then it'd be faster
17:43:53 <Phantom_Hoover> If you had lots of LSTs next to each other you might be able to squeeze a decent bitrate.
17:43:56 <Sgeo> AnMaster, presumably, by the time you could correctly detect whether or not a signal was sent through, the average speed dropped to c or lower
17:44:09 <AnMaster> Phantom_Hoover, didn't it detect just the front iirc?
17:44:17 <AnMaster> and assembled the back of a pre-assembled front?
17:44:20 <Phantom_Hoover> Yes.
17:44:24 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: Do you think, in your expert (:P) opinion, that practical lightspeed communication will ever be feasible in GOL?
17:44:40 <AnMaster> Phantom_Hoover, and it ends up moving the head somewhat ahead of c?
17:44:49 <Phantom_Hoover> alise: I see no reason why not.
17:45:00 <alise> AnMaster: No; it's an illusion.
17:45:06 <Sgeo> AnMaster, and it ends up destroying the pre-assembled head if there is no ship
17:45:18 <alise> An example is the "Star Gate", an arrangement of three converging gliders that will mutually annihilate on collision. If a lightweight spaceship (LWSS) hits the colliding gliders, it will appear to move forwards by 11 cells in only 6 generations, and thus travel faster than light.[3] This illusion happens due to the fact that the glider annihilation reaction proceeds by the creation and soon-after destruction of another LWSS. When the incoming LWSS hits th
17:45:19 <alise> e colliding gliders, it isn't transported, but instead modifies the reaction so that the newly created LWSS can survive. The only signal being transmitted is that determining whether the outgoing LWSS should survive or not. This does not need to reach its destination until after the LWSS has been "transported", and so no information needs to travel faster than light.
17:45:24 <oerjan> Phantom_Hoover: hm i guess for a RAM the actual bit rate needed is just logarithmic in the size...
17:46:02 <Phantom_Hoover> The LST couldn't be used for memory storage; you'd use it for long-distance communication.
17:46:13 <AnMaster> alise, so that hit must be timed?
17:46:27 <Phantom_Hoover> All of the known signal circuitry uses spaceships and gliders.
17:46:31 <alise> In my opinion, the most awesomest thing would be a Turing machine tape where the head is mounted on a surface that allows it to move at light-speed, and that also has a lightspeed communication line to the CPU; then, it could receive instructions from the CPU at lightspeed, modify the memory, read it, then send the read value back at lightspeed.
17:46:36 <oerjan> Phantom_Hoover: well i'm thinking of when the memory is so huge you need long-distance communication to interact with it
17:46:40 <alise> It would be the ultimate Turing machine tape in Life.
17:46:54 <AnMaster> alise, couldn't you have a clocked signal then? with some guns or whatever they are called
17:46:58 <alise> Except for that the ULTIMATE ultimate one would be where the whole tape moves so that reading and modifying the current cell is always near-instant.
17:47:09 <AnMaster> alise, and make sure to send the signal synced
17:47:13 <Sgeo> "spaceships and gliders" sounds redundant
17:47:27 <AnMaster> alise, what happens if the LWSS is not there?
17:47:28 <Phantom_Hoover> alise: You'd need a receiver that could be destroyed and reconstructed at c.
17:47:37 <alise> Sgeo: It is.
17:47:45 <Sgeo> AnMaster, then a partial LWSS is made, but then dies
17:47:51 <AnMaster> Sgeo, well then...
17:48:04 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: Or you could embed the memory-instruction-processor into every cell of the tape.
17:48:10 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: So that when you extend the tape it copies itself slowly.
17:48:20 <AnMaster> alise, it can be used to forward with a clocked signal
17:48:31 <AnMaster> since the partial LWSS will go away
17:48:35 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: Then all the communication line needs to do is, when it gets a lightspeed communication to the tape, move it into the processor; when it receives one from the tape, send it on to the CPU.
17:48:42 <AnMaster> just tested that by not sending a LWSS there
17:48:47 <alise> AnMaster: you can't do FTL communication
17:48:47 <alise> end of
17:48:50 <alise> theoretical impossibility
17:48:54 <AnMaster> alise, not in reality
17:49:01 <alise> ... Excuse me?
17:49:04 <Phantom_Hoover> alise: Making a c signal stop at a set distance might be impossible.
17:49:08 <alise> Please don't say "quantum entanglement".
17:49:10 <alise> I will have to kill you.
17:49:14 <AnMaster> alise, but in GOL you can if you can have a clocked signal
17:49:14 <Phantom_Hoover> As the signal head is indestructible.
17:49:14 <Sgeo> AnMaster, try reviewing the rules of GoL
17:49:21 <alise> Oh, impossible in reality
17:49:29 <AnMaster> Sgeo, I do see the issue but... hm
17:49:34 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: AnMaster believes he has come up with a way to do FTL communication in GOL; laugh at him to make him shut up or something
17:50:25 <Sgeo> AnMaster, by the time you can actually use something to detect whether the LWSS is there or not, the signal has no longer seemed to have taken lightspeed, I think
17:50:29 <Phantom_Hoover> AnMaster: It's patently impossible. The axioms only allow propagation of information at 1 cell/generation. END OF.
17:50:31 <Sgeo> *faster than lightspeed
17:50:33 <alise> Sgeo is pretty much correct
17:50:36 <AnMaster> Phantom_Hoover, open Sginal-Circuitry/stargate.rle in golly examples. Then remove the middle LWSS in the upper line. Check the results after running it a few generations
17:50:49 <AnMaster> (enough to let all go to the other side)
17:51:04 <AnMaster> Phantom_Hoover, now, tell me how that does not seem to be FTL
17:51:13 <Sgeo> AnMaster, seem to be is the operative phrase
17:51:34 <AnMaster> Sgeo, yes but in which was is it not then
17:51:38 <Phantom_Hoover> It only looks FTL if you can see everything at once.
17:51:55 <AnMaster> Phantom_Hoover, hm? what do you mean by that
17:52:17 <alise> YOU see it as FT.
17:52:17 <Sgeo> AnMaster, Has anyone really been far as decided to use even go want to do look more like?
17:52:18 <alise> *FTL
17:52:22 <alise> But anything in THE UNIVERSE
17:52:24 <alise> Trying to PROCESS THIS OUTPUT
17:52:28 <alise> Could NOT see it all as FTL
17:52:34 <alise> We are God, we are omnipotent, we can observe everything at once
17:52:36 <alise> Cells in the universe can not
17:53:04 <AnMaster> Sgeo, eh? I can't parse that grammar
17:53:13 <Sgeo> AnMaster, neither could I process yours
17:53:25 <AnMaster> Sgeo, which one
17:53:29 <Sgeo> <AnMaster> Sgeo, yes but in which was is it not then
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17:53:46 <AnMaster> Sgeo, s/was/way/
17:54:00 <AnMaster> simple typo
17:54:14 <Sgeo> It's not, because the signal to kill the new LWSS or not propagates at c or less
17:54:31 <Sgeo> If you try to detect the ship before that signal propagates, it will always be there
17:54:36 <Phantom_Hoover> alise: Did you get the thing about it being impossible for something at C to stop?
17:54:37 <alise> We're GOL hobby physicists making a cruel mockery out of this crackpot's ideas! Mwahahaha!
17:54:39 <AnMaster> Sgeo, hm?
17:54:52 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: Wow, no.
17:54:54 <Sgeo> If you wait until the ship is either destroyed or not destroyed, then the signal travelled at c or less
17:54:55 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: That is cool. Is it true?
17:55:04 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: What if you put an amazing wall of blockingness in its path? I guess that doesn't count.
17:55:10 <AnMaster> alise, I'm not saying I am right. I just want a good explanation of why I'm not
17:55:18 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: I guess the tick where it decided whether to destroy itself would make it c/2.
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17:55:23 <Phantom_Hoover> alise: Unless there's a wall in front, it can't stop.
17:55:28 <alise> ^ Is that why?
17:55:31 <jix> Quadrescence: yes
17:55:33 <Sgeo> AnMaster, there's a pre-made ship front. Trying to detect it to get a signal faster than light will always result in a detection, whether or not there was a signal
17:55:34 <Phantom_Hoover> Probably.
17:56:07 <Sgeo> Wait, things at c can't stop without a wall?
17:56:15 <Phantom_Hoover> No.
17:56:28 <Phantom_Hoover> The front of the signal can't be accessed by things behind it
17:56:45 <AnMaster> bbl phone
17:57:38 <Sgeo> How to propagate a signal in Life faster than c:
17:57:41 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: But can you have "stargates" at various points, which absorb the c-ship, then decide whether to fire another one on or not?
17:57:46 <Sgeo> Make a GoL simulation in GoL
17:57:52 <alise> Sure, it slows it down from c for a bit, but it'd allow conditional destruction every now and then.
17:58:02 <alise> Wow, this is exactly like science-fiction space engineering.
17:58:09 <Sgeo> Corrupt one of the cells, so it sends a signal to a cell that's not a neighbor
17:58:10 <Phantom_Hoover> Yeah, you could do that.
17:58:25 <Phantom_Hoover> But the overall speed would be slightly <c.
17:58:39 <Phantom_Hoover> Since it would have to stop at each cell.
17:58:42 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: But still a lot better than c/2, assuming your travel distance is long enough.
17:58:43 <alise> No, not each cell.
17:58:52 <Phantom_Hoover> Each tape cell.
17:58:55 <alise> Ah.
17:58:56 <alise> Right.
17:58:59 <alise> For the Turing machine.
17:59:10 <alise> Hmm... and each cell would be right next to each other, almost.
17:59:15 <alise> So the c wire wouldn't get you much there, would it?
17:59:23 <alise> Or, well, you do need a c wire, but only for the return trip.
17:59:26 <alise> When accessing memory.
17:59:32 <Phantom_Hoover> Yes.
17:59:32 <alise> So accessing memory would be a lot faster than writing it.
18:00:00 <Phantom_Hoover> So now we need to work out how to create a c wire which can have signals injected at regular intervals.
18:00:02 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: If mounted on an appropriate surface, how fast could a whole tape move itself so that one tape-cell is at the (non-moving) head?
18:00:05 <alise> Presumably not at lightspeed.
18:00:24 <Phantom_Hoover> Actually, reading/writing could be at lightspeed.
18:00:41 <Phantom_Hoover> alise: Very slowly.
18:00:49 <alise> Right.
18:01:03 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: How could reading/writing be at lightspeed, if it has to stop at every cell?
18:01:09 <alise> The read response can go at lightspeed, but the read request can't.
18:01:21 <alise> And the write has no return journey.
18:01:29 <Phantom_Hoover> Prime the cell to intercept a signal on a lightwire.
18:01:45 <Phantom_Hoover> Then write whatever that was.
18:02:07 <Phantom_Hoover> It'd need very careful timing, but it's plausible.
18:03:05 <Phantom_Hoover> Though wire crossing would come into it.
18:03:15 <alise> How would it know when to intercept?
18:03:19 <alise> It doesn't know if it's The One.
18:03:27 <alise> And if it collided and then decided, it'd be significantly sub-c.
18:03:30 <Phantom_Hoover> Tell it it's the One with the head.
18:03:42 <alise> But that's the whole problem; telling things to the cell!
18:03:46 <Phantom_Hoover> Oh.
18:03:47 <alise> That requires communication that stops!
18:03:47 <AnMaster> Phantom_Hoover, oh right that is the issue. That LWSS travels at c/2... Why didn't you just say that
18:03:52 <alise> That's what we're trying to achieve :P
18:03:54 <AnMaster> THAT would have been the clear answer
18:03:58 <alise> AnMaster: Because that's fucking obvious???
18:03:59 <AnMaster> to my question
18:04:17 <AnMaster> alise, depends on how well you know life.
18:04:36 <AnMaster> it certainly wasn't to be
18:04:39 <alise> If it travelled at c do you think we'd be saying all this stuff about complicated light-speed telegraphs?
18:04:46 <Phantom_Hoover> alise: Well, telling the cell it's The One will be much less data than read/writes.
18:05:11 <AnMaster> alise, it could have been c/2 < speed < c for all I knew
18:05:31 <AnMaster> in theory for all I knew enough to make the increase worth it..
18:05:47 <Phantom_Hoover> And you could have a 2/c<<c wire to select the head.
18:05:50 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: Reading: "Cell, you are the one." Cell then poops off the data at lightspeed to the CPU.
18:06:17 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: Writing: "Cell, you are the one. (1 bit that only the one will examine)" Cell then poops the data onto the tape.
18:06:34 <Phantom_Hoover> Writing: "Cell, you are the Write One", cell taps into lightwire and reads any signal on it.
18:06:38 <alise> You can't tell the cell it's the one any faster than that, and certainly not at lightspeed because it can't stop, and if you stopped it it's <c.
18:06:47 <AnMaster> Phantom_Hoover, what are those light speed bubbles? It doesn't seem mentioned on the life wiki. saw it at some other link posted here before
18:06:53 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: Err, why?
18:06:58 <alise> That wouldn't be significantly faster.
18:07:06 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: Tape cells only store 1 bit of information.
18:07:10 <alise> AnMaster: Bubbles?
18:07:18 <AnMaster> mmm
18:07:22 <AnMaster> was linked yesterday
18:07:29 <AnMaster> some page about light speed stuff
18:07:47 <Phantom_Hoover> alise: Oh, yeah.
18:08:07 <Phantom_Hoover> So writing is at <c, reading is at c.
18:08:11 <Sgeo> Hm
18:08:14 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: I mean, sure, it'd be /one/ less thing for the cell's intercept-and-interrogate handlers to copy out.
18:08:17 <alise> But that's, like, a few cells.
18:08:17 * Sgeo loves pathological edge effects
18:08:42 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: Reading isn't quite at c, since you still need interception. It's <c for the part where the "You, gimme your value" signal travels down the wire; then =c when the read signal travels back.
18:09:00 <Phantom_Hoover> Yeah, that's what I meant.
18:09:15 <alise> Probably the "oi, it's you; (and if this is a write here is a bit)" should be done with c/2 spaceships, because intercepting and re-pooping (technical term) a c blip every single cell would end up really slow.
18:09:55 <Phantom_Hoover> Yes.
18:10:26 <AnMaster> alise, why every single cell?
18:10:34 <Phantom_Hoover> Although tapping into the lightwire to the CPU would likely have a significant overhead.
18:11:04 <Phantom_Hoover> Since lightwires are by their nature very easy to burn.
18:11:05 <AnMaster> alise, oh not GOL cell but memory cell (made up of several GOL cells)?
18:11:13 <Phantom_Hoover> Yes.
18:11:18 <Phantom_Hoover> Confusing, I know.
18:11:22 <AnMaster> indeed
18:11:25 <alise> AnMaster: yeah
18:11:35 <Phantom_Hoover> Let's call them bits.
18:11:40 <AnMaster> alise, why not call it memory block such
18:11:44 <AnMaster> or what Phantom_Hoover said
18:12:05 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: Yes, we're assuming that we've come up with a relatively efficient lightspeed receiver.
18:12:16 <Sgeo> Why is the Java thing on the Wiki not working?
18:12:22 <Phantom_Hoover> It's not so much the receiver as the sender.
18:12:22 <AnMaster> anyway. why not put it into several banks. Sure it wouldn't be exactly a Turing machine. But it might be more practical
18:12:27 <AnMaster> like several memory banks
18:12:49 <Phantom_Hoover> The sender needs to be able to send to a lightwire at any point on its length.
18:13:04 <AnMaster> plus if you could branch the signal you could have it check several banks in parallel
18:13:35 <alise> Sgeo: Works for me
18:13:43 <alise> AnMaster: No faster
18:13:44 <AnMaster> and sure, if one of them didn't return, wouldn't matter would it? The signal would die when it hit the (current) end of the tape
18:13:45 <Phantom_Hoover> AnMaster: Branching c signals is problematic.
18:13:50 <Sgeo> Hm, I think it's because I clicked Next
18:13:51 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: ah, i see
18:13:55 <Sgeo> That broke something somehow
18:13:59 <AnMaster> Phantom_Hoover, okay do it before it transmits? thus the multiple banks
18:14:00 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: so we need a lightwire that can accept communications at any part
18:14:04 <alise> doesn't the telegraph have one of them?
18:14:07 <alise> it's uniform all the way along
18:14:10 <alise> so given enough space...
18:14:11 <Phantom_Hoover> alise: No
18:14:28 <AnMaster> Phantom_Hoover, if you have 1024 places to check you might now have 2 parallel checks of 512 places instead
18:14:47 <AnMaster> seems like a probable win to me even if branching has a certain overhead
18:15:01 <AnMaster> as long as the overhead is smaller than what you gain
18:15:02 <Phantom_Hoover> You'd need a way to break the wire without burning it, then transmitting a signal, then fixing the wire perfectly.
18:15:21 <AnMaster> Phantom_Hoover, I suggested branching *before* the transmitter at the CPU
18:15:29 <Phantom_Hoover> OK.
18:15:32 <AnMaster> as in, using multiple transmitters
18:15:36 <AnMaster> one for each bank
18:15:47 <Phantom_Hoover> It'll need to be synchronised, which is another issue with this design.
18:16:11 <AnMaster> Phantom_Hoover, local clocks synced at the start? It isn't as if life has any issues with clock drift :P
18:16:36 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: It'd be nice if there was an agar that allowed something to pass through such that the bit around the agar's edge would easily transform it into a spaceship of some sort
18:16:42 <Phantom_Hoover> AnMaster: OK, but what about signal latency?
18:16:50 <alise> It's nice that Life has no clock drift or anything :P
18:17:02 <alise> And no nondeterminism
18:17:03 <AnMaster> Phantom_Hoover, hm, make a pentium4 style pipeline? ;P
18:17:15 <alise> I wonder what would happen if I wrote a Life simulator with entanglement.
18:17:21 <AnMaster> Phantom_Hoover, nah, depends on what you mean. Sure some latency will happen but in which part did you mean here
18:17:25 <Phantom_Hoover> I am unfamiliar with the structure of Pentium 4s.
18:17:31 <alise> That is, you can mark certain regions of space as entangled and pair them with another region.
18:17:32 <Sgeo> How does Maze work?
18:17:36 <alise> Then any change on one side happens to the other.
18:17:40 <AnMaster> Phantom_Hoover, well it was a bad joke
18:17:48 <alise> This also means that a glider could innocently walk into the entangled region, then when it walks out it'll be TWO
18:17:55 <alise> one in the original location, one in the other entangled region
18:17:57 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: COOL OR WAT.
18:18:00 <AnMaster> Phantom_Hoover, anyway, where is the latency in this case. In the sender?
18:18:34 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: COOL OR WAT.
18:18:39 <AnMaster> alise, you would have FTL
18:18:43 <alise> Of course you would
18:18:43 <Sgeo> Can patterns cause arbitrary regions to be entangled?
18:18:44 <AnMaster> I think
18:18:50 <alise> It wouldn't just be entanglement, it would be AWESOME entanglement.
18:18:50 <Sgeo> That would be cooler
18:18:52 <alise> Sgeo: No
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18:19:01 <Phantom_Hoover> AnMaster: It depends on which cell.
18:19:01 <alise> Basically, a fixed region of space is entangled (by act of God).
18:19:15 <Phantom_Hoover> If it's far away, the latency is high.
18:19:15 <alise> Then if a glider moved in, it would cause cells in the entangled region to change, and thus the glider would appear weirdly in the other one.
18:19:16 <alise> That is
18:19:23 <alise> first only the first part of the glider that hits the entangled region would appear
18:19:29 <alise> and then quickly die out because it wouldn't have enough substance
18:19:31 <alise> which would mangle the glider
18:19:32 <alise> ...
18:19:34 <alise> so it'd stop
18:19:34 <alise> huh
18:19:38 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: ^^ see that
18:19:42 <AnMaster> Phantom_Hoover, well sure, "lower" addresses would be faster
18:19:47 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: can you think of any way to make something go through the entangled region and not be obliterated?
18:20:09 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: maybe have some sort of spaceship such that part of it is still life, such that when it enters, only the bottom row is there, but it connects with the previously-still top of it
18:20:13 <alise> and starts being a spaceship?
18:20:22 <AnMaster> Phantom_Hoover, but that is where the banks come into it. Basically you check multiple cells at the same time that way
18:20:22 <Phantom_Hoover> Change the transition rules, as cells in the entangled area effectively have 16 neighbours?
18:20:24 <alise> that would then obliterate the one that entered, but the one that comes out would work
18:20:31 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: nope, keep them the same
18:20:37 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: they're treated as different cells
18:20:39 <alise> it's just that you add one more rule
18:20:49 <alise> "whenever a cell in an entangled region changes, both entangled regions change accordingly"
18:20:58 <alise> only when it changes
18:21:01 <alise> "stay the same" would not conflict
18:21:02 <AnMaster> Phantom_Hoover, if you are doing <c addressing and that allows branching a signal easily then you should do it like a tree or such to have just a few levels and be able to check a lot of memory cells at once
18:21:06 <alise> and also, life takes precedence over death i think
18:21:12 <AnMaster> though
18:21:22 <AnMaster> balanced binary tree sounds terribly complicated in life
18:21:23 <AnMaster> XD
18:21:49 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: You know that dot matrix printer?
18:21:58 <Phantom_Hoover> Which one?
18:21:59 <alise> http://tlrobinson.net/blog/2009/02/07/game-of-life-generator/
18:22:05 <alise> Using the same thing as the golly generator
18:22:11 <Phantom_Hoover> Yes.
18:22:14 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: I bet you could make one of them that takes dynamic input at simulation-time.
18:22:17 <alise> Then it'd be a generic output device.
18:22:28 <Phantom_Hoover> Of course.
18:22:39 <Phantom_Hoover> If you look, it would be easy to do that.
18:22:51 <Phantom_Hoover> The glider loops are basically inputs.
18:23:06 <alise> Yeah.
18:23:12 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: Although...
18:23:19 <Phantom_Hoover> What?
18:23:20 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: With a universal constructor, you could just construct still lifes to do the same thing.
18:23:23 <alise> But a UC would be a lot slower, right?
18:23:26 <Phantom_Hoover> Yes.
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18:23:48 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: Ooh, what about a Life unit cell with a UC? The life can hit a special region to control the UC >:)
18:23:55 <alise> Hello capitancar
18:24:30 <Phantom_Hoover> You mean a simulation time-controllable UC?
18:24:40 <alise> yeah
18:24:43 <alise> universal constructor
18:24:44 <Phantom_Hoover> Again, you just need to emulate the stored instructions.
18:25:00 <Phantom_Hoover> Fire gliders at a construction arn.
18:25:04 <Phantom_Hoover> s/arn/arm/
18:25:08 <alise> <capitancar> que mas
18:25:09 <alise> <alise> eh
18:25:16 <alise> <capitancar> comentame
18:25:19 <alise> capitancar: english please
18:25:28 <Sgeo> "It is probably the most well-known one cell thick pattern"
18:25:40 <Phantom_Hoover> What?
18:25:47 <Sgeo> http://www.conwaylife.com/wiki/index.php?title=One_cell_thick_pattern
18:25:55 <Sgeo> I think blinkers might be a bit more well known
18:25:56 <Sgeo> >.>
18:26:05 <Phantom_Hoover> Yes. I was going to say that.
18:26:33 <pikhq> Well, for once my Internet makes sense.
18:26:44 <AnMaster> Sgeo, I didn't know of that pattern. I knew of blinkers though
18:26:56 <pikhq> It drops out because of heavy rain.
18:26:57 <AnMaster> )(of course that is just one data point)
18:27:01 <AnMaster> s/^)//
18:27:04 <pikhq> Y'know, what you'd *expect*.
18:27:26 <AnMaster> pikhq, hm?
18:27:47 <alise> pikhq: your packets go into space man
18:27:51 <alise> space is one cold motherfucker.
18:27:54 <AnMaster> pikhq, well for any sort of wireless communications it makes sense that weather have an effect
18:28:14 <AnMaster> alise, that is what it's mum said!
18:28:24 <alise> AnMaster: I see :P
18:29:21 <alise> *its, also, *mom or mother for the joke
18:29:22 <Phantom_Hoover> "That's the end of that one. Atmospheric conditions in outer space often interfere with transmitting. "
18:30:09 <alise> All that solar wind has an affect.
18:30:13 <alise> *effect
18:30:33 <Sgeo> Hm, trying to remember how I found out about GoL
18:30:44 <Sgeo> I remember some program, that had a file 1103
18:30:54 <Sgeo> Didn't give it a name or anything, so I called it 1103
18:31:04 <Sgeo> (the R-pentomino)
18:31:09 <alise> Sgeo: Do you really think you need /more/ nostalgia?
18:31:13 <Phantom_Hoover> I found out about it when I found a rather crappy GoL simulator for the Mac Dashboard.
18:31:23 <Sgeo> alise, YES!
18:31:25 <pikhq> AnMaster: Like I said, *it makes sense* for once.
18:31:30 <AnMaster> pikhq, heh
18:31:34 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: KIDDO
18:31:36 <AnMaster> pikhq, how often does it rain there?
18:31:42 <pikhq> AnMaster: Too often.
18:31:47 <Sgeo> I think space was green
18:31:47 <Phantom_Hoover> I then forgot about it until I read about it again in one of Ian Stewart's books.
18:31:53 <alise> AnMaster: every time Obama cries
18:31:53 <AnMaster> pikhq, ah then it is scared of the rare clear weather
18:31:55 <alise> every. time.
18:31:56 <pikhq> It's been raining for the past week.
18:31:58 <alise> cries. for freedom.
18:32:00 <AnMaster> pikhq, doesn't know how to handle it
18:32:01 <Phantom_Hoover> At which point I got Golly and never looked back,
18:32:28 <pikhq> I feel like I'm British or something.
18:35:29 <alise> pikhq: Tell me! Have you ever experienced DRIZZLE?
18:35:44 <Phantom_Hoover> Or DRANK TEA?
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18:36:00 <alise> No; just DRIZZLE.
18:36:04 <alise> Answer, pikhq! Answer, you foul-mouthed cretin!
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18:36:59 <alise> pikhq: HAVE. YOU. EVER. EXPE-- oh, hello FredrIQ, sorry for your (first?) impressions of this channel, I'm just chastising silly pikhq here-- RIENCED. DRIZZLE?!
18:37:06 <Phantom_Hoover> http://www.qotile.net/blog/wp/?p=600
18:37:20 <Phantom_Hoover> They look very mechanical.
18:37:40 <alise> Oh my god, qotile!
18:37:42 <alise> I love that guy.
18:37:43 <Sgeo> "Drizzle" reminds me of CT
18:37:53 <FredrIQ> hi, alise
18:37:54 <alise> Phantom_Hoover: "Time is equated to the Z-axis"
18:37:54 <pikhq> alise: Yes.
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18:37:59 <AnMaster> alise, you know what, you should be able to do?
18:38:16 <AnMaster> alise, copy a pattern from golly then paste it into the search box on lifewiki
18:38:21 <alise> pikhq: Are you SURE? Drizzle is not something you know to be drizzle, because its very virtue is its uncanny ability to make you feel rotten and get things wet without making an impression on anything.
18:38:23 <AnMaster> to search for the name of some specific pattern
18:38:26 <AnMaster> small ones
18:38:28 <alise> It is not rain, it is worse than rain! It is of the devil and you never notice it!
18:38:40 <alise> It is not malicious, it is merely so passively, mediocrely HORRIBLE that it destroys your soul!
18:39:09 <Sgeo> http://www.qotile.net/blog/images/image5.jpg that looked physically real at first
18:39:09 <pikhq> alise: All I know is, I have certainly gone out and came back in and noticed that I was both wet and feeling awful.
18:39:16 <pikhq> Without noticing the wettening itself.
18:39:23 <alise> Wet, you see, wet, drizzle doesn't make you wet, it makes you drizzledupon.
18:39:37 <Deewiant> Drizzle is nice
18:39:47 <Sgeo> I thought that maybe it was 3d printed\
18:39:56 <alise> You have not experienced drizzle. You are scum to call yourself British! Never be ungrateful for your weather, for we have the powers contained within our atmosphere to crush your soul should one ever decide to introduce you to the real British climate!
18:39:58 <pikhq> I also like-a the tea.
18:40:05 <alise> REMEMBER THIS, HEATHEN!
18:40:53 <pikhq> alise: Is YOUR last name the name of a shire?
18:41:09 <alise> Yes.
18:41:14 <alise> Elliott "Hird" Oxfordshire
18:41:20 <Phantom_Hoover> AHA!
18:41:28 <Phantom_Hoover> I KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE!
18:41:39 <pikhq> Dammit, you got the good shire.
18:41:39 * pikhq mutters
18:41:54 <Phantom_Hoover> I don't even have a shire.
18:41:55 <alise> I don't actually live in Oxfordshire but it would be cool if I did
18:42:00 <Phantom_Hoover> I have a mid.
18:42:15 * pikhq is inexplicably named "Worcester".
18:42:19 <AnMaster> Phantom_Hoover, what do you call a thing that looks like a LWSS but is one longer in the "longer" side? Thus making the gap in the opposite side 3 cells instead of 2. In the middle, and one up, in that gap there is an extra cell
18:42:29 <AnMaster> can't think of a better way to describe it
18:42:29 <Phantom_Hoover> A MWSS?
18:42:32 <AnMaster> ah
18:42:42 <AnMaster> Phantom_Hoover, yep looks like it
18:42:50 <alise> pikhq: Worcester, pah. It's Worcestershire.
18:42:56 <AnMaster> Phantom_Hoover, there should be some pattern→name lookup/search
18:42:59 * Sgeo his AnMaster with an OWSS
18:43:03 <alise> Also, anyone who calls Worcestershire Sauce "Worcester sauce" is living in a state of Sin.
18:43:10 <AnMaster> Sgeo, OWSS?
18:43:14 <alise> Wust err shurr.
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18:43:32 <pikhq> alise: True, true.
18:43:33 <Sgeo> OverWeight Space Ship
18:43:37 <alise> pikhq: Also note, I'm not actually called Oxfordshire
18:43:37 <pikhq> There's more to the shire than Worcester.
18:43:53 <pikhq> Well aware.
18:43:56 <pikhq> Hird.
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18:44:24 <alise> Hirdshire
18:44:32 <alise> Totally a real shire
18:44:33 <Sgeo> alise, are you a HURD of HIRDS?
18:44:38 <Sgeo> erm, HERDS
18:44:45 <alise> Sgeo: Go away, Stallmanshire.
18:45:01 <alise> I hereby decree that all surnames henceforth spoken in this channel must be suffixed, if they are not already, with "-shire".
18:45:03 <pikhq> alise: Go away, Shireshire.
18:45:06 <Sgeo> erm,yeah, hird not herd
18:45:21 -!- Phantom_Hoover has changed nick to Phantom_Hooversh.
18:45:25 <alise> This is an ex cathedra declaration that calls under Papal infallability.
18:45:27 <Phantom_Hooversh> Pah!
18:45:29 <alise> *infallibility.
18:45:30 <alise> No, wait.
18:45:32 -!- Sgeo has changed nick to Sgeoshire.
18:45:33 -!- Phantom_Hooversh has changed nick to Phantom_Hoover.
18:45:37 <alise> In fact, infallability is now the official spelling.
18:45:44 <alise> Did I ever tell you guys I'm the Pope btw?
18:45:46 -!- Phantom_Hoover has changed nick to Hoovershire.
18:45:48 -!- alise has changed nick to aliseshire.
18:45:54 <pikhq> alise: Awesome.
18:46:09 <aliseshire> Anyone want something declared???
18:46:21 <Hoovershire> Declare that you are fallible!
18:46:35 <oerjan> `translatefromto en no drizzle
18:46:41 <aliseshire> NEVER
18:46:43 <HackEgo> duskregn
18:46:50 <aliseshire> oerjan: you don't have it, you can't possibly have a name for it
18:46:57 <oerjan> `translatefromto no en yr
18:46:59 <HackEgo> yr
18:47:14 <oerjan> in fact we have two names for it
18:47:28 <oerjan> but google only knows one of them
18:47:59 <pikhq> oerjan: Yeah, but we're English-speakers.
18:48:05 <pikhq> WE TAKE YOUR WORDS
18:48:08 <aliseshire> oerjan: so wait
18:48:11 <aliseshire> yr.no is "drizzle.no"?
18:48:12 <aliseshire> :D
18:48:17 <AnMaster> Hoovershire, how do I fill random to some other density than 50% in golly?
18:48:23 <aliseshire> AnMaster: it's in preferences
18:48:31 <Hoovershire> It's in the Edit tab of Preferences.
18:48:40 <pikhq> "Duskregn" and "yr" are now English words!
18:48:40 <pikhq> YAR!
18:48:44 <oerjan> aliseshire: MWAHAHA
18:48:45 <pikhq> Ain't it awesome speaking English?
18:48:50 <AnMaster> aliseshire, eh? seems weird to make it a preference like that
18:48:54 <aliseshire> AnMaster: It is
18:49:15 <aliseshire> AnMaster: *AnMastershire.
18:49:17 <aliseshire> pikhq: *pikhqshire
18:49:19 <aliseshire> oerjan: *oerjanshire
18:49:49 <Deewiant> `translatefromto en fi shire
18:49:51 <HackEgo> kreivikunta
18:49:59 <aliseshire> Deewiantkreivikunta
18:50:05 -!- aliseshire has changed nick to kreivikunta.
18:50:11 <kreivikunta> I'd use this name, except it has "kunt" in it
18:50:20 <kreivikunta> `translatefromto en ja shire
18:50:22 <HackEgo> シャイア
18:50:25 <kreivikunta> pikhq: ENJOY YOUR NEW NICK
18:50:31 <kreivikunta> `translatefromto en ru shire
18:50:33 <HackEgo> графство
18:50:37 <kreivikunta> Lol, rushire.
18:50:40 <kreivikunta> Rushire.
18:50:43 <kreivikunta> `translatefromto en de shire
18:50:45 <HackEgo> Grafschaft
18:50:53 <kreivikunta> GRAFSCHAFT
18:50:58 <Deewiant> That Japanese just says "shaia" (I think) i.e. it only transliterated
18:51:05 <kreivikunta> Stupid Google
18:51:12 <kreivikunta> I did notice it had a striking lack of kanji
18:51:24 <Hoovershire> How about Sûza?
18:51:28 <Deewiant> `translatefromto fi en kreivi
18:51:30 <HackEgo> count
18:52:07 <Sgeoshire> AnMaster, http://www.conwaylife.com/wiki/index.php?title=Teleportation
18:52:10 <oerjan> `translatefromto en no shire
18:52:11 <Deewiant> `translatefromto en fi county
18:52:14 <HackEgo> shire
18:52:17 <kreivikunta> `translatefromto fi en kreivikunta
18:52:20 <oerjan> *sigh*
18:52:20 <HackEgo> county
18:52:25 <Deewiant> `translatefromto en fi county
18:52:28 <HackEgo> lההni
18:52:29 <HackEgo> No output.
18:52:32 <oerjan> ok we have drizzle but apparently we don't have shires
18:52:32 <Deewiant> lääni*
18:52:33 <kreivikunta> `translatefromto en no county
18:52:36 <HackEgo> No output.
18:52:48 <Deewiant> `translatefromto en fi lääni
18:52:50 <HackEgo> No output.
18:52:50 <Deewiant> Oops
18:52:53 <Deewiant> `translatefromto fi en lääni
18:53:02 <HackEgo> No output.
18:53:07 <Deewiant> Bah
18:53:14 <Deewiant> `translatefromto fi en lההni
18:53:19 <HackEgo> No output.
18:53:24 <Deewiant> Bah
18:54:01 <AnMaster> strange, golly must be leaking memory, swap trashing. Restarting it and it goes away
18:54:02 <oerjan> ah if i believe the german, shire would be "grevskap" in norwegian. and our constitution prohibits nobility, so...
18:54:04 <AnMaster> for a while
18:54:23 <oerjan> so in fact shires are illegal here :)
18:54:28 <Hoovershire> Hashing takes tonnes of memory.
18:55:00 <AnMaster> Hoovershire, I did set a memory limit in preferences
18:55:09 <AnMaster> Hoovershire, for both hashlife and quicklife
18:55:10 <Hoovershire> Is it going above that
18:55:12 <Hoovershire> ??
18:55:13 <AnMaster> Hoovershire, and I was using quicklife
18:55:23 <kreivikunta> `translatefromto de en Grafschaft
18:55:25 <HackEgo> No output.
18:55:27 * Sgeoshire pokes AnMaster
18:55:29 <kreivikunta> meh.
18:55:30 <Hoovershire> You should probably notify the devs, then.
18:55:38 <kreivikunta> oerjan: is your constitution amendable?
18:55:41 <AnMaster> Hoovershire, yeah mem limit was set to 500 MB for each. System has 4 GB RAM. Golly was according to htop using 80% of total memory
18:55:48 <AnMaster> since I have 4 GB swap too
18:55:55 <AnMaster> (for suspend to disk reasons)
18:56:01 <Hoovershire> Don't give it swap, BTW.
18:56:17 <oerjan> kreivikunta: certainly
18:56:18 <Hoovershire> The access times make it too slow, apparently.
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18:56:19 <AnMaster> Hoovershire, well 500 MB should be much less that the limit for swap
18:56:24 <Hoovershire> Yes,
18:56:33 <kreivikunta> oerjan: just amend it then! :P
18:57:46 <AnMaster> Hoovershire, sure there is some overhead. And then there is X and Gnome. But without golly running it is like 200 MB RAM used (including disk cache, which was almost completely eaten due to the swap trashing, kernel prefers to throw away disk cache iirc
18:57:47 <oerjan> kreivikunta: i think that may have been one of the original provisions from 1814, even
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18:58:03 <Sgeoshire> How would a spherical playing field for GoL work?
18:58:23 <AnMaster> Hoovershire, I was studying random fill. I believe it might have happened when switching between hash algorithms
18:58:26 <kreivikunta> oerjan: what, forbidding shires?; or allowing amendment?
18:58:32 <kreivikunta> if allowing amendment, by definition it must have been one of the first
18:58:41 <kreivikunta> Sgeoshire: Don't you mean circular?
18:58:42 <oerjan> kreivikunta: well both presumably
18:58:43 <kreivikunta> Or do you mean spherical?
18:58:46 <AnMaster> Hoovershire, I found hashlife was too slow until it has become mostly stable. But then hashlife works fine
18:58:48 <kreivikunta> If spherical, it's just a regular wrapping.
18:58:55 <kreivikunta> oerjan: but what did you mean?
18:59:07 <oerjan> nobility and shires
18:59:08 <AnMaster> Hoovershire, so I used quicklife for some 2000-3000 generations then switched to hashlife. I believe the mem leak is related to that
18:59:14 <Sgeoshire> Like the logo of the Life wiki
18:59:21 <AnMaster> Hoovershire, also I got a nice pattern that looks kind of like a face here
18:59:27 <AnMaster> from that randomness
18:59:31 <pikhq> kreivikuntashire should be a shire.
18:59:37 <oerjan> kreivikunta: iirc as far as land is concerned what the constitution prohibits is any form of inheritance which requires the heir not to sell the property
18:59:42 <AnMaster> Hoovershire, a collision of gliders leaving the random region produced it
19:00:09 * Hoovershire checks whether gliders can produce Pi-heptominoes
19:00:22 <oerjan> this has the effect of preventing land-based nobility families
19:00:36 <kreivikunta> pikhq: Kreivikuntashire is just shireshire :P
19:00:49 <AnMaster> Hoovershire, well I think it was gliders. A bit hard to tell: initial population was >500,000
19:00:49 <oerjan> but it also forbids inherited noble titles separately, i think
19:01:35 <Sgeoshire> http://www.conwaylife.com/wiki/index.php?title=Aircraft_carrier those islands look further away then they are
19:01:40 <oerjan> (those who were nobility at the time the constitution went into effect stayed so, but it didn't pass to their children. iiuc.)
19:02:15 <Hoovershire> iiuc?
19:02:23 <oerjan> if i understand correctly
19:02:38 <kreivikunta> Sgeoshire: no they don't?
19:02:45 <Sgeoshire> To me they do *shrug*
19:03:01 <AnMaster> Hoovershire, it was a 2-glider collision
19:03:32 <Hoovershire> Yeah, pi-heptominoes create a debris cloud that looks like a face and are 2-glider synthesisable
19:03:33 <AnMaster> Hoovershire, two ponds, 6 blocks, 5 blinkers. Arranged kind of like a face
19:04:04 <Hoovershire> Yeah, that's a Pi-heptomino.
19:04:06 <AnMaster> Hoovershire, probably you know the collision already. Saw some list of possible 2-glider-collisions on the wiki
19:04:17 <Sgeoshire> AnMaster, try reading the chat?
19:04:21 <AnMaster> Hoovershire, how rare is that in random 25% fill I wonder
19:04:27 <pikhq> kreivikunta: NEED MOAR SHIRE
19:04:29 <AnMaster> Sgeoshire, too busy watching pretty patterns ;P
19:04:45 <Hoovershire> AnMaster: It's a pretty common object.
19:04:55 <pikhq> Deewiant: Also. Yes, of course it only transliterated. "Shire" is a loanword in Japanese. :)
19:05:06 <pikhq> 13:04 [freenode] -!- シャイアshir Erroneous Nickname
19:05:07 <pikhq> :(
19:05:17 <AnMaster> Hoovershire, sure but not quite as common outside the random block from my tries so far
19:06:01 <Deewiant> pikhq: It's not "of course", there could be an equivalent concept it translates to. Although I guess that since it originates in European nobility it should be obvious that there isn't.
19:06:22 <AnMaster> Hoovershire, hm zooming a lot causes swap trash too. But yes memory limit is set and population is "only" 487141 now
19:06:36 <oerjan> kreivikunta: hm it looks like the constitution only prohibited establishing _new_ titles, while a later law of 1821 abolished the old ones (except for people keeping titles until they died)
19:06:41 <AnMaster> Hoovershire, initial population was 4090522
19:06:52 <kreivikunta> Hoovershire. Initial population 4090522
19:07:12 <AnMaster> kreivikunta, hm? why are you repeating what I said?
19:07:18 <kreivikunta> whoosh
19:07:21 <AnMaster> oh duh
19:07:25 <AnMaster> now I saw the change
19:07:56 <oerjan> kreivikunta: apparently norway only had 3 noble titles previous to this, anyway (which presumably made it easy to abolish)
19:08:50 <AnMaster> oerjan, heh. And how many had each of those types of title?
19:08:57 <Hoovershire> AnMaster: Again, if you're getting persistent memory leaks, you should tell the devs.
19:09:27 <AnMaster> Hoovershire, it does seem related to switching algorithm on the fly. Not completely sure. It is a bit random...
19:09:45 <AnMaster> Hoovershire, but yes I will. Probably not this evening. Got some other things to do really...
19:09:54 * AnMaster minimises irc client
19:10:08 <kreivikunta> AnMaster AnMaster AnMaster
19:10:25 <oerjan> AnMaster: well three Stamhus (shires?), really. actually one of them (Jarlsberg) still exists, the constitution only prohibits making new ones
19:11:06 <pikhq> Deewiant: Even if there *was* an equivalent concept, the Japanese would still probably have this as a loan word. They treat foreign languages a *bit* like English does.
19:11:16 <oerjan> AnMaster: this is mostly from the norwegian wikipedia article on Adel, which is marked as not very good though
19:11:22 <pikhq> It, too, has native words as a *minority* of the words in the language.
19:11:23 <Deewiant> pikhq: True that :-)
19:13:17 <Hoovershire> Bah, food.
19:13:38 <copumpkin> :o
19:13:55 <pikhq> Oh, hey, copumpkin.
19:14:00 <copumpkin> ohai
19:14:01 <pikhq> Didn't realise you were in here.
19:14:08 <copumpkin> magic!
19:14:26 <kreivikunta> TERRIBLE IDEA: Continuous Life
19:14:39 <pikhq> *shudder*
19:15:30 <kreivikunta> Where the neighbours are are determined how small the cell number is, order of magnitude; so (0,0) would have neighbours (-1,0), (0,-1), (1,0), (0,1), (1,1), (-1,-1), etc.
19:15:45 <kreivikunta> But (0.1,0.1) would have (-0.2,0.1), (0.1,-0.2), etc
19:15:52 <oerjan> copumpkin: are you dual to a pumpkin?
19:15:54 <kreivikunta> Exercise: Proof this actually works out to anything consistent
19:16:21 <copumpkin> oerjan: yeah
19:16:42 <oerjan> good, good
19:30:28 <Hoovershire> Ooh.
19:30:46 <Hoovershire> You can send a signal at 2c/3 to anywhere in the universe.
19:30:55 <Hoovershire> http://pentadecathlon.com/lifeNews/2009/03/working_2c3_signal_elbow.html
19:30:59 <copumpkin> I've always wanted to do that!
19:31:08 <copumpkin> I'd have preferred 3c/4
19:31:37 <kreivikunta> Hoovershire: what does that mean?
19:31:41 <copumpkin> that's neat though
19:31:58 <kreivikunta> ah, is it because it's 2/3 instead of 1/2 of light?
19:32:01 <kreivikunta> but you need a wire right?
19:32:12 <Hoovershire> It means that you can have a 2c/3 signal wire going to any point in the universe,
19:32:17 <kreivikunta> ah, i see
19:32:19 <kreivikunta> a cornering thing
19:32:39 <augur> !!
19:32:42 <Hoovershire> Though the bend doubles the signal.
19:32:44 <augur> copumpkin, HERE?!
19:32:50 * copumpkin hides
19:33:42 <augur> you can't hide forever, mister peebles!
19:33:50 <copumpkin> guess not
19:34:01 <Hoovershire> We must find a c signal turn!
19:34:27 <AnMaster> Hoovershire, on life wiki (polyomino page): "Charles Corderman discovered the switch engine by running an exhaustive computer search on all decominoes. The machine that discovered the decomino seed was unique, possessing an unusual architecture. "
19:34:31 <AnMaster> any idea what that is about?
19:34:43 <AnMaster> there is no citation or any further details
19:34:50 <AnMaster> as to what this special architecture would be
19:34:53 <AnMaster> and why it is relevant
19:35:04 <AnMaster> google didn't turn up anything useful
19:35:11 <Hoovershire> It means that the search program can't be run on your own computer.
19:35:19 <AnMaster> Hoovershire, so in what way was it special
19:35:34 <Hoovershire> It's probably just some custom machine he built for the purpose.
19:35:38 <oerjan> AnMaster: alien technology, duh
19:35:53 <kreivikunta> yeah probably just a custom searching machine
19:35:54 <AnMaster> Hoovershire, FPGAs? Doesn't say anything about when... so no idea if it was FPGAs or something else
19:36:02 <AnMaster> oerjan, XD
19:36:06 <kreivikunta> probably fpga
19:36:15 <kreivikunta> Hoovershire: I think my hunch is that a c turn is impossible
19:36:24 <Hoovershire> Why?
19:36:28 <Sgeoshire> Aww, you can only use one elbow
19:36:37 <AnMaster> kreivikunta, actually
19:36:38 <AnMaster> no
19:36:39 <AnMaster> "A switch engine (or Corder engine[1]) is a methuselah that was found by Charles Corderman in 1971. It is unstable by itself, but it can be used to make c/12 diagonal puffers and spaceships. "
19:36:43 <Hoovershire> Sgeoshire: One is enough.
19:36:45 <AnMaster> 1971, can't have been FPGA
19:36:51 <kreivikunta> Hoovershire: because a turn basically has to deconstruct and then reconstruct a vehicle since life has no notion of "turning" as such
19:36:53 <Sgeoshire> What about layout concerns?
19:36:55 <AnMaster> kreivikunta, ^
19:37:18 <kreivikunta> Hoovershire: My conjecture is that the complexity of the operations required to rebuild it rotated are sufficiently complex that they will always take longer than a straight line
19:37:32 <Sgeoshire> Wait, couldn't you terminate the wire and retransmit before a second elbow
19:37:33 <Sgeoshire> ?
19:37:35 <kreivikunta> Hoovershire: However, it may be possible to build an elbow that, while running slower than c, can plug directly on to two lightspeed wires.
19:37:39 <Hoovershire> kreivikunta: Why can't a signal induce another signal in a wire at 90 degrees?
19:37:48 <kreivikunta> Hoovershire: It can, but it'll take more than one generation.
19:38:04 <Hoovershire> A 1-gen c turn is pretty silly.
19:38:20 <Hoovershire> Even the 2c/3 turn takes more than 1 gen.
19:38:24 <AnMaster> why is it an issue if there is some delay in that?
19:38:47 <AnMaster> as long as most of the time there is no delay I mean
19:38:58 <AnMaster> err, no more than c*
19:39:12 <AnMaster> build it with mostly straight segments and turning isn't an issue
19:39:18 <kreivikunta> Because without a delay it's as simple as having a receiver and emitter right next to each other.
19:39:25 <kreivikunta> Which, sure, is possible, but the point is something that's practical, unlike that.
19:39:41 <AnMaster> kreivikunta, see ^ "<AnMaster> err, no more than c*"
19:40:08 <kreivikunta> yes, that much is obvious
19:40:40 <AnMaster> kreivikunta, so as long as you have mostly straight lines with just a few corners it will still be roughly the same speed
19:40:48 <kreivikunta> we already know this
19:40:53 <kreivikunta> and we can theoretically make corner-turners now
19:40:55 <kreivikunta> it's just they're SLOW
19:40:56 <kreivikunta> really really slow
19:41:00 <AnMaster> kreivikunta, how slow?
19:41:00 <kreivikunta> impractically slow for everything
19:41:06 <AnMaster> and how do you do them?
19:41:10 <kreivikunta> AnMaster: as slow as the receiving and sending ends of a telegraph put together
19:41:14 <kreivikunta> because that's exactly what one is.
19:41:21 <Hoovershire> kreivikunta: Suppose you have a signal with an exposed spark, which can induce a signal cleanly in a wire at 90 degrees.
19:41:28 <Hoovershire> That's basically it.
19:41:30 <kreivikunta> receive it, send it into a receiver that sends out the same signal, but on another wire, that's tilted
19:41:33 <AnMaster> kreivikunta, so how long does the cable need to be for that to be useful?
19:41:42 <Hoovershire> Very, for the LTS.
19:41:43 <kreivikunta> AnMaster: too long
19:41:47 <Hoovershire> s/LTS/LST/
19:41:52 <AnMaster> kreivikunta, well depends on what you need to do with it
19:41:54 <kreivikunta> the LST is already hopelessly impractical.
19:42:11 <AnMaster> kreivikunta, LST seems mostly useful for high speed, very long, links?
19:42:26 <kreivikunta> AnMaster: yes, which is nothing in practice.
19:42:28 <kreivikunta> very VERY long
19:42:29 <Hoovershire> Only if you need to get across tens of thousands of cells.
19:42:41 <kreivikunta> Hoovershire: Golly/Miscellaneous/lightspeed.rle -- this is just a fuse isn't it??
19:42:42 <AnMaster> Hoovershire, yes and can't that happen?
19:42:58 <Sgeoshire> Lightspeed is FUN!
19:43:00 <AnMaster> fuse would work fine for a one-time signal no?
19:43:03 <Sgeoshire> Who cares about practical?
19:43:04 <Hoovershire> Remember, each pulse is one bit, so the information is dribbling.
19:43:05 * kreivikunta notes something... Most things in Life move not that much slower than lightspeed.
19:43:08 <Sgeoshire> Is any of GoL practical?
19:43:12 <kreivikunta> Those guys' doppler shift must be fucking insane.
19:43:13 <AnMaster> Sgeoshire, good point: no
19:43:22 <kreivikunta> Sgeoshire: not a good question.
19:43:34 <AnMaster> kreivikunta, sure it is :P
19:43:38 <Hoovershire> AnMaster: A fuse is impractical, because you need to rebuild it at <c.
19:43:55 <AnMaster> Hoovershire, but that only applies if you need to rebuild it
19:43:59 <kreivikunta> of course you do
19:44:05 <kreivikunta> one-bit communication at a specified time?
19:44:05 <Sgeoshire> http://conwaylife.com/wiki/index.php?title=Lightspeed_wire the bit about 2c/3 turns seems.. obsolete?
19:44:06 <kreivikunta> just use a clock
19:44:13 <kreivikunta> after all, it'll always be the same time
19:44:22 <AnMaster> kreivikunta, yes why not. A "stop, we found the prime we looked for" signal
19:44:23 <AnMaster> or such
19:44:26 <kreivikunta> Come to think of it, I've never built a clock in Life. Or, well, much at all.
19:44:33 <kreivikunta> I think I'll do that. This isn't an unsolved problem is it Hoovershire?
19:44:43 <Hoovershire> A clock?
19:44:44 <kreivikunta> AnMaster: don't need lightspeed for that
19:44:47 <kreivikunta> Hoovershire: Yes.
19:44:50 <Hoovershire> Any glider gun is a clock.
19:44:51 <AnMaster> kreivikunta, well you could want it
19:44:53 <kreivikunta> Hoovershire: Basically a glider gun--yeah
19:45:03 <kreivikunta> Hoovershire: Still.
19:45:11 <kreivikunta> Hoovershire: There has to be some sort of simpler clock.
19:45:14 <AnMaster> kreivikunta, you don't _need_ lightspeed for anything
19:45:26 <Hoovershire> *All* signal circuitry has a clock, in the form of the shuttle type it uses.
19:45:45 <kreivikunta> What's the smallest glider gun?
19:45:51 <Hoovershire> Gosper, AFAIK.
19:46:00 <AnMaster> kreivikunta, you seldom build clocks in non-CAs
19:46:06 <AnMaster> except VHDL and such I guess
19:46:07 <kreivikunta> FPGA
19:46:10 <AnMaster> and you don't really
19:46:12 <kreivikunta> Hoovershire: Still? Sheesh
19:46:18 <AnMaster> because you use an external clock signal probably
19:46:28 <AnMaster> you don't build one in VHDL except for simulation
19:46:37 <AnMaster> kreivikunta, ^
19:46:39 <kreivikunta> yeah it's gosper
19:46:41 <Sgeoshire> Oh, multiple elbows are useful for closing loops?
19:46:46 <kreivikunta> [[In the Game of Life, for every p greater than or equal to 14 it is possible to construct a glider gun in which the gliders are emitted with period p.[1]]]
19:46:48 <kreivikunta> :(
19:46:52 <kreivikunta> Is there a LWSS clock that can emit faster?
19:46:58 <Hoovershire> kreivikunta: Gosper makes sense, because the smallest would be easily-discovered.
19:47:02 <kreivikunta> Or even something which can emit some sort of pulse at c?
19:47:05 <kreivikunta> (It doesn't have to travel at c)
19:47:10 <kreivikunta> (Just be emitted every c... or multiple of c)
19:47:15 <kreivikunta> Like c/2 or something would be cool
19:47:15 <Hoovershire> Then it would hit itself.
19:47:34 <kreivikunta> Doesn't have to be gliders
19:48:08 <Hoovershire> Oh, and lightspeed.rle isn't a fuse.
19:48:19 <AnMaster> Hoovershire, can't gun and bullets travel at same speed? If they are traveling in opposite directions at least
19:48:26 <Hoovershire> But anyway, clocks are unnecessary in Life.
19:49:13 <Hoovershire> Because most technology is innately p30 or p46, so it's all synchronised.
19:49:34 <kreivikunta> Hoovershire: I'd like a clock that goes faster than p14 though
19:49:48 <kreivikunta> even just something that emits some sort of pulse every 13 generations would be cool
19:49:52 <kreivikunta> doesn't have to be a glider
19:50:27 <Hoovershire> Wait, need to go for a minute.
19:51:06 <AnMaster> kreivikunta, define a clock? Oscillator which emit something?
19:51:15 <kreivikunta> AnMaster: Yes.
19:51:18 <AnMaster> hm
19:51:33 <kreivikunta> It is acceptable if the oscillator needs a nearby wire to emit stuff onto.
19:52:12 <Sgeoshire> p91080 guns
19:52:16 <Sgeoshire> http://www.yucs.org/~gnivasch/life/lightspeed/index.html
19:52:18 <Sgeoshire> That.. why?
19:52:33 <AnMaster> oh that was the page with the bubbles
19:52:41 <Sgeoshire> Is lightspeed transmission stuff that inefficient, that a p91090 gun is useful?
19:53:08 <AnMaster> kreivikunta, ^
19:53:10 <Sgeoshire> Oh, that's just transmission stuff
19:53:29 <kreivikunta> Ah, those bubbles.
19:53:40 <AnMaster> kreivikunta, what else?
19:54:08 <kreivikunta> No, I was just saying.
19:54:09 <AnMaster> the lifewiki times out again
19:54:13 <kreivikunta> Ah, so that's how you make stripe agar.
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19:54:34 <Sgeoshire> Wait, the page actually talks about makign stripe agar?
19:54:40 <kreivikunta> It has stripe agar.
19:54:49 <kreivikunta> http://www.yucs.org/~gnivasch/life/lightspeed/index.html
19:54:56 <kreivikunta> All the alive/dead alternating rows -- that's stripe agar.
19:55:19 <Hoovershire> kreivikunta: Are you still on the p13 clock?
19:55:38 <kreivikunta> Hoovershire: ? On?
19:55:40 <kreivikunta> Yes, I'd like one.
19:55:59 <kreivikunta> Let's see... at the left and right ends of the white lines, just on the border; on the top and bottom, alive cells with two dead cells in-between, such that there are alive cells on both very edges at both top and bottom... and both the top and bottom non-bordered lines should be alive.
19:56:04 <kreivikunta> Yep, I think I know how to make stripe agar now.
19:56:10 <kreivikunta> Is it still life like that?
19:56:56 <Hoovershire> kreivikunta: You might want to look at Greyships and spacefillers.
19:57:05 <AnMaster> greyships?
19:57:10 <Hoovershire> They work by creating agars, normally striped.
19:57:22 <kreivikunta> Yeah, I know spacefillers.
19:57:27 <kreivikunta> Anyway that isn't a clock :P
19:57:28 <AnMaster> Sgeoshire, I can't find any page on the lifewiki about p91090
19:57:33 <AnMaster> Sgeoshire, got a link?
19:57:33 <Hoovershire> AnMaster: A spaceship containing an agar with 1/2 density.
19:57:45 <Sgeoshire> AnMaster, search http://www.yucs.org/~gnivasch/life/lightspeed/index.html
19:58:07 <AnMaster> Sgeoshire, "phrase not found", did you typo it?
19:58:17 <AnMaster> ah indeed you did
19:58:22 <AnMaster> it says p91080 there
19:58:45 <AnMaster> I copy-pasted from <Sgeoshire> Is lightspeed transmission stuff that inefficient, that a p91090 gun is useful?
19:58:59 <Hoovershire> Yes.
19:59:05 <Hoovershire> It is.
19:59:28 <kreivikunta> Hoovershire: I just made some stripe agar, but it isn't stable.
19:59:39 <kreivikunta> Do I have to do something to it after I prepare the base material? Does it have to be a certain size? It looks right...
20:00:01 <Hoovershire> Stripe agar needs regular bookends at the boundaries.
20:00:08 <Hoovershire> Surely that's obvious?
20:00:18 <kreivikunta> I have that.
20:00:34 <Hoovershire> It needs to be 3n+1 long.
20:00:44 <Hoovershire> Otherwise the bookends don't work.
20:00:48 <AnMaster> Hoovershire, got a link to an example grayship? the life wiki basically have a stub
20:01:15 <kreivikunta> Hoovershire: http://sprunge.us/UVeS
20:01:17 <kreivikunta> What did I do wrong?
20:01:44 <Hoovershire> AnMaster: Cambrain-Explosion.rle has some greyships at the top.
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20:02:23 <calamari> Gregor: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_4LYV_SFknMc/S9H7jdd_tQI/AAAAAAAAAQk/dKoK6biWn9Y/s1600/KFC-KRISPY-KREME-LUTHER-DOUBLE-DOWN-DOUGHNUT-BUN-D.jpg
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20:02:49 <AnMaster> Hoovershire, which directory is it in?
20:03:00 <AnMaster> wasn't in spaceships?
20:03:13 <Hoovershire> kreivikunta: The bookends on the sides need to be on every other line.
20:03:21 <Hoovershire> Black line, that is.
20:03:31 <Hoovershire> AnMaster: Miscellaneous.
20:03:33 <kreivikunta> They are on every other line.
20:03:36 <AnMaster> Hoovershire, ah
20:03:41 <kreivikunta> No?
20:03:52 <Sgeoshire> What, exactly, makes it so inefficient?
20:04:11 <kreivikunta> Sgeoshire: the only signals that like travelling along wire at light-speed are chaotic and hard to both produce and detect
20:04:19 <kreivikunta> to produce you need to like collide gliders together at precise timings
20:04:21 <AnMaster> Hoovershire, which site is the front?
20:04:22 <kreivikunta> then the wire needs to repair
20:04:30 <kreivikunta> and detecting them at the end requires very complicated, large and controlled machinery
20:04:40 <kreivikunta> http://b3s23life.blogspot.com/
20:04:41 <Hoovershire> AnMaster: The one pointing up.
20:04:58 <AnMaster> Hoovershire, are that entire group greyships or?
20:05:11 <kreivikunta> http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_TO9A8O1Azeg/RnZs8QADCGI/AAAAAAAAAIM/11c9lJax9Z0/s1600-h/Pi-tracks-DRH-17Feb1997.GIF CREEY FACE CIRCUITS
20:05:16 <kreivikunta> *CREEPY
20:05:43 <Hoovershire> AnMaster: The top cluster.
20:05:52 <Hoovershire> Everything with a striped agar in it.
20:06:46 <AnMaster> ah
20:07:27 <Hoovershire> AnMaster: There's a pattern that stretches a striped agar horizontally at -123, 22
20:09:06 <kreivikunta> The Caterpillar spaceship is amazing.
20:09:12 <kreivikunta> It carries a whole galaxy of life organisms.
20:09:31 <kreivikunta> And it's... not even /that/ slow
20:09:35 <kreivikunta> s/$/./
20:10:49 <Hoovershire> There were the beginnings of a (13,1) spaceship on the caterpillar page.
20:11:34 <kreivikunta> I still don't understand the (a,b) notation.
20:12:01 <Hoovershire> It moves 13 cells left for every 1 it moves up.
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20:12:14 -!- Hoovershire has changed nick to alise.
20:12:18 <alise> Ha!
20:12:19 <AnMaster> fizzie, there?
20:12:25 <AnMaster> guess not
20:12:26 -!- alise has changed nick to Hoovershire.
20:12:35 <AnMaster> does anyone know if fizzie is away for the weekend or something?
20:14:29 <Deewiant> /whois says he's been idle for almost 24 hours, so maybe he's away for today.
20:15:32 <AnMaster> hm
20:15:49 <Gregor> calamari: *sobs*
20:16:33 <Ilari> Would that be first spaceship tha does not move in one of 8 main directions? Or has some such ship aleady been built?
20:16:39 <Hoovershire> No.
20:17:00 <Hoovershire> It would be the first.
20:17:12 <Gregor> Jan Vitek: Flash is to computing, what porn is to cinema?
20:17:12 <Gregor> Gregor Richards: ... YES. I agree with that statement 115%.
20:17:33 <pikhq> Why hello, Richardsshire.
20:17:40 <Hoovershire> Also, everything interesting in Life is found with searches these days.
20:17:41 <kreivikunta> Hoovershire: So what's wrong with my agar?
20:17:50 <Hoovershire> Why?
20:17:55 <Hoovershire> What does it do?
20:18:07 <kreivikunta> What?
20:18:31 <Hoovershire> What does it do wrong?
20:18:32 <kreivikunta> Gregor: Jan Vitek's Facebook photo: http://www.facebook.com/profile/pic.php?oid=AAAAAwAgACAAAAAJOxKn1xL6DjDHhndQyKszQjZLwByUy-T-E0I5xvwVi4D_tpmGTj9TFtyFVsNHHm5cWyKXCFE9IzkwvJZABz70l0zVm61rAYnYoZxN3j_FXfjxVH0OgTyfYPdvehsrEVuG&size=normal
20:18:41 <kreivikunta> Hoovershire: It's the .rle I gave you
20:18:45 <kreivikunta> It self-destructs
20:18:45 <kreivikunta> why?
20:18:51 <kreivikunta> http://sprunge.us/UVeS
20:18:54 <Gregor> kreivikunta: He's my advisor :P
20:18:57 <fizzie> (I'm not away, I'm just busy.)
20:19:09 <calamari> Gregor: I knew you'd like that
20:19:20 <pikhq> kreivikunta: That's Jan Vitekshire, sir.
20:19:27 <kreivikunta> pikhqshire: Whoops
20:19:29 <calamari> looks like a yummy breakfast sandwich
20:19:38 <Gregor> "Breakfast sandwich"
20:19:38 <Hoovershire> kreivikunta: I told you: the end bookends need to be on alternate blank rows.
20:19:40 <Gregor> *sobs more*
20:19:42 <pikhq> And thats Worcestershire to you!
20:19:46 <kreivikunta> Hoovershire: So not every one?
20:19:49 <kreivikunta> pikhq: *that's
20:19:50 -!- Gregor has changed nick to GregorRichardsvi.
20:19:55 <pikhq> Yes.
20:19:55 <GregorRichardsvi> Well foo
20:19:59 -!- GregorRichardsvi has changed nick to Richardsville.
20:20:02 <Richardsville> THAT'S RIGHT
20:20:10 <kreivikunta> Josiah "Pick Headquarters" Worcestershire, amirite
20:20:17 <kreivikunta> RichardsSHIRE, you uncouth nothing.
20:20:22 <kreivikunta> We are all SHIRES here.
20:20:36 <Hoovershire> kreivkunta: It needs another row.
20:20:41 <pikhq> kreivikunta: Lawls
20:20:51 <kreivikunta> Hoovershire: Okay.
20:21:06 <kreivikunta> Hoovershire: Er, that can't work.
20:21:10 <kreivikunta> Because the end bits need to attach to an on row.
20:21:50 <Hoovershire> http://pastebin.com/pqjVb0mg
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20:22:00 <Hoovershire> That's a stable one.
20:22:23 <kreivikunta> What did you change?
20:22:26 <kreivikunta> I can't paste RLE...
20:22:43 <Sgeo> http://www.wovencroft.com/Images/tm51610a.gif how helpful to have the time and date disappear and reappear like that
20:22:48 <oerjan> amirite would be a badass mineral
20:23:20 <oerjan> kreivikunta: shirely you can't be serious
20:23:34 <kreivikunta> Amirite XD
20:23:43 <kreivikunta> Hoovershire: DOTH TELLETH ME
20:23:56 <Hoovershire> I added another on row and alternated!
20:24:04 <Richardsgrafstvo> Hoovershire: Hot.
20:24:05 <Hoovershire> Look at the lightspeed bubbles!
20:24:21 <kreivikunta> But adding another row cannot possibly work!
20:24:42 <Richardsgrafstvo> Sgeo: Worst - animated - gif - ever
20:25:34 <kreivikunta> Hoovershire: If you add another row
20:25:39 <kreivikunta> Hoovershire: then the end row is not on
20:25:43 <kreivikunta> which means you can't add the stabilisers
20:25:45 <Hoovershire> Another on row.
20:25:56 <kreivikunta> ... What, two on rows in a row?
20:26:14 <kreivikunta> I would like to inform you that that cannot possibly work.
20:27:01 <kreivikunta> http://psychoticdeath.com/life.htm
20:27:02 <kreivikunta> PSYCHOTIC DEATH
20:27:03 <kreivikunta> JOHN CONWAY'S GAME OF LIFE!
20:27:38 <Sgeo> Fun. The mayor posts an rtf, and everyone has problems
20:28:49 <kreivikunta> Hoovershire: So I need there to be off rows before the final on row that do not haev a pixel, right?
20:28:50 <kreivikunta> *have
20:29:06 <kreivikunta> That doesn't work, either.
20:29:23 <Hoovershire> Look at the lightspeed bubbles!
20:29:24 <kreivikunta> Hoovershire: I don't just want to use your fixed version because I want to figure out what the heck I did wrong!
20:29:31 <kreivikunta> And I can't!
20:30:12 <kreivikunta> <Hoovershire> http://pastebin.com/pqjVb0mg
20:30:16 <kreivikunta> this is exactly what i pasted....
20:30:50 <kreivikunta> did you paste the wrong thing
20:31:04 <Hoovershire> OK, you see how the row ends have dead cells with 3 live neighbours?
20:31:46 <kreivikunta> Yes.
20:31:50 <kreivikunta> So I need to remove every other one?
20:32:12 <Hoovershire> Yes.
20:32:24 <Hoovershire> But the last row can't have a bookend on it.
20:33:10 <kreivikunta> ^_^ it works now
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20:34:13 <kreivikunta> Note to self; make a program to generate stripe agar.
20:34:21 <kreivikunta> Hoovershire: now i just need to figure out how to transmit signals :)
20:34:54 <Hoovershire> The simplest signal for a stripe agar is made as follows:
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20:35:05 <Hoovershire> Delete 4 cells from a row.
20:35:30 <kreivikunta> But that destroys the agar.
20:35:50 <Hoovershire> At one end of the empty bit, put a cell one up from the stripe
20:36:12 <kreivikunta> done
20:36:16 <kreivikunta> the left or right end
20:36:18 <kreivikunta> or rather
20:36:19 <kreivikunta> the short or long end
20:36:19 <Hoovershire> Add a cell one down from the stripe at the next cell.
20:36:41 <Hoovershire> The cells up and down are at the back of the blip.
20:37:01 <kreivikunta> above an on cell
20:37:03 <kreivikunta> or above an off cel
20:37:05 <kreivikunta> *cell
20:37:12 <kreivikunta> so are we talking
20:37:14 <kreivikunta> #
20:37:16 <Hoovershire> Above an off cell
20:37:17 <kreivikunta> #...............
20:37:18 <Hoovershire> Wait.
20:37:18 <kreivikunta> .#
20:37:24 <kreivikunta> okay
20:37:24 <kreivikunta> so a c
20:37:28 <kreivikunta> and the middle of the c has blanks after it
20:37:56 <Hoovershire> #
20:37:58 <Hoovershire> # #
20:37:59 <Hoovershire> #
20:38:07 <Hoovershire> Like that.
20:38:22 <kreivikunta> with a monospaced font, yeah
20:38:23 <Sgeo> There is someone here using Win98
20:38:32 <kreivikunta> yeah?
20:38:37 <kreivikunta> or not
20:38:42 <kreivikunta> Hoovershire:
20:38:45 <Hoovershire> .o.....
20:38:46 <Hoovershire> o....o
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20:38:48 <Hoovershire> ..o...
20:38:51 <Hoovershire> That's it.
20:39:32 <kreivikunta> It works; but when it reaches the end it destroys the agar.
20:39:35 <kreivikunta> Is there a way to prevent that?
20:40:16 <Sgeo> At this big, important event: 34 people
20:40:21 <Sgeo> 43 people online total
20:40:25 <Sgeo> Used to be hundreds
20:40:27 <Sgeo> iirc
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20:42:04 <Hoovershire> Sgeo: On this channel?
20:42:25 <Sgeo> Hoovershire, no
20:42:28 <kreivikunta> No, on some shitty old 3D VR game he likes
20:42:28 <Sgeo> In Cybertown
20:42:32 <kreivikunta> Pick any; he likes it
20:42:33 <Sgeo> At this "Town Hall" meeting
20:42:47 <Sgeo> kreivikunta, um, are you sure you're not alise in dis.. you're alise, aren't you?
20:43:00 <kreivikunta> No shit.
20:43:05 <kreivikunta> This name means "shire" in Finnish :P
20:43:17 <Hoovershire> kreivikunta: Yes, the blip is unstable at beginning and end.
20:43:32 <kreivikunta> Hoovershire: There's no machine you can surgically attach to the end of the agar to keep it stable?
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20:43:40 * Sgeo doesn't like it enough to pay $5/month
20:43:42 <Hoovershire> Not that I know of.
20:44:19 <Sgeo> Some areas of the city have been "fixed". DOn't know what could have possibly been broken, other than the fact that it's dying
20:44:20 <Hoovershire> I doubt we'll be able to find one without a search program.
20:44:24 <kreivikunta> Hoovershire: So agar is not that useful, unless we can make stable, stationary machines that work inside agar.
20:44:33 <kreivikunta> (Then agar would essentially become a mini-CA in itself.)
20:44:40 <Hoovershire> kreivikunta: Why not?
20:44:44 <kreivikunta> Sgeo: *Don't
20:44:51 <kreivikunta> Hoovershire: Because you can't detect any signals, it's just chaos
20:45:18 <Sgeo> What about <thing that the new parent company has been promising for years>? "Dead"
20:45:33 <Hoovershire> Well, there might be a way of fixing it.
20:46:02 <Sgeo> Seriously, I will say that I _HATE_ IVN
20:46:12 <Sgeo> (The company that owns Cybertown)
20:47:18 <Hoovershire> The WP entry is fun.
20:47:25 <Hoovershire> NPOV? Who needs it?
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20:49:04 <Sgeo> The most deadly thing to Cybertown was the newly added cost, and the fact that non-payers can do very, very little
20:49:06 <Sgeo> They can barely chat
20:49:58 <Sgeo> Two places
20:50:13 <Hoovershire> Is XOR universal?
20:50:35 <kreivikunta> no
20:50:56 <Sgeo> "universal"?
20:51:04 <kreivikunta> Hoovershire: i don't think
20:51:07 <kreivikunta> Sgeo: doijfsdof thingy
20:51:16 <kreivikunta> well (x XOR true) is !x
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20:51:51 <oerjan> Hoovershire: XOR only gives you linear functions
20:51:53 <Hoovershire> But you can't construct AND or OR AFAIK.
20:52:00 <oerjan> (mod 2)
20:52:38 <oerjan> you also need a 1 or EQV to get all of them
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20:53:50 <oerjan> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post's_lattice is all about what sets of boolean functions generate which others
20:54:27 <kreivikunta> a 1 is acceptable
20:54:44 <oerjan> XOR gives AP_0, with 1 too you get A
20:54:50 <kreivikunta> what's A
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20:55:36 <oerjan> all affine boolean functions, i.e. f(x1,...,xn) x_(i_1) + ... + x_(i_k) + C
20:56:10 <oerjan> P_0 are the 0-preserving ones, AP_0 is their intersection
20:56:54 <oerjan> (+ == XOR)
20:57:07 <oerjan> er
20:57:25 <oerjan> *f(x1,...,xn) = ...
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20:58:11 <Sgeo> http://www.integratedvirtualnetworks.com/index1.php?is_ct=1 <<===CYBERTOWN KILLERS
20:58:24 <kreivikunta> oerjan: what's "everything"
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20:58:36 <kreivikunta> Sgeo: what did they do?
20:59:07 <Sgeo> Forced Cybertown to move to a subscription system
20:59:09 <oerjan> kreivikunta: top symbol, apparently
20:59:15 <oerjan> it's a lattice after all
20:59:25 <kreivikunta> how do you denote it textwise
20:59:28 <kreivikunta> Sgeo: oh shut up
20:59:50 <Hoovershire> http://www.yucs.org/~gnivasch/life/lightspeed/index.html
20:59:52 <oerjan> kreivikunta: it's the top symbol, i said, it requires unicode
21:00:00 <kreivikunta> ah that
21:00:00 <Hoovershire> kreivikunta: Read it.
21:00:02 <oerjan> in that article's notation
21:00:02 <kreivikunta> just call it T
21:00:05 <kreivikunta> Hoovershire: i have.
21:00:11 <Hoovershire> OK.
21:00:25 <oerjan> kreivikunta: T is used for something else, although only with indexes
21:00:28 <Hoovershire> I've asked on the forum what the state of the art is, as that page is from 2008.
21:00:38 <Hoovershire> Watch this space.
21:00:46 <kreivikunta> oerjan: -|-
21:00:54 <kreivikunta> Hoovershire: link to the forum? think I've seen it before
21:00:58 <kreivikunta> also, is there a game of life irc channel?
21:01:20 <Hoovershire> http://www.conwaylife.com/forums/index.php
21:01:24 <Hoovershire> Not that I know of.
21:01:29 <kreivikunta> #b3s23, then.
21:01:31 <kreivikunta> Might as well.
21:01:55 -!- kreivikunta has changed nick to alise.
21:01:56 <oerjan> anyway there are 5 maximal subclasses of the top, M, A, P0, P1 and D. to generate everything you need to have a function outside each of them. note that one function can be outside several, e.g. NAND obviously isn't in any of them
21:02:29 -!- Hoovershire has set topic: Howsabout we put "esoteric programming languages" SOMEWHERE in the topic? | Esperanto is still bannable! | Je peux utiliser une langue étrangère aussi. | xn--v8jad0f7b6z4eoa6v0hk534a7hlwhnnl8s. | Jag älskar Unicode i mina topicar. | http://tunes.org/~nef/logs/esoteric/?C=M;O=D.
21:02:58 -!- Hoovershire has set topic: For Game of Life discussion go to #b2s23 | http://tunes.org/~nef/logs/esoteric/?C=M;O=D.
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21:03:37 <impomatic> Has anyone played with one of these? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SheevaPlug
21:03:44 -!- Hoovershire has changed nick to Phantom_Hoover.
21:03:51 <alise> I know people who have
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21:05:33 <oerjan> M are monotonic functions. AND, OR, 0 and 1 generate all of them
21:08:31 <alise> Sgeo: #b3s23!
21:08:34 <alise> oerjan: #b3s23!
21:08:41 <alise> Ilari: #b3s23!
21:08:46 <copumpkin> hmm
21:08:49 <alise> Ilari: #b3s23!
21:08:54 <alise> copumpkin: #b3s23!
21:08:57 <alise> I could have done that in one message! :P
21:09:32 <oerjan> if you know which class each of your basic functions generate, that hasse diagram in the article tells you everything else about what it generates
21:09:42 <Sgeo> "We invite you to log in and learn more about Silhouette and the Nexos."
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21:10:14 <alise> pikhq_: #b3s23!
21:10:35 <oerjan> AND is /\P, OR is \/P, NOT is UD and XOR is AP_0
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21:11:44 <alise> what about op(a,b,c,d,e,f,...) := (a /\ c /\ e /\ ...) something (b \/ d \/ f \/ ...)
21:11:49 <alise> (variadic)
21:11:50 <oerjan> that table to the left of the diagram tells you a set of generators for each class
21:11:53 <alise> for different values of something
21:11:59 <ParaSait> hi people
21:12:03 <ParaSait> I had a little question
21:12:11 <oerjan> alise: er what
21:12:17 <ParaSait> *can somebody explain me FukYorBrane? :P*
21:12:28 <alise> ParaSait: no but Gregor can
21:12:40 <ParaSait> k
21:12:59 <oerjan> alise: i think that depends a lot on "something"
21:12:59 <alise> oerjan: what do you mean er what
21:13:14 <alise> op(a,b,c,d,e,f,...) := (a /\ c /\ e /\ ...) xor (b \/ d \/ f \/ ...)
21:13:21 <oerjan> ok
21:13:34 <oerjan> well op(a,b) is XOR itself
21:14:09 <Gregor> I'm not sure I can X-D
21:14:15 <ParaSait> :D
21:14:26 <ParaSait> Just had a few questions bout it
21:14:32 <Gregor> ParaSait: It's sort of like Brainfuck, except your "tape" is the other player's code, so you want to ... y'know ... break it.
21:14:36 <oerjan> alise: op(a,a) is 0, then you get op(a,0,c) = a /\ c and op (0,b,0,d) = b \/ d
21:14:45 <ParaSait> And how that @ work?
21:15:29 <Gregor> ParaSait: It switches your "write head" from one program to the other.
21:15:30 <alise> oerjan: hmm
21:15:32 <alise> oerjan: can you get not
21:15:40 <alise> op(a,1) would do it
21:15:41 <Gregor> I, err, don't recall how it decides where to land you in the other program >_>
21:15:45 <alise> can we get 1?
21:15:52 <alise> we have 0, and, or, xor...
21:15:58 <ParaSait> Heh. That's what I was wondering too :P
21:16:02 <alise> Gregor: same location?
21:16:05 <oerjan> alise: you get P_0. it does not contain not.
21:16:18 <oerjan> alise: you need a 1 to get not from xor
21:16:21 <Gregor> alise: Could be, mabye modulo program size or something? I'd have to look at the code to recall.
21:17:03 <oerjan> alise: (P_0 has \/ and + listed as generators)
21:17:32 * Sgeo decides that he may pay $5 every few months
21:17:34 <oerjan> (+ == XOR again)
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21:18:03 <alise> op(a,b,c,d,e,f,...) := (a xor c xor e xor ...) and (b xand d xand f xand ...)
21:18:03 <oerjan> alise: basically P_0 is every function which maps all 0's to 0
21:18:05 <alise> wait, xand...
21:18:10 <alise> does xand even make any sense
21:18:16 <Phantom_Hoover> IT MAKES NO SENSE.
21:18:20 <alise> a xor b = (a or b) and not (a and b)
21:18:23 <alise> a xand b = (a and b) and not (a and b)
21:18:24 <alise> :D
21:18:24 <oerjan> alise: do you mean <-> ?
21:18:31 <Phantom_Hoover> I
21:18:38 <alise> oerjan: yeah let's go with that
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21:18:40 <Phantom_Hoover> I need to go now.
21:18:43 <alise> op(a,b,c,d,e,f,...) := (a xor c xor e xor ...) and (b eqv d eqv f eqv ...)
21:18:57 <ParaSait> Gregor: Well I could do some research in the source of that fyb implementation. But I can't actually run that program cause for some reason it crashes asa I exec it with those 2 args
21:19:03 <ParaSait> Maybe I'm using it wrong
21:19:14 <Gregor> Sweet!
21:19:14 <oerjan> well op(a,b) = a and b
21:20:06 <Gregor> ParaSait: AFAIK it's just ./fukyorbrane <program> <program
21:20:07 <Gregor> >
21:20:08 <oerjan> op(a,a) = a and a, that doesn't help much
21:20:14 <alise> much as in at all
21:20:28 <oerjan> op(a,a,a,a) = (a xor a) and (a <-> a) = 0
21:20:34 <Gregor> ParaSait: And E_WORKSFORME. What's your platform?
21:20:42 <alise> op(a,b,b,c) := (a xor b) and (b = c)
21:20:56 <alise> = (a or b) and not (a and b) and (b = c)
21:21:00 <alise> = ???
21:21:53 <alise> op(a,b,c,c) := (a xor c) and (b = c)
21:22:15 <oerjan> op(a,0,c,0) = (a xor c) and 1 = a xor c
21:22:27 <ParaSait> Gregor: Vista. Compiled with codeblocks
21:22:34 <oerjan> we have and, xor and 0
21:23:03 <alise> can we get 1?
21:23:30 <oerjan> i don't think so
21:23:53 <oerjan> we cannot ensure the xor part is 1
21:24:09 <alise> hasn't it been proven that nand and nor are the only universal ones
21:24:13 <alise> yes, it has been.
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21:24:34 <oerjan> only for binary operators, i think
21:24:58 <oerjan> and this is not even a single function really
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21:26:57 <oerjan> i think this is also P_0, we cannot get anything more
21:28:20 <oerjan> hm or wait and is just /\P
21:29:44 * Gregor reappears.
21:29:48 <Gregor> ParaSait: laaaaaaaaaaaawlz
21:29:56 <Gregor> ParaSait: Not guaranteed to work on shitty OSes :P
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21:30:02 <ParaSait> xD
21:30:05 <alise> op(a,b,c) := (a nor c) xor b
21:30:07 <ParaSait> Should've known :D
21:30:19 <Gregor> ParaSait: That being said, it really still ought to >_>
21:30:27 <alise> = (not (a or b)) xor b
21:30:34 <Gregor> Do you have more details than "it crashed" as per why it crashed?
21:30:58 <alise> = ([not (a or b)] or b) and not ([not (a or b)] and b)
21:31:04 <oerjan> op(a,a,a) = (not a) xor a = 1
21:31:22 <alise> ah
21:31:23 <alise> it's nor
21:31:27 <alise> thx wolfram alpha
21:31:37 <alise> wait what
21:31:38 <alise> I dropped c
21:31:39 <alise> heh
21:31:42 <alise> = (not (a or c)) xor b
21:31:46 <oerjan> op(a,1,c) = a or c
21:31:49 <alise> = ([not (a or c)] or b) and not ([not (a or c)] and b)
21:32:37 <alise> (a nor c) xor b seems to be the simplest way to phrase it.
21:32:51 <alise> oerjan: you can't get 0 without one 0 already
21:32:54 <alise> (proven by alpha)
21:33:11 <oerjan> simple enough. we get 1, or
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21:33:49 <alise> op(a,b,c) := (a xor b) nor (a xor c)
21:34:03 <alise> op(a,a,a) := (a xor a) nor (a xor a) = 0 nor 0 = not (0 or 0) = 1
21:34:04 <ParaSait> Gregor: Well I run it with the line: fukyorbrane.exe prog1.fyb prog2.fyb, then I get a console window and immediately a stopped working message
21:34:11 <oerjan> er is this still the same one?
21:34:12 <ParaSait> Not much more infos than that
21:34:16 <alise> nope, new one
21:34:23 <Gregor> ParaSait: I don't know what a "stopped working message" is ...
21:34:31 <oerjan> alise: i wasn't quite finished
21:34:35 <alise> oh okay
21:34:37 <alise> carry on
21:34:44 <alise> but i proved it isn't complete!
21:34:46 <alise> :/
21:35:24 <ParaSait> Gregor: Well you know. Windows detects a runtime error and then gives a little window that says it's looking for a solution and eventually wants to make an error report, etc etc
21:35:27 <oerjan> well sure, but 1 and or only give us VP_1 which has the whole T tower above it
21:35:37 <Gregor> ParaSait: Ah ... well that's quite useless.
21:35:43 <ParaSait> heh
21:35:46 <oerjan> so it could be any of those
21:35:51 <Gregor> So anywho, EgoBot can run FYB :P
21:35:54 <Gregor> !help fyb
21:35:54 <EgoBot> Sorry, I have no help for fyb!
21:35:59 <Gregor> EgoBot: WELL SCREW YOU THEN
21:36:03 <oerjan> (well the right T tower)
21:36:18 <ParaSait> !help fukyorbrane
21:36:19 <EgoBot> Sorry, I have no help for fukyorbrane!
21:36:21 <ParaSait> hmm
21:36:26 <alise> brb
21:36:49 <Gregor> ParaSait: It has a full-on FYB hill, but I apparently was too stupid to put any of that in !help :P
21:36:57 <ParaSait> heh
21:37:00 <ParaSait> So... how to use it?
21:37:06 <oerjan> <alise> op(a,b,c) := (a nor c) xor b
21:37:45 <Gregor> !fyb badmangler +!>
21:37:52 <EgoBot> Score for Gregor_badmangler: 0.0
21:37:56 <oerjan> oh
21:38:00 <Gregor> Now where does it put the hill ...
21:38:10 <Gregor> http://codu.org/eso/fyb/in_egobot/
21:38:12 <Gregor> There we go
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21:39:23 <ParaSait> hm well
21:39:33 <ParaSait> The bot might be able to run fyb, but I still don't get it xD
21:39:46 <Gregor> Well, you can read the code even if you can't make it work on Windoze :P
21:39:59 <ParaSait> well yea
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21:45:05 <Phantom_Hoover> How do you get the stack back?
21:45:18 <pikhq> I don't.
21:49:06 <Gregor> The stack is for the weak.
21:51:21 <oerjan> alise: ok i've confirmed that is not in T_1^2 and now my head hurts :D
21:51:25 <Phantom_Hoover> `help
21:51:27 <HackEgo> Runs arbitrary code in GNU/Linux. Type "`<command>", or "`run <command>" for full shell commands. "`fetch <URL>" downloads files. Files saved to $PWD are persistent, and $PWD/bin is in $PATH. $PWD is a mercurial repository, "`revert <rev>" can be used to revert to a revision. See http://codu.org/projects/hackbot/fshg/
21:51:31 <oerjan> which means it must be P_1
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21:51:40 <Phantom_Hoover> Gregor: You run HackEgo, right?
21:51:56 <Gregor> Yuh
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21:52:35 <Phantom_Hoover> Can we run it on #b3s23 with bgolly as one of the programs?
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21:53:13 <Gregor> You can put whatever programs you want to on it.
21:53:20 <Gregor> So long as you do it yourself :P
21:53:29 <Gregor> As per putting it on another channel, sure.
21:57:17 <oerjan> 22:33 alise> op(a,b,c) := (a xor b) nor (a xor c)
21:57:17 <oerjan> 22:33 alise> op(a,a,a) := (a xor a) nor (a xor a) = 0 nor 0 = not (0 or 0) = 1
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21:57:32 <alise> back
21:58:20 <oerjan> alise: on to the next one you said
21:58:40 <oerjan> i don't think you can get 0 in it
21:58:55 <alise> you know we could just write a computer program to figure out all this
21:59:01 <alise> i mean it is just a truth table...
21:59:20 <oerjan> basically to check for containment in P_0 and P_1 all you need to do is apply the function to all 1's and all 0's respectively
21:59:48 <oerjan> er wait
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21:59:59 <oerjan> reverse that
22:00:19 <alise> well, yeah, exactly
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22:00:49 <oerjan> M, D and A aren't too hard to check either
22:01:11 <oerjan> so yeah a program could check if everything is generated
22:01:23 <alise> eh, sounds fun, /me writes it
22:01:26 <alise> not with your freaky post names though
22:01:30 <alise> with durned good easy names
22:02:21 <oerjan> i learned this stuff from post's original book, he used another completely different notation
22:03:05 <oerjan> this notation is actually an improvement :D
22:03:59 <oerjan> (much less unexplained indexes, most combinations are written with intersection/concatenation instead)
22:05:27 <alise> (p == q) == ~((p\/q) /\ ~(p /\ q))
22:05:27 <oerjan> it's pretty clearly possible to write a program to check exactly which class is generated, too
22:05:34 <alise> ~(~p /\ ~q) = p \/ q
22:05:39 <alise> ~(p /\ ~q) = ~p \/ q
22:05:52 <alise> (p == q) == ~(p \/ q) \/ (p /\ q)
22:05:56 <alise> (p == q) == (p nor q) \/ (p /\ q)
22:06:15 <oerjan> um, i guess class = clone in the modern notation
22:08:42 * alise gets bored of writing the program :P
22:09:27 <Sgeo> AnMaster, "If you're still not convinced, then construct such a pattern for yourself. You'll find that it either functions below lightspeed, explodes, or otherwise detects the 'ghost' LWSSes as being actual ones, and emits a spaceship regardless of whether a spaceship actually entered the device."
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22:27:42 <alise> http://www.reddit.com/r/sml SML FUCK YEAH
22:30:15 * Sgeo might get a 30 day renewal of Cybertown access
22:31:01 <alise> http://www.list4everything.com/list-of-idioms-to-use-at-workplace.html
22:31:36 <alise> http://www.list4everything.com/sentences-that-are-used-repeatedly-by-professionals.html
22:31:52 <oerjan> no comment.
22:32:13 <oerjan> oh wait, that's not a sentence.
22:33:02 <alise> It's missing mathematicians
22:33:11 <alise> Perhaps "I conjecture that ..."
22:33:30 <oerjan> well then it is presumably correct, modulo mathematicians.
22:33:46 * Sgeo is in CyberTown!
22:34:36 <oerjan> "We leave it as an exercise for the reader..."
22:34:50 <oerjan> all mathematicians love that one. trust me.
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22:38:39 <alise> oerjan: is the proof left as an exer-
22:40:00 <oerjan> as much as possible of it, anyhow
22:40:57 <oerjan> my advisor sometimes referred to "proofs by general nonsense", although i'm not sure that term is very popular
22:41:24 <oerjan> this applied especially to heavy use of category theory :)
22:41:42 <oerjan> s/proofs/proof/
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22:42:24 <alise> oerjan: category theory = general abstract nonsense
22:42:58 <oerjan> yeah
22:43:15 <oerjan> hm there are actually google hits to apparently real papers using the term
22:44:10 <alise> well it's a very common term
22:44:18 <alise> old too (1940s says wp)
22:44:22 <alise> i love category theory
22:44:28 <alise> it's hawt
22:44:32 <alise> it's... everything
22:45:05 <alise> http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/myl/AbstractNonsense1.png
22:45:12 <alise> http://languagelog.ldc.upenn.edu/myl/AbstractNonsense2.png
22:45:15 <alise> oerjan: ^ relevant
22:46:55 <oerjan> my first published paper had some nice abstract nonsense in it, i recall
22:47:07 <oerjan> (not using that term though)
22:47:41 <oerjan> "by the naturality of the pimsner-voiculescu exact sequence" iirc
22:48:04 <alise> one day I will undersatnd your papers
22:48:04 <alise> ONE DAY
22:48:39 <oerjan> we didn't actually find a reference that it _was_ natural, although i did check that it was, and we didn't bother to elaborate on that... :)
22:50:21 <oerjan> (i guess we left the proof as an exercise for any reader smart enough to notice it was needed)
22:51:45 * Sgeo decides that Cybertown "freemail" is poorly named
22:52:52 <alise> oerjan: mathematicians basically hate each other don't they
22:53:00 <alise> "I DO have a proof for this, but I'll let you do it instead..."
22:53:46 <oerjan> some of them yes.
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22:55:14 <oerjan> in our case it wasn't so much that we wanted them to do it as that it was obvious it _should_ be true and would require a lot of work to write down that was really unrelated to the rest of the paper
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23:08:09 <alise> I WANT IT TO BE TRUE
23:20:07 * pikhq has code that segfaults when not run under valgrind
23:22:03 <oerjan> alise: consider 0 and a -> b = (not a) or b
23:22:26 <oerjan> 0 is not in P_1 or D, while -> is not in P_0, M, A or D.
23:22:35 <oerjan> thus together they generate everything.
23:23:15 <alise> indeed
23:23:18 <alise> 1 = 0 -> 0
23:23:22 <alise> !x = x -> 0
23:23:30 <alise> 1 also = 0 -> x
23:23:42 <alise> hmm how do you do and without quantifiers...
23:24:07 <oerjan> a or b = !a -> b
23:24:18 * alise 's brain explodes
23:24:19 <oerjan> a and b = !(!a or !b)
23:24:29 <alise> it makes sense, but ugh
23:24:46 <oerjan> we _are_ talking boolean logic here
23:26:12 <alise> yeah :P
23:26:19 <alise> I'm just so used to the constructive-function meaning of ->
23:26:26 <alise> so the ~a \/ b one freaks me out sometimes
23:26:34 <oerjan> thought so
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23:34:35 <oerjan> "The relative simplicity of Post's lattice is in stark contrast to the lattice of clones on a three-element (or larger) set, which has the cardinality of the continuum, and a complicated inner structure."
23:35:39 * oerjan wonders if even determining whether a set of 3-valued functions generate _everything_ is hard
23:38:48 <alise> probably
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23:46:41 <pikhq> Mmm, Brainfuck-to-assembly compiler...
23:46:53 <alise> Assembly-to-Brainfuck compiler
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23:55:04 <Sgeo> How does a p2 spaceship travelling at c make sense??
23:56:24 <alise> non-standard analysis is so cool
23:56:31 <alise> Sgeo: it can't unless it has some sort of agar or wire...
23:56:35 <alise> also, simple
23:56:37 <alise> two parts
23:56:44 <alise> it moves right all the time
23:56:46 <alise> so it's
23:56:50 <alise> a...
23:56:52 <alise> .b..
23:56:54 <alise> ..a.
23:56:56 <alise> ...b
23:57:14 <alise> so it's two c-travelling spaceships that change into each other every generation
23:58:04 <Sgeo> http://fano.ics.uci.edu/ca/rules/b0236s2345/g1.html
23:58:52 <Sgeo> What would be cool is different areas of space following different rules
23:59:21 <Sgeo> o.O at B0
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