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As some of you know, I sometimes kill time by making animated avatars (I have a folder with something like 70 of them). Anyway, just made one that I thought some abstract game enthusiast might like, showing a cool cycle in Conway's Game of Life. First come, first serve:

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That has to be the most awkward looking spaceship. It needs a glider escort just to stay together (I guess.)

Fans of Life might not know about Golly,
http://golly.sourceforge.net/

Look for line-puffer-unstable, which ceases after 9.5 million generations.
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twixter wrote:
That has to be the most awkward looking spaceship. It needs a glider escort just to stay together (I guess.)


I assume you mean awesome.
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Sure, that's what I meant in my heart.
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What's crazy is the gif itself (eg the background grid) seems to be moving. I know its not, but I can't unseeit.
 
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twixter wrote:
Look for line-puffer-unstable, which ceases after 9.5 million generations.


So we can't be sure if we watch Nick's GIF long enough, it won't dissolve.
 
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EMBison wrote:
What's crazy is the gif itself (eg the background grid) seems to be moving. I know its not, but I can't unseeit.


Actually, it is moving. If it didn't, the ship would wander out of frame.
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EMBison wrote:
What's crazy is the gif itself (eg the background grid) seems to be moving. I know its not, but I can't unseeit.

Of course the background is moving, since we are following the moving "ship" and keeping it in the camera frame.
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it moves. and stays in the same position within the frame at the same time.
this kills the beauty.
 
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