Your name in life--the Game of Life, that is


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How many people playing with cellular automata haven’t done this from time to time?

The real challenge would be to design a pattern that evolves into the desired lettering.


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Lots of iterations. Lots.


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Mine decayed into a pattern which then spelled out DO NOT LEAVE PAGE I DO NOT WANT TO DIE.


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I was expecting it to degrade pretty quickly, but got pleasantly surprised by a large number of gliders and a couple long lasing glider guns.


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Mine spread out fairly rapidly into a page-wide spread of dots and ellipses. Gonna leave it overnight to see what what happens.


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And not even a minute after saying that, I seemed to have reached a state of equilibrium…


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could these folks just be harvesting your name and associating it with an IP? tread carefully.


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