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Anonymous 07/11/2017 (Tue) 22:40:09 [Preview] No. 10353
What the gay shit was called that early software design concept, that forms these looping patterns of pixels out of a rule algorithm? Something like there's an endless sequence of turns, and you paint a set of pixels, and every turn those pixels that are on turn off and pixels next to them turn on. Certain combinations end up canceling themselves out, so you end up bein able to create these intricate looping pixel waves that don't do shit but they are pretty neat. I think it's called 'a-somebody's game'.

Anonymous 07/11/2017 (Tue) 23:35:11 [Preview] No. 10355 del
Conway's game of life?

Anonymous 07/11/2017 (Tue) 23:51:33 [Preview] No. 10357 del
You're thinking of Conway's game of life. It's the most well-known cellular automaton.
It's Turing-complete, so given enough time and space you can use it to make any calculation you can perform in any other programming language. A much simpler cellular automaton that's also Turing-complete is Rule 110.
Cellular automata are fun, and rarely even useful - Rule 184 creates a workable simulation of single-lane traffic flow.
Try implementing one. Then generalize it to a program for executing any Wolfram rule. Then if you're feeling extra adventurous, generalize it to cells with more than two states and neighborhoods of more than three cells.

Anonymous 07/12/2017 (Wed) 15:34:34 [Preview] No. 10358 del
What's the source of the image and how did it happen

Anonymous 07/12/2017 (Wed) 16:55:32 [Preview] No. 10359 del
Firecox froze again

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