Puffing away

Chaotic B356/S23 puffer after about 207,000 generations, population over 75 million:

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Still going…

(When I was in high school I used a homemade go board and some small poker chips to track Life patterns. I did the Gosper glider gun for a cycle or two, and I recall it took me several evenings. So tracking a puffer train (puffer trains hadn’t even been discovered in Life yet!) through 200,000+ generations and up to population 75 million would have seemed, shall we say, rather remarkable…)

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