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Why are these pistons (indirectly) powered? But the others completely not? None of them update with a block (Not really a BUD piston I believe, or is it?)

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  • defenetly a bud! – BRHSM Mar 26 '17 at 15:27
  • It's not a BUD (Block Update Detector), it doesn't update at all. – Azoraqua Mar 26 '17 at 21:20
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This appears to be a known concept of Quasi-Connectivity and may be used as a Block Update Detector (BUD). Although your specific design does not seem to be BUD.

Relevant quote from the wiki (emphasis mine)

In addition to the normal methods of activation described above, pistons can also be activated if one of the methods above would activate a mechanism component in the block above the piston, even if there is no mechanism component there (even if the block above the component is air or a transparent block).

And some relevant images from the same page

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  • aka its the torches fault – Venya Apr 15 '17 at 1:19

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