If you ever wondered what it looks like when QWOP-like figures learn to walk through mutation as dictated by a simplified genetic algorithm, here’s your answer. Rafael Matsunaga made a simulation that starts with a bunch of walkers, and the one that stays upright the longest moves on to the next generation. Adjust the probability of mutation and the amount, and there’s a chance the next generation of walkers could go further.
Genetic algorithm walkers
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Growth of Subreddits
As of September 2018, there were 892 million comments for the year so far, spread out over 355,939 subreddits. Here’s how it got to this point, and “what the internet has been talking about” during the past 12 years.
A Day in the Life: Work and Home
I simulated a day for employed Americans to see when and where they work.