What are the haps my friends

February 9th, 2011: I've been having a lot of fun with BoxCar2D and there's a new version out today! Basically you can set some initial conditions (and choose your track type), and your computer uses a genetic algorithm (before your eyes!) to evolve a car ideally suited to that track, all within your browser. It's amazing to see it start out with such sucky cars, and then come back in a few minutes and see the new cars that are there. Leave it running overnight for ultracars! In this new version you can design your own car, but I prefer to let my computer surprise me with its inventions, watching them as they run the track. BoxCar2D, cats and kittens!

One year ago today: after i wrote this comic i discovered that scott adams of dilbert fame suggested "but of course there are obvious exceptions" as a sentence suffix a few years back. nevertheless, i still think my idea is totally original. in my opinion, i mean, and i'm probably totally wrong!

– Ryan

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