Xkcd dating algorithm

I guess I thought it would be a good idea to post here and ask someone to write one for me. I'm still not clear on what the algorithm should take as inputs and outputs.

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In the Computer science field of Artificial intelligence, a Genetic algorithm is a search heuristic that mimics the process of natural evolution.

But my searching has only turned up academic papers (which aren't free) and corn. Did anyone know a website with some academic information on an algorithm to calculate the shortest distance to completing a maze? Every path between adjacent intersections is an edge with a weight equal to its length.

Is the only option to calculate the distance required to travel in every possible path and then pick the shortest? There are many efficient algorithms to solve the shortest path problem.

The line about water crossing is a possible reference to the old computer game Oregon Trail, in which crossing water was hazardous.

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The pong ball is moving towards the paddle The pong ball slows down The pong ball stops in "midair" The pong ball drops towards the bottom of the screen Comics I enjoy: Three Word Phrase, SMBC, Dinosaur Comics, Oglaf (nsfw), A Softer World, Buttersafe, Perry Bible Fellowship, Questionable Content, Buttercup Festival, Homestuck, Junior Scientist Power Hour, is best viewed with Netscape Navigator 4.0 or below on a Pentium 3±1 emulated in Javascript on an Apple IIGSat a screen resolution of 1024x1.In the Computer science field of Artificial intelligence, a Genetic algorithm is a search heuristic that mimics the process of natural evolution.But my searching has only turned up academic papers (which aren't free) and corn. Did anyone know a website with some academic information on an algorithm to calculate the shortest distance to completing a maze? Every path between adjacent intersections is an edge with a weight equal to its length.Is the only option to calculate the distance required to travel in every possible path and then pick the shortest? There are many efficient algorithms to solve the shortest path problem.The line about water crossing is a possible reference to the old computer game Oregon Trail, in which crossing water was hazardous.

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This video game was referenced again in 623: Oregon.We have a running joke wherein I say "Just make a button that does that". People usually put something along the lines of "My eyes" "My hair" "My voice" ect.You know, a button, to do the thing you want to do. He was joking last night about writing a funny algorithm, much like some of the stuff on xkcd.The title text refers to the method by which the program select the desired option, with minimizing being where the program seeks the lowest possible number, and maximizing where the program seeks the highest possible number.When dealing with cases such as generating profit, maximization would obviously be preferred over minimization; but selecting maximization here would be disastrous as it would always chose the Becoming Skynet option before any other due to its massive cost.This heuristic is routinely used to generate useful solutions to optimization and search problems.