Encapsulation, inheritance and polymorphism

John Gordon gordon at panix.com
Fri Jul 20 00:23:11 CEST 2012

In <mailman.2320.1342736459.4697.python-list at python.org> Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> writes:

> The second law of thermodynamics states that energy tends to go from
> higher states to lower, with heat being the very lowest. It's possible
> to do work using (say) kinetic energy, and in the process, some of
> that energy becomes heat. It's also possible to do work with any
> difference in temperature (eg Stirling engines), so the state of the
> universe in which it's no longer possible to do any work will be one
> in which all energy is heat and everything's at the same temperature.
> That doesn't mean a lack of heat; in fact, it implies that there'll be
> rather more heat than there now is, because we currently have a whole
> lot of chemical energy available to be used.

*mind blown*

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