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Meet Maxwell’s gambling demon—smart enough to quit while it’s ahead

Enlarge / In a new version of the classic 19th-century thought experiment, Maxwell’s demon plays the role of a gambler who knows when to quit while it’s ahead. (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty Images) Entropy (aka the second law of thermodynamics) is a harsh mistress. If you think of the universe… Read entire story.

Source: Ars Technica

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