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Re: [OT] Negative absolute temperature (Re: infinite messages from acpitz0)

On Wed, 23 Dec 2009, Aleksej Saushev wrote:

Very suspicious!   :)  Especially since the value is several hundred
degrees below absolute zero!

That's the negative energy you need to generate warp fields.

Contrary to your expectations negative absolute temperature does exist.
But it isn't "damn cold", it is "damn hot" instead so that you don't
reach it by cooling (cf. the third law of thermodynamics, you have to
pass infinite temperatures instead). You can start further reading at


But I'm pretty sure that the CPU temperature on the original poster's machine isn't quite that hot! :)

Still, thanks for the pointer - it is definitely interesting!

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