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Is Your Laptop Cooking Your Testicles?

CmdrTaco posted more than 3 years ago | from the sterility-seems-like-value-add dept.

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Velcroman1 writes "Whoever invented the 'laptop' probably didn't worry too much about male reproductive health. Turns out, unsurprisingly, that sitting with a computer on your lap will crank up the temperature of your nether regions, which could affect sperm quality. And there is little you can do about it, according to the authors of a study out today in the journal Fertility and Sterility, short of putting your laptop on a desk. The researchers hooked thermometers to the scrotums of 29 young men (!) who were balancing a laptop on their knees. They found that even with a lap pad under the computer, the men's scrotums overheated quickly. 'Millions and millions of men are using laptops now, especially those in the reproductive age range,' said Dr. Yefim Sheynkin, a urologist at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, who led the new study."

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good (-1, Troll)

FuckingNickName (1362625) | more than 3 years ago | (#34172790)

The world needs fewer technocrats.

(That's not my department, says Wernher von Braun...)

Re:good (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34172876)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvdf5n-zI14

One man's problem... (5, Funny)

Daetrin (576516) | more than 3 years ago | (#34172792)

So how many young men who haven't settled down yet are looking at this more as an opportunity than a problem? :)

Re:One man's problem... (0)

Pojut (1027544) | more than 3 years ago | (#34172862)

I'm a young guy who's settled down, and I still see it as an awesome thing. We don't want kids, and my parents don't want grandkids. Her parents already have grandkids because of her sister, so no pressure from that side either.

Re:One man's problem... (3, Insightful)

jhoegl (638955) | more than 3 years ago | (#34172988)

I agree, only the poor and dumb should reproduce on a massive scale.

Re:One man's problem... (-1, Redundant)

Anne_Nonymous (313852) | more than 3 years ago | (#34173082)

>> I agree, only the poor and dumb should reproduce on a massive scale.

Don't forget religious.

Re:One man's problem... (0, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34173192)

Mod this guy redundant.

Re:One man's problem... (1)

somersault (912633) | more than 3 years ago | (#34173248)

And who can forget the rapists? Certainly not me

Re:One man's problem... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34173266)

>> I agree, only the poor and dumb should reproduce on a massive scale.

Don't forget religious.

He covered "religious" with "dumb" already.

Re:One man's problem... (2, Funny)

TheLink (130905) | more than 3 years ago | (#34173360)

1) Prophet!
2) Breed like rabbits, and successfully brainwash most of your children.
3) Democracy.

Re:One man's problem... (3, Informative)

jeffmeden (135043) | more than 3 years ago | (#34173172)

Opportunity, man. Opportunity! The world didn't get where it is today because the upper class lived in a vacuum, creating and benefiting from prosperity out of thin air. Having these willingly uneducated, underprivileged people around is nothing but opportunity for those who are/want to be part of the ruling class. And considering there's only so much room at the top, why fight the trend by trying to balloon the population of the upper class?

Thinking that the world is (or should be) one big, flat utopia was your first mistake. Your second mistake was, probably, watching Idiocracy and thinking "wow man that is SO true!" instead of "ha ha what a funny movie"...

Re:One man's problem... (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34173022)

Forget haven't settled down. I have four kids; they're fun but that's plenty for me.

(Written in the maternity ward as they're inducing my wife)

Re:One man's problem... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34173578)

Compute man, compute!

Re:One man's problem... (4, Funny)

tsa (15680) | more than 3 years ago | (#34173174)

Yea man, I think it's great! I can fuck like my rabbits now without having an operation like my rabbits had. Oh, but my rabbits are actually a bad example because I only see my female rabbit hump the male every once in a while. On the head. And he likes it. She's bigger than him but he can lift her up with his head no problem if he wants to. I would like to meet a woman who can do that to me!

Re:One man's problem... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34173272)

you took a wrong turn... /b/ is that way ------>

Re:One man's problem... (4, Funny)

sakdoctor (1087155) | more than 3 years ago | (#34173278)

You have a dom female rabbit, and a sub male rabbit with a face-sitting fetish? ... That's amazing.

Re:One man's problem... (3, Insightful)

tverbeek (457094) | more than 3 years ago | (#34173510)

And how many young men (and women) are going to be very disappointed when they discover that it's an astonishingly ineffective method of birth control?

Old news is old... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34172796)

wow, haven't they been saying this since... 2007 or something?

Re:Old news is old... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34172892)

Hmm... yes, since the time rumours of a cool-running Apple tablet computer started circulating.

Steve Jobs started the rumours!

Re:Old news is old... (1)

obergfellja (947995) | more than 3 years ago | (#34172938)

Haven't they also said that cooler temperatures raises the sperm count as well? This article is not new news, just a... "Oh, well would you look at that, they are stating that water is actually wet and Fire is hot." It just seems to be a little obvious.

Re:Old news is old... (1)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | more than 3 years ago | (#34173186)

Way earlier than that. I remember hearing news of this back when I had a "passively cooled" (read: not really cooled at all) P1 (or was it a P2? I remember it had some pathetic amount of RAM) Thinkpad in the late 90s/early 2000s. That thing would get searing hot, it would literally burn the hairs off my legs and leave red marks where the corners rested on my lap. Upon hearing the news I thought "NO DUH!" but back in my high school days it was as clear as ever that my reproductive prospects were dim so I didn't really care.

Besides those were the glory days of HL1, F-22 Lightning 2/Raptor, Big Red Racing, A10 Tank killer 2, fucking around on Geocities, wasting time in IRC, URL-hacking horribly insecure websites and wasting the whole day with friends (and naive teenage girls with webcams XD ) in Yahoo chat. That and working to be the most badass virtual Pokémon master OF ALL TIME!

My current laptop runs very cool, no heat problems whatsoever. Definitely cooler than driving a car, or say, walking around in the sun.

You get what you pay for (0)

devbox (1919724) | more than 3 years ago | (#34172800)

And there is little you can do about it

Actually there is, and it involves getting a quality laptop. I personally have Clevo W880CU and its cold from bottom, top and everywhere. Sure, it costs ~$2500, but you usually get what you pay for. Personally I'm extremely happy with it.

Re:You get what you pay for (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34172830)

or you can get an ipad

Re:You get what you pay for (1)

EasyTarget (43516) | more than 3 years ago | (#34173458)

Yep.. apple certainly made sure this does not affect the Ipad by making it shut down [telegraph.co.uk] whenever it gets too hot.

Your nuts are safe with Apple,

Re:You get what you pay for (1)

moonbender (547943) | more than 3 years ago | (#34172910)

At 8+ pounds with a tiny battery, it's not a laptop that's going to be used on laps very often, and when it is, I'd be more worried about blunt crushing damage than heat. Also I don't think you have to spend multi-k USD to get a relatively cool running device if you're willing to live with it being the size and weight of a briefcase. It's the sleek, portable ones that have trouble getting rid of the excess heat, no matter the price.

Re:You get what you pay for (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34173020)

or you can keep your lap cooker, i mean laptop off your junk on a flat surface.

Re:You get what you pay for (1)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | more than 3 years ago | (#34173342)

Sure, it costs ~$2500

HOLY SHIT that's nearly 5 of my laptops or about the same cost as the internals of my high-end gaming desktop.

For under $600US (with accessories, shipping and a faster hard drive) I got an Asus P50IJ-X2 (Microsoft tax required :-( but is an EXCELLENT laptop) that runs quite cool. The underside near the heatsink can become slightly warm but it generally runs very cool and isn't uncomfortable at all to use.

These days as long as you avoid the especially hot CPUs (I don't think there have been any since the P4 Prescott) you won't have any heat issues.

OMFG !! IT TURNED ME STERILE !! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34172806)

I am good to go now !! All right !! Power to the heater in the pants !!

Yours,
Spermicider

Saves on Birth Control (1)

Ltap (1572175) | more than 3 years ago | (#34172834)

Well? It does. Now, if only using a cell phone in public sterilized people as well ...

Re:Saves on Birth Control (1)

Joce640k (829181) | more than 3 years ago | (#34173006)

If that doesn't get the hipsters the bottled water and thermal till receipts will...

Re:Saves on Birth Control (1)

mikael_j (106439) | more than 3 years ago | (#34173058)

So you're suggesting we make it illegal to use phones designed to work anywhere only when we are in our own homes? Yeah, sounds like a great idea.

Laptops = contraception? (5, Funny)

Arancaytar (966377) | more than 3 years ago | (#34172838)

Wait till the Catholic church hears about that. :P

Re:Laptops = contraception? (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34172934)

At last I see the true purpose behind the one laptop per child initiative sending all of it's product to third world countries. If they won't listen to reason and practice some restraint and birth control, we'll just sneak it up on them! Unfortunately, someone just went and spilled the beans, so the Church will know that they need to add Laptop Computers to the list of things they claim cause aids when making speeches in Africa.

Tried that once... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34172840)

What is it with all of these people putting their computer in their lap? I've tried that - it's uncomfortable, your hands and arms are in a bad position for typing, the screen ends up at a bad angle for viewing - both uncomfortable, and in the case of older screens, un-viewable.

Much better to put the computer on a desk, a table, or even the floor in front of you.

Is it just me? Do I have weird gorilla-arms or something that make me unable to type when the keyboard is sitting that close in? Why would anyone stick their computer in that awkward a location anyways?

Re:Tried that once... (1)

somersault (912633) | more than 3 years ago | (#34173310)

Uncomfortable? I find it pleasantly warm. However according to one poster this is a good way to get ringworm or similar.

Re:Tried that once... (1)

GameboyRMH (1153867) | more than 3 years ago | (#34173312)

No same here, it's hard to get comfortable with a laptop in your lap. Only sitting at a desk or putting it in your lap in a recliner are comfortable.

Free birth control (5, Funny)

Gothmolly (148874) | more than 3 years ago | (#34172846)

This is good news - we don't need any more people on the planet anyways.

Real men heat their nuts and dont care.. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34172850)

been using a laptop for ages, and still nocked up my GF

Boo-yah!

Re:Real men heat their nuts and dont care.. (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34173126)

I'd run a paternity test if I were you as I don't think you were the one that put one in the oven.

Re:Real men heat their nuts and dont care.. (1)

cindyann (1916572) | more than 3 years ago | (#34173302)

knocked

So, did you get a boy or a girl?

If you got a girl, then maybe the heat did affect them.

That's if you believe the research that claims that X chromosome sperm is more resilient than Y chromosome sperm.

No solution (3, Funny)

IndustrialComplex (975015) | more than 3 years ago | (#34172852)

If only there were a way to get rid of those damaged cells and create new ones.

Or maybe we can evolve some way to correct that ridiculous stopgap measure that we have due to sperm's inability to withstand normal body temperatures.

Lost in translation (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34172854)

"You don't understand," said the man at the return counter. "I said I wanted a computer with a compact DISK burner."

How many geeks who use a laptop costantly... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34172870)

actually have any need for their testicles to function properly?

Close enough to Christmas... (1, Funny)

the_one_wesp (1785252) | more than 3 years ago | (#34172872)

"Chestnuts roasting on an open fire."

Re:Close enough to Christmas... (3, Funny)

PolygamousRanchKid (1290638) | more than 3 years ago | (#34173316)

"Chestnuts roasting on an open fire."

"Jack Frost nipping at your knob."

Anyone creative enough to continue . . . ?

Re:Close enough to Christmas... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34173454)

"Chestnuts roasting on an open fire."

"Jack Frost nipping at your knob."

Anyone creative enough to continue . . . ?

"Tiny hipsters with their balls all a'glow, will find it hard to breed tonight!"

Is this really an issue? (5, Funny)

cgfsd (1238866) | more than 3 years ago | (#34172882)

Last I heard women on webcam can't get pregnant over the internet.

Re:Is this really an issue? (5, Funny)

need4mospd (1146215) | more than 3 years ago | (#34173384)

Chuck Norris can get women pregnant over a webcam.

Also, his testicles have been known to cook laptops. True story.

Gender inequality (1)

Musically_ut (1054312) | more than 3 years ago | (#34172884)

Period (No pun intended)

do people really do that? (1)

hb253 (764272) | more than 3 years ago | (#34172890)

Do people really use laptops on their laps? The whole keyboard/screen relationship is totally wrong in that configuration.

Re:do people really do that? (1)

Jugalator (259273) | more than 3 years ago | (#34172912)

If I do, I'll have a neck strain in a matter of an hour.

Re:do people really do that? (2, Insightful)

MightyYar (622222) | more than 3 years ago | (#34173014)

Someone doesn't have a recliner :)

Oh my GOD, (1)

pfsignals (1937308) | more than 3 years ago | (#34172926)

oh my GOD , an eye opening article . thanks bro

What I don't understand (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34172932)

Is why the test subjects let anyone "hook" a thermometer to their nuts?

Unless she was a big blonde with good hands......

She got fired (0)

Errol backfiring (1280012) | more than 3 years ago | (#34173134)

That blonde couldn't even measure a correct heart rate.

Re:What I don't understand (1)

cupantae (1304123) | more than 3 years ago | (#34173216)

"29 young men"

I'm guessing they were students, and thought it would be a funny story.

Never have laptop on lap. (1)

Silpher (1379267) | more than 3 years ago | (#34172936)

I never have my laptop on my lap and when then just for a very short time. I mean where to go with the mouse? I use the side of my leg as a mousepad it works but it's hardly comfortable and the touchpad is nervebraking after 5 min. Also, I get backpain of the sitting position. But sure that's just me at least I'm happy now I never got used to it.

I know it's called a laptop but... (1)

SneakyMishkin (1298729) | more than 3 years ago | (#34172968)

Who actually places their notebook computers on their lap? Even at a univsersity where everyone has a notebook I rarely see anyone actually sitting in a proper upright position with a notebook on their laps. You know what else heats up your scrotum too much? Thermal underwear, sitting cross legged, heated car seats...

Re:I know it's called a laptop but... (1)

Nexus7 (2919) | more than 3 years ago | (#34173486)

Exactly! I'm reading the TFA (yeah, sorry), and I'm thinking - OK, here comes the part where they explain what a laptop has to do with anything, because they say the scrota (plural?) will heat up even with the laptop on a pillow. But no, they never got there. I mean, that would be too scientific, or what?

Great example, heated car seats.

Re:I know it's called a laptop but... (1)

Nexus7 (2919) | more than 3 years ago | (#34173538)

What I mean is that the explanatory fact seems to be confining the scrotums (different plural this time) to a warm space, not whether or not there's a laptop near that space.

On another note, the bottoms seem to heat up most where the wi-fi cards and memory are located... they should run the heat pipes by those.

Old, old news (3, Informative)

toppavak (943659) | more than 3 years ago | (#34172978)

There was a humorous TED talk [ted.com] on this over 2 years ago following quite a bit of media coverage on the same topic. I believe its also been explored whether internal diaper temperatures may do long term harm the development of the testes.

Only one word to describe it... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34172986)

NUTS!!

Wow (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34173000)

You'd have to have balls to participate in that experiment.

Why they're called notebooks. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34173044)

  This is why Sony has always called them notebooks, and not laptops.

  Liability protection through marketing.

clothes, too? (1, Funny)

petes_PoV (912422) | more than 3 years ago | (#34173064)

Mankind evolved naked, so presumably wearing trousers also has an insulating effect on the scrotum and therefore increases testicle temperatures. How come we never hear about the "male health" dangers of getting dressed?

But de do know that... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34173164)

Boxers vs. Briefs: Increasing Sperm Count [medicinenet.com]

An other option of course if to combat a lower sperm count is heave more sex.

Re:clothes, too? (1)

o'reor (581921) | more than 3 years ago | (#34173322)

I think you could bring a few revolutionary ideas to contemporary male underwear/trousers design... Way to go !

Re:clothes, too? (1)

Amorymeltzer (1213818) | more than 3 years ago | (#34173368)

TFA covers it - clothes aren't a huge deal since you're moving around. It's leg position that affects temperature.

Re:clothes, too? (1)

gl4ss (559668) | more than 3 years ago | (#34173536)

we just got winter in finland, a bit early but way below 0C. I think waiting for the bus naked would be enough to make me forget worrying about my balls forever.

I'd be more worried about neck problems from using a laptop on your lap than sperm quality, tbh.

Chestnuts Roasting? (1)

jflo (1151079) | more than 3 years ago | (#34173072)

Chestnuts roasting on a Toshiba Laptop..... those things even come with burn warning stickers underneath!

Read the article, FFS (4, Insightful)

necro81 (917438) | more than 3 years ago | (#34173094)

Despite what may seem obvious, it wasn't so much the heat coming from the computer that was doing it. When you think about it, the hot parts of a laptop are a good distance away from your scrotum (or, at least, they should be if you're not doin' it wrong). The researchers found that it was the leg position used to keep the computer on the lap - i.e., legs closed together - that was the source of the problem. Keeping your legs together while seated was the strongest cause in the rise in scrotal temperature, because you're surrounding your nads with warm parts of the body and covering surface area that would help remove heat. The researchers found that keeping your legs apart would mitigate the problem, but only a little, because then you'd need a large laptop pad bridging the gap, which covers your nethers right back up. Or you could get a humongously wide laptop.

Somehow, I'm thinking that the future of the human race is not imperiled by laptops making men infertile. At least, not in that way.

Re:Read the article, FFS (3, Interesting)

inviolet (797804) | more than 3 years ago | (#34173148)

Despite what may seem obvious, it wasn't so much the heat coming from the computer that was doing it. When you think about it, the hot parts of a laptop are a good distance away from your scrotum (or, at least, they should be if you're not doin' it wrong). The researchers found that it was the leg position used to keep the computer on the lap - i.e., legs closed together - that was the source of the problem.

Indeed.

Everyone is wringing their hands about the worldwide drop in sperm counts... I wonder how much of that is due to the current fashionable explanation (we live submerged at the bottom of an ocean of manmade xenoestrogens), versus how much of that is due to simply sitting all day long.

It is only recently, historically speaking, that we've all started to sit for a living. And since we've also been taught to fear the sun ("OMG teh UV rays!!11!"), we move around even less.

Re:Read the article, FFS (1)

jockeys (753885) | more than 3 years ago | (#34173336)

... scrotal temperature...

I'm sorry, my ability to keep reading, without giggling, after seeing this is basically nonexistent...

time to start using my macbook on my lap then (2, Funny)

beanfarmer (1794400) | more than 3 years ago | (#34173102)

good news i say, being a mac owner i couldnt afford to raise a child!

Re:time to start using my macbook on my lap then (0, Troll)

cupantae (1304123) | more than 3 years ago | (#34173232)

Cue Apple fans saying how it doesn't apply to Macbooks...

Re:time to start using my macbook on my lap then (1)

barzok (26681) | more than 3 years ago | (#34173468)

The parts of a MacBook that get warmest are furthest from your nads when using it on your lap.

Put it on your feet then (1)

Errol backfiring (1280012) | more than 3 years ago | (#34173106)

It gets your feet warm and saves your future generation!

No need for condoms? (1)

spooje (582773) | more than 3 years ago | (#34173130)

Sounds like a cheap new form of birth control to me!

We don't need a condom, honey... (1)

bgarcia (33222) | more than 3 years ago | (#34173132)

... I use a laptop!

Heh...heh (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34173152)

Weenie roast.

Don't touch my scrotum (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34173158)

"The researchers hooked thermometers to the scrotums of 29 young men"

Just... wow.

I, for one, have been planning on this... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34173176)

I always suspected this would happen, so I wrote three letters to three seperate people expousing my true desire to have 10-12 kids, and that it was my life goal. I have, since then, rested overheating laptops on my lap as much as humanly possible.

Then, when found infertile, I will sue Apple, Dell, and Toshiba (those three are the best! For overheating your junk, that is), for my 12 children. I've heard the civil monetary value of children is anywhere from 20-100k a piece, so this is my millionaire idea.

Posted AC for obvious reasons.

Oh my God! (1)

L4t3r4lu5 (1216702) | more than 3 years ago | (#34173202)

If only I'd known about this six years ago! [newscientist.com]

SSD is a life saver! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34173230)

My new laptop with a SSD disk does not get warm at all!

...and? This isn't permanent. (1)

chemicaldave (1776600) | more than 3 years ago | (#34173256)

I've seen studies that showed that heating the testicles for a number of minutes each day in 100+ F degree water will reduce the sperm count to zero after a few weeks. After stopping treatment sperm count rebounded to normal levels.

Tell me what the long term effects are.

Quite frankly.. (1)

binaryseraph (955557) | more than 3 years ago | (#34173260)

If you are reading slashdot you probably wont be using them anyway!

Control Group? (1)

Big Jim Taters (1490261) | more than 3 years ago | (#34173282)

Don't know about the rest of you guys, but my laptops have all kept their heat further toward the back and I tend to use it closer to my knees, not my crotch. It's a little hard to type or use the mouse when it's too close to you. Also, I wonder if the temperature raises more from the laptop itself or just from the fact you are holding your legs together around your junk (in order to balance the lappy.)

There is a method to my madness... (1)

Eggplant62 (120514) | more than 3 years ago | (#34173330)

I type medical transcription on a laptop to make my living. Thankfully I'm past the age where I'd want more children. Bonus would be if I were still attractive enough to catch a little action on the side -- no worries with a low sperm count! ROFL!

All your underpants are belong to us. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34173356)

Time to invest on termic briefs then.

This is really great! (1)

XB-70 (812342) | more than 3 years ago | (#34173376)

Problem: Planet's population exploding past 6 Billion with no end in sight. Solution: in 2nd and 1st world countries, give males internet porn and sperm-killing laptops. Work to further development of cheap laptops and internet connectivity for 3rd world. Solve the world's #1 problem.

Now you know why technology is great!

mmmh (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34173392)

And I thought, nature took already care of that problem by placing a heatpipe next to the scotrum. *shrug*

Another way to blow up the factory (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34173396)

Doesn't affect me.... I blew up *that* factory long ago....

I already have 4 children... (1)

turthalion (891782) | more than 3 years ago | (#34173412)

... and a laptop, so I will henceforth be using it on my lap at all times.

Evolution (1)

gmuslera (3436) | more than 3 years ago | (#34173490)

Or portable computing evolves to something less harmful, or humanity evolves to something that will hate portable computers, at the very genetic level.

Guess my scrotum is especially heat resitant. (1)

quax (19371) | more than 3 years ago | (#34173496)

Use nothing but my Laptop as IT consultant yet my wife and I are now expecting our third child.

Certainly not recommended for birth control.

The real reason? (1)

Bill Dimm (463823) | more than 3 years ago | (#34173512)

The researchers hooked thermometers to the scrotums of 29 young men (!) who were balancing a laptop on their knees. They found that even with a lap pad under the computer, the men's scrotums overheated quickly

Were they viewing porn on the laptop?

It's an infomercial product (1)

drunkennewfiemidget (712572) | more than 3 years ago | (#34173518)

But I bought one of those table top doohickeys they sold on infomercials. (The one with the 40L water jug being dropped on it to show its strength), and I put my laptop on that. It works quite well, and the boys remain cool as cucumbers.

bunk science! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 3 years ago | (#34173552)

my five kids would argue that this is nonsense. definitely nothing wrong with my reproductive system...

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  • ul
  • li
  • dl
  • dt
  • dd
  • em
  • strong
  • tt
  • blockquote
  • div
  • quote
  • ecode

"ecode" can be used for code snippets, for example:

<ecode>    while(1) { do_something(); } </ecode>