Is it ok to put your Laptop in your Lap?

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  1. Nero
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    Yeah, so my cousin.

    He comes by my workplace sometimes, and when I'm on my break, I post on GBAtemp with my Laptop.

    He says: "Don't put your Laptop on your lap because.. You know."

    Can it really affect your fishies that much that it'll make you sterile? I'm a little scared now. [​IMG]

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  2. kellyan95

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    The heating can, there was a study, go find it
     
  3. Nero
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    Well I was aware of that.. I'm not sure about the effect of the heat.

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  4. sekhu

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    well I believe, and please correct me if I'm wrong, all computing devices emit low levels of radiation, but not enough to cause any changes to your swimmers I don't think. If it was dangerous levels then you might have a need to worry. If you're paranoid about your fish, then just use the laptop on a desk or table.
     
  5. ZPE

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    Ergonomically, you shouldn't really do it. MSN ran a feature on this some time ago. You really oughta just use a desk or something.
     
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    You shouldn't be worried if you're a darwin award nominee.
    But if you still have a chance of contributing to the gene pool...
    you might want to do some research.

    I never put it directly on my lap anyways. I just push it down on my thigh/knee. It feels uncomfortable with it directly over my webbos anyways.
     
  7. Arkansaw

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    if anything, it will be due to the heat. sperm cells prefer an environment between 32-36 celsius
     
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    I think it's much colder than 32-36 Celsius where I work... Probably 10-15 degrees colder.

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  9. War

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    I'm confused. Radio waves from laptops kill fish? :\
     
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    its fine. when it is colder your sack tightens closer to your body for heat. [​IMG]
     
  12. War

    War Take it easy~

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    Oh...sorry. I get it now. Just ignore me >___>
     
  13. Nero
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    War.. You were.. Being sarcastic, right?

    [​IMG]

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    ADD: I like your Avvie. [​IMG]
     
  14. Arkansaw

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    hmm....not sure what happens when it gets cold though, but one can always find out using some hobby microscope, the cells will shrivel up and degenerate into whitish particles when sufficient heat is applied.
     
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    [​IMG] I can't imagine that happening to my little fishies. [​IMG]

    Hey, at least being sterile has it's benefits.. If you know what I mean. [​IMG]

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    Leave her alone.. [​IMG]

    She's a chick, so what?
    She's cool like the rest of us.

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  18. Arkansaw

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    I wonder why there isn't a sampling of sperm quality in that study, which would be more conclusive.

    PS: I meant that as a joke with no negative connotations attached....but yeah, get on topic
     
  19. zeppo

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    not unless you want to have kids.

    EDIT: this was replying to a post on the first page... sorry.
     
  20. Psyfira

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    Laptops are an ergonomic disaster whatever you do. [​IMG] Get the keyboard in the right place and the screen's way off, get the screen in the right place and... well you get the point.

    I'd heard using laptops on your lap was a bad idea due to the heat. Either the laptop has more chance of overheating when it's on a lap than a desk or you can burn your legs if you use it for too long, but I don't know if that still affects newer laptops. In any case, if you're only using it on your breaks for about half an hour a day you're probably fine, it's people who use it all day every day who are probably at risk.