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sarongsong
2004-Dec-09, 02:37 AM
"BUSINESSMEN and teenage boys could be risking their fertility by using laptop computers...heat generated by the computers and the posture needed to balance the equipment on the lap leads to raised temperatures...There are an estimated 100 million laptop users in the world..."
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-1395183,00.html

Gullible Jones
2004-Dec-09, 02:42 AM
Messing up your genes? I doubt it. But frequent laptop use might reduce fertility to some extent I suppose.

But does it really matter?

Wait a minute - yes, it does! This might actually be benificial! Earth's human population is very large and expanding fast after all... Perhaps males being less fertile would be a good thing!

:P

sarongsong
2004-Dec-09, 03:07 AM
Yeah, between that, possible cell-phone problems, whales (http://www.obvious.fsnet.co.uk/whales/whales.htm) and what-not, things could get quite interesting. :o

Sammy
2004-Dec-09, 03:13 AM
But it could lead to a future shortage of computer geeks...

Maksutov
2004-Dec-09, 03:32 AM
Leaking laptop batteries can definitely damage a person's jeans..

BoredHugeKrill
2004-Dec-09, 03:39 AM
of course, there are some more extreme cases known:

Man burns penis with laptop (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2002/11/22/man_burns_penis_with_laptop/)

I imagine this may have an adverse impact on fertility...

Metricyard
2004-Dec-09, 03:41 AM
Sounds like this information would make for good future marketing.

Free male birth control while you work. Without pills or injections.

Normandy6644
2004-Dec-09, 03:51 AM
of course, there are some more extreme cases known:

Man burns penis with laptop (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2002/11/22/man_burns_penis_with_laptop/)

I imagine this may have an adverse impact on fertility...

Well I mean, it shouldn't be hard to realize not to put a hot computer on your genitals! I would have thought that was obvious...

Maksutov
2004-Dec-09, 04:00 AM
of course, there are some more extreme cases known:

Man burns penis with laptop (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2002/11/22/man_burns_penis_with_laptop/)

I imagine this may have an adverse impact on fertility...

Well I mean, it shouldn't be hard to realize not to put a hot computer on your genitals! I would have thought that was obvious...
Right.

Hot coffee from McDonald's is a lot cheaper, and potentially profitable if you have a good attorney.

sarongsong
2004-Dec-09, 04:29 AM
...Well I mean, it shouldn't be hard to realize not to put a hot computer on your genitals! I would have thought that was obvious...
Yeah, but...
"...The 50 year-old scientist..." :wink:

01101001
2004-Dec-09, 04:38 AM
Sarongsong, you ought to change the topic title Laptop Caveat: Possible Gene Damage. The article is about fertility loss, not damage to genes.

You're not alone, though, TimesOnLine chose a poor headline, too: Careful, lads, that laptop might burn your genes

Kesh
2004-Dec-09, 04:39 AM
It's not gene damage, but infertility that one should worry about. The testes do not like heat... that's why they're outside your body. Heat kills sperm, and longterm exposure to extreme heat (say, a hot-tub) can damage the testes rendering you infertile.

I don't think laptops are much of a problem if your anatomy is properly arranged, though. Unless it runs really hot, and all that heat is getting trapped between the legs...

sarongsong
2004-Dec-09, 04:44 AM
...TimesOnLine chose a poor headline, too: Careful, lads, that laptop might burn your genes
Okay, I'll give it a go---they are where I got it from #-o

01101001
2004-Dec-09, 05:27 AM
...TimesOnLine chose a poor headline, too: Careful, lads, that laptop might burn your genes
Okay, I'll give it a go---they are where I got it from #-o

Thanks. The first title scared me. I thought my laptop might be ruining my life. The new title makes me think my laptop might actually be improving my life.