Toasted Skin Syndrome

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  1. Industrialsize

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    Yikes! I have this and didn't know it had a name. Time to put a towel under my laptop!
    Anyone else here have this??????

    CBS/AP) "Hot legs" isn't just another term for good-looking gams. It can be a warning sign of a medical condition that affects users of laptop computers.The condition, which doctors dubbed "toasted skin syndrome," arises when people rest a hot laptop on their laps for an extended period of time.
    Sounds ridiculous, but recent cases suggest it's no joke.


    Toasted Skin Syndrome: New Risk for Laptop Users? - Health Blog - CBS News
     
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    I can't bear having my laptop in my actual lap, always have it resting on big wide arm of my couch.
     
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    I saw something on the news a few years ago that it's also not too great for your family jewels to have the laptop on your lap. Never done it.
     
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    Desktops rule :headbang:
     
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