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PostSubject: To all laptop users.....   Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:32 am

Laptop users warned of knees damage

In one recent case, a 12-year-old boy developed a sponge-patterned skin discolouration on his left thigh after playing computer games for a few hours every day for several months.

"He recognised that the laptop got hot on the left side; however, regardless of that, he did not change its position," Swiss researchers said in an article published in the US journal Paediatrics.

Another case involved a Virginia law student who sought treatment for the mottled discolouration on her leg.

Dr Kimberley Salkey, who treated the young woman, was stumped until she learned the student spent about six hours a day working with her computer propped on her lap. The temperature underneath registered 125 degrees (52 degrees Celsius).

That case, from 2007, is one of 10 laptop-related cases reported in medical journals in the past six years.

The condition also can be caused by overuse of heating pads and other heat sources that usually aren't hot enough to cause burns. It's generally harmless but can cause permanent skin darkening.

In very rare cases, it can cause damage leading to skin cancers, said the Swiss researchers, Drs Andreas Arnold and Peter Itin from University Hospital Basel. They do not cite any skin cancer cases linked to laptop use, but suggest, to be safe, placing a carrying case or other heat shield under the laptop if you have to hold it in your lap.

Dr Salkey, an assistant dermatology professor at Eastern Virginia Medical School, said that under the microscope, the affected skin resembled skin damaged by long-term sun exposure.

Major manufacturers including Apple, Hewlett Packard and Dell warn in user manuals against placing laptops on laps or exposed skin for extended periods because of the burns risk.

Link here: http://uk.news.yahoo.com/21/20101004/thl-laptop-users-warned-of-knees-damage-d831572.html

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PostSubject: Re: To all laptop users.....   Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:36 am

oh oh.. I'm guilty of this!
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PostSubject: Re: To all laptop users.....   Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:45 am

nooo..........

Go buy the 'bean bag' table thingy... it's like a breakfast table but instead of stands its a bean bag below so that you can rest the whole thing on your lap.

I think I saw some at heeren.. 3rd floor. one of those big dept-looking stores (selling mostly jap stuff)

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PostSubject: Re: To all laptop users.....   Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:55 am

I try not to have the laptop to near the err... family jewels. Not good. Best on a table... the laptop, not the jewels.

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PostSubject: Re: To all laptop users.....   Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:58 am

Technospaz wrote:
I try not to have the laptop to near the err... family jewels. Not good. Best on a table... the laptop, not the jewels.

Nice to see it worked out well for you bro. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: To all laptop users.....   Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:59 am

joleelyn wrote:
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I try not to have the laptop to near the err... family jewels. Not good. Best on a table... the laptop, not the jewels.

Nice to see it worked out well for you bro. Wink

Yeah... what a relief too Smile

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PostSubject: Re: To all laptop users.....   Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:59 am

Cheers Jump

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PostSubject: Re: To all laptop users.....   Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:03 am

joleelyn wrote:
nooo..........

Go buy the 'bean bag' table thingy... it's like a breakfast table but instead of stands its a bean bag below so that you can rest the whole thing on your lap.

I think I saw some at heeren.. 3rd floor. one of those big dept-looking stores (selling mostly jap stuff)

actually i saw one at ikea a few months back. impression was 'pretty affordable' but can't rembr the price...

it looked pretty comfy as well...
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PostSubject: Re: To all laptop users.....   Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:21 pm

How about this thingamajig? I got one in my office sitting under my table. Haven't had the chance yet to try it out.



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PostSubject: Re: To all laptop users.....   Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:46 pm

Sorry, what do you have sitting under the table? ROFL
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PostSubject: Re: To all laptop users.....   Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:48 pm

yah the model or the gadget. be specific Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: To all laptop users.....   Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:56 pm

I can understand picture #1 but what is the purpose of picture #2? (Aside from the marketing, that is)

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PostSubject: Re: To all laptop users.....   Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:37 pm

Technospaz wrote:
I can understand picture #1 but what is the purpose of picture #2? (Aside from the marketing, that is)

The support is good...
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PostSubject: Re: To all laptop users.....   Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:43 pm

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I can understand picture #1 but what is the purpose of picture #2? (Aside from the marketing, that is)

To stress on the streamline design compare to a woman physique ... lol!
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PostSubject: Re: To all laptop users.....   Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:45 pm

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Technospaz wrote:
I can understand picture #1 but what is the purpose of picture #2? (Aside from the marketing, that is)

To stress on the streamline design compare to a woman physique ... lol!

Say what?

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PostSubject: Re: To all laptop users.....   Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:03 pm

I think hor...the message is to avoid LAPTOP and instead use...NOTEBOOK





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