Wednesday, 8 December 2004

Nuking one's nads

The BBC helpfully informs us that using your laptop on your lap may have negative effects on male fertility.

However, someone will have to explain to me later why health researchers are allowed to make inferences about the entire human male population from a study of just 29 subjects. They’d shoot me if I tried that. (þ: memeorandum)


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My grandmother (who lives with my wife and me) saw this story in the local paper this morning and made sure to tell me about it. Could it be that I’ve now been married 10+ years and have no kids that she needed to warn me? Grandma just trying to help out any way she can…


Somebody at the Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler pointed out that laptop users generally place the laptop away from the lap near the knees. That does seem to make sense, ergonomics-wise.

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