Laptops in summertime

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  • Retroid Moderator 16 May 2004 15:24:16 44,505 posts
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    /Considers himself lucky that he's in the cloudy north of England \o/

    No, wait, hang on....
  • Mike_Hunt 16 May 2004 15:25:48 23,512 posts
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    It's bloomin' great up here in Manchester!

    edit: The weather's pretty nice too

    [MH]


    Edited by Mike_Hunt at 14:26:16 16-05-2004
  • Retroid Moderator 16 May 2004 15:29:50 44,505 posts
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    Mike_Hunt wrote:
    It's bloomin' great up here in Manchester!
    No, I said north, not your nancyboy 'middle of the country'

    /Eats Cumberland sausage sandwich
  • blablabla 16 May 2004 15:56:32 1,006 posts
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    It's all sunnt and I'm in work. Again.

    There's no justice I tells ye.
  • Dropkick 16 May 2004 16:25:18 34 posts
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    Sunny weather in Hartlepool , but stuck in work till 10pm atleast everybody else is out in the sun/pissed so nobody calling for help.
  • Lutz 16 May 2004 16:52:52 48,854 posts
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    Roasting here, southwest-ish manchester...
  • Shinji 16 May 2004 16:56:18 5,903 posts
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    Otto - chair cushion between your laptop and your legs :)

    I have a bench out back for a summer laptop workstation. It's got an all weather four-gang mounted on the side of it and everything :) However, I have struck one key problem.... The wrist rest area of the PB gets *fucking hot* in direct sunlight. Like, crispy wrists hot. I think I need to acquire a little desk fan to blow air over the surface....
  • Lutz 16 May 2004 17:14:34 48,854 posts
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    otto wrote:
    Our prayers are answered! :)
    \0/

    Result!
  • Shinji 16 May 2004 18:59:23 5,903 posts
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    Actually, I've just recalled that during the heatwave last summer, I used one of those gel pads that you can put in the freezer to stick under my wrists while I used the laptop. Cools down your entire body (due to the volume of blood that passes the wrists) and also the surface of the laptop....

    Anyone have any idea where you'd buy those things?
  • Nemesis 16 May 2004 19:01:51 18,604 posts
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    Hit 22.5 today. Spent the afternoon cycling around the Bluewater lake and that helped clear up the cold a bit.

    /sniffles.
  • Shivoa 16 May 2004 19:25:14 5,677 posts
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    Gel pads I've seen in supermarkets as they're used for freezer boxes.

    The fan you linked is sold in the Apple store as I picked one up (looks to be exqactly the same one you linked with the nylon blades and quite compact design. They're Kensington branded and the only real downside is they're not silent (they're the normal noise level you get from the battery powered handheld fans you gets from places like Boots). They do push quite a bit of air about and I think it is one of the best tools for Summer survival if you plan on using the trains or, God forbid, even the tube (offpeak).
  • Mean-Marine 16 May 2004 22:49:26 190 posts
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    Its Scotland here, and I felt warm today!

    /falls off chair
  • bunglebonce 16 May 2004 22:52:43 2,119 posts
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    Yeah 'twas a scorcher in Dundee today. Blasted sun wouldn't let me get over my hangover easy.

    PSN ID: erniewhatbert

  • otto Moderator 28 May 2007 11:16:19 49,290 posts
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    I hadn't thought this through. My legs my legs they're burning!! Ouch ouch ouch!

    say no to Eurogamer sigs

  • otto Moderator 28 May 2007 11:16:19 49,290 posts
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    Our prayers are answered! :)

    say no to Eurogamer sigs

  • otto Moderator 28 May 2007 11:16:19 49,290 posts
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    If you get the Firewire 800 version you can use your powerbook as a gyrocopter.

    say no to Eurogamer sigs

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