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Heat on Demand Laptop   (+4, -1)  [vote for, against]
it gets hot when you want it to

After spending the night with a loved one in a cold hospital emergency patient room, I wish to offer this: We were cold and had limited clothing to warm us. So I whipped out my laptop and started running as many programs as I could to make the thing overheat. (Macs get hot!) Placed it on my loved one's tummy in the hospital bed and she was nicely warmed. The invention would be a software command that orders the laptop to overheat on demand.
-- sqeaketh the wheel, Aug 15 2012

Vibrating_20Therapeutic_20Power_20Supply add in some vibration for full effective relief [xenzag, Aug 16 2012]

CPU Burn http://www.cpuburnin.com/
[mitxela, Aug 16 2012]

Pocket Heat app turns iPhone into hand warmer http://www.geek.com...nd-warmer-20100112/
There's an app for that! [Wrongfellow, Aug 16 2012]

Just download something like SETI@home, and it will keep the thing working full speed.
-- MechE, Aug 15 2012


An option to just run the fan would be nice when its hot.
-- rcarty, Aug 15 2012


My old HP was big and warm. When my dorm's heat didn't work in the dead of North Dakota winter it was the warmest thing in my room. I would like a way to select a desired temperature, say 65 degrees, that the laptop would cut out at. [+]
-- DIYMatt, Aug 16 2012


Thermite.
-- 8th of 7, Aug 16 2012


//Thermite//
I'm afraid that could upset my loved one's tummy. Of course, your loved one has no tummy, being a machine and all...
-- sqeaketh the wheel, Aug 16 2012


[links] //CPU Burn// That works for PCs, probably not for Macs, where St. Jobs takes care of all our needs through 'Apps.' For example, 'Pocket Heat', nice link by [Wrongfellow]. Unfortunate, St. Jobs pulled that App from the AppStore.
-- sqeaketh the wheel, Aug 16 2012


Hey, we haven't actually gotten canonization through yet. The Blessed Jobs will have to do for now.
-- MechE, Aug 16 2012


So it sounds like the idea is for a Mac-compatible version of already-existing software that used to exist for Apple but was then made unavailable by the creator of the Mac? WIBNI [-]
-- 21 Quest, Aug 16 2012



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