One word: Ouch.
Okay, there's been so many crazy things going on in my absence I don't know where to start.
First off, an important public service announcement...despite the extremely horrifying nature of this story, if it saves one person out there reading this from suffering a similiar fate, it's worth posting this. If nothing else, everyone should be informed.
Be careful and use that laptop responsibly. Specifically, don't use it while it's in your lap or you might wind up like this poor, poor scientist, who burned himself in the worst possible way by doing just that. The victim was wearing his pants and writing a paper for two hours (uh, yeah) when he noticed a burning...well, if you want to know the rest you can read about it here, don't worry, there are no pictures - however, words like "crusted" and "wounds" are bandied about, so you may want to put down that donut.