||MacBook Pro: The Thermal Paste Question|
|Subject:||Wearing Shorts Mode|
The natural conclusion to your article seems to be Apple just need to tweak the firmware so that the fans run a little faster for longer. That might shorten battery life but surely it is just a matter of degree, if you'll pardon the pun.
Taking this one stage further, you could have different ranges of fan speed for different requirements, including a "Wearing Shorts" mode where you'll put up with shorter battery life and more noise if it means your knees aren't turned into Ossobucco.