No sleep with closed lid?

I am a mere days away from receiving my new MacBook in the mail My buddies have some and some still have iBooks and no one knew if there was a way to have the lid closed, but to not have the MB go to sleep (disconnect from the internet mainly). I know that if you have external stuff hooked up it won't, but is there anyway that you can prevent sleep with the lid closed with only the MacBook being used?

Make sure that you read the comments made by the developer on the PRODUCT PAGE and that you're comfortable with them before you install and run this.
All of the comments about it surround heat issues. The developer, though he doesn't publish an actual warning, says that it could be harmful to the LCD if your machine runs over 50 degrees C while it is closed.
Personally, I wouldn't run the risk.

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