By MotherNatureMustDie - 27/10/2009 12:32 - South Africa

Today, my telephone line was hit by lightning. I discovered that not only will lightning fry a router, it will also destroy any PCs connected to that router via network cables. I also discovered that a $10 phone line surge protector would have saved nearly $3,000 worth of PC equipment. FML
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You lucky you. Surge protector worth 10 bucks would probably set your house on fire.

HAH. YDI for not getting one though. This one was actually good. Also, I like the OPs name.

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HAH. YDI for not getting one though. This one was actually good. Also, I like the OPs name.

Mother Nature Must Die , and she will die . I'll make sure of it .

Indeed he could've known that before... Though insurances could pay all your loss back.

greenltrn2003 0

yeah he could have known....but my bet is that he didnt. not completely your fault this almost happened to me...shocked the fuck outta my hands but my laptop still works :-)

skullbashd 3

um how did he post this then

itsmeppl 0

iPhone-iPod!?

wow man ... amazing discovery ... :D

Hehe, yeah some people learn basic knowledge the hard way.

en en en en dont pee on de emetrik fents, it hurts bad

You lucky you. Surge protector worth 10 bucks would probably set your house on fire.

postaltubealex 0

this is the chief reason for me using laptops and wireless. i can continue to work during a storm, risking only my (relatively) cheap $90 wifi router. cheaper than $3k, anyway.

smump 0

The only problem with that is you can't you a laptop for a lot of gaming now. They just don't have the power that desktops have.

renasaurus 17

more to life than games.

No shit sherlock.

Ah, bad luck. Happened to my friend a few years ago, had to pay like £1000 for a new, state of the art laptop she needed for work.

Truthbringer 0

you shouldn't buy expensive pieces of technology if you don't know how to maintain them

YDI for using dial-up.

Considering it went through a router, chances are it was DSL/ADSL and not straight dialup.

TheManBoy 0

Telephone lines can carry DSL or dial-up connections. Plus, using dial-up is it's own punishment. Don't be mean.

I thought that was common knowledge? YTDI

ozymandias_fml 0

YDI for using DSL or dial-up. YDI for not using common sense and protecting your computers.

deaditegirl 0

YDI for not using a surge protector. Duh.