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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  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 :-)

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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.