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  • DJ Jackalope
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    i lucked out a couple years ago...
    i lived in the top floor of a condo that got hit by lightning and all we lost was a cheep modem...

    jackalope

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  • KeLviN
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    Originally posted by vudu
    If I remeber correctly most tall buildings are grounded so if they are struck in an electrical storm the surge will go into the ground and prevent damage to equipment.

    -- vudu
    grounding doesnt really mean all that much when the static reaches lightning force.....

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  • ch0l0man
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    yeah it was rather interesting but i would have to say the 3-5 inchs of hail in watts was by far more crazier.

    i found this image on cnn and boy is it crazy, reminds me of something out of bibical times.

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  • skroo
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    Originally posted by KeLviN
    shuddup, i was feeling lazy and comp. or PC sounded so impersonal......
    But not infantile.

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  • vudu
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    If I remeber correctly most tall buildings are grounded so if they are struck in an electrical storm the surge will go into the ground and prevent damage to equipment.

    -- vudu

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  • ck3k
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    Up in northern cali, the storms are mostly mild. I am now at sea level so my chances to have snow are somewhat low. I remember when I was staying at the grand canyon, they had a beautiful thunderstorm.

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  • KeLviN
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    see, i knew i wasnt entirely unjustly paranoid....


    and storms are rare here, but earthquakes dont phase me much

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  • Gadsden
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    We have storms here all the time, and I can verify that it will fry a system with the quickness. When I worked in retail, we always knew we would be busy after a storm from all the modems getting fried. I personally keep an APC UPS on every system/hub/etc, and spike absorbers on all cable modem equipment. TV cable and phone lines are usually the first to get fragged, and it is quite common.

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  • ck3k
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    Originally posted by highwizard
    I don't know about "compy's". But, 16 dbi Anntennas can get struck by lighting.. Especially when you are driving through Kansas or Ohio. Though, to give Fab-Corp credit, the Antenna still work after it got struck.
    The lucky antenni. It got us third place, I think that wigle employed some demonic power to quell are holy quest for victory.

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  • highwizard
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    Originally posted by KeLviN
    i always get nervous living in a tall building in a lightning storm.....

    not because of my fear of being struck, but because i fear my compy getting fried if the building gets hit.

    any basis to my paranoia?
    any one else fear this?
    has it happened to any one?

    I don't know about "compy's". But, 16 dbi Anntennas can get struck by lighting.. Especially when you are driving through Kansas or Ohio. Though, to give Fab-Corp credit, the Antenna still work after it got struck.

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  • yankee
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    Originally posted by KeLviN
    i always get nervous living in a tall building in a lightning storm.....

    not because of my fear of being struck, but because i fear my compy getting fried if the building gets hit.
    Those of us who don't live in a desert aren't too hung up on thunderstorms--they just happen way too often. Now earthquakes, that's a different matter....

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  • KeLviN
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    Originally posted by skroo
    Your "compy"?
    shuddup, i was feeling lazy and comp. or PC sounded so impersonal......

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  • skroo
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    Your "compy"?

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  • trinity
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    i do (paranoia/fear), but not so much to the extent of it getting fried. i just really get irritated when the power goes out, i turn it on and then 10 mins later it does it again. i have a power surge, but not much faith in it.

    i hope you don't get struck. what floor do you live on?

    -vicki

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  • KeLviN
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    lightning storm in LA

    i always get nervous living in a tall building in a lightning storm.....

    not because of my fear of being struck, but because i fear my compy getting fried if the building gets hit.

    any basis to my paranoia?
    any one else fear this?
    has it happened to any one?
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