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is surfing the internet when lightning is around is suicidal?

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posted on Sep, 22 2010 @ 11:08 PM
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Is surfing the internet when the lightning is happening around is suicidal or at least detrimental to your computer is the computer is plugged to power line or the Internet connection is wired?




posted on Sep, 22 2010 @ 11:09 PM
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Yes.
Yes.



posted on Sep, 22 2010 @ 11:16 PM
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reply to post by Phage
 


holy cheats, I am lucky then



posted on Sep, 22 2010 @ 11:17 PM
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reply to post by Faiol
 

Nah. You're dead.
It just happened so fast you don't know it yet.



posted on Sep, 22 2010 @ 11:18 PM
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Leading cause of death in America is masturbating to internet porn during thunderstorms.

Unplug your computer just to be safe.



posted on Sep, 22 2010 @ 11:23 PM
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Use some type of wireless connection with a laptop or other portable device not connected to the mains and it shouldn't matter. A strike might fry the modem but not you.



posted on Sep, 22 2010 @ 11:24 PM
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reply to post by masonicon
 

masonicon,

Power surge protector

Peace



posted on Sep, 22 2010 @ 11:26 PM
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reply to post by operation mindcrime
 


That won't protect you from a direct strike. If lightning can arc from the sky, it can easily arc over small distances between conductors in any surge protector.



posted on Sep, 22 2010 @ 11:28 PM
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reply to post by EnlightenUp
 


How about taking it a step further...??

All about lightning protection

Peace



posted on Sep, 22 2010 @ 11:28 PM
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It can make you talk silly, kinda like cooking bacon in the nude!!!! Ouch



posted on Sep, 22 2010 @ 11:34 PM
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Or you could just turn it off and enjoy the light show.



posted on Sep, 22 2010 @ 11:35 PM
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Wanna be really really really sure?? Build yourself a Faraday cage, set up a diesel generator in it and rip the WiFi from your neighbors.....


Peace



posted on Sep, 22 2010 @ 11:36 PM
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Originally posted by Phage
Or you could just turn it off and enjoy the light show.


I cannot allow acts of God to interrupt my internetz!



posted on Sep, 22 2010 @ 11:43 PM
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Originally posted by operation mindcrime
Wanna be really really really sure?? Build yourself a Faraday cage, set up a diesel generator in it and rip the WiFi from your neighbors.....


Peace


That's more like it. It needs a tornado-proof bunker to boot. It has to pass the signal though and a faraday cage might block it if the gaps are smaller than the wavelength of the carrier. Any lines leading in just need a device attached that has the proper breakover voltage.



posted on Sep, 22 2010 @ 11:47 PM
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reply to post by EnlightenUp
 


Remember that "save-house" Gene Hackman has in Enemy of the state??

I want one of those!! (With a self-destruct button!!!)



Peace



posted on Sep, 22 2010 @ 11:58 PM
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I don't believe I did see Enemy of the State (though I did see Panic Room waaay back). I'll wager that it's harder to keep the government out of one's impenetrable internet lair than it is to keep God out.

ETA: I was looking at this and I wonder just what the heck went wrong to bring me to where I am now. Lightning strike?


edit on 9/23/2010 by EnlightenUp because: call for help



posted on Sep, 23 2010 @ 12:20 AM
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Originally posted by masonicon
Is surfing the internet when the lightning is happening around is suicidal or at least detrimental to your computer is the computer is plugged to power line or the Internet connection is wired?


As it's said, "If you have to ask..."











posted on Sep, 23 2010 @ 01:00 AM
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Originally posted by eNumbra
Leading cause of death in America is masturbating to internet porn during thunderstorms.

Unplug your computer just to be safe.

Sorry, this is have nothing to do with internet porn



posted on Sep, 23 2010 @ 03:56 AM
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Just so we're clear on this: ALWAYS unplug your computer (and any other costly electronic devices) for the duration of all thunderstorms.



-TheAssoc.



posted on Sep, 23 2010 @ 04:20 AM
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Never do that. It's not fun.



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