[ubuntu-uk] Branching Threads
thomas.ibbotson at oriel.ox.ac.uk
Mon May 21 09:13:36 BST 2007
> And finally .... a tale of note.
> I was off air for three unrelated but serial faults - line fault on my BB;
> local network fault for entire town; and lastly the important bit.
> I found out on Monday after watching a rather interesting electrical storm
> that my router wasn't plugged into my mains conditioning gubbins and had got
> FRIED! Luckily the internals stopped it going any further or I could have
> had a couple of fried PCs as well.
> The moral? Make sure all your sensitive electrical equipment is fed through
> at least a spike suppressor or such like.
> ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
My housemate fried my computer by dropping the kettle base into the
sink and blowing the power to the house. I now have a new computer and
a new surge protector. It can and will happen to you. It did however
have the side effect that Ubuntu is now my only operating system, so
possibly not all bad.
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