[ubuntu-uk] Preventing lightning strike & surges

Paul RJ Mellors paul at paulmellors.net
Fri May 25 20:00:46 BST 2007

On Fri, 2007-05-25 at 19:55 +0100, Alan Pope wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-05-25 at 19:32 +0100, Robin Menneer wrote:
> > I have two mac minis, one of which will be converted to Ubuntu to
> > replace my aged laptop.  There is an opportunity to buy gear to
> > prevent lightning strike and damage from power surges to telephone and
> > computers.  Is the best way to buy an auxillary power supplly, if so,
> > what make and model ?  What alternatives ought to be considered,
> > please.  We are in a bad spot for electrical storms.  Robin
> > 
> Call me picky, but isn't it true that you can't *prevent* lightning
> strikes, only try to get them to hit something other than your
> aerial/golf club/tree/car/house? 
> Would it not be "just" a case of installing a lightning rod and
> embedding the other end in the earth?
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightning_rod
> Cheers,
> Al.

That really is being picky :p


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