[ubuntu-uk] Preventing lightning strike & surges
luxxius at googlemail.com
Fri May 25 20:34:08 BST 2007
Alan Pope wrote:
> 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?
My only experience of a lightning strike was lightning hitting the
telegraph pole down the street, sending a big pulse down the phone line,
and frying the fax modem on my motherboard (along with its nearby
on-board network and the graphics). I guess surge protection wouldn't
help with that sort of thing?
By the way, hello! I'm a relative newcomer to Ubuntu (about four months
now). I have Dapper running on my old Inspiron latptop (including
wireless on a Linksys card with Broadcom chipset, which I was very
pleased to get working in only a fortnight!).
And now I've put Feisty on an old AMD box, and recently as a dual boot
on my Dell Dimension (with XP, which I keep for occasional bits of stuff
that are still easier for me on XP, till I get better at GNU/Linux).
But I find I rarely use that other OS at all; and I've been sort of
surprised to find that I don't miss it, and - contrary to long-term
brainwashing (20 years, I guess) - I don't actually need it! Freedom!
Ubuntu's really good - but I have to be careful not to bore my kids and
friends to death going on about it!
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