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    Originally posted by XSquared
    >> 124.8 gigs of porn.
    Bah. That's it?
    I feel no need to digitize my oversize - box VHS tapes
    -486SX-20
    -Some random Debian Distro
    -Some version of MS-Dos
    -Day of the Tentacle

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    ...how would having a cable internet connection be of any use when the power is out?

    What are you going to do, run your computer off your UPC so you can surf cprogramming.com?

    Oh yeah. Computers take power too.
    Away.

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    Every hear of generators? Computers arent that bad on power.

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    Originally posted by mart_man00
    Every hear of generators? Computers arent that bad on power.
    CRTs are, though. Although, if you're a webhost who hates downtime it would be a good idea to stay online in a power cut.

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    CRTs are, though.
    I forgot about that.

    LCDs are better on power but they cost alot more, maybe I should of paid the extra for a LCD(it would of been like $3500 total then, the reason why i didnt do it).

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    I used to worry about lightning but now my whole house is on a surge protector and I also have one that plugs into the wall. I've only had one computer ruined by lightning but it ended up beign good to scrap for the working parts.
    Give me a bad reputation!!!

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    >>...how would having a cable internet connection be of any use when the power is out?

    Laptops. They don't need to be plugged in as long as they have battery life left. People think that since their laptop runs, their Internet should too.
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    I used to worry about lightning but now my whole house is on a surge protector
    How much did that cost you? Was is a pain installing? Any limit on devices/ warrrenty?

    Those things do sound kool.

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    I have no idea how much it costs wehn my parents were building the new house they just had it put in sicne we have alot of computer and TVs running all day and night. Oddly enough there is lightning in the sky as I am typing this.
    Give me a bad reputation!!!

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    Oddly enough there is lightning in the sky as I am typing
    Atleast we will know if its any good

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    Well stupid storm caused the power to go out for awhile and then the worst thing happened...I lost my signal for both my satelite television and satelite internet access, I almost died!!! I don't think any lightning hit the house which is kind of sad b/c it would've been good research for this thread.
    Give me a bad reputation!!!

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    >>I used to worry about lightning but now my whole house is on a surge protector<<

    A circut breaker costs au$100 here. I had three put into my house while I was renovating. Plus the $1 per minute for the electrician (2 hrs).

    Don't want any nasty electrical surprises when relaxing in the spa.......
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    >>A circut breaker costs au$100 here.<<

    im sorry, is that australian dollar. what is it in US? $70? $80?
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    >> How much did that cost you? Was is a pain installing? Any limit on devices/ warrrenty? <<

    http://www.howstuffworks.com/surge-protector.htm

    http://www.google.ca/search?q=surge+...-8&hl=en&meta=
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    surge protectors wont do jack if the lightening hits your house and the shortest path to the ground it through your pc...

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