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(Detroit Free Press)   Woman struck by lightning thru her computer   ( ) divider line 15
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2476 clicks; posted to Main » on 03 Sep 2001 at 8:26 AM (14 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2001-09-03 08:57:08 AM  
Let me guess; she'll sue the local weather stations and the computer manufacturer.
2001-09-03 09:28:41 AM  
Duh, didn`t anyone tell her that you should ALWAYS turn off your computer during a thunderstorm, they are too sensitive to all the spikes in the power grid they create.
I`ve lost a computer and modem once before when taking a chance, and just last week i powered down just seconds before a nearby strike fried my VCR, that spike would certainly have killed my computer if i`d left it on.
2001-09-03 10:10:40 AM  
2001-09-03 10:14:25 AM  
Just goes to show, Microsoft KNOW when you're using pirated software.
2001-09-03 11:18:05 AM  
She was looking at naked pictures of Mr.T on the 'net using her Mandinka Electric Dildo when the lightning struck,giving her a 100,000 volt orgasm !!!
2001-09-03 01:11:56 PM  
A thunderstorm blew up the network card on my computer while I was using it. Now I'm paranoid whenever I hear a low rumble.
2001-09-03 01:53:50 PM  
Every time I sit at my computer I hear a low rumble. Most of the time it's comming from my ass.
2001-09-03 01:58:58 PM  
that's why i say
cell phone for internet
UPS/Generator for computer power.

and only one computer running (with nothing attached to the walls) is the way to go
2001-09-03 03:13:14 PM  
Thanks DrDave, I just laughed and spit my Coke all over my monitor.
2001-09-03 03:40:46 PM  
low rumble... YEA MAN!!

2001-09-03 03:42:39 PM  
Guess she didn't have an apc UPS and inline phone surge suprssor on huh? $25,000 insurance on it... Now she'll have to take the deductable from her regular home owners! Dumb biatch!
2001-09-03 06:00:57 PM  

2001-09-03 07:39:35 PM  
LOL! dr.dave that was pretty funny.

But everyone stop and think now. This HAS to be the evil doing of Bill Gates and all of his Microsoft minions..they are planning to take over the world one computer at a time until they shock every home user through their computer.

Yet another reason why Microsoft 2000 ME sucks....
2001-09-03 08:36:38 PM  
Where I live i have never ever heard of a home computer frying from a thunderstorm? But I can fully understand how it could possibly happen - thats really out of it?

As for the woman getting fried did she upsize?
2001-09-03 10:53:54 PM  
ok this is funny. there's lightning over here right now.
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