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Offline Sirclown82

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« on: July 27, 2005, 12:23:16 AM »
DFW East is about to go down for the night. There is a NASTY storm headed this way. On my way to my house after work, i saw plenty of lighting. With cable internet, if you dont turn your equipment off, your just asking for a lightning strike right into you comp. eq. Thats how it will be for DFW East anytime there is a storm headed this way.

Starting 26-Jul-05 @ 23:30 till early daylight.


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Offline jjbiv

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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2005, 07:20:18 PM »
Isn't your cable line grounded to your main electrical grounding rod where the cable service enters your house?  Mine is and I went 'round and 'round with the cable company about this.  Anyway, it's their cable modem that will get fried ;-)

Hope the weather wasn't too bad...

joe

Offline Sirclown82

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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2005, 12:02:54 AM »
It was pretty nasty. The cable is grounded outside, but a direct hit by lightning or even a surge can travel through the copper core and do damage to your eq. Cable internet modems tend to be prime targets of lightning bolts too. Who knows though. :)
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Offline jjbiv

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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2005, 12:45:50 PM »
Didn't know that; learn something new every day!

Offline Sirclown82

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« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2005, 12:02:23 AM »
DFW East will be down for the weekend, 22-24 Sep 05, atleast till Sunday morning at the earliest. I will be gettin' outta town, headin' for the hills. Oh and Hurrican Rita doesn't help either. Ya'll have fun.
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Offline Sirclown82

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« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2005, 02:32:40 PM »
The east tower laptop is down right now. I will try to get it going again asap.
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« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2005, 05:21:36 PM »
Finally, Back up and running, and with 6 people listening within the first minute, Nice.
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Offline Sirclown82

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« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2005, 10:47:29 AM »
A serious storm just arrived, may be down, or up, depending on the situation.

31-Oct-05
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Offline Michael.C

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« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2005, 11:13:07 PM »
We're getting slammed in Houston, too.. just one huge cold front.
Michael

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« Reply #9 on: November 03, 2005, 12:16:26 AM »
East Side will be down from Thurs 3rd - Sat 5th. Going out of town.
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