Do you unplug your PC when it is thundering outside?

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    • #161599
      Anonymous
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      Do you unplug your PC when it is thundering outside?

    • #161600
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Only during the thunder

      • #161640
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Kek

    • #161601
      Anonymous
      Guest

      i don’t, but my family turns off the tv when heavy thunderstorm since it’s using analog antennas back then, and by back then i mean early 2000s
      >but the power surge
      never happened in our place

    • #161602
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Why would you do this? The computer isn’t scared of storms

      • #161607
        Anonymous
        Guest

        But it still hates overvoltage.

        • #161609
          Anonymous
          Guest

          No, my power has gone out plenty of times during storms.
          I turn stuff back on afterwards and everything is fine.
          The only problems I’ve had with power is when using a cheap, shitty power supply that freaking kills the motherboard and other parts.

        • #161611
          Anonymous
          Guest

          the worst that should happen is you need to get a new PSU

          • #161633
            Anonymous
            Guest

            Hmmm yes, why protect your hardware from potential damage when you could just buy a replacement. Genius!

    • #161603
      Anonymous
      Guest

      no, i have surge protection

      • #161619
        Anonymous
        Guest

        https://i.imgur.com/wAmdJXg.gif

        no, I’m behind seven lightning protectors, they’re even my fuse box

        no
        i have a surge protector

        i actually turn off entire house from the fusebox just in case during thunder. this is why laptop is freaking comfy. dc is way of the future
        >doesnt care about thunder
        >doesnt have ground noise
        >portable
        >wont interrupt your progress if outage happens

        No kind of protection or fuses can stop a lighting if it hits nearby. Even unplugging your devices can be in vain, as the voltage can get high enough to jump the gap between your plug and wall outlets, if you left them too close. Can only realistically happen in rural areas though.

        • #161621
          Anonymous
          Guest

          What is this third world infrastructure you’re living with where a lightning strike could affect the power grid?

          • #161624
            Anonymous
            Guest

            Only cities where the power grid is underground are *mostly* immune to strikes, first world countries still run their power in the air in rural areas.
            Have you not ever lived outside a city, bugman?

            • #161650
              Anonymous
              Guest

              >Only cities where the power grid is underground are *mostly* immune to strikes,
              That’s the whole country.

              >first world countries still run their power in the air in rural areas.
              Fuck no.

              • #161652
                Anonymous
                Guest

                Imagine living in a country the size of a large city and thinking you have any idea how it works in a country that spans a freaking continent.
                Underground power lines are not practical in 90% of the country.
                You’re a bugman, cope.

                • #161660
                  Anonymous
                  Guest

                  Oh, I know how it works in a country that spans a freaking continent. That’s why I was specifically talking about first world countries only.

                  • #161662
                    Anonymous
                    Guest

                    Anon I’ve heard some pretty scrotebrained takes for what makes a country first or third world. But I can say with 100% confidence that
                    >If it has achieved continental supremacy, it’s a third world country
                    Is a first for me

                  • #161674
                    Anonymous
                    Guest

                    Clearly, you don’t. I grew up in a suburban area and I frequently traveled around downtown and urban areas. Pic related is an extremely common sight where I’m from.

            • #161677
              Anonymous
              Guest

              imagine living in muttmerica

              • #161678
                Anonymous
                Guest

                I’m Finnish though.

                • #161679
                  Anonymous
                  Guest

                  Shhh, bug euros are incapable of comprehending reality

        • #161651
          Anonymous
          Guest

          >as the voltage can get high enough to jump the gap between your plug and wall outlets
          thats too insane of scenario, schizo

          • #161653
            Anonymous
            Guest

            Do you even realize how many volts lightning generates?

        • #161666
          Anonymous
          Guest

          If lightning just traveled 10 miles through the air in the sky to the power line right outside your house, do these people expect that an inch airgap in their surge protector will be the thing that finally stops the lightnings path? lmao

          • #161667
            Anonymous
            Guest

            People severely underestimate the raw power of lightning.

            • #161669
              Anonymous
              Guest

              lol

              • #161670
                Anonymous
                Guest

                SEVERELY

      • #161649
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >no, i have surge protection
        ‘muricans

    • #161604
      Anonymous
      Guest

      no, I’m behind seven lightning protectors, they’re even my fuse box

    • #161605
      Anonymous
      Guest

      https://i.imgur.com/SUCview.gif

      Yes. Everything from PC to router to whatever is not strictly necessary. I lost too many things because a lightning struck something and follow the path to devices or appliances.

    • #161606
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I put a condom around the PSU to prevent short circuiting.

    • #161608
      Anonymous
      Guest

      no
      i have a surge protector

      • #161612
        Anonymous
        Guest

        that doesn’t stop a freaking lightning

    • #161610
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I’ve left my computer on for 4 years
      haven’t even cleaned it

    • #161613
      Anonymous
      Guest

      yes
      I’m an electronic technician, I have loads of work after every thunderstorm, even when I say to them to freaking unplug the things from everything, even if is not raining
      also microwaves get cockroaches in the front panel if you leave it plugged
      UNPLUG YOUR ELECTRONICS

    • #161614
      Anonymous
      Guest

      No. The power grid here is not impressed by some lightning.

    • #161615
      Anonymous
      Guest

      No. And I’ve had lightning strike so close to the house you could hear the crackling and sizzling.

    • #161616
      Anonymous
      Guest

      No. I YOLO it every time, I’ve even got my ethernet cable running down my wall outside. If that got hit, it’d take out my router and my motherboard.

      I get a short blackout about once every few years, I’ll risk it.

    • #161617
      Anonymous
      Guest

      No lmao.
      If I didn’t happened already, it won’t happen.

    • #161618
      Anonymous
      Guest

      i actually turn off entire house from the fusebox just in case during thunder. this is why laptop is freaking comfy. dc is way of the future
      >doesnt care about thunder
      >doesnt have ground noise
      >portable
      >wont interrupt your progress if outage happens

    • #161620
      Anonymous
      Guest

      No, because I don’t live in a third world country.

    • #161622
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Good morning, I hate laptops.
      And no, I don’t unplug, I live in a civilized country with a temperate climate.

    • #161623
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I always masturbate when I hear thunder.
      I don’t know why but it gives me the hardest boners and it makes me feel so powerful.

      • #161671
        Anonymous
        Guest

        I’m definitively gonna try this out, thanks for the idea anon

    • #161625
      Anonymous
      Guest

      https://i.imgur.com/nsSxpHi.gif

      Its amazing to know LULZays doesn’t invest in batter backed surge supressors with voltage control.

      • #161629
        Anonymous
        Guest

        Honestly I can’t tell who’s being a scrotebrain on purpose or not anymore. Surge protectors won’t do shit during a storm but fuck your signal up all the time from attenuation. This isn’t all about the grid freaking up, a simple antenna outside can bring your lightning friend inside to happily round and round through all connected electronics

        • #161634
          Anonymous
          Guest

          I honestly didn’t know surge supressors don’t protect against thunder storms. I did a quick search on Microsoft Bing to check if your post was true or false and I found, after extended clicks on nefarious links with advertisements, that your statements are correct. I have a battery backed surge suppressor because I live in an area with a lot thunder storms. But for some reason after years of being here, and several powah outages, I have never had any issues with any of my devices. I used to think, expensive surge supressor = protec. I was wrong. You have taught me a lot today. You’ve even made me a better man. You have changed the ways I view thunderstorms and I want you to know that you have informed me. Next time you have a suicidal thought, remember: you have helped people on a Taiwanese basket weaving forum. Stay sharp, lad. The world needs you.

          • #161636
            Anonymous
            Guest

            That’s not the sort of reply I had in mind, it was more like "shut up scrote" as per usual, so I guess I’m glad to read that, Anon, thank you.

          • #161637
            Anonymous
            Guest

            >I have never had any issues with any of my devices.
            Most people don’t. But the chance always exists, so you’re gambling if you don’t take appropriate precautions.

            The best solution is rotating two different ups’ between charging and discharging. While discharging it’s mechanically disconnected from any outlets. And while charging it’s mechanically disconnected from your psu.

            Obviously this is a lot of work to mitigate a small risk of a few hundred dollars in damage, but you get my point.

            That’s not the sort of reply I had in mind, it was more like "shut up scrote" as per usual, so I guess I’m glad to read that, Anon, thank you.

            Shut the fuck up you cock gobbling scrote

    • #161626
      Anonymous
      Guest

      reminder that you also have to unplug your ethernet cable or its gonna fry that connector
      on older dickyputers it would fry the entire mobo but im pretty sure modern ones are protected

      I had 2 friends who lived next to eachother who got bonked over by that in the same thunder storm
      from that point onwards I plug out my electronics whenever there is a thunder storm close
      (which has only happened like twice in like 20 years)

    • #161627
      Anonymous
      Guest

      No, but I used to unplug my ethernet cable during storms. Back then it was hanging off of my apartment complex’s roof, and it would often fry my ethernet card. Apparently the cable was close enough to the building’s lightning rod that it recieved residue charge off of it. Thank god the regulations were tightened and they moved the cables inside since then

    • #161628
      Anonymous
      Guest

      sounds like a third world thing to me

    • #161630
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >Do you unplug your PC when it is thundering outside?
      Nay
      Bitchin’ Fast all day, all night.

    • #161631
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Yes. I even unplug it during sleep sometimes in case power goes out during the night.

    • #161632
      Anonymous
      Guest

      https://i.imgur.com/KPcMUcR.gif

      (1) Who is at greatest risk for lightning strikes?

      Males are five times more likely than females to be struck by lightning. Most lightning strike victims are children and young adults aged 15–34 years who work outside or regularly participate in outdoor recreation. Construction and farming are the two most common occupations for victims of lightning strikes. Regional, seasonal, and temporal differences affect the risk of lightning injury. For instance, most lightning strikes occur in the summer months, especially July, during the afternoon and evening. Also, southeastern states are particularly at risk, with Texas and Florida having the largest number of lightning-related deaths.

      (2) How can I protect myself from a lightning strike?

      Be prepared. Check the weather before participating in outdoor activities. If thunderstorms are forecast, change plans or ensure that a safe shelter is nearby.

      While inside during a thunderstorm:

      Stay off corded phones. Cell phones and cordless phones are okay.
      Do NOT use computers or electronic equipment.
      Stay out of the shower and away from other plumbing. This includes avoiding washing dishes.
      Stay away from windows and doors.

      If outside during a thunderstorm:

      Seek shelter immediately.
      Do NOT lie on the ground or seek shelter under a tree!

      (3) What should I do if I am inside a building during a lightning storm?

      To stay safe inside a building:

      Stay away from electrical equipment or cords, including corded phones.
      Avoid plumbing; do NOT wash your hands, take a shower, or wash dishes.
      Stay away from windows and doors, and stay off of porches and balconies.
      Do NOT lie down on or lean against any concrete floors or walls.

      (4) Is it safe to take a shower or bath during a lightning storm?

      No. Lightning can travel through plumbing. It is best to avoid all water during a lightning storm. Do not shower, bathe, wash dishes, or wash your hands.

      https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/lightning/faq.html

      • #161642
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >Males are five times more likely than females to be struck by lightning.
        why? taller? reckless?

        • #161644
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Outside more

          Thank you for stating the obvious buddy

          Yeah, it’s so obvious you would think people did it right? Too bad people don’t take that shit seriously.

        • #161655
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Did you not read the rest of it? Construction and farming… Just think about occupation… Are you freaking scrotebrained

          • #161657
            Anonymous
            Guest

            >Are you freaking scrotebrained
            a bit, that’s why i am a NEET for 5 years

        • #161675
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Males have a built-in lightning rod

          • #161676
            Anonymous
            Guest

            has anyone ever been struck in the dick by lightning?

      • #161645
        Anonymous
        Guest

        >Seek shelter immediately.
        >Do NOT lie on the ground or seek shelter under a tree!
        Sometimes trees are the only option around anyway. But I get why large trees are dangerous during thunderstorms, I just wonder if small trees and shrubs are ok.

        • #161647
          Anonymous
          Guest

          >I just wonder if small trees and shrubs are ok.
          Do they have a lightning rod in them to prevent you from getting absolutely freaking goofed on if it gets hit?
          Being less tall than the things around it doesn’t help if the things around it are too far to pull an arc away.

        • #161658
          Anonymous
          Guest

          .t small tree / bush dwelling scrote

    • #161635
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Enterprise UPSes. Everything from network equipment, PC, laptop, monitors, studio monitors, TV, PlayStation, etc is behind it.

    • #161638
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I want a CRT monitor!

    • #161639
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I live in an area that has significant amounts of thunderstorms, never have I had an issue. I do use surge protectors on most devices around the home, and a UPS or two. Just make sure you don’t have obvious issues like cable lines/phone lines/antennas exposed and use surge supressors (which often include filters for those other lines too) and you’ll be fine. Anything more is fear mongering, like I said, 20+ years living in a thunderstorm prone area without an issue.

      • #161641
        Anonymous
        Guest

        It never happens, until it happens.
        Backup your data
        Protect your electronics
        Make sure you have smoke AND co2 detectors
        Test your tap water regularly
        Get regular medical checkups
        Inspect your home for mold often

        • #161643
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Thank you for stating the obvious buddy

        • #161659
          Anonymous
          Guest

          Thank you for remembering us some of the most important things that we know we should do but often still won’t bother to.

    • #161646
      Anonymous
      Guest

      My house dosent have shitty wiring so no

      • #161648
        Anonymous
        Guest

        What magical 50th century wiring do you have in your house.

    • #161654
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I always thought this was a boomer meme but a couple years ago a thunderstorm fried my mobo despite my house having surge protection and was using a power board with surge protection.

      Still not gonna unplug though because gaming during a storm is PEAK comfy. Also I work from home and can’t exactly say ‘sorry boss, it’s storming so I’m gonna have to clock out for the day’

      • #161656
        Anonymous
        Guest

        I’m convinced the people that tell you it can’t happen are psu manufacturers.

    • #161661
      Anonymous
      Guest

      soul

    • #161663
      Anonymous
      Guest

      >zurge prodegda can ztop lartneen
      do burgers really?

    • #161664
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I’m not poor and I have an UPS with surge protection 🙂

    • #161665
      Anonymous
      Guest

      no. i have house insurance and a penis

    • #161668
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I freely admit not unplugging or turning off my shit during storms because there’s too much of it and it’s such a hassle to power it all down. I unmount some filesystems just in case it gets powered down for me though, that way I don’t have to spend a week scrubbing my NAS from an unclean shutdown.

    • #161672
      Anonymous
      Guest

      Yes

    • #161673
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I unplug it and move it to the middle of the room

    • #161680
      Anonymous
      Guest

      I live in the lightning capital of north america and I have never done that

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