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Offline George Reading In The Blood Steve Robinson
24 Jul 2013, 04:17 PM | Post: #1

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Thunder bolts and lightning

This post was last modified: 25 Jul 2013 06:44 AM by George.
During Tuesday morning's storms, my wife and I decide not to switch on our router or use our Kindle fires just  in case they got damaged by lightning. I come from the days when if there was even a hint of a storm everything electrical was unplugged.

Am I being a fuss pot?
Offline Rosen Trevithick Reading
24 Jul 2013, 04:52 PM | Post: #2

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RE: Thunder bolts and lightening

Following an angry Facebook rant by a member of my writers' group two days ago, I learnt that 'lightening' is a verb meaning 'to make lighter' and does not refer to the 'flash of light in the sky caused by a discharge of electricity'.

Yes, I think turning your Kindles off whenever it gets light might be an over reaction. ;-)

(I'm being smug, but two days ago I'd have made the same typo!)
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24 Jul 2013, 05:08 PM | Post: #3

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RE: Thunder bolts and lightening

Typos aside you should be fine. Stuff plugged into the mains has a risk from lightning strike. I guess in theory you could get EMP from a close strike, but you'd have other worries than your tablet if that was the case :-)
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