Lightning Damage (was: Re: DOS answering machine ??? )

Roy J. Tellason rtellason at
Mon Oct 16 15:47:51 CDT 2006

On Monday 16 October 2006 01:45 pm, Mark Tapley wrote:
> At 12:00 -0500 10/16/06, Roy Tellason wrote:
> >That was my way to do dialup for a while here until it got weird after a
> >storm.
> This seems to be a recurring theme in posts here. At least here in
> the central US, thunderstorms are pretty predictable. I have made it
> SOP for over a decade now to just disconnect classic gear from the
> wall when one is known to be approaching.

As I recall we weren't home at the time and it came up rather suddenly...

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