Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 27th Sep 2012 19:36 UTC
Apple I bought a brand new iMac on Tuesday. I'm pretty sure this will come as a surprise to some, so I figured I might as well offer some background information about this choice - maybe it'll help other people who are also pondering what to buy as their next computer.
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Bill Shooter of Bul
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2006-07-14

It would also be cheaper to just investigate and fix the problem, most likely. If you have three pcs going belly up due to bad electricity, surge protectors might not last very long. You;d always have to check the protection light on them to make sure they are still protecting the computers. Obviously there are things like power conditioners and the like that will do a better job at a higher cost. And those also like to erupt in flames at times.

Just asking an electrician to investigate would be a prudent first step.

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RE[6]: Umm...Build your own?
by Neolander on Fri 28th Sep 2012 14:54 in reply to "RE[5]: Umm...Build your own?"
Neolander Member since:
2010-03-08

Ah, ok, now I understand what you meant.

I had this erronerous mindset of surge protectors = protection against external events like lightning. Did not consider that the household power installation itself might be to blame.

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