Thanks for replying. Its just that i use my pc all day for work and yesterday we had bad thunder and i carried on working and all was ok but a friend said today that i should have turned off. But if all the businesses had to turn off a lot of money would be lost!
Not to be philosphical, but if God made lightning (which is debatable - he created the circumstances that make lightning possible, but doesn't actually cast every bolt!), who made (Wo)Man think, and why?
I guess it all depends on the severity of the strike.
I use a Belkin surge protector but several years ago, before there were such things as home computers, my house got struck by lightning. It was such a savage bolt that the house had much structural damage and was left without any trace of any wiring at all. Not a wire to be found in the place. I doubt very much if a surge protector would have been much use that day.