Last Friday afternoon, if you live in the mid-west you may have noticed alot of lightning in the thunderstorm we had. It seems like everything was being struck, including me. I was downstairs doing some Photoshopping on my computer when I then heard three loud pops and along came with it was a sharp pain in my right arm. The house had been struck by lightning and I seemed to take part of the blow. What happened was the lightning traveled down the cable line, into the cable modem, then the router (which by the way spit ash all over the kitchen wall, they're both fried), into the ethernet cable that was plugged into my Mac and my mouse, of course, was connected and sent more than 120 volts of electricity through my body . Good times. My computer oddly enough is still working fine, all I had to do was restart it. My arm was hurting for the next few hours. Felt like I cooked from the inside. The reciever and subwoofer in the TV sound system had to be replaced. Pretty much what I'm trying to say here is, don't get on your computer while there is massive amounts of lightning. Unplug your computer, TV as well as your phone/cable line. If your on the computer you'll possibly lose that, your arm or maybe even your life. If I was touching the keyboard with my left hand, the electricity could of gone up my left arm and through my heart. It may of not killed me but it could've given me a close call to death. Gooooood times... Now I'm at a friends house using his internet now. So far the cable company is stocked full with appoinments with people who've had the same problem.