i posted this in the computer forum because i honestly feel it works. i post it here because many of you have great technical knowledge and i wanted to run it by you as well. any thoughts on the following? i was told, or perhaps read online (or both...it's been awhile), that if you tie a simple square knot (like tying your shoes without the bows) that it can stop a surge. when i still had dial-up. i tried this. my phone line was hit by lightning and the wire burned off at the knot. it saved my pc! it works. you can do this for the power cords as well. just one knot. has anyone else heard of this?