Would you believe my laptop got hit by lightning?

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http://crunchbanglinux.org – Ok, not directly, last night we had quite a storm and our home or something VERY nearby was struck by lightning. The ensuing power surge dimmed the lights briefly, and almost immediately I heard a loud *POP* and down went my 6 month old laptop.I don't think I'm able to adequately describe the dread which pooled in my stomach at that moment, but I will spare you the single soul-felt explicative which escaped my lips. Quickly I thought, "but the surge protector...." I looked around, my gf's desktop was still humming along like nothing happened, glancing at the DSL modem (HowTos)