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The Cable Guy Blew Up My Powerbook
A particularly rough install...
by Karl Bode 05:00PM Monday Dec 18 2006
Because Comcast technicians and subcontractors apparently haven't received enough bad press of late, a user tells the Consumerist the story of how a Comcast technician accidentally blew up her Powerbook, along with most of the gear on her desk.
"It seems likely that the young technician connected the rooftop end of the cable to a similar-appearing, but now obviously incorrect electrical cable. In any case, both technicians stated that the company-installed "system" of cables on the roof were "a real mess" and were unsafely stretched over and near an electrical box and associated cables."
The result was a desktop full of charred devices (photos at the above link) and one seriously annoyed user. Comcast has admitted fault, but has been slow to rectify damage, according to the poster.


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reply to GadgetsRme

Re: A serious question

said by GadgetsRme:

. . "That's COMBLASTIC!!!!!"
Wasn't she requesting Wi-Fry?


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reply to Gordo74
said by Gordo74:

I also like the comment I saw on page 2 of the story "That's COMCASTIC!"
In light of recent events I think it would be more correct if it said: "That's COMBLASTIC!!!!!"

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