Originally Posted by GotGarlic
How? Except for wifi, which would not affect a single site connection, there's a wired connection from your house to your ISP to the Internet backbone to the destination site's ISP to the site's server.
Sun spots and electrical storms can interfere with broadcast signals, but not wired signals.
I did mean that comment mostly as humour. And I didn't really mean sunspots so much as solar activity.
I was pretty sure that some solar activity can damage electronics on the surface of the Earth.
"Because our atmosphere absorbs most of these dangerous rays, terrestrial systems are fairly safe from solar flares. But another solar event called a coronal mass ejection (CME)
can cause serious problems for electrical systems here on Earth."
from HowStuffWorks "Solar Flares and Coronal Mass Ejections"