I'm from Austria and we and the Germans have a bad science-show which runs every day. What I call it would roughly translate to "half-knowledge". The show is called "Galileo".
They made a computer myth busters video and asked: "Does unplugging the computer damage your data?"
Then they started up some machine with Vista on it, started copying some files and randomly unplugged the PC cable, the whole thing around 50 times.
After their computer continued to start up normally, they just said "nothing can happen, your data or computer can't be damaged".
They of course excluded unsaved data in running programs like text editors from this.
I asked myself: What the hell are their "computer experts" saying? You can't tell by unplugging the cable 50 times if that can damage your computer.
Can unplugging the cable during runtime cause data loss (as said by the moderator of the show)?
I have destroyed my windows registry once during a reset, so I'm curious to know.