Good day to you STW,
To set the scene, when I got up on sunday afternoon my housemate (henceforth affectionately referred to as Asshat)was mooning around disconsolate that "the xbox is knackered" and he couldn't spend the day shouting at his brother on-line. Turns out it wouldn't read the game disc, so rather than trying another game he ran down to the shops for a replacement copy (which still wouldn't work).
After he moped off to bed, I blew air down the loading tray and spent a smug evening gaming, meaning to have a good laugh at his expense whenever we next ran into each other. I returned home last night to find Asshat's been out and bought a brand spanking new one, without giving the old one a just-in-case try.
The dilemma being: how much do I point and laugh?
There's bound to be the allegation that I should've told him it was working. Plus, the form is that we go halves on this kind of purchase (stops rows about who gets priority), but spending half-of-however-much on something we don't need irks me.
I bought a router in haste last weekend, as lounge/telly/xbox would be monopolised by the aforementioned, so that i'd at least be able to potter around the internet. Turns out it's not so simple as "link internet, pc and xbox to router and have fun". Does anyone have any remedy for this that a dullard would understand? I've flicked around solutions on various tech sites, but the terminology's alien to me. Hence resorting to the internet's other IT knowledge repository...
Grateful for any help, there's only so long i can spend out on the bike at the weekend - if I can't piss away hours lurking on here then I'll have to resort to DIY. Nobody wants that.