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Typhoons are unusually heavy. If they are featherweight, you'll know.
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No that means you are doing it beautifully, we are the ones who got it wrong. Any tips?
After 15 years of marriage, I've found the best trick is to either "break" something in your system that you want to upgrade on, or to "upgrade" her computer so you have to find a "replacement" (read upgrade) for yours.

I had just purchased an i5-750 a few months ago, and subliminally gave her the impression that her computer was running WAY too slowly for her facebook apps. I convinced her that I could upgrade her machine with a shiny new case and "give" her my 570 with the 1156 guts to make a "screaming fast" facebook machine! Of course since I was doing this favor for her, I just *had* to buy a few measly parts for myself. Hiding the 2,000 dollar shopping bill was tricky at first, but once she saw how fast her Restaurant City was going, she quickly forgot about the recent charge to our account.

It's all about putting it into context imo.
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lol @ this thread
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Did Intel also steal your nanometers?
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Hint: Japanese Kanji and traditional Chinese script look pretty much identical to the un-educated eyes, and in some cases, the characters are entirely identical. Same linguistic root.
The characters are not entirely identical.. The Japanese only use a small fraction of the characters the Chinese use.. The rest of Japanese is filled in with phonetic particles from Katakana/Hiragana.. If you want to identify Japanese, just learn the phonetic alphabets and you'll be able to separate Japanese from Chinese instantly as Chinese does not use any of these phonetic characters.

Then for Korean, get a decent eye for circles.. Lots of little circles in the writing and you'll be able to identify Korean just as easily. The Korean character set is mostly tiny circles with lines coming out of them in different ways. Chinese and Japanese writing have little boxes, but no circles..

But yea, even with the horribly blurry pics.. The writing is definitely JAPANESE.

Edit: Also there's the Japanese flag on the back.. The rising sun.. A Red dot on a white background.. C'mon people you should at least recognize the flag!
Edited by Sidicas - 3/7/11 at 7:04pm
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The characters are not entirely identical.. The Japanese only use a small fraction of the characters the Chinese use.. The rest of Japanese is filled in with phonetic particles from Katakana/Hiragana.. If you want to identify Japanese, just learn the phonetic alphabets and you'll be able to separate Japanese from Chinese instantly as Chinese does not use any of these phonetic characters.

Then for Korean, get a decent eye for circles.. Lots of little circles in the writing and you'll be able to identify Korean just as easily. The Korean character set is mostly tiny circles with lines coming out of them in different ways. Chinese and Japanese writing have little boxes, but no circles..

But yea, even with the horribly blurry pics.. The writing is definitely JAPANESE.

Edit: Also there's the Japanese flag on the back.. The rising sun.. A Red dot on a white background.. C'mon people you should at least recognize the flag!
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Ok, so I took one more picture of the back of the box. It is still a little blurry, but it is better than before. If I need to take one more to ensure that these are real, I will. Thank you again for your assistance!

Edited by kirb112 - 3/10/11 at 12:37pm
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Nidec Servo makes these Gentle Typhoon fans. Where is Nidec Servo headquartered? Nippon (Japan).

If you don't have Japanese characters on the packaging, I would be worried.
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