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How Big Could It Be? March 18, 2011

Posted by Jason in Uncategorized.
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1. The San Andreas fault is only capable of a 8.3, according to Babbage, a blog at the Economist. The Cascadia fault, on the other hand, may be overdue for a quake as powerful as the one that just struck Japan.

2. A VC who passed up the chance to invest in the company that became AdSense tells us ten things about Google. Here’s one of them:

Larry Page’s brother, Carl, helped start eGroups, a dot-com company in the 90s that was acquired for almost half a billion dollars in 2000 by Yahoo. So even if this Google thing hadn’t worked out for Larry, he probably could’ve done alright being part of his brother’s entourage.

3. In the 1984 movie Red Dawn, teenagers (Patrick Swayze & Charlie Sheen, et. al.) take on Soviet paratroopers after they drop into Colorado. MGM was gearing up to do a remake, with the Chinese in place of the Soviets, until they chickened out and replaced the Chinamen with North Koreans.

Credits: The Browser, China Real Time Report

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