January 11, 2005

Google has posted a 20 Year Usenet Timeline in association with their integration of Usenet archives into Google Groups. Highlights include the first Make Money Fast post from Nov. 1989, and a Jeff Bezos is hiring post from Aug. 1994.

A new survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation measured the importance of 12 items people thought should be health care priorities for the president and Congress. Named most often, by 63% of respondents, was lowering the cost of health care and insurance. Malpractice lawsuits were mentioned by just 26% despite Bush's heavy focus on that one issue. [All 12 items on a chart]

A tsunami survivor has been rescued after 15 days adrift in the Indian Ocean. He lived primarily on coconuts that he opened with his teeth.

The Bush administration has refused to reimburse D.C. for most of the costs associated with next week's inauguration, breaking with precedent and forcing the city to divert $11.9 million from homeland security projects. What could go wrong?

GM is recalling more than 98,000 pickups, vans and sport utility vehicles because of a potential problem with their power steering and braking systems.

U.S. patent leader IBM plans to donate 500 patents for free use by software developers, marking a major shift of intellectual property strategy for the world's top computer maker and a challenge to the high-tech industry. Major discussion underway at Slashdot.

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