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+ - Jesus: Tales from the Crypt

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gollum123
gollum123 writes "Brace yourself. James Cameron, the man who brought you 'The Titanic' is back with another blockbuster. This time, the ship he's sinking is Christianity ( http://time-blog.com/middle_east/2007/02/jesus_tal es_from_the_crypt.html ). In a new documentary, Producer Cameron and his director, Simcha Jacobovici, make the starting claim that Jesus wasn't resurrected — the cornerstone of Christian faith — and that his burial cave was discovered near Jerusalem. And, get this, Jesus sired a son with Mary Magdelene. Let's go back 27 years, when Israeli construction workers were gouging out the foundations for a new building in the industrial park in the Talpiyot, a Jerusalem suburb. of Jerusalem. The earth gave way, revealing a 2,000 year old cave with 10 stone caskets. Archologists were summoned, and the stone caskets carted away for examination. It took 20 years for experts to decipher the names on the ten tombs. They were: Jesua, son of Joseph, Mary, Mary, Mathew, Jofa and Judah, son of Jesua. But film-makers Cameron and Jacobovici claim to have amassed evidence through DNA tests, archeological evidence and Biblical studies, that the 10 coffins belong to Jesus and his family. Cameron is holding a New York press conference on Monday at which he will reveal three coffins, supposedly those of Jesus of Nazareth, his mother Mary and Mary Magdalene."
Education

+ - Complete Your FAFSA Early, Even Before You File...

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Jeff Mictabor
Jeff Mictabor writes "Complete Your FAFSA Early, Even Before You File Your Taxes

Students can file their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before their parents file their 2006 taxes by estimating the amount they believe they’ll be claiming. According to NextStudent, the Phoenix-based premier education funding company, many people wait until after tax day to file their FAFSA because they do not realize they can complete the application earlier by using their estimated income. If you do not file the FAFSA as close as possible to Jan. 2, you may limit or risk losing the amount of federal financial aid you can receive because it is distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

File Your FAFSA Online

It is very simple to complete the FAFSA online. The whole process can be summarized in three simple steps: organize, file, follow-up.
  1. Organize: Begin the process by gathering all of the relevant paperwork. Other than your estimated tax information, you will need your driver’s license number and Social Security number, among other things. Check out thepre-application work sheet, available at www.fafsa.ed.gov/fafsaws78bw.pdf (Spanish version: www.fafsa.ed.gov/sfafsaws78bw.pdf). After you get all of the relevant information, you will need to apply for a personalized pin number to access your application, www.pin.ed.gov.
  1. File: Fill out the FAFSA onlineandget the application here, www.fafsa.ed.gov/FOTWWebApp/complete013.jsp (Spanish version: www.fafsa.ed.gov/FOTWWebApp/scomplete013.jsp).
  1. Follow-up: Three to five days after you file the application, you will receive a confirmation receipt. If not, check here www.fafsa.ed.gov/FOTWWebApp/follow003.jsp for confirmation. Within another four weeks, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR). If you don’t, call: (800) 433-3243. If you find out that your income is significantly more or less than the amount you estimated, correct it by going here, www.fafsa.ed.gov/.


Federal Financial Aid

After federal financial aid is awarded, NextStudent makes it easy to actually obtain that financial aid in the form of Stafford student loans and PLUS loans.All NextStudent borrowers are assigned a personal Education Finance Advisor to walk them through the student loan process. Remember to file your FAFSA as close to Jan. 2 as possible, even if your state’s deadline is in July. Federal financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, and if you file early, you’ll increase your chances of getting an award.

NextStudent believes that getting an education is the best investment you can make, and it is dedicated to helping you pursue your education dreams by making college funding simple. Learn more about student loans and student loan consolidation at NextStudent.com."
GNOME

+ - Linus calls GNOME "limiting"

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lisah
lisah writes "The flame wars between Linus Torvalds and the GNOME community continue to burn. Responding to Torvalds' recent claim that GNOME 'seems to be developed by interface Nazis' and that its developers believe their 'users are idiots,' a member of the Linux Foundation's Desktop Architects mailing list suggested that Torvalds use GNOME for a month before making such pronouncements. Torvalds, never one to back down from a challenge, simply turned around and submitted patches to GNOME and then told the list, '...let's see what happens to my patches. I guarantee you that they actually improve the code.' After lobbing that over the fence, Torvalds concluded his comments by saying, 'Now the question is, will people take the patches, or will they keep their heads up their arses and claim that configurability is bad, even when it makes things more logical, and code more readable.'"

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