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Links O' War: Friday July 12th, 2013

More links, including the annual Austin-American Statesman preview of the Frogs... It's a doozy.

Here are your morning links!


Prime Prep coach: ‘We haven’t heard anything yet from the NCAA’ | CollegeBasketballTalk
“We haven’t heard anything yet from the NCAA,” Ray Forsett, Prime Prep’s head coach, told “We’re holding out hope that they’ll make the right decision for the kids involved.”

Lincoln WR Emmanuel ‘He-Man’ Porter still comfortbale with decision to flip commitment from TCU to Texas | College Sports Blog
Emmanuel Porter has no worries. The Dallas Lincoln wide receiver made one of the most difficult decisions of his entire life last month when he decommitted from TCU after being part of the Horned Frogs’ 2014 class for nearly a year and flipped his pledge to Texas. But it was a family decision, and Porter is content with being a Longhorn.

TCU’s Hunter, Former North Crowley standout at Baylor on Outland Trophy watch list | D...
Baylor offensive guard Cyril Richardson, a Fort Worth native and North Crowley High School graduate, joins TCU defensive tackle Chucky Hunter among players on the watch list for the Outland Trophy, given to the nation’s top interior lineman.

Hunter on Outland Trophy Watch List - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
TCU defensive tackle Chucky Hunter has been named to the watch list for the Outland Trophy, awarded to the best interior lineman in college football.

TCU Duo on Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List - TCU Horned Frogs Official Athletic Site
TCU defensive end Devonte Fields and cornerback Jason Verrett have been named to the watch list for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, presented to the nation's top defensive player.


NASA's low-cost 3D-printed rocket injector withstands test firing | The Verge
NASA has successfully tested its first rocket engine component made through 3D printing. On Thursday, NASA subjected its new rocket engine injector to a series of high-pressure fire tests involving...

'Deus Ex: The Fall' will jam your guns on jailbroken iOS devices | The Verge
Square Enix has included a feature in its latest iOS title Deus Ex: The Fall that disables the firing of guns if it recognizes that the player is using a jailbroken device. The limitation, first...

Twitter discloses authors of anti-Semitic tweets in France | The Verge
Twitter has handed over data to French authorities disclosing the details of users accused of posting racist and anti-Semitic tweets. After months of legal appeals requesting that the company share...

Meet Masayoshi Son, the fascinating Japanese CEO who just bet $20 billion on Sprint | The Verge
With SoftBank having just completed its massive acquisition of Sprint this week, here's a look back at The Verge's profile of Masayoshi Son, SoftBank's enigmatic...

As cash piles grow, nations struggle to patch tech industry's tax loopholes | The Verge
With all the conflict, competition, and trash talk going on between them, tech companies can often appear to be more different than they are alike. One area where their practices overlap almost...

Nokia's Lumia 1020: everything you need to know | The Verge
After a series of leaks, Nokia has revealed its latest in a long line of impressive camera phones. Called the Lumia 1020, it's the true successor to the awfully impressive (but Symbian-laden) 808...

From Scientology to the quantified self: the strange tech behind a new wave of self-trackers | The Verge
This is the PIP, a thumbprint-sized widget that claims to monitor your stress level. Currently raising funds on Kickstarter, the device is another entry in the quantified self movement, letting you...

Microsoft helped NSA access private emails and Skype video calls, says new report | The Verge
The Guardian has continued its string of leaks regarding the American surveillance program, reporting that top-secret documents reveal a tight collaboration between Microsoft, the NSA, and the FBI....

Microsoft details new Windows Phone 8 update, but real fixes won't come until 2014 | The Verge
Microsoft published details of its upcoming Windows Phone 8 update on Thursday, revealing the minor changes that are due to roll out shortly. Known as General Distribution Release 2 (GDR2), the...


In Limine Snicket: Judge Harshly Smacks Down George Zimmerman Defense Motion On Jury Instructions | Mediaite
Judge Debra Nelson doesn't much seem to like the George Zimmerman defense team, if a series of tense exchanges is to be believed. At a hearing on jury instructions Thursday morning, the judge's patience...

Nancy Grace Cuts Mic Of Zimmerman Friend In Middle Of Explosive Confrontation | Mediaite
Nancy Grace spoke today with Frank Taaffe, a friend of George Zimmerman's who was very defensive of his friend's actions on the night of Trayvon Martin's death, to the point of shouting at Grace about Zimmerman's right to concealed carry. In the midst of his ranting, Grace decided to cut his mic so she could hear herself talk.

Geraldo: Al Sharpton And ‘Race Politics’ Forced Florida To Pursue ‘Weak’ Case Against Zimmerman | Mediaite
On Friday morning, Fox News Channel anchor Geraldo Rivera declared that George Zimmerman will be acquitted of the murder of Tryavon Martin. He said that the charges were brought against Zimmerman in the first place due to agitation from individuals like MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton only because of the racial element in the case.

Justin Bieber Apologizes To Bill Clinton Over The Phone For Shouting ‘F*ck’ Him In Video | Mediaite
When Bill Clinton was president, he took phone calls from foreign dignitaries and political. His most recent high-profile phone call was with pop star Justin Bieber, to accept the Biebster's apology for a video uncovered by TMZ showing Bieber urinating in a mop bucket and shouting Fuck Bill Clinton! Bieber reportedly went so far as to offer getting involved with the Clinton Foundation.

Schwarzenegger Personally Settles Reddit Feud: ‘Everybody, Behave And Stop Bickering’ | Mediaite
The Terminator. The Governator. And now, the Moderator. Arnold Schwarzenegger popped in on the Reddit fitness page today to settle an argument between users over the right and wrong ways to get fit, in response to a link posted to the page titled Best Damn Cardio Humanly Possible in 15 Minutes. Schwarzenegger's message to the huddled masses encourages everyone to just get along and get ripped together.

Worst Leader Ever: Mitch McConnell Trashes Harry Reid As Worst Majority Leader In U.S. Senate’s History | Mediaite
On Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) declared that he was prepared to move forward with the “nuclear option” and change the Senate rules so that only a simple majority vote would be required to consider and confirm President Barack Obama’s executive branch nominees. In response, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) called his “friend” history’s worst majority leader.

Coulter Shreds Zimmerman Coverage: Media Wants To Show Racist U.S. Is ‘Trying To Rape And Murder Black People’ | Mediaite
Ann Coulter sat down with Sean Hannity tonight lambasting the way the mainstream media has been covering the George Zimmerman murder trial since if began mere weeks ago. Both of them agreed that the media proclaimed Zimmerman guilty long before the trial began and overplayed the racial angle, while Coulter compared this case to...