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Links O' War: Friday September 20th, 2013

Happy Friday everybody, have a great day and an even better weekend!

Here are your morning links!


Annual Frogs for the Cure Video invites students to “Rise Up” against cancer | TCU 360
Opera singers, fire dancers and stilt walkers were all part of the taping of the fourth annual Frogs for the Cure video.

TCU Report: Young volleyball team peaking as conference play approaches | Dallas-Fort Worth S...
There have been growing pains through the first weeks of the TCU volleyball team’s season.

Richard O’Neal, former TCU basketball star and Fort Worth school board president, dies |...
Richard “Dick” O’Neal was one of the most acclaimed athletes in TCU history and in 2010 became the first basketball player to have his jersey honored.

Cowlishaw: Why TCU's Gary Patterson probably won't be a candidate for the Texas Longhorns job if Mack Brown is fired | - News for Dallas, Texas - SportsDayDFW
Coulmnist Tim Cowlishaw held a chat on Thursday. Here are some highlights.


The B1G Roadtrip: A journey through football's heartland -
Two football addicts travel to 11 colleges over four days to get their fix.

Thursday night college football: Clemson passes its first road test -
The Textile Bowl! NC State was unable to wreck yet another ACC national title contender this time around.

Full college football TV schedule guide, Week 4: Arizona State-Stanford, Holy War highlight -
Texas A&M vs. Alabama isn't coming back, but we will press on. Here's the college football TV schedule for week four.

Nick Saban denies Texas rumors, black jerseys, everything -
Saban tells fans he's "too damn old" to leave Alabama for anywhere else.

Auburn at LSU preview: Can the Game of the Century of the Year II be sabotaged? -
Death Valley welcomes Auburn on the 25th anniversary of the Earthquake Game, with an eye toward Alabama. Can LSU's offense keep up its increasingly torrid pace? And what can we learn about Auburn?

Texas A&M vs Alabama: The Process is forced to adapt - Football Study Hall
What did Saban change and do to control the legend of Johnny Football

Baylor Bears vs. ULM Warhawks Notes/Prediction Thread/Poll - Our Daily Bears
Guess what day it is! Guess what day it is. It's Prediction Day! Yes, the time has come for you to go on record with your predictions for Baylor vs. ULM, this Saturday at The Case.

Inside the Numbers: Kansas State - Burnt Orange Nation
Going Inside the Numbers provides some perspective on a Kansas State team that is far from perfect, but still bears the hallmarks of a Bill Snyder team.

Report: Texas regent spoke with Nick Saban's agent about Longhorns job - Burnt Orange Nation
A long-rumored conversation between representatives for Texas and Alabama head coach Nick Saban actually happened back in January, according to an AP Report, as well as a meeting with Mack Brown about retiring.

K-State Q&A: Texas - Bring On The Cats
Jon has a chat with Barking Carnival's Nickel Rover about this week's K-State/Texas tilt.

Bring on the Podcast with David Ubben - Bring On The Cats
David Ubben of Fox Sports Southwest joins us to discuss Kansas State, Texas, the Big 12, and how people can't seem to figure out how to pronounce his last name.

Bye Week Blues | What The Stats Say About Oklahoma's Offense - Crimson And Cream Machine
With the Sooners facing the bye this weekend, Oklahoma fans are left without games that they have a true vested interest in. The bye week is always a good opportunity to evaluate how your team is...

Playcall Rewind - TCU at Texas Tech - Viva The Matadors
Quick, set up a run for the proper run-pass ratio. We've passed the ball too much...or have we?

Charlie Weis Talks Depth Chart Changes, Redshirts and La Tech - Rock Chalk Talk
Charlie Weis Talks Depth Chart Changes, Redshirts and La Tech

West Virginia Announces Football Series With Penn State - The Smoking Musket
Home and home series to kick off the 2023 & 2024 seasons

Picks From Joes - Cowboys Ride For Free

Ten Positives from the CyHawk Loss - Wide Right & Natty Lite
1) More Attention For Syria... What's going on over there? Chemical weapons? A war of some sort? Sounds like some nastiness we should be paying attention to. It can be a larger focus of our...


Google reveals new logo and redesigned navigation bar | The Verge
The rumored new Google logo is real. Google has just announced that it is updating its iconic emblem with a refined color palette and slightly altered letter shapes. The revised design matches the...

Ballmer calls Google a 'monopoly' that authorities should control | The Verge
While Microsoft unveiled its new Bing logo and design this week, CEO Steve Ballmer opted to highlight his concerns over Google's business practices yesterday. During a presentation at Microsoft's...

Hundreds of 'Breaking Bad' props, including Walter White's Aztek, are now on sale | The Verge
As the final episode of Breaking Bad draws ever closer, Sony Pictures has put hundreds of props from the show on auction. Bids start at $10 for trinkets like Jesse Pinkman's DEA mug, all the way...

How Atari box art turned 8-bit games into virtual wonderlands | The Verge
The cover for Adventure on the Atari looks nothing like the title it’s promoting. The game itself is essentially made of a series of rectangles, with a few blocky enemies prowling around, while...

The best hidden features in iOS 7 | The Verge
One hundred days and several hundred bug fixes after its announcement, iOS 7 is now available to download for iPhone 4 and later, iPad 2 and later, and the fifth-generation iPod touch. Apple claims...

Flat-out: the best new apps for iOS 7 | The Verge
Apple just released its "biggest change" ever to iOS — and it’s hard to argue with the company’s phrasing. From top to bottom, every corner of the operating system looks different, even...

Understanding Calico: Larry Page, Google Ventures, and the quest for immortality | The Verge
Yesterday, Google CEO Larry Page announced what is perhaps his company’s most audacious project: a life science startup called Calico that will pursue solutions for aging and its associated...

Microsoft sees phones as the future of Windows RT | The Verge
One of the big changes in Microsoft's recent reorg is the merging of the traditional Windows business with Windows Phone. While Microsoft has long promised a "common app platform" between the two,...

iOS 7 review: a new look or a new beginning? | The Verge
Apple may deserve more credit than anyone for the way our smartphones look and work, but six years after our first glimpse of the iPhone a lot has changed. Google continued to design and re-design...

RSA tells developers to stop using encryption with suspected NSA backdoor | The Verge
Earlier this month, reports about the NSA’s efforts to crack or otherwise circumvent the encryption protocols commonly used to securely transmit web traffic were released by former NSA contractor...

Google Translate for iOS adds handwriting support and new UI | The Verge
Google Translate for iOS is getting a significant update today, adding a new look and handwriting support to Apple’s mobile platform. Google already added the feature to its Android app almost...

LG G2 review | The Verge
LG used to be cool. The Chocolate, En-V, and other phones were household names back when messaging phones and QWERTY keyboards ruled the world, and LG’s hit devices spawned multiple generations...

iPhone 5S internals exposed in iFixit's latest teardown | The Verge
Apple’s next generation of iPhones are upon us and iFixit has wasted no time tearing apart the new gold 5S. Cosmetically, there might not be a whole lot to separate the new device from last...

Man Has Condition that Brews Beer in His Gut, Gets Him Spontaneously Drunk | Geekosystem
Didn't this happen to Bender once on Futurama?

Holy Cow, Stop Everything: Han Solo’s Carbonite-Frozen Body Has Been Found On Mercury | Geekosystem
NASA's Mercury probe took a heckuva lot of pictures back in 2011, and scientists have been sifting through them ever since. Last week they released a new image of the planet's surface and... yeah, you nerf herders need to see this. It definitely looks familiar.

The Last Two Episodes Of Breaking Bad are Going to be 75 Minutes Long | Geekosystem
It's a great day for being sad! Apparently the last two episodes of Breaking Bad are going to run for 75 minutes instead of their usual 60. So we're getting an extra half hour of all the raw emotional pain and suffering we've been craving since the season began! whee!

Our Friend Bill Nye Wants to Send You Awesome Presents through the Mail with Quarterly Co. | Geekosystem
Quarterly Co. is a subscription service that allows you to receive curated packages from your favorite notable people, like Veronica Belmont, Pharrell Williams, and Tim Ferriss. Today they've announced that they'll be teaming up with a new celebrity contributor, and it's none other than our very favorite Science Guy himself.

To Celebrate #TalkLikeAPirateDay, Here’s a Pirate Rock Band Singing About Pieces of Eight | Geekosystem
Two things you need to know real quick: First, Pirate Rock is a real thing. Second, the band Captain Bogg and Salty are great at it. If you don't believe us, check out this video for their song Pieces of 8ight. There's a rather lengthy intro, but the song kicks in at the 1:30 mark.

Bald Eagle Soars Near NASA/Orbital Sciences Cygnus Launch | Geekosystem
Animals seem really into rocket launches lately.

One of the Guys Who Plumbed His Friend’s House with Beer Explains How It Worked | Geekosystem
We just checked, and the faucets at Geekosystem HQ still only pour water. What's even the point of having them then?

Just Like a Lot of Humans, Coelacanths are Mostly Monogamous and Don’t Mate With Relatives | Geekosystem
German scientists have been hard at work analyzing the genetic makeup of coelacanth offspring to learn more bout their mating patterns. What they found is that the coelacanth generally isn't into the multiple mating scene -- which is pretty unusual, as most fish species love to get all up in one another's gills. Get it? Gills? Aaaaah.

CineFix Explains How the Joker’s Pencil Trick from The Dark Knight Works [Video] | Geekosystem
Cinefix's Homemade Movies series features a bunch of guys creating shot-for-shot remakes of your favorite moments in geek cinema. After months and months of cajoling from commenters, they've finally done the infamous pencil trick for The Dark Knight. It's pretty special.

Nintendo Innovator Hiroshi Yamauchi Passed This Morning | Geekosystem
Sad day for nostalgic console gamers -- Hiroshi Yamauchi, who ran Nintendo for more than 50 years and oversaw its development into a full fledged video game

Man’s Friends Plumbed His Entire House to Pour Beer From Every Faucet | Geekosystem
Have you ever wished for every faucet in your home to pour cold beer at all times? Then you're probably going to want to buddy up with these guys from New Zealand. While their friend Russ was out they reworked the plumbing in his house and hooked it all up to kegs of beer. We're calling it. Best. Friends. Ever.

Your Burning Questions About the Big Pile of Money in Breaking Bad, Now Answered [Infographic] | Geekosystem
We know now that Walter White had $80 million to his name before Ozymandias -- at least, according to him. But how much prop money was actually used to construct the giant pile that went into that storage unit?, a website that -- surprise! -- locates storage facilities, decided to see how much they could figure it out for themselves.

George R.R. Martin Discusses Game of Thrones Emmy Chances, Agrees that Walter White is the Worst | Geekosystem
Everyone's got an opinion about the last episode of Breaking Bad, including the evilest of Santas himself, A Song of Ice and Fire creator George R.R. Martin. The other day he took to his blog to briefly discuss how his own show, Game of Thrones, might stack up come awards season.

Someone Strapped a Camera to an Eagle, Now We Feel Like We’re Flying! | Geekosystem
We're not saying strap cameras to more animals, but we'd like there to be more videos taken from cameras on animals.

The iOS 7 Comes Out Today, So Here’s What You Can Expect To Change | Geekosystem
Good news for iPhone lovers, which we know a lot of you are -- iOS7 is supposed to be dropping today. Here's what you should do to prepare yourself for download, and some of the stuff you'll be able to do once you've got it on your phone.