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The Serpent in the Sword is a paper by Lee A Jones studying early medieval pattern-welded swords.   This video shows how to create a pattern-welded sword that actually has a serpent at its core.   The sword making process while using modern tools is similar to the ones employed by anglo-saxon or viking-age smiths.
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Hi +Niels Provos ! I just sent a message to your YouTube inbox about licensing the ad space on one (or some) of your videos. Just documenting here as we are eager to work with you. Thanks!
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"Starting with Google Play Services version 9.4, all Android developers can use our privacy-preserving, and highly network as well as power-efficient on-device Safe Browsing infrastructure to protect all of their apps’ users. Even better, the API is simple and straightforward to use."
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Ahhh, thank you +Eric Severance. That must be the parsing they intend (which I was too dense to tease out).
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Viking-age swords often contained very intricate and beautiful patterns. The base of these patterns was often a composition of twisted rods. Here is a simulation of the ideal variation in pattern based on cutting/grinding layers away from such a rod. (See Ypey's work for reference)
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For others: I had never heard of "Ypey's work" and expect Niels is talking about Jaap Ypey: https://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&page=1&rh=n%3A283155%2Cp_27%3AJaap%20Ypey

and more references here: http://www.vikingsword.com/books.html#anchor233231
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"The Kremlin uses both conventional media — Sputnik, a news agency, and RT, a television outlet — and covert channels, as in Sweden, that are almost always untraceable.

Russia exploits both approaches in a comprehensive assault, Wilhelm Unge, a spokesman for the Swedish Security Service, said this year when presenting the agency’s annual report. “We mean everything from internet trolls to propaganda and misinformation spread by media companies like RT and Sputnik,” he said."
Using both conventional media and covert channels, the Kremlin relies on disinformation to create doubt, fear and discord in Europe and the United States.
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"Among the changes, Facebook will be able to use a person’s phone number to improve other Facebook-operated services, such as making new Facebook friend suggestions, or better-tailored advertising, WhatsApp added. It said the data-sharing would also be used to fight spam text messages across its service."
The mobile messaging service, which Facebook bought in 2014, says it will disclose users’ phone numbers and analytics data.
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"The vulnerabilities, collectively called "Trident," are patched in iOS version 9.3.5. They include CVE-2016-4655, Memory Corruption in Webkit, CVE-2016-4656, Information leak in Kernel, and CVE-2016-4657, Kernel Memory corruption leads to Jailbreak."
Already rolled into the Pegasus spyware product and used to target social activists, the vulnerabilities are fixed in iOS 9.3.5.
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Trevor for Governor!
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If you speak English and another language, you can help me with translating subtitles here: http://www.youtube.com/timedtext_video?ref=share&v=JBMe7TdQ24Y
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i guess you've got german covered ;-)
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Make or Break? Heat Treating my most complex pattern-welded sword!
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Which of these photos should I use as the cover photo for my next video: "How to Heat Treat A Sword"?
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Double down on that. Flash and bang...
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Niels Provos received a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 2003, where he studied experimental and theoretical aspects of computer and network security. He is one of the OpenSSH creators and known for his security work on OpenBSD. He developed Honeyd, a popular open source honeypot platform; SpyBye, a client honeypot that helps web masters to detect malware on their web pages; and many other tools such as Systrace and Stegdetect. He is a member of the Honeynet Project and an active contributor to open source projects. Provos is currently employed as distinguished engineer at Google, Inc. When not working with computers, he forges steel into swords.

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  • University of Michigan
    Computer Science, 1998 - 2003
  • Universität Hamburg
    Mathematik, 1992 - 1998