A whirlwind recap of the links that piled up in my blogfodder folder.

Medical doctors at Massachusetts General Hospital have discovered that hydrogen sulfide gas can cause the metabolic processes of mammalian cells to drop drastically, thus approximating a state of suspended animation. By breathing a low concentration of the gas the heart rates of experimental animals plummeted rapidly without a corresponding drop in blood pressure or the need for refrigeration; moreover, the state appears to be reversible. This means that the organism requires less oxygen in the depressed state, which means that cells remain viable much longer. The surgical applications should be obvious.

The Internet Storm Center reported not too long ago …

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Forged spam from the FTC contains keylogger.

Someone out there apparently takes a dim view of the US Federal Trade Commission going after spammers (when it gets around to it) because they're sending spam forged from the FTC with malware attached. The spam takes the form of a complaint against the recipient, and asks them to open a document attached to the message. It's actually a keystroke logger that, when installed, records everything the user types from then on and sends it off periodically to someplace on the net. Understandably, they're not pleased with this stunt, and they're asking usres to forward copies of the e-mail (malware …

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