* Posts by Mike Westmacott 1

6 posts • joined 24 Sep 2009

GCHQ's infosec arm bins advisor accreditation scheme

Mike Westmacott 1

CCP is the defacto replacement for CLAS

I'm surprised only one person has mentioned the CCP scheme, which is the de facto replacement for CLAS and has been in development for quite some time. Certification provided by BCS and others, requires similar proof of experience and independent supporter validation as well as relevant industry certifications/exams. Not sure why the author of the article doesn't detail this more, and only mentions the CCSC which is for companies.

Have a look at http://certifications.bcs.org/category/15865 for more information....

LOHAN slips BRA over BOOBIES in ballocket backronym buffoonery

Mike Westmacott 1

Well I started by thinking about LOHAN's Multitasking Instrumentation Node for Geospatial Exploration, but suspect, and counter to public opinion/knowledge, that it's too small. So in a similar vein, and based upon recent events I think a Multitasking Instrumentation System for Dynamic Exploration, Mapping, Evaluation And Notification of Orbiting Range for LOHAN wouldn't go amiss.

Your census data will be kept secret - except from MI5, police, courts etc

Mike Westmacott 1


By freely I don't mean freely, but, ermm, for a certain cost. Ahem.

Mike Westmacott 1

Which bits of information are confidential?

From http://www.statistics.gov.uk/census2001/access_results.asp:


Census microdata comprise information on individuals' responses to the UK Census. ONS has made available microdata samples of individual and household records from the 1991 and 2001 Censuses. The samples are anonymised, contain no identifiers and the data treated so as protect respondents' confidentiality. "

which when combined with the information so freely available from many other sources (including loyalty cards) provides pretty much everything you need to know about a single household.

I would be interested to know how much money the gov makes from selling this data?

Spam filters stuff Canadian Beaver

Mike Westmacott 1

Apparently the film is about...

A guy walks around with a puppet of a beaver on his hand and treats it like a living creature.

Sounds like it should be called Apocolypto II. That or The Fisting of The Beaver.

Geordi LaForge video-to-brain rig built at MIT

Mike Westmacott 1

Moorfields Eye hospital is already there!

Moorfields Eye hospital in London has already completed successful trials of implants in humans which have photoreceptors and which transmit to the fovea. I don't believe this particular device supported external input, but I presume that's a trivial (!) change to make.



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