* Posts by Derry Thompson

3 posts • joined 1 Jun 2007

The war on photographers - you're all al Qaeda suspects now

Derry Thompson

On the other hand..

Twice I've been asked to stop taking pictures in London. Once by a private citizen who told me it was against the law to take pictures of buildings! I told her she was mistaken and carried on. The second time was by a police officer at Earls Court station. She said it was due to "anti-terrorism law". I stopped as I'd already got the shots I wanted.

Of course if they do ask you to remove the pictures you could always delete the images while the Old Bill are looking over your shoulder and then run an "undelete" program on your card when you get back home. ;).

Suicidal moose descends on Alaska

Derry Thompson


A Møøse once bit my sister ...

No realli! She was Karving her initials on the møøse with the sharpened end of an interspace toothbrush given her by Svenge - her brother-in-law - an Oslo dentist and star of many Norwegian møvies: "The Høt Hands of an Oslo Dentist", "Fillings of Passion", "The Huge Mølars of Horst Nordfink".

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DHS calls in sci-fi writers as consultants

Derry Thompson

Impact Armour

Niven wrote about impact armour in "The Ringworld Engineers" published in 1980.


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