It looks like a tasteless joke, but those responsible claim an innocent mistake. In Germany, where display of the Swastika and other symbols of Nazism are verboten, the contractor is in legal trouble either way.
After being spotted at a construction site in Goslar, city officials immediately demanded the removal of the design--but not before 50,000 facebookers had shared it, according to NBC News.
It looks like the claim that it was a random arrangement will be accepted by police, but I'm skeptical.
Given a) the relative size, shape and variation of rectangles in the design, and b) the requirement that they tessellate, and assuming c) the ratio of red to blue bricks as depicted in the photograph ... what are the odds?
The first person to post a link to a convincing simulation or illustration will win a prize of no value but infinite reward.
Hackers tried to break into the World Health Organization earlier in March, as the COVID-19 pandemic spread, Reuters reports. Security experts blame an advanced cyber-espionage hacker group known as DarkHotel. A senior agency official says the WHO has been facing a more than two-fold increase in cyberattacks since the coronavirus pandemic began.
Additional $15M will go to third parties and nonprofits
The death toll in Italy’s coronavirus outbreak today passed 1,000. Schools throughout Italy are completely shut down, which is reportedly driving a surge in internet traffic as bored kids forced to stay indoors turn to online games.
Paralysis by analysis. It’s the phenomenon that happens when you’re so stuck on thinking through all the ramifications of your actions that you don’t actually take action in the first place. That can happen with all this free time you’re spending stuck inside your house. With literally every home-bound option available to you, it’s easy […]
At this point, it’s every single person’s responsibility to reduce their own carbon footprint and transition to a more sustainable lifestyle. But if you consider the grim fact that the biggest culprit of greenhouse gas emissions from human activities in the U.S. is burning fossil fuels for electricity, things, like pivoting to metal straws and […]
Companies that don’t have their own in-house design teams (which means 99 percent of all companies these days) face lots of serious questions. Among those questions is how you keep up with all the design requirements of a 21st-century company without the personnel. It isn’t just a website or an annual product catalog anymore. It’s […]