I’ve seen these all over Europe. Some have simple images of the cross flashing, some have windows screensaver esque animations, and some have 3d renders of various things rotating in all sorts of ways. Why is that? Wouldn’t a simple green cross be enough to get the point across, or do they need to be overly verbose? Here’s the full video instead of a gif

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    8 days ago

    Here in Portugal, most display useful info like date, time, outside temperature (with varying degrees of accuracy),

    We have ones like this in the states too. My favorite near me is at a church. It cycles between temp and date, but the display has too few characters, so instead of just being two screens, date then temp, it’s 3 - day and month, a second screen that just says “/24” and then the temp.

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      7 days ago

      Cool! Thought they weren’t common across the Atlantic.

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        7 days ago

        They’re more seen at older businesses that have been there forever. Newer ones get newer signs, with more flashy displays.