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@clacke Yeah, it's kind of become a pet peeve of mine the past few years, since the research is pretty clear. Most of the well-kown dyslexia fonts were not even made by type designers (and I don't mean to go elitist there, I just mean it's a hobbyist thing and not a professional thing) much less tested. The desire to help is understandable, but there are no easy solutions.

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@n8 Wow, this was a very enlightening read. I had no idea. Thanks.

> The important thing to know is that the research that led to the publicity of dyslexia fonts was preliminary. It didn’t meet the standards of rigorous research. For that, the research would have used controlled, randomized studies that were published in peer-reviewed scientific journals. The studies also would have been replicated by other researchers.

> Since then, however, there have been three solid, peer-reviewed research studies on these fonts. They were done in 2016, 2017 and 2018. Together they conclude that the Dyslexie or Open Dyslexic font have no measurable benefits or deliver any reading gains.

www.understood.org/en/learning…
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Why Google Fonts doesn't distribute any "dyslexia fonts" — and, by extension, why your FOSS project shouldn't either: github.com/google/fonts/issues

#badscience

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A pearl from Saturday's protest against the proposed EU reform.

It says "Hello, I am the political advisor of Axel Voss."

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"Free Wifi" oder "Freies WLAN" liest man immer öfter. Was mich freuen würde, wäre, wenn es "Bedingungsloses WLAN" wäre.
* keine Registrierungsseite
* keine blockierten Ports
* kein Tracking
* keine Nutzungsbedingungen, die zuvor bestätigt werden müssen
#Freifunk @ffs

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Merkt euch: das "unser" in dem Satz steht nicht etwa für "uns Deutsche" oder für "uns Alle", sondern für "uns alte, weiße Männer".
Bekämpft solche Politiker mit der effektivsten Waffe: geht wählen. Wählt sie weg. Geht auf die Straße. Seid laut.

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"The Hottest Chat App for Teens Is … Google Docs" by Taylor Lorenz theatlantic.com/technology/arc

Side note: how does Taylor Lorenz figure all this stuff out? Does she hang out with high-school kids? Does she have kids herself, and do their classmates warily regard them as snitches who might spill their secrets to adults who read The Atlantic?

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Oh good lord there is a guy trying to talk to me about Linux seriously and no never nope. I'm a masochist, not an idiot.

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Half naked pic with "arch Linux user" caption... Only on @sophia's Mastodon

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Mein Arbeitgeber hat mich im Rahmen einer "Behind the scenes" Artikel Reihe interviewt:

blog.uberspace.de/behind-the-s

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New blog post: 35C3 Stickers martin-m.org/2019/02/25/35c3-s

Also: Link to RSS feed and security.txt

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Oha, gerade erst bahn.guru/ entdeckt, wo man gezielt nach Sparpreisen bei der Deutschen Bahn suchen kann. Kam als Hinweis nach meinem letzten Blogpost-Rant über die Preise Bahn vs. Fliegen rein. Danke für den Hinweis!

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