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“The signal in the physical world is the foundation of design. We can understand how the human system works in order to design the most effective signals in a world full of distractions.”

― Dano Qualls

Welcome to Ɍáithold °Compatriot Service – A community of practice dedicated to Continuous Collaboration Action Research, Design, Development, and Advocacy of Economic Democracy for Social Democracy.

We begin with the introduction of a Zero Trust/Trust Personalization Management System for cyberphysical, network-aware Public Infrastructure and Resources. Securing personal information and transactions in a form that’s benefits are weighed in favor of the constituent rather than corporate vendors.

The inception of Fleet Réalta Cooperatives begins with the forming of an instrumental means of securing and easing the personal experience of using community resources. Infrastructure and resources that are technically enabled to serve more people more effectively and responsibly, thereby reducing systemic misuse, waste, and costs.

An Unprecedented Cyberattack Hit the US Power Grid | Wired

This week saw some aftershocks from recent revelations about a large-scale iOS hacking campaign. Brokers of so-called zero day exploits—the kind that companies haven’t yet patched—have started charging more for Android hacks than iOS for the first time. And Apple finally released a statement that both criticized Google’s characterization of the attacks and downplayed the significance of the targeted surveillance of at least thousands of iPhone owners.

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A look at LibreOffice’s New 6.3.0 “Fresh” Release | Ars Technica

The open source office suite LibreOffice released its version 6.3.0 last week. This was a major release that added many new features, as well as interoperability enhancements (read: better import and export of Microsoft Office documents) and performance increases. LibreOffice 6.3.0 is a “fresh” (not long-term support) release that may be downloaded directly—or, if you’re a Linux user, you might choose to install it from the Snap Store instead.

Ubuntu (and probably most Linux users) will get a separate installation of LibreOffice 6.3.0 regardless of whether users install natively from download or install from snaps; Windows users who download the new version will have their existing LibreOffice version (if any) completely replaced upon installation.

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Berkeley becomes first U.S. city to ban natural gas in new buildings

The ordinance, introduced by Councilwoman Kate Harrison, goes into effect Jan. 1, 2020 and phases out the use of natural gas by requiring all new buildings to have electric infrastructure.

After its passage, Harrison thanked the community and her colleagues “for making Berkeley the first city in California and the United States to prohibit natural gas infrastructure in new buildings.”

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