US pol, COVID-19 surrender
"Their only strategy at this point is praying for a vaccine." -- Aaron Rupar
That pretty much sums it up. Herd immunity is the same thing. The strategy is don't do anything and hope for a miracle cure/preventative. You can see that in Trump's continual jumping on one miracle cure after another, from Hydroxychloroquine to bleach to whatever.
But there's a deeper reason, ideologically -- the right doesn't want to help people.
Gave up on my pinephone. Used it as a daily driver for 3 months. It cannot reliably:
Take a picture
Be an alarm clock
Wake up and show you a call or text
Run for 10 hours
Select ring tones
Stay connected to a cellular network
Send or receive MMS
Not make random hissing sounds
I dare not try a 911 call
This is what happens when people care about code quality more than how well the tool does the job. I invested MANY hours, but fuck this I'm done. $100
"We moved to GitHub because everyone's already there"
"We shut down the mailing lists because most of our users prefer to use GitLab in their web browser"
"We're rewriting in Rust because we don't really have any non-x86_64 users"
"We're leaving IRC because Discord is more user-friendly"
What all of these arguments have in common is that they exclude people, centralize infrastructure, and eschew free software for proprietary solutions, all in the name of some ill-defined measure of "progress".
A makerspace in the fediverse