"Apple has been storing profits in overseas tax havens to the tune of more than $285 billion—cash reserves large enough to meet the International Food Policy Research Institute’s yearly goal to end hunger by 2030 and buy Boeing or McDonalds with what is leftover."
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IMO, celebrities have no business creating accounts on public instances and then trying to establish their brand or "verify their identity".
There's no reason a celebrity can't spin up their own instance at "social.celebrityname.website" (or pay somebody to do it for them) if their brand matters that much to them.
If you're a celebrity, trying to migrate your personal brand onto somebody else's server is a dick move, especially if they run it at their own expense.
OK, I am going to ask again one last time before making the leap to a smaller instance
Is there a #sanfrancisco focused instance? It would be cool if it were closed/invite only, pro-lgbtq, poc-led/run, veg/vegan positive, foss supporting or any combination of those
Instances run by women:
@ me with ones I missed! ❤️
News organizations and journalists shouldn't be seeking "verified" account status on silo services, but should be embracing the #fediverse with their own managed instances.
Attention Mastodon server owners: Security patch release v2.4.4 is out. It's a quick upgrade.
If you are deploying Mastodon from the master branch, update to at least commit 802cf6a.
HOW TO EXECUTE A MERGE ONTO THE FREEWAY:
Step 1. Drive your car onto the on-ramp.
Step 2. Look for gaps in traffic.
Step 3. Take your time finding a gap.
Step 4. Don’t speed up or slow down to line up with a gap. Leave it up to fate.
Step 5. If done correctly, you’ll end up adjacent to another car. Wait patiently until the very last second and then slam on your brakes.
Step 6. Give yourself a bonus for not using your turn-signal.