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MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, January 1, 2005

MITSFS meeting called to order, 1730 SST, Kat Allen, President and Skinner, presiding; Brian Sniffen, Onseck, recording.

Minutes read.

They are regarded as sacred documents of the society 17-4-2 plus Spehn.



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War Council

Some non-Kat person must talk to the ASA about the new room, since she gave her great power to the LCS before giving it to us.


There's a new TIF, now all-digital. It rocks.


More calendars! Thanks to Jade, Justin, Margaret, and John.


Old Business

Aloha Lenscomm lets us know that he was once at a meeting. He took a picture there, which impressed him and one other attendee.

The Old Year has ended. Yaaay!

The port-22 messages on psi-phi went away because we moved the sshd. We resolve to look for a computer with a starboard as well as a port 12-4-2 plus Spehn.

Tax letters have been prepared--all but one.


New Business

It's IAP now. The Frosh still think this is cool. Perhaps we should get them some digital watches. There is a problem with the position of keyholder being immune to Planck's constant.

A good office chair would be nice for the keyholders. Brian will fix the one we have, or we'll buy another one.

A movie, White Noise, appears to resurrect Thomas Alva's old idea of a radiotelephonogram for talking to the dead.


Future Business

``I sometimes get the feeling we're all living in a William Gibson novel'' -kevinr

``Living in the Killing Star would really suck.'' -JFC

Free Silver for the Shiny Blue Penguin 19+William Jennings Bryan-2-3 plus Spehn.

Malcolm asks ``Why is Walt Disney World like Viagra?'' and is rapidly Albanianed. Brian looks up the answer, involving waiting an hour for a two-minute ride, and narrowly escapes being Albanianed.

A motion to have the society wait an hour for a two-minute ride fails for lack of a second.

Some discussion of next week's mystery hunt ensues, and Brian demolishes Brad's arguments defending its moral virtue because it caters to non-students. Brad says this is

A motion to run canals across the universe to avert its inevitable heat death chickens 5-1-6 plus Spehn.

A motion to declare Harvard the center for all the suck in the universe passes 7-2-3 plus Spehn, despite the redundancy: Vericon is happening at Harvard. If you write down everything that happens there2, you could put it on a chip.

Malcolm and Andy talk about Modest Robot and Pervy Rabbit.

In a matrix vote:
A motion to pretend he was talking about bananas passes 6-2-5 plus Spehn.
A motion to commend Jamie for not listening passes 7-4-2 plus Spehn.
A motion to have a matrix vote fails 2-5-3 plus Spehn.

Meeting adjourned, 1800 SST.

Respectfully submitted,
Brian Sniffen, Onseck


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