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MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, November 18, 2005

MITSFS meeting called to order, 1730 SST, Andrew Clough, President and Skinner, presiding; Kevin Riggle, Onseck, recording.

Minutes read.

Motions: to commend the minutes as good, whether they make Slashdot or not (11-5-3 plus Spehn)
to plantain the minutes (4-5-4 plus Spehn)
to prevent the minutes from appearing on Slashdot at all costs (5-10-3 plus Spehn)

TI-83Comm reports a determinant of -225; all motions fail.


Committee Reports


There's a proto-TZ (``it hasn't quite sauntered out of the primordial ooze yet'') in the office, ready for people to do the final edit (``there were other 'final' edits, but I wasn't the one calling them that''). Incidentally, we've now got a shiny LATEXtemplate (thanks to Kat), so the next TZ's should be substantially less painful.


We've got a package from Amazon and a couple from SFBC, so we're starting to get MobComm again. Looks like it's Star Trek and Baen stuff.

MHG: ``Can you say `stereotypical Baen cover'?''
BTS: ``There's no dragon!''

``I thought we talked about that and decided we didn't want it.''


HassleComm put together about 3.5 boxes, but the run is still in progress. The beginning and the end of the alphabet has been processed, but the middle hasn't been done yet.


We have new Dexes! We've also started talking about the `i' word again. (``Are we going to do an inventory after every TZ?'' KHA: ``I can arrange that.'') We're planning on having the big push in late IAP. Incidentally, about half of the books in the KBX boxes are Hassle-able (though it's not half of the boxes, it's half of the books.


New Business

The military has created fearless mice with just a little bit of genetic engineering. (``Just imagine what would happen if that cross-pollinated with squirrels.'')

Usual motions...


Future Business

Motion to investigate genetic alteration of motions to make them fearless chickens 7-3-8 plus Spehn.

The new Harry Potter movie is out.

Motion to implement a Banana parser using Xerces so the Onseck doesn't fail 6.170 fails.

Motion to develop a bi-metallic electric process to preserve the meeting minutes ::confused::.

Miller motion chickens 6-7-8 plus Spehn.

Motion `banana' fails by Skinnerial decree.

Miller motion passes 10-3-4 plus Spehn.

Meeting adjourned, 1830 SST.

Respectfully submitted,
Kevin Riggle, Onseck