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MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, April 06, 2007

MITSFS meeting called to order, 1700 SST, Kevin Riggle, President and Skinner, presiding; Christian Ternus, Onseck, recording.

Minutes read.

Motion to second the minutes passes 17-5-6+Spehn.

Motion to commend the Skinner for the Sonic Death Ray passes 11-8-1+Spehn.


Old Business

And by Old Business, you mean Committee Reports.


Committee Reports

Yeah, that one.

Motion to commend the Skinner on finding excuses for extra bings passes 22-6-1+Spehn.

Motion to censure Kate for not having appreciation of bings passes 12-2-3+Spehn.

Motion to censure those who cannot tolerate bings as inferior Fragile Things passes 16-2-3+Spehn.

Motion to Albanian Jake Beal passes 26-0-0+Spehn.

Welcome to Albania, Jake.


The Picnic is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, May 12.

Suggestions for people to invite should be directed to picniccomm.


Albanian Jake: There is a naked man on the cover of this magazine!


Prentices have continued to be awesome!

Albanian Jake: I commend you!


We got through McCaffrey.

We Need More Space.

The Purge Boxes will be making an exodus to Darkest Waltham.

Albanian Jake: Bribe Foley.

Hasslecomm measures its productivity in flux.


More books got covered. MKR was actually Able To Shelve Them!

Albanian Jake: Books are overflowing!

SIR doesn't know Albanian.


Finboard is stupid. They're limited to one significant figure.

Albanian Jake: The Albanian revolution will crush all in its path!

Motion to commend the Skinner for his excellent grasp of Albanian.


Old Business

People should still read the Erikson books!

Blindsight got nominated for a Hugo, as did Pan's Labyrinth.

Discussion of comic book movies ensues.

The Lies of Locke Lamora is really good.

Vacation finished; we're all hosed again.

SAFO is clever and knows about sig figs.


New Business

Yeah yeah yeah, we heard it all already.

The Vorkosigan books are good. Alice is not Miles.

KKB: ``Miles is the really short guy, right? ... I still have to read those.''

An Albanian Back Cover Reading of ``Brak the Barbarian versus the Sorceress'' partially ensues.

The Onseck has been spending a lot of time in the Library recently.


Future Business

In the future, the LHE has gone to DC. She has programmed in a special language no-one had ever heard of.

In the future, the LHE's 6.170 team has been named the Black Legion. They had found a way to avoid Demonic Possession.

Java, APL, ADA, and Dho-Nha geometry curves were discussed.

Motion (in Albanian) that all Englishmen are bananas passes 20-5-2+Spehn.

BING! Meeting adjourned, 1830 SST.

Respectfully submitted,
Christian Ternus, Onseck