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MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, 21 May 2010

MITSFS meeting called to order, 61.2 Ksec SST, Paul Weaver, President and Skinner, presiding; lemur (DWR), Onseck, recording.

Minutes read.

Kat: Motion that the Onseck be required to make LaTeX commands for the Brian standard motions, to make them more interesting. Friendly amendment from KKB to include the ALGOL in this. (4/4/7 plus Spehn)

KKB: Motion to condemn the minutes for insufficient knitting. (8,11,4 plus Spehn)

BTS: Motion to have a matrix vote. (4,4,4 plus Spehn)

And the determinant is 69, and all motions PASS!



Committee Reports


Send in your requests for hours.


Got sufficient grades to continue to be a student and therefore LHE.


PantherComm did work.


Did work, and can't find a copy of Le Petit Prince.


Old Business

BTS: Thirty Years Ago The Empire Strikes Back was released to theatres.

MHG: Thirty years ago Pac-Man was released.

BTS: Back when they were filming The Wizard of Oz, they caught the world getting colorized.


New Business

Suggestion that the Sniffens' daughter be named Susan Calvin. This might result in a child more comfortable with robots than people. BTS: This might be a survival skill.

A discussion of what might be a Furby, but sounds to MHG more like a Tickle-Me- Elmo, which she'd like to set on fire.

KKB heard the word magazines. They were her problem, but she gave them to PantherComm, which made them her problem again as SmilesComm.

Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi won Nebula for Best Novel.

Assistant Professor Haldeman was inducted as a Grand Master.

John Scalzi was elected SFWA President.


Future Business

They're showing the newly restored, uncut Metropolis at the Coolidge Corner Theatre starting June 4th.

Someone went to school with the son of a former Nazi.

KR went to school with the grandson of the former Burmese dictator.

JVS: My marshal's baton is the personification of unbending will power for victory of the multinational Soviet people!

BTS: Motion to search the membership rolls of MITSFS for former dictators of other (non-Burmese) banana republics PASSES 7/0/2 plus Spehn.

BING! Meeting adjourned, 66.6 Ksec SST.

Respectfully submitted,
lemur (DWR), Onseck