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MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, 13 August 2010

MITSFS meeting called to order, 66.6 Ksec SST, Paul Weaver, President and Skinner, presiding; lemur (DWR), Onseck, recording.

Minutes read.

DWR: Motion to commend the minutes for confusing the Onseck passes 5-1-1 plus Spehn.

KR: Since when can the onseck make motions about the minutes.



Committee Reports


We will have a showing of Hogfather at 21:00 tonight. We will have a showing of something next week. Suggestions?


Rush is coming up soon-email will be sent.

Star Chamber

Another meeting to reorganize the library on Sunday.


There is maple syrup cotton candy. It is probably Kendra-safe. Kendra and Karl attack it. Apparently it is Kendra-safe.


There will be a meeting tomorrow to deal with shipping magazines far, far away Saturday from 12:00 to 15:00. People, especially prentii, should come.


We are getting a complimentary subscription and some number of back issues of the really awesome magazine Extrapolation, which is a high-end journal of SF criticism.

Downtrodden Membership

EpicWizard: I was going to get here early, and then I didn't.


Old Business

In the past, someone Kendra knows was allergic to trees. They might still be, actually.

In the past, The Maintainers said that you should use "emph" to get italics in LaTeX, but who cares what they say?

In the past, it was 1860. In the past it was also the years 1861-2010.

In the past, KKB and DWR thought they knew the ALGOL.


New Business

EpicWizard: Motion to route cat-5 through the wormhole fails through lack of a second.

DWR: Motion to route fiber optic cable through the wormhole fails 2-6-4 plus Spehn.

KR: Thou shalt not violate causality within my historic light-cone. Or else.

KR: Banana! fails for lack of a second.

DWR: Motion to obtain liquid nitrogen in 240 L aliquots for the purpose of freezing purple bananas for export to Honduras fails 7-8-2 plus Spehn.

EpicWizard: Banana! fails by Skinnerial decree.

KKB: Motion to ook and turn the Skinner into a banana passes 11-0-0 plus Spehn.


Future Business

KKB: Motion that lemur is equivalent to [redacted] fails for lack of a vote.

KR: For lack of a meeting, really.

BING! Meeting adjourned, 68.4 Ksec SST.

Respectfully submitted,
lemur (DWR), Onseck