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MITSFS Meeting Minutes

Friday, 7 January 2011

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

Minutes read.

Motion to condemn the minutes for having a pathetic rendition of a pathetic singing of "The Skinner Has No Tail At All" FAILS 4-6-3 plus Spehn, mostly because the Onseck voted against it.



Committee Reports


Inventory is tomorrow! Strictly speaking, it starts tonight. The Membership Books will be closing shortly after the meeting and will be unavailable for checking things in or out until Sunday, probably.


Redacted sends her greetings to the library! Sadly, she does not send VanHelsingComm's second victem-yet.

Code Nightmare Green

The US Air Force has deployed a surveilance system in Afganistan called "Gorgon Stare". Sadly, this isn't quite the same name as "Scorpion Stare". Also, Charles Stross had a blog post asking people to stop emailing him about it as he's now already heard about it.


We invited Charles Stross to a meeting in February while he's around for Boskone, but it seems that he'll be too busy being the Guest of Honor, so he said we should invite him next year, as he expects to be around for Boskone again.

A suggestion was made and promptly redacted.

Star Chamber

Break is over! The Time Warp is over! Things happened! More books got shelved!


We have a calendar! It's actually a Boris calendar!


The new schedule for IAP is up!


Old Business

In the past it was winter break.

There is much wanking about snow.



New Business

Motion to make a motion PASSES 8-0-2 plus Spehn.

Motion to quash previous motion PASSES 6-4-0 plus Spehn.

And the current business explodes.


Future Business

Spring term is coming up. As are Mystery Hunt, Arisia, and Harry Potter: Year Seven.

In the future, there will continue to be wanking about the natures of various conventions PASSES 3-1-0 plus Spehn.

Motion to translate the library into Albanian for the duration of inventory 0-1-0 plus Spehn.

Motion to train bananas to translate the library into Albanian for the duration of inventory 9-0-0 plus Spehn.

Motion to make a backup copy of the library in Galactic Standard 11-2-0 plus Spehn.

The determinent is 16 and all motions PASS!

BING! Meeting adjourned, 68.4 Ksec SST.

Respectfully submitted,
lemur (DWR), Onseck