I don't like running MATLAB's bloated java-based GUI, so I try to do everything from the command line (matlab -nojvm) when I can get away with it. Unfortunately, with R2010a for OS X, I've found MATLAB messes with my tty settings to where I can't see anything I type on the command line after quitting it. Thankfully, running:
$ stty sane
will undo the damage for now, and I hope MATLAB will fix this in the future.
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