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Ralph Baer
01-31-2013, 01:23 PM
It's also National Freedom Day.

And Saturday is Groundhog Day. :)

AspyDad
01-31-2013, 01:38 PM
Classic Appert interview. Notice the shot he takes about O'Grady injury. Power to the people.
http://www.dailygazette.com/videos/2013/jan/31/1315/

RPI fan 4 life
01-31-2013, 01:40 PM
And Saturday is Groundhog Day. :)

Does that mean if the referees see their shadow, then we get 6 more weeks of lousy officiating?? :(

Ralph Baer
01-31-2013, 01:47 PM
Does that mean if the referees see their shadow, then we get 6 more weeks of lousy officiating?? :(

:D

On the other hand, you just put "referees" and "see" in the same sentence. :eek:

DrDemento
01-31-2013, 01:56 PM
:D

On the otehr ahnd, you just put "referees" and "see" in the same sentence. :eek:

Perhaps if they underwent the surgery I just did, it would help?;)

Ralph Baer
01-31-2013, 02:05 PM
Perhaps if they underwent the surgery I just did, it would help?;)

I did have cataracts removed a while back, as I have mentioned, but thankfully not the rest. I think that problem is that my fingers aren't connected to my brain. :D

BTW, I am closing in on 142,857 posts. :)

Wicked Slappaahs
01-31-2013, 02:10 PM
It's also Wear Red Day (http://goredforwomen.org/wearredday/). Seems a bit early.;)I won't get worried til the have Red Army night....(yes, I mean the Commies, not the students.):p

FlagDUDE08
01-31-2013, 02:23 PM
I did have cataracts removed a while back, as I have mentioned, but thankfully not the rest. I think that problem is that my fingers aren't connected to my brain. :D

BTW, I am closing in on 142,857 posts. :)

Am I the only other one that immediately saw the significance of that?

FlagDUDE08
01-31-2013, 02:27 PM
I won't get worried til the have Red Army night....(yes, I mean the Commies, not the students.):p

Thankfully I don't know that anthem. :eek:;)

I only know USA, Canada (English and French), UK, Slovakia, and the tunes for Germany and France.

hrbrendan
01-31-2013, 02:28 PM
Does that mean if the referees see their shadow, then we get 6 more weeks of lousy officiating?? :(

more likely the officials would miss the shadow, then call interference on it anyways, right before the sun goes down.

Ralph Baer
01-31-2013, 02:31 PM
Am I the only other one that immediately saw the significance of that? Hopefully not, but it could be the case if I make that post on tLodge! :)

FlagDUDE08
01-31-2013, 02:35 PM
Hopefully not, but it could be the case if I make that post on tLodge! :)

I guess doing softball averages helps.

In case anyone doesn't know the significance of it, it's the repeating decimal numbers, in the order given (although where you start depends on the dividend), for the quotient of numbers not evenly divisible by 7.

jmhusker
01-31-2013, 02:55 PM
Anyone want to start opining on where this team is going to end up? A 4 point weekend and my thoughts will turn to a bye. Zero and we fire Appert:D.

In all seriousness, I think our coach is finally showing some maturation. He is much more consistent in his tone. I think he finally realizes how to set realistic expectations, and the team is responding.

Ralph Baer
01-31-2013, 02:58 PM
I guess doing softball averages helps.

In case anyone doesn't know the significance of it, it's the repeating decimal numbers, in the order given (although where you start depends on the dividend), for the quotient of numbers not evenly divisible by 7.

An interesting way to describe it. To me it is just the repeating portion of 1/7, or 1/7 of a post before I reach 1,000,000/7. :)

It also proves that WS was correct in post 657. :)

FlagDUDE08
01-31-2013, 03:09 PM
Anyone want to start opining on where this team is going to end up? A 4 point weekend and my thoughts will turn to a bye. Zero and we fire Appert:D.

In all seriousness, I think our coach is finally showing some maturation. He is much more consistent in his tone. I think he finally realizes how to set realistic expectations, and the team is responding.

Not to mention, instead of trying to get the team to play his old system, he's re-building a system to accentuate the talent of the team. Obviously if you're recruiting the players there should be some expectation that you'll be able to put your system into place, but it doesn't always pan out, whether the players aren't able to do it, or more likely, the opposition you face defends well against it.

As to your first question, I just hope we win tomorrow.

Ralph Baer
01-31-2013, 03:17 PM
Anyone want to start opining on where this team is going to end up? A 4 point weekend and my thoughts will turn to a bye. Zero and we fire Appert:D.

In all seriousness, I think our coach is finally showing some maturation. He is much more consistent in his tone. I think he finally realizes how to set realistic expectations, and the team is responding.

Considering the shape that Harvard is in, we have to beat them. As to Saturday, it's timw to restart the dread that other teams had when facing us on the BRF!.

FlagDUDE08
01-31-2013, 03:21 PM
An interesting way to describe it. To me it is just the repeating portion of 1/7, or 1/7 of a post before I reach 1,000,000/7. :)

It also proves that WS was correct in post 657. :)

Hey now, we did say there will be math involved. :D However, to tie it into RPI hockey, let's say that we had seven PP or PK on an evening, and wanted to figure out our success rate. OK, that's a stretch, I know, but a lesson in basic statistics is always good for sports. To show that what I had said was true:

1/7 = .142857
2/7 = .285714
3/7 = .428571
4/7 = .571428
5/7 = .714285
6/7 = .857142

As we can plainly see, where you start in the sequence may change, but you still have the digits in the same progressive order.

DrDemento
01-31-2013, 03:30 PM
Hey now, we did say there will be math involved. :D However, to tie it into RPI hockey, let's say that we had seven PP or PK on an evening, and wanted to figure out our success rate. OK, that's a stretch, I know, but a lesson in basic statistics is always good for sports. To show that what I had said was true:

1/7 = .142857
2/7 = .285714
3/7 = .428571
4/7 = .571428
5/7 = .714285
6/7 = .857142

As we can plainly see, where you start in the sequence may change, but you still have the digits in the same progressive order.

My life is now complete!:eek:

Ralph Baer
01-31-2013, 03:35 PM
Hey now, we did say there will be math involved. :D However, to tie it into RPI hockey, let's say that we had seven PP or PK on an evening, and wanted to figure out our success rate. OK, that's a stretch, I know, but a lesson in basic statistics is always good for sports. To show that what I had said was true:

1/7 = .142857
2/7 = .285714
3/7 = .428571
4/7 = .571428
5/7 = .714285
6/7 = .857142

As we can plainly see, where you start in the sequence may change, but you still have the digits in the same progressive order.

I realized that, FD. There are many prime fractions, but not all, that have that property. For example, all 16 fractions from 1/17 to 16/17 use the sequence 0588235294117647 with a different starting point.

Ralph Baer
01-31-2013, 03:36 PM
My life is now complete!:eek:

Wait until "RPI Hockey 2012-2013 Part LXIX: There Will Be Medicine Involved". ;)