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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Baer View Post
    Well, at least it wasn't a link to porn.
    Well then i am disappointed. Thankfully I, like you, had to take German at RPI in the early sixties as they did not offer Spanish at all and only advanced French. Could have taken Russian or Japanese but I would be slow to adapt to a new alphabet.
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    Hope you get the data you require?
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    Nothing in here has to do with hockey...(unless you are interested about the jews data as well )
    You're correct. BTW, Ingelheim should be Ingenheim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turk181 View Post
    Hope you get the data you require?
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    Well then i am disappointed. Thankfully I, like you, had to take German at RPI in the early sixties as they did not offer Spanish at all and only advanced French. Could have taken Russian or Japanese but I would be slow to adapt to a new alphabet.
    My recollection was that the only other option was Russian.

    I suspect that my mother wasn't exactly happy that I took courses in German at RPI. I was told that all four of my grandparents wanted me to be bilingual but my parents didn't want me to learn German. Most likely my mother was the one who didn't want me to learn German when young and my father was smart enough to listen to my mother. My father left Germany in 1934 and probably didn't suffer much. OTOH, my mother, born in 1920, left in 1939 and spent most of her teenage years under Nazi rule.

    I have calculated that I have now spent considerably more on German courses since I retired than my entire undergrad education cost. Of course that doesn't allow for inflation.

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    I grew up in an Italian home. My Mother being the oldest of her siblings had my Grandparents live with us. They were from Italy & spoke Italian. My Mother had an Italian accent thru her teens as did her 3 siblings. They were all fluid. Hence, Italian was never to be spoken around me & my 3 siblings. Of course they did but we were never taught. Something we all regret. Ah, but we were all taught how to cook!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Baer View Post
    My recollection was that the only other option was Russian.

    I suspect that my mother wasn't exactly happy that I took courses in German at RPI. I was told that all four of my grandparents wanted me to be bilingual but my parents didn't want me to learn German. Most likely my mother was the one who didn't want me to learn German when young and my father was smart enough to listen to my mother. My father left Germany in 1934 and probably didn't suffer much. OTOH, my mother, born in 1920, left in 1939 and spent most of her teenage years under Nazi rule.

    I have calculated that I have now spent considerably more on German courses since I retired than my entire undergrad education cost. Of course that doesn't allow for inflation.
    So, like $20?

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    Brandon Pirri: Turk would give it to Jagr. That's awesome! Jagr's untouchable. And he would give it to Jagr.

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    Brandon Pirri: Turk would give it to Jagr. That's awesome! Jagr's untouchable. And he would give it to Jagr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralph Baer View Post
    My recollection was that the only other option was Russian.

    I suspect that my mother wasn't exactly happy that I took courses in German at RPI. I was told that all four of my grandparents wanted me to be bilingual but my parents didn't want me to learn German. Most likely my mother was the one who didn't want me to learn German when young and my father was smart enough to listen to my mother. My father left Germany in 1934 and probably didn't suffer much. OTOH, my mother, born in 1920, left in 1939 and spent most of her teenage years under Nazi rule.

    I have calculated that I have now spent considerably more on German courses since I retired than my entire undergrad education cost. Of course that doesn't allow for inflation.
    They did offer French but only if you already had 3 or 4 years in high school as it was an advanced course only. Japanese was listed but as you said, Russian was the only legitimate option. Although i never felt the courses in German would be of benefit, I can recall lots of times that it came in handy as we had a large population of elderly and retire German folks near my second office.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrDemento View Post
    Surprising betting trend showing for the upcoming weekend. Union is about a one goal favorite for the Friday night game at 3-2 with a win percentage of 59% vs a win percentage for RPI of 30% (the remainder of course being a tie). But Saturday is currently listed as a 2-2 tie with Union having a better possible win percentage of 49% to RPI's 40%. Apparently the Union 0-6 record is being a tad discounted along with their performance against UMass. RPI is apparently getting little respect for either of the two wins or the more respectable performance against UMass. I suspect that none of this disrespect for either of these two programs will be changed much after this weekend regardless of who wins even both games. However I think if one team loses both games that will be held strongly against them. In other words, we best not get swept!!! Go Red!!
    Dr. D, where do you get all this information about betting favorites in college hockey games? At the casinos in Atlantic City?

    I never want to bet on an RPI hockey game. I've learned the hard way that any time I bet on a team that I root for, they lose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrDemento View Post
    They did offer French but only if you already had 3 or 4 years in high school as it was an advanced course only. Japanese was listed but as you said, Russian was the only legitimate option. Although i never felt the courses in German would be of benefit, I can recall lots of times that it came in handy as we had a large population of elderly and retire German folks near my second office.
    The language requirement for Science majors has been eliminated at RPI since then.

    I don't recall that. I would have been eligible for French but would have steered away from it. As to Russian, I had the same reaction you did. The different alphabet would have caused me the same trouble as it did in Hebrew. Then again, a few months ago I translated a letter written by my great-great-grandmother to my great-great-grandfather supposedly in 1821, She had found out that day that she was promised in marriage to him, They had not met yet. The letter is not in Hebrew or Yiddish but in High German using the Hebrew alphabet. (I did cheat since I also have a transcription in old German script written by my great-grandfather, probably for the benefit of my grandfather and his siblings.) FWIW, here is the original https://www.jewishgen.org/viewmate/r....asp?key=75219. I did not get a satisfactory answer to my question.

    Sorry for going even further off topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Waite21 View Post
    Dr. D, where do you get all this information about betting favorites in college hockey games? At the casinos in Atlantic City?

    I never want to bet on an RPI hockey game. I've learned the hard way that any time I bet on a team that I root for, they lose.
    No sir - the information comes from what we here in NJ would call euphemistically a "private betting service". Jenny's Italian heritage has made for some very interesting connections in the past. Personally I am not a bettor and we have lived fairly close to Atlantic City for many years. I am more concerned with capital conservation (keeping what i worked so hard for) as opposed to attempts at appreciation. My only gambling involves investments on Wall Street. i consider that as a sort of educated wagering.
    BTW as i should mention, the odds and numbers I have been posting can change hour to hour and actually some times, minute to minute. There is not a lot of wagering done on hockey in general as the games are just too close for much of a point spread. The major betting is usually football and basketball - sports in which my expertise and interest is very little.
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    Despite the records, we should never underestimate Union. Recall our home loss against UConn after we beat them in Hartford! Based on our 10-12 year record against Union, we should take nothing for granted!

    This needs to be a week of solid practices pointing us towards a determined, workman-like effort this weekend.
    Agreed. Rivalry games can be unpredictable. Last year's sweep over Union is a good example.

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    Here's Red Army's weekend preview https://redarmy.union.rpi.edu/?p=140 (change https to http). Need to bring our A-game, Union is going to come out with a purpose looking for their first win.

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    Agreed. Rivalry games can be unpredictable. Last year's sweep over Union is a good example.
    BTW, there are still a good number of seats available for tonight's game in the upper levels, according to Union's ticketing website.https://unionathleticstickets.univer...t.aspx?cid=176 Looks like a sellout is unlikely.

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    A very good performance tonight. Dominated the first two periods. RPI's aggressive forecheck was causing Union all kinds of problems, but then they backed off in the 3rd and Union got back into the game. Hansen made some good saves to keep Union close. Less good: there were two silly errors that almost cost RPI: a suicidial pass in front of RPI's own goal that was intercepted for Union's first goal, and then RPI had a goal waved off on review because a player skated offside on a *2-on-1*.

    Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzXnoLvB650
    Last edited by DavidNardolillo; 10-26-2019 at 12:08 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Go Puckman View Post
    Nothing in here has to do with hockey...(unless you are interested about the jews data as well )
    no need for ethnic comment - dumb

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    seth had all fridgens bad players smith basically wiped everyone out only a few seniors are seths recruits
    If Fridgen's players were all "bad", he did better with them than Seth did. As a matter of fact, Seth did jack with his own "good" players! Then, the "good" players bolted to the pros early!
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