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#1
What are some of your hobbies that challenge you intellectually?
On a day-to-day basis I feel like I'm not stimulated enough and I'd like to know what some of your hobbies are.
I like to read on astrophysics and such, but I'm looking for something else.
#2
Listening to and writing moosics

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#6
music is a pretty intelectually challenging hobby

i also do woodworking and at one point building electronics was a hobby now its my major...so yeah

reading anythign really try reading some ol philosophy stuff makes you think about stuff
puzzles too

vidia games not as intelectual depending on what gme but still plenty of fun(becomes more intelectual when you attempt to make your own)
#7
Programming.
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#10
Music is intellectually challenging, or at least it is with me. Iv been listening to nothing but Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, and Jason Becker lately. Analyzing it. Thinking about what is happening musicially. Why it souds good. Keeping track of themes and alterations of themes. All that fun stuff.
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Music is intellectually challenging, or at least it is with me. Iv been listening to nothing but Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, and Jason Becker lately. Analyzing it. Thinking about what is happening musicially. Why it souds good. Keeping track of themes and alterations of themes. All that fun stuff.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueZ6tvqhk8U

It's Beethoven. His name has three syllables.
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#12
Come on Jason Becker is amazing. His music takes me on a journey that is just as exciting as Mozart. Well i guess more like paganini, someone i nee to get into. The cool thing about becker is it is on the instrument i play best, but it sounds like something a violin or piano player would write. And he has god chops lol
#18
I'm a resource person for a k-12 TAG program. The varying topics I have to learn faster than the kids keeps me more than stimulated and generally on the verge of a stroke.
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I'm a resource person for a k-12 TAG program. The varying topics I have to learn faster than the kids keeps me more than stimulated and generally on the verge of a stroke.


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#20
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No, that's a, Hobby? I guess you'd call it. Regardless someone has to do it.

I run a small computer service company for a living.

One of my main clients is a K12 School, hence the connection to the TAG program.
#21
I read a lot. I've started painting 40k models badly for fun.
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No, that's a, Hobby? I guess you'd call it. Regardless someone has to do it.


Is that for the Police or Archaeology?
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Music is intellectually challenging, or at least it is with me. Iv been listening to nothing but Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, and Jason Becker lately. Analyzing it. Thinking about what is happening musicially. Why it souds good. Keeping track of themes and alterations of themes. All that fun stuff.


hey look everyone im a cultured white kid
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Is that for the Police or Archaeology?


It's a volunteer group.
#27
Woodworking and chef-istry. I used to write, but I've kind of fallen out with it.
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If he was cultured he would listen to exclusively to Scarlatti played by his family's private harpsichordist. But he's obviously poor if he listens to that riffraff.
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#31
i have a mix of board games and rock climbing
seems pretty good.
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#32
Rock climbing. Seriously, that will stimulate and challenge you mentally and physically. It is one of my favorite hobbies.
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#33
I recently got into mycology - growing mushrooms.
I'm already a grower when it comes to veggies and shit, but mushrooms require legit knowledge, patience and can be very rewarding in the long run; as opposed to plants that can sprout just about anywhere with some adequate amount of water.
It's pretty sweet imo, others laugh at me but f*** I'm the one munching on some super anti cancerous shroomies along with many other benefits.

I really want to start reading but all the reading I do is engineering-course related - so it leaves me unmotivated to do anymore. Regardless though, I don't know where to start, what interests me, what to look for ... My friend passed on his "Freakonomics" to me and I loved it. To anyone who hasn't read it yet, giv'r
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+1 Programming
+1 Rock Climbing

Both awesome. Also, if you really want a challenge, you should learn some math. Like abstract algebra and some number theory. And of course then you'd need to learn to write proofs. Its actually pretty cool.
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+1 Programming
+1 Rock Climbing

Both awesome. Also, if you really want a challenge, you should learn some math. Like abstract algebra and some number theory. And of course then you'd need to learn to write proofs. Its actually pretty cool.


You make me wish I chose the math-ier path than the engineering path. +1 for studying math, used to be my hobby in high school
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#36
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You make me wish I chose the math-ier path than the engineering path. +1 for studying math, used to be my hobby in high school


Thats sorta how I feel around my friends, except that I am actually a math major, haha. But they're always like "Yeah, I've been looking into Galois theory and number theory a lot the past week, and I decided I want to try to prove that pi+e is transcendental. Also, I found a really interesting analogy between Gödel's incompleteness theorem and computer science." And I'm just like "Yeah, I wish I knew that stuff. Did you get problem 3 on the homework?"
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+1 Programming
+1 Rock Climbing

Both awesome. Also, if you really want a challenge, you should learn some math. Like abstract algebra and some number theory. And of course then you'd need to learn to write proofs. Its actually pretty cool.


I used to love math. Then I bombed a statistics course in first year university, and never took a math course again


The path not taken....
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I used to love math. Then I bombed a statistics course in first year university, and never took a math course again


The path not taken....


To be fair real math is not that much like any of the math you probably took. I decided I wanted to be a math major because I loved calculus, but what I'm doing now is not like that at all. (Which is funny because one of the classes I'm taking right now is a proof based calculus, which you'd think would be similar.) I still enjoy it though.
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#39
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He is very very cultured indeed...

...at making me cringe.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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Thats sorta how I feel around my friends, except that I am actually a math major, haha. But they're always like "Yeah, I've been looking into Galois theory and number theory a lot the past week, and I decided I want to try to prove that pi+e is transcendental. Also, I found a really interesting analogy between Gödel's incompleteness theorem and computer science." And I'm just like "Yeah, I wish I knew that stuff. Did you get problem 3 on the homework?"

It sounds like your friends are doing the extra math on their own time, usually engineering majors learn just the practical parts of math.

I'm sure you can find plenty of courses from MIT online for free that you can go through to at least properly learn the math. Or just pick any course that they offer and go through it.
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