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I can't be the only one who likes to study and learn around here.
What do you study? What topics do you care about but don't get the time to do it? Are you self taught?
People who study just to pass a test are welcome, too, but that is not the theme of this thread.

I myself have been interested in ancient languages, and right now I am starting to learn ancient Greek, though as they say, it's all Greek to me.
I have other interests like astronomy, but really, I'm over my head with my current studies. I've also been learning some chemistry.


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I've started learning Prolog. Logic programming might be the only major paradigm I haven't yet played around with, and declarative programming is interesting in general. Right now I'm mostly confused about the evaluation model and the whole thinking about programs as facts thing; maybe I should take a look at miniKanren and how it's implemented, I've heard that's easy to follow.

I've got "A Book of Abstract Algebra" by Charles Pinter lying on my table. Found it by luck on a bookstore, and I liked the author's writing style, so I bought it. Haven't really been able to give it the attention it deserves, though.

I have no formal training, but I'm thinking of applying to an university for CS or Mathematics this year. Entrance exams tend to be quite competitive, but it might be doable. Also, public university is free where I live, and the one on my city is quite good. I worry about how that will work if I manage to get in, though; it feels like I'm already barely holding together, with only work to care about.

>I myself have been interested in ancient languages, and right now I am starting to learn ancient Greek.

Sounds nice. I have a surface-level interest in Latin and the Chinese dialects, but haven't really dedicated much time to learning either. I want to get my Japanese to a decent level before I start thinking of learning other languages.

I have this poor habit of spreading myself too thin by wanting to learn too much at the same time, getting overwhelmed and not learning anything in the end. I've been trying to consciously limit the amount of things I'm thinking about at any given time, and timing my study sessions for each topic. It's probably too early to tell how that's going, but I do feel slightly more focused, at least.


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Learning how to write. Aiming for a short story and maybe a novel.


I've been studying about microbiology but I stopped since I got so busy. I will go at it again when I have more free time. Keep learning sushi roll


been reading about le anthropology, history, and economics lately
wondering if i should pick up japanese


I'm studying for a test, but not related to education. Self taught. All with the hope of getting a good job of course. Still, I've been unable to find an entry one despite stretching my resume and having more knowledge than needed. Oh well.

Other than that, geography for the sake of not being part of a running joke about Americans not knowing where places are. I'm happy with the progress, and I want to learn the countries in the Middle East and Asia next. Maybe South America.


i've been meaning to learn programming, game dev, and 3d modeling. but i dont have enough time in a day to learn all three


Right. Learn one, then the other. Or set a weekly schedule: mondays it's programming, tuesdays it's gamedev, etc.
Be sure to have a day for rest.


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Currently studying mathematics at university. Unfortunately, I had a bad approach before so I am just focusing on my fundamentals and basic concepts, and I imagine I'll probably finish just in time for graduation. If I had more time I'd like to read more advanced about infinite series. I don't think they'll be covering non-standard summation methods in any of my classes.
I used to study religious studies and history of ideas during my first attempt at university, but you can't get a job with that and I did not do very well academically anyway, so I dropped out and now study them on my free time. At the moment I am just rereading all my many textbooks, but I mostly prefer reading about early greek philosophy and biblical studies.
Studying ancient languages is also something I like to do as a consequence of this. I used to be half-decent at Latin, Ancient Greek, and Biblical Hebrew, but I didn't touch them for 6+ years and now I am relearning them essentially from the beginning and much more thoroughly.
The one subject I wish I had more time for is pre-Newtonian astronomy. I have read a bit about the Galileo Affair, but I'm more interested in the mathematical side; however, it's more time-consuming to tackle that kind of material and my schedule is already full.


To put it shortly, I'm learning how to learn.
To put it long: I've been trying to understand how to retain information and make it easy to recall and use. I wasn't a very good student in school, so I couldn't really fall back on my (lack of) technique there. I started at as low of a position as I could, learning how to think and memorize, while using the skills I had held on to over the years to support them. Trying to go in to specific subjects that I was not very interested in cold turkey always resulted in failure, so I had to really give a lot of thought to what I could learn at what time, and which subjects I would need to foster interest in slowly.
Doing this made me gain much more appreciation for things that could easily be taken for granted, like the skill of reading and writing themselves.


I've been on a similar quest the last few days. I am reading Mortimer Adler's "How to read a book", and I've been looking on the Zettelkasten stuff. I want to improve my note taking and note keeping to improve my retention of important concepts.


What stuff did you learn?


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Learning to compose music


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I mainly listen to book from LibriVox, since I have a hard time concentrating. Ironically enough, the books I listen to most are "Memory: How to Develop, Train and Use it" and "The Power of Concentration", both of which extol the benefits to concentration and paying attention to boring things.


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I love learning new stuff, i signed up on neocities to make a shitty html website to help myself learn html. Recently started learning adobe illustrator and its been pretty fun, it takes me hours to figure out basic stuff but it gets easier and easier the more I do it.


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I'm learning renpy to make my own visual novels. It's a good writing exercise. I've never written anything before, but I think it's a skill I want to have.
Any other sushis learning how to tell stories? How do you learn such a skill?
I'm also making my own HTML website on Neocities, make sure to show us when you're finished, I'd love to see.


I recently stumbled in to Kiwix when looking for a dictionary to use on my phone. It just so happened that I was also having some internet problems in my apartment, so the idea of having Wikipedia and Khan Academy on hand when the web was our was very attractive. It's a wonder to think that there are some AAA games that are heavier than the 168GB Khan Academy archive file!
I've also gone and downloaded Gutenberg Stack Overflow and some other useful sites as well. I may not be able to go through it all quickly, but it's definitely nice to have.


I have around 10GB of hooks I downloaded from libgen, if I ever go without internet I'll be set for years to come.


I wish LibriVox was as easily available for mass download. I've always gotten way more use out of audiobooks, since I have problems concentrating for a long time.


What drives your curiosity, Shushirolls? What spark lit your fire to learn?


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I have a hard time not stuyding. It's this obsession that takes up so much of my time I can't relax when I'm stressed out from work. I'll try to play some videya or watch a movie only to keep peeking at an open textbook on my lap for every loading screen. It's killing me.

I'm mostly interested in Asian languages, history of religion, Asian and Middle East history, occultism, archaeology and anthropology.

>I myself have been interested in ancient languages, and right now I am starting to learn ancient Greek, though as they say, it's all Greek to me

Greek is on my list but right now I'm studying Levantine Arabic and Classical Chinese. I'm going through the King book on C programming since I use computers so much I might as well learn to program too. Just picked up this book on Babylonian magic and reading Adorno's books. I'm overloaded but I still feel like I'm not doing enough!

I really wish I had more time to study literature and philosophy, beyond political philosophy anyway. I say this but every day I see something and want to study it or learn it only to realize I just don't have the time. Babylonian, Japanese history, economics etc. I want to know it all but I'm only human.

>Are you self taught?

Mostly. I was written off by my teachers as far back as elementary school so I had to teach myself literally everything. When I was a kid I taught myself to read and now I can't stop reading.


A while ago in University I fell in love with math after a lifetime of hating what I thought it was.

So now I’m studying calculus and linear algebra to get gud. It’s already paying off. Later I want to move into vector calculus, tensors, group theory, category theory, topology, and so much more. Right now I’m just relearning the fundamentals.

Math isn’t hard, the way it’s taught is.

Btw, any recommendations for books or categories of mathematics?


> Math isn’t hard, the way it’s taught is.

My school taught us to do arithmetic by calculating from Ones to Tens (right to left). When I tried learning mental arithmetic, which taught me to calculate the opposite direction, it single-handedly rekindled my interest in math. It may sound silly to consider this when compared to calculus and such, but many people drop math altogether before even knowing those fields exist.


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I'm interested in biblical scholarship. I'm close to finishing the Old Testament (on Ezekiel) and I've read through probably half of the New Testament.


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I'm studying real analysis and graph theory in Uni rn. Next semester I'm taking more graph theory and algebra.

My fav nonstandard category of mathematics is nonstandard analysis, aka hyperreal analysis. Where real analysis justifies calculus through sequences of numbers and the properties of their limits, nonstandard analysis instead defines a super set of the real numbers which includes infinites and infinitesimals, and then justifies calculus through the properties of the hyper reals.

Although I'm planning to spend more of my future efforts on math which will help me understand parameter-space for neural networks and hopefully AI interpretability and AI alignment.


I'm (very slowly) listening to an audiobook of The Bible. It's definitely going to be something I'll have to listen/read over several times, particularly the New Testament. I'm also going to have to find other sources to help me with further studying The Bible and Christianity as a whole.


What translations are you using for your studies? Any commentaries?


I'm just listening to the audiobook NKJV version. I started at the beginning of the year and I'm still only up to Acts, I just kind of dived straight into it without doing any proper research on the best way to go about it. Still not even sure what denomination I'd end up going with since work and limited mobility gets in the way of actual churchgoing.


On the new year, I'll be studying for some certifications in networking and security. Very novice level stuff. Afterwards, I'll just go on from there. Maybe do some SQL server stuff because it's kicking my ass right now. Major style. I cannot let this stand. Otherwise, I'm still weak in geography and political theory. These are the few subject I can think of right now that I'm weak at.

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