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February 4th, 2007, 10:06 am

Curious to know what other interests people have. First, actual interests, and second the sub set of intellectual interests:ALL OTHER INTERESTS:For me it would be 1) reading good literature2) playing competitive sport, because it fouses the body, mind and soul.3) plus anything/anyone that/who sheds light on things, any sort of insights. PURELY INTELLECTUAL INTERESTS:Leaving literature as just a past time, I would say:1) mostly scientific issues, whether or not mathematical in nature. So a lot of biology, with so many open and interesting questions still, and most other sciences.In finance, it's the actual practise of it that is fun: I suspect if I ever retired the last thing I would do want to do is quantitative finance. Maybe because I found that it is very dry - and interesting questions are rarely addressed. RANKING OF INTELLECTUAL INTERESTS:1) SCIENCE2) MATHEMATICS........LAST) ACADEMIC QUANTITIATIVE FINANCE
 
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February 4th, 2007, 11:49 am

on a related point what is a cool hobby to take up...something that doesnt require intense brain use (eg chess..etc)
 
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February 4th, 2007, 12:17 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: playeron a related point what is a cool hobby to take up...something that doesnt require intense brain useHow about vacuuming out, bleaching, and repainting that pigstye you call home?
 
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February 4th, 2007, 10:06 pm

Sex and organised religion, not necessarily in that order.
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February 5th, 2007, 7:53 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: TraderJoeSex and organised religionHo hum!
 
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February 5th, 2007, 7:54 am

Making fun of NZ and TJ, not necessarily in that order.
 
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February 5th, 2007, 11:21 pm

You c**k.
 
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February 6th, 2007, 12:07 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: playeron a related point what is a cool hobby to take up...something that doesnt require intense brain use (eg chess..etc)Snooker. Good game, a) rewards practice but is very hard. b) The more you think about it the worse you get c) Usually played somewhere you can also find beer.