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    Re: What's the hardest thing you've tried to learn?

    I can't decide between chemistry or not giving a flying flip about what other people think of me.
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    French.

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    The hardest thing: Russian. I could handle the declensions of nouns, but with verbs, having to learn two or more different words in Russian in order to express different subtleties in what is just one concept in English was more than I could manage.

    Second hardest thing: The first course I took in differential equations. It seemed like nothing more than learning a great variety of tricks.

    Third hardest thing: Einstein's theory of general relativity -- far more difficult to (try to) grasp than special relativity.

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    Harmonica when i was a teenager.

    You can't see what you're doing at all obvioulsy. But my mate managed to teach me.

    Guitar after that. Hurts like hell on your finger ends until they harden up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mamamia88 View Post
    Trying to find out what every little option in dd-wrt does.
    I wouldn't say this is the hardest, but it's certainly in the upper 10%.

    This is a tough question, it's hard to pick just one. I'm going to have to go with learning to play guitar, at least for the first six months or so until the fingers were beat into shape.

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    Programming. Didn't get beyond some -- very basic -- bash knowledge... Not that I tried too hard, though.

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    As someone who really struggled with Grade 11 Math, when I was in third year university as a Philosophy major, I mastered Symbolic Logic -- Truth Tables, Procedural Logic (Rules of Reference and Rules of Replacement) and Quantification Theory -- the whole shabang. This Philosophy course was cross listed with Computer Science.
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    Re: What's the hardest thing you've tried to learn?

    Quote Originally Posted by stevesy View Post
    Out of everything you've tried to learn/learned, what have you found the most difficult? Personally, mathematical stuff.
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    Time Management.

    "When to play/When to work".
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    Time Management.

    "When to play/When to work".
    Does procrastination fit in there somewhere?
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