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by the moon
Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:45 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Problems and Support
Topic: ISPE Update
Replies: 15
Views: 12699

Works fine with vista and my version just says 7.5 (861). I only had to disable QT checking for updates automatically or it crashed itself. I don't want to start a whole back and forth tech support thing here, but my advise would be to update your video card driver, then look for older versions of q...
by the moon
Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:44 am
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: origin of a particle ?
Replies: 15
Views: 14310

Of course, it was also operating the rest of the time, because it was there. They might as well leave it on eh? So it recorded dust that just happened to be floating around in our system in the path of the spacecraft. I think you forgot to type the last sentence, here let me start it for you. And i...
by the moon
Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: 2 or more apparent tracks on same movie?
Replies: 48
Views: 39365

Yeah more explanation is always good, I understand this forum doesn't have a big audience though so don't stress out on it. It does seem strange though that they would be revising their estimate now. Was there some new data about interplanetary wind fields, or what ever, that recently came to light?...
by the moon
Wed Oct 29, 2008 11:00 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: 2 or more apparent tracks on same movie?
Replies: 48
Views: 39365

Phase 2 wasn't all that bad. It was supposed to be a different way of examining the same movies again while we wait for the rest of the tiles to be scanned. The examples they gave us to look for did not likely resemble real tracks, but they were the most "probable" examples they could give us becaus...
by the moon
Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: New CM's
Replies: 13
Views: 9107

The CMs and points actually are important to the searching process. Especially now that the duster base is much smaller, if automated programs are accounting for a larger majority of total movies viewed it dilutes the real work dusters do because the programs are so poor at finding real tracks and o...
by the moon
Mon Aug 11, 2008 6:37 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Experimental tracts heterogeneity
Replies: 3
Views: 5351

So many questions, sometimes it's frustrating spending so much time on this project but not getting to see what's really going on. First of all I don't understand how a candidate can be very promising if it doesn't look like the original calibration movies. What else is there to base a candidate's p...
by the moon
Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:19 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Update on on six interstellar candidates
Replies: 2
Views: 3624

Has to be right? That was one of ones extracted but it wasn't mentioned.
by the moon
Fri Apr 18, 2008 9:07 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: First interstellar candidate
Replies: 14
Views: 12439

This post doesn't really have a point, I'm just thinking out loud. First, for kicks, here's the old thread where we discussed the track about a year and a half ago. http://stardustathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1020 As you can see, most people thought it should be a bad focus movie be...
by the moon
Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:58 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: First interstellar candidate
Replies: 14
Views: 12439

I was about to come here and post the same thing as jsmaje. It's great the first track has been extracted but we would love to see some pictures that show what a real track looks like. All this time of endless speculation wears you down. Like do you have pictures taken before it was extracted that s...
by the moon
Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:03 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: "I think I've found a track, what do you think?"
Replies: 1355
Views: 928466

Yep that's one of the many mysteries of the gel. It's a fairly common feature, although you noticed them a lot more often in phase 1 when you were zoomed back farther and could get a better overview of what you were looking at. We had a discussion about what they could be in the "is this a track top...
by the moon
Mon Mar 03, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: "I think I've found a track, what do you think?"
Replies: 1355
Views: 928466

To Klemek, that one shows up too deep for me. I like to see a track start no more then 3 or 4 bars below the surface. That one is about 15 bars down. But of course it's inconclusive because it never comes into focus.
by the moon
Sun Mar 02, 2008 2:19 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: The Alpha List & Red Team
Replies: 9
Views: 8970

Ah now I wish I had put a little more time into dusting. If only I had known there was another reason besides seeing my name on a list. Hey if Bryan or anyone else on the team is reading this, I'd still like to be a red team member, even though I don't come close to meeting the score requirement. I ...
by the moon
Sun Feb 17, 2008 6:59 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Which interstellar track will be extracted first?
Replies: 8
Views: 7516

I'd push for this one http://stardustathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/myevents_viewer.php?id=5503742V1 It's near the bottom of every list :cry: It's the only one I've ever seen where something extends straight down from the surface though. I wonder how much they examine the tracks again before they extract t...
by the moon
Fri Feb 15, 2008 11:40 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Which interstellar track will be extracted first?
Replies: 8
Views: 7516

Which interstellar track will be extracted first?

Hey everyone, long time no see. Well I've been around but nothing was really happening so I tuned out for a while. But now they are finally extracting real tracks! IMO the most important and exciting step since the ship passed thru the interstellar particles in space. It's good to see they are getti...
by the moon
Sun Nov 18, 2007 11:35 am
Forum: FAQs
Topic: I answered a calibration movie right but was scored wrong
Replies: 257
Views: 360241

pluk wrote:Why can't they just stick to confirmed real ones to use for calibration-movies?
Because then there would be no calibration-movies. :cry: