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by Jwb52z
Thu May 08, 2008 10:37 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: I want user opinions on this invention I just read about....
Replies: 1
Views: 5433

I want user opinions on this invention I just read about....

I especially want those who understand the project science and engineering to comment on whether this article and the invention developed that is talked about in it would be helpful at all to this project on the extraction side: http://technology.newscientist.com/channel/tech/dn13725-tiny-robotic-ha...
by Jwb52z
Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:57 am
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: drop in numbers
Replies: 16
Views: 16839

Re: learn from your mistakes

The significant drop in duster numbers bums me also. After about 5 days of no dusting, my rank didn't change. One minor thing that irritates me is that I haven't found a way to review my CM mistakes to learn from them. The CM concept is good, but complete the cycle and let me review the ones I miss...
by Jwb52z
Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:51 am
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: "Unfair" calibration movies??!
Replies: 35
Views: 31178

I'm right now having problems with the new test movies. I clicked on something that looked quite like a track, but it said it was incorrect and pointed out there was a track in a different place. Here's the last frame: http://s3.amazonaws.com/stardustathome.testbucket/test_train/fm_76050_32453a/fm_...
by Jwb52z
Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:44 am
Forum: Stardust@home Problems and Support
Topic: Must be a better more efficient way
Replies: 6
Views: 8766

I can't imagine why anyone would willingly have a limited ISP in this day and age of multi-gigabyte files and streaming media. As for CPU usage, you might just have an old computer that can't handle things well for the project if that's an issue for you.
by Jwb52z
Sat Oct 06, 2007 5:54 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: High Angle Tracks - Formerly Low Angle Tracks
Replies: 106
Views: 104695

Did they explain why the "change" in angle designation was made somewhere? I hadn't read that news.
by Jwb52z
Thu Oct 04, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: "Unfair" calibration movies??!
Replies: 35
Views: 31178

stephan.1969 wrote:Yeah, it WAS a cm with a Track inserted.... would You have clicked on that, or not??
Actually, yes, I would have clicked on that as a track because I have made it a point to remember what the CM tracks tend to look like because they are always identical except in size.
by Jwb52z
Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:18 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: A word about your point system in Phase 2
Replies: 10
Views: 10006

Ok, here's what I think is going on now. Evelyn and Ronald think that it's unfair to lower the total score based upon how many incorrect answers you get right in relation to how many you get wrong as if they are somehow interconnected. There's a problem with this thinking. I know that as scientists,...
by Jwb52z
Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:54 am
Forum: FAQs
Topic: I answered a calibration movie right but was scored wrong
Replies: 257
Views: 371353

Maybe this comment will help some of you out. I think I have figured out something. One of the movies I clicked on, that turned out to be a CM, had what looked like a smudge about 11 microns wide. I focused up and down a bit and it didn't change. It didn't look like a hole as in the Phase 1 movies a...
by Jwb52z
Mon Aug 20, 2007 11:42 am
Forum: FAQs
Topic: I answered a calibration movie right but was scored wrong
Replies: 257
Views: 371353

I also thought I was getting good at this after dealing with phase 1, but phase 2 has me wondering if I should keep going or not. There's not a "I'm useless at this" thread, so I hope this is ok to put here. I keep getting 1 wrong for every 1 I get right. I literally don't recognize a track in most ...
by Jwb52z
Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:00 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Problems and Support
Topic: Why not just give everybody a low score.
Replies: 3
Views: 5461

This post should have gone in the other board area where the thread about being scored wrong for a correct answer is found.
by Jwb52z
Sun Dec 17, 2006 1:52 am
Forum: Stardust@home Problems and Support
Topic: "There's a problem with this focus movie"
Replies: 564
Views: 427533

No matter how many times I reload movie number: 9788480V1, I always get the same error. I marked it "No Track", but I think there may be a problem with it because I've never seen or heard anyone say that reloads don't work and they always have for me until now.
by Jwb52z
Sat Dec 09, 2006 6:36 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Problems and Support
Topic: Separation of computers from us hoi polloi
Replies: 5
Views: 8290

Well, first of all, this is not a contest. There are no prizes for performance. Second of all, TPTB here have said that they do not mind the one person who created a program to search doing so. They allowed that person to do it.
by Jwb52z
Sun Oct 22, 2006 10:38 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Problems and Support
Topic: once more unto the breach...
Replies: 11
Views: 13267

It would be very difficult to create an ultrasound imaging machine for aerogel because it's 1,000 times less dense than glass. See, the way they work is that they have to use a specific frequency and intensity depending upon through what they are trying to making an image of at the time. That's not ...
by Jwb52z
Mon Sep 18, 2006 4:05 am
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: SAY "HI" TO THE COMMUNITY
Replies: 144
Views: 216903

I guess that means I was the closest and I should have thought about the phrase "home boy".
by Jwb52z
Sun Sep 17, 2006 9:08 am
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: SAY "HI" TO THE COMMUNITY
Replies: 144
Views: 216903

I thought he was saying, "Do you have a nest egg, chicken coup?"