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by Franz
Thu Aug 03, 2006 4:18 am
Forum: Stardust@home Problems and Support
Topic: Cannot complete test, URL error
Replies: 22
Views: 26028

I'm hopping from internet cafe to internet cafe at this moment and experienced the same problem. I did notice that it not browser/OS related but ISP/proxy related. This not only affects the test/register but the VM itself, only then you get a more cryptic one-liner 'error returned from stardust'. I ...
by Franz
Wed Jun 28, 2006 11:38 am
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Where to click on track
Replies: 7
Views: 8694

Where to click on track

Most tracks from the tutorial have an oriented straight down from the surface. The track position on all slices are near identical so finding the proper spot to click should be trivial. Some tracks may have an non vertical orientation. For example the tutorial #10. The position where the trail hits ...
by Franz
Sun Jun 25, 2006 3:22 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: Describe the universe in one word...
Replies: 146
Views: 225953

Resonance
by Franz
Tue May 30, 2006 4:31 pm
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: An Educational and Training Proposal
Replies: 17
Views: 18153

My opinion is that starting the movie from above the surface of the gel is not a good choice. I prefer to start from the lowest layer. This because [taken from the tutorial movies] the trail goes so deep that it is visible [in focus] on the lowest levels. All other objects, artifacts, cracks, dust a...
by Franz
Wed May 24, 2006 8:23 am
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: What exactly is expected from us
Replies: 14
Views: 14992

I do not feel used or frustrated. On the contrary... I am jumping up and down in anticipation to start. I am also not in it for fame, and I prefer to stay low-profile [although my postings are having an opposite effect]. I see the importance of this project, not only for this particular goal, but on...
by Franz
Tue May 23, 2006 3:21 pm
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: What exactly is expected from us
Replies: 14
Views: 14992

What exactly is expected from us

Stardust@home is a unique distributed project. In contrast with other distributed projects it cannot make use of computational methods. Regular human-resources are also insufficient because the expected unknown requires some level of initiative, self-learning and intuition. Motivation to participate...
by Franz
Sun May 21, 2006 12:33 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: What are the chances of finding a particle?
Replies: 28
Views: 27956

Hi All, one question or request. In the Tutorial Session, movie # 11, 60 microns to the left of "below surface" This question nicely illustrates two points mentioned in other threads. First that the low quality imaginary will cause tiny anomalities to get blurred, so what fjgiie pointed could be vi...
by Franz
Sat May 20, 2006 4:43 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: True discoverer
Replies: 49
Views: 51312

The number of expected particle trails is low, and the number of images is high. Finding one is considered rare. So if someone would find one, it would be natural that they pop the champagne. Whatever scheme is being used, stardust@home should and cannot linger with high expectations. If a positive ...
by Franz
Sat May 20, 2006 5:47 am
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Stardust@home Suggestion Thread
Replies: 276
Views: 316646

Image Quality

The technical FAQ states some interesting facts: - Images are in JPEG format - A single image is about 12KByte large - 800x600 screen size is considered a tight squeeze The tutorial uses 601x451 pixel ~12MByte images. The tutorial gives a strong signal: find focus in a blurred world. The positive tr...
by Franz
Sat May 20, 2006 4:45 am
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Image overlap
Replies: 6
Views: 8826

Perhaps I miss-formulated my question. I find the tutorial to be slightly misleading as the presented particle trails lie well within the edges of the image. What if a particle trail is smack on the edge of an image? Say that one suspects this to be the case, how can one 'navigate' the VM to that po...
by Franz
Fri May 19, 2006 7:00 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Image overlap
Replies: 6
Views: 8826

Image overlap

How large is the overlap between adjacent images? If an impact trail is located near the edge, is it possible to examine the neighboring images? Take for example the tutorial view #10. The trail is quite large and it is highly imaginable that the trail spans multiple images, something like 4 images ...
by Franz
Fri May 19, 2006 6:42 pm
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: Rethink the Virtual Microscope system.
Replies: 24
Views: 25796

Mozilla/Firefox has a privacy/security setting which determines how images are loaded if they originate from a different location. This is a strong anti HTML-spamming tool. The tutorial is located at http://stardustathome.ssl.berkeley.edu and the images at http://s3.amazonaws.com If you have a high ...