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by cosmicrocker
Wed Aug 16, 2006 10:39 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: BIG THANKS to the Berkeley team
Replies: 6
Views: 7782

fjgiie: Thanks for posting that. It is good to note that some of the most prominent cheaters have been routed out. It is an excellent demonstration of the power of statistics, and it shows that it will be relatively easy for the team to identify all such cheaters when they are evaluating results, no...
by cosmicrocker
Wed Aug 09, 2006 9:53 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Why there are only 45 interstellar dust particles?
Replies: 9
Views: 10206

Thanks, geckzilla. I guess the point we should all take home is that very few stardust tracks are to be expected over the entire tile array. Also note that only about 15-20% of the tiles have been made into available movies. http://stardustathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/forum/viewtopic.php?t=78 So only abo...
by cosmicrocker
Wed Aug 09, 2006 11:21 am
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Why there are only 45 interstellar dust particles?
Replies: 9
Views: 10206

Interesting. If 45 is the correct number, then the dust density must be about 1.31 particles/km^3. According to your numbers, the volume swept by the collector was 34.187 km^3. See volume calculation here: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=1000+cm%5E2*20+km%2Fs*6.5+months+in+km%5E3 (edited: I gue...
by cosmicrocker
Sun Aug 06, 2006 10:23 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: IRC Chatroom
Replies: 10
Views: 28811

Well, those of us in the IRC world prefer not to call them "chat rooms," considering the negative connotations. However, if you are interested in finding IRC channels :wink: , in addition to #stardust@home there is also #space. Both are on irc.freenode.net, and people are having fun on both channels...
by cosmicrocker
Sun Aug 06, 2006 10:02 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Problems and Support
Topic: Suggestions for 'Slanted' Aerogel?
Replies: 15
Views: 16962

Yeah, that was a good one. They are fairly common, and can slant in different directions. I've also seen related examples where the surface was not simply tilted, but irregular. Everyone needs to consider the surface orientation before clicking.
by cosmicrocker
Sun Aug 06, 2006 9:39 pm
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: INCLUSIONS - official comment and EXAMPLES plz
Replies: 3
Views: 4910

Ok. So why did you start a new topic? There were examples in the original thread, which is now further buried under the endless barrage of new topics.

Sorry, I don't mean to be rude, but people need to learn how to properly use an online forum.
by cosmicrocker
Sun Aug 06, 2006 9:24 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Problems and Support
Topic: Suggestions for 'Slanted' Aerogel?
Replies: 15
Views: 16962

I'm glad someone mentioned this. I analyze them just as icebike described. I suspect a lot of people may not recognize a tilted or irregular surface.
by cosmicrocker
Sat Aug 05, 2006 2:32 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Stardust@home Suggestion Thread
Replies: 276
Views: 316686

That's a good idea. A little organization in the forum would improve it a great deal. Starting a new topic for each new question simply fragments communication.
by cosmicrocker
Sat Aug 05, 2006 12:38 pm
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: Important response from the stardust team on Inclusion
Replies: 5
Views: 7148

I see 4 or maybe even 5 in the movie (41798) mentioned in endust's initial post.
by cosmicrocker
Sat Aug 05, 2006 11:59 am
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: Important response from the stardust team on Inclusion
Replies: 5
Views: 7148

inclusions

Ahh, it's good to hear something official on those. I didn't realize inclusions could be created in the aerogel manufacturing process, but it makes sense. I've been assuming anything that comes to a focus below the surface plane is something of interest, even if it doesn't look like a track per se. ...
by cosmicrocker
Sat Aug 05, 2006 9:45 am
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Stardust@home Suggestion Thread
Replies: 276
Views: 316686

Stardust@home Suggestion Thread

A suggestion thread is an excellent idea. My first suggestion would be to make this topic sticky. My second suggestion is to ask for a gallery of positively identified tracks. After reading many postings in the forum, it seems obvious that there is still much confusion among users. I know that there...