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by petterip
Sat Aug 12, 2006 6:16 am
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Particle size
Replies: 18
Views: 21695

Re: Sideways track example....

I have reported a sideways track example and it is currently at the "in 1st review" stage of StarDust@Home's official comments. http://stardustathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/myevents_viewer.php?id=8153179V1 Now there's a clear track! Thanks for the link. I hope when the training material is updated this w...
by petterip
Sat Aug 12, 2006 5:50 am
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Are we really looking carefully enough?
Replies: 39
Views: 34964

If memory serves me right, the gel was exposed to the dust trail for several days, before returning to Earth. According to the article Interstellar Dust: The Hunt for the Building Blocks of the Universe by Amir Alexander in The Planetary Report [/url] vol. 26 number 4, the gel was exposed up to sev...
by petterip
Tue Aug 08, 2006 12:42 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Need more technically advanced FAQ/tutorial/feedback
Replies: 16
Views: 18208

...and if a further link is needed, there's a page of "science-in-depth" at the beforementioned JPL website. I think I'll read it through, too :wink: Thanks, Wolter :D
by petterip
Tue Aug 08, 2006 12:33 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Track agreements?
Replies: 4
Views: 6439

Re: Track agreements?

Oberon wrote: Does the agreement mean that they saw a track at the same spot that I did or could it be some place else in the same movie?
Briefly (in my opinion); it could be someplace else.
by petterip
Tue Aug 08, 2006 12:29 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Slightly discouraged?
Replies: 18
Views: 19141

Re: Slightly discouraged?

The problem is, they only have something like 60000 movies in the VM. Actually, to be specific, a software-generated random number is not necessarily that random. It depends a lot on the algorithm used. Add that to the fact that when - say, a couple of hundred - simultaenous users are going through...
by petterip
Tue Aug 08, 2006 12:13 pm
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: Forum is becoming usless!
Replies: 6
Views: 7743

Locking the threads that have redundant topics with a notification message "This subject is already covered. Please read the stickies and FAQ, and use the search." might help a bit. :roll: Mind you, there might be a lot of enthusiastic dusters that are new to forums and rush directly to send their q...
by petterip
Mon Aug 07, 2006 9:44 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Stardust at home not very fun any more
Replies: 19
Views: 22926

flashgordon wrote:Usually I get serious when my wife asks a question.
:mrgreen: Been there, done that :mrgreen:
by petterip
Mon Aug 07, 2006 9:38 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Stardust at home not very fun any more
Replies: 19
Views: 22926

Re: Stardust at home not very fun any more

This isn't a game and the scores seem to be for the elite that have hundreds of hours per week and nothing else to do. You're right, this isn't a game. And I've got only an hour or two per day maximum since I got a lot more things to do in my life. Which is good - my eyes would get sore from watchi...
by petterip
Mon Aug 07, 2006 9:26 pm
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: focus often way too low
Replies: 2
Views: 5036

Re: focus often way too low

I would appreciate any pointers as to how shallow a focus ought to be permitted without hitting "bad focus. For some guidance, please check this out. In general, if you feel you can't really make a judgement of whether there might be a track or not because of a focus problem, hit "bad focus". That'...
by petterip
Mon Aug 07, 2006 9:12 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: "I found a cute, funny, interesting, etc. movie"
Replies: 738
Views: 613154

The movie 666962V1 had features like writing in arabic :shock:
by petterip
Mon Aug 07, 2006 11:25 am
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: SAY "HI" TO THE COMMUNITY
Replies: 144
Views: 216906

Yo. Been a science and astronomy hobbyist since I was able to connect a two pieces of Lego blocks together, here I find myself at my starting 30's, looking off- and on-focused images of stuff that resembles a lot of the jelly stuff that you can nowadays find in domestic gel-candles... :shock: I've p...
by petterip
Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:06 am
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: seven people thought so... don't know why though
Replies: 46
Views: 39113

Got the point! Thanks Orion :D
by petterip
Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:04 am
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: Reverse focus
Replies: 0
Views: 4657

Reverse focus

I noticed today that in some movies the focus is reversed :shock: so that "Focus Up" seemed to actually be "Focus Down" and vice versa. There was still scope to see deep enough, though, so I didn't mark them 'Bad Focus'. Any encounters, others? :oops: I didn't get the movie number, sorry. But I'll p...
by petterip
Mon Aug 07, 2006 9:54 am
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: seven people thought so... don't know why though
Replies: 46
Views: 39113

Re: seven people thought so... don't know why though

So, I flagged this one, ... I apologize my English and that I'm not up to the terminology yet, but do you mean "clicked Bad Focus" when telling you "flagged"... :?: Reading through this topic I would assume that you do, but just to be sure. Viewed the movie and I would click on "Bad Focus" - one ca...
by petterip
Mon Aug 07, 2006 9:40 am
Forum: Stardust@home Problems and Support
Topic: Problem with focus, images load slowly
Replies: 7
Views: 10437

One thing might be the computer hardware you're running. Low memory might cause such a thing - either way, that is, only a little physical memory or multiple applications running --> not enough free memory for full VM operation. :roll: