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by beetlenaut
Mon Aug 07, 2006 4:48 pm
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: "I think I've found a track, what do you think?" A
Replies: 391
Views: 319397

I clicked on one similar one, but I'm pretty sure it's not a track. Check out the speck at the bottom left. It's looks the same as the "track" a couple steps before it comes into focus at which point its a dark speck. There is another fainter circle up and to the right of the "track" that doesn't co...
by beetlenaut
Mon Aug 07, 2006 4:35 pm
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: Is this a Track?
Replies: 12
Views: 10689

It's clearly spreading out, that is, getting more blurry, as you go down. There is a bright bump or something on the gel fragment surrounded by dark when focused above the surface, and it gets bigger below. I wouldn't have marked it myself.
by beetlenaut
Mon Aug 07, 2006 4:22 pm
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: Has looked 800 real movies, but has not found any track
Replies: 10
Views: 10105

Valar did say "similar to those from calibration movies."

Assuming that the real tracks are just like the calibration movies, THAT would be normal. According to predictions, there would only be one track every 15,000 movies.
by beetlenaut
Mon Aug 07, 2006 4:08 pm
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: "I think I've found a track, what do you think?" A
Replies: 391
Views: 319397

The whole key to this is looking for stuff below the surface. In this one, the surface is just coming into focus at the bottom of the range. It doesn't matter what it looks like because it's on the top of the gel. Click "bad focus" for these.
by beetlenaut
Mon Aug 07, 2006 3:37 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Problems and Support
Topic: Focus Problems. No images/No surface/Not enough focus
Replies: 54
Views: 51032

Im sure the tracks are real, but are infact real tracks from the other half of the mission: comet dust. No, the Aerogel was pointed the other way for comet dust. The deep stuff could be the ends of tracks from the other side that just happen to stop right below the surface of this side, but there w...
by beetlenaut
Mon Aug 07, 2006 12:37 am
Forum: Stardust@home Problems and Support
Topic: Focus Problems. No images/No surface/Not enough focus
Replies: 54
Views: 51032

That's the problem here. The statistics are clearly wrong. It's a tricky one, and if I were going faster, I probably would have missed it, but it's THERE. I have several hits with very low agreement, but I passed the test with 10/10 on my first try, I go very slowly, and I swear I'm not making this ...
by beetlenaut
Mon Aug 07, 2006 12:11 am
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Questions about the certificates
Replies: 34
Views: 35380

Face it friends: We're nerds. I don't think your average cheater would find this at all exciting.
by beetlenaut
Mon Aug 07, 2006 12:04 am
Forum: Stardust@home Problems and Support
Topic: Dirt particle on camera lens,specks,spots,Larry,Moe,Curly
Replies: 12
Views: 14247

That bottom one

I can ignore the ones on the edge, but, garn, that bottom one (Moe?) keeps faking me out. When you are at the bottom of focus and everything else is fuzzy, it draws your eye. About once every 10 minutes I get excited for a second!
by beetlenaut
Sun Aug 06, 2006 10:53 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Problems and Support
Topic: Focus Problems. No images/No surface/Not enough focus
Replies: 54
Views: 51032

Movie 42691 may change whole scanning method

Only two other people have noticed this one, and it may be extra important: Most of the movies may not be scanned deep enough! The surface in this movie is right at the top of the scale, but the object doesn't clearly appear until the bottom two frames. Even then, it's still not in good focus yet. T...