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by karinagw
Mon Nov 29, 2010 11:43 am
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Fake tracks
Replies: 1
Views: 14967

Fake tracks

My problem with fake tracks is (surprise, surprise) artificially created. The thing is I can see the point at which the artist starts muddling with creating the artifact and it makes me think it's just another gel glitch. Whenever I go back after I've missed one and really look, I THINK I can see th...
by karinagw
Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Problems and Support
Topic: CM 427129V1
Replies: 2
Views: 4746

CM 427129V1

http://stardustathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/ss_virtual_microscope.php?ondeck_movie=427129V1 If this had not had a faux track inserted in it, this would have been a "bad focus" movie. Note that the whole left half of the screen starts at the surface and blurs as you focus down. I knew when I did not click...
by karinagw
Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:18 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Calibration Movies
Replies: 1
Views: 2809

Calibration Movies

I completely understand why you have positive and negative result calibration movies. I totally get why you're making the tracks a little more difficult to find (the Phase 1 calibration movies were beyond silly with their obviousness). However, it might behoove you to throw in a couple more obvious ...
by karinagw
Tue Aug 15, 2006 8:22 pm
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: I keep losing my purpose
Replies: 10
Views: 9935

Hope that helps, and Happy Dusting!!!
It does, thanks.

Note to mods. While, I understand the need for scores, I would love an option to have my score hidden from me.
by karinagw
Tue Aug 15, 2006 12:56 pm
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: I keep losing my purpose
Replies: 10
Views: 9935

Thanks for the replies

What it is, I think, more than anything else is that the calibration tracks on them are so hideously obvious (for the most part), but the ones without them seem to sometimes have residue splotches or something that looks to me like a potential track, but if I click it it gets counted against me and ...
by karinagw
Sun Aug 13, 2006 10:00 pm
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: I keep losing my purpose
Replies: 10
Views: 9935

I keep losing my purpose

I completely understand that they have to have a way of judging our accuracy and keeping us on our toes, but, truthfully....sometimes I keep forgetting the bigger picture here and feel like I'm playing a rousing game of "Beat the Calibration Movie". It's not that I've stopped looking for and finding...
by karinagw
Thu Aug 10, 2006 8:54 am
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Did anyone find a CLEAR track?
Replies: 33
Views: 32681

If you're talking about that faint one in the top left, I honestly don't think I did notice it at the time. I was too busy thinking to myself that they had finally gotten a calibration movie subtle enough. I nearly fell over when I saw that it was a real movie
by karinagw
Thu Aug 10, 2006 8:26 am
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Did anyone find a CLEAR track?
Replies: 33
Views: 32681

Here's one that 44 of the 87 people who have viewed it have reported:

http://stardustathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/ ... =4530096V1

It's an almost perfect circle that appears in the lower right hand quadrant while everything else is unfocussing.
by karinagw
Thu Aug 10, 2006 8:05 am
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Stardust@home Suggestion Thread
Replies: 276
Views: 316786

Warm-ups

It would be nice to have a warm-up section of calibration movies. I almost always screw something up when I first start looking at movies...my eyes/brain haven't had a chance to zero in yet. Not, mind you, that there is anything subtle about most of the calibration movies, but it would be nice to ha...