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by doc
Wed Apr 23, 2008 10:14 am
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: microscopy
Replies: 7
Views: 8496

microspy

I am duly chastized. I guess I had forgotten that the scanning is done automatically. I suppose that I sounded like a 'cry baby' but with a life time of taking tests I think I may have become too focused on the tests and lost sight of the main goal. Thanks for all of the replies.
by doc
Wed Apr 16, 2008 9:48 am
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: microscopy
Replies: 7
Views: 8496

microscopy

I am convinced that the team are not handy with microscopes. Movie No 2311928V1 has a particle in a trough below the main surface and it comes into focus above the surface upon which it rests. It is these inconsistencies that I find so frustrating and the reason that I quit last year.
by doc
Sun Mar 30, 2008 1:05 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: tutorials
Replies: 2
Views: 5136

tutorials

For fun I reviewed the tutorial movies. I really question the last two examples. The candidate in the next to the last one has two particals come in to view below the candidate. I could not discern any difference between them. As for the last one, at the area of the candidate the surface is at a dif...
by doc
Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:50 am
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: scoring
Replies: 1
Views: 3792

scoring

One would think that the team would address the frequent objections to scoring which is quite wrong or marginal at best. Such as counting as tracks dark bits of material which are definitely in focus above the surface. Even though many on the team are volunteers there should be better training or a ...
by doc
Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:09 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Problems and Support
Topic: Help Finding the Calibration Track
Replies: 5
Views: 7174

calibration

HI. pulled up the No. you listed in your post. For what it's worth I found nothing.
by doc
Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:16 am
Forum: Stardust@home Problems and Support
Topic: grading
Replies: 2
Views: 5281

grading

Thanks Gresgson. I will scrutinize the errors more closely. However, I still wonder if there is a grading consensus among the team or whether each grade is determined by different individuals, which leaads to variations in interpretations.
by doc
Wed Mar 05, 2008 11:05 am
Forum: Stardust@home Problems and Support
Topic: grading
Replies: 2
Views: 5281

grading

I quit several months ago because of what I perceeved as irregularaities in scoring. It seemed that there was no agreement with those that could be called a coin toss. I am now finding the same thing. Where there is a vague indication one time it is scored as a track while another time the same thin...
by doc
Sat Sep 30, 2006 8:35 pm
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: time to connect, etc.
Replies: 1
Views: 17900

time to connect, etc.

Why does it take so long (I have waited 9 min. with no connection) to connect with support? Are the answers to calibration movies chanaged? I answered Movie 5001412 as having a track and was scored correct. When it came up again (against my instincts) I recorded a track because of earlier scoring. B...
by doc
Sat Sep 02, 2006 8:59 am
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: forum images
Replies: 3
Views: 20174

Images

dustbuster I did get your image no problem. I scanned several times before I saw what you did. I would never have picked it our if you had not indicated what and where. Thanks. I will see if I can bring up the other images that didn't work before. Why yours?
by doc
Fri Sep 01, 2006 1:01 pm
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: forum images
Replies: 3
Views: 20174

forum images

I am not a computer nerd. Messages ask what someone else thinks of some traact click. When I click on ' image' I get the page but no image. What must I do? I use I. Explorer
by doc
Fri Sep 01, 2006 11:05 am
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: calibrationa
Replies: 0
Views: 5182

calibrationa

I find it distressing when the determinations of test sections are judged differenty when when targets are practically the same-one time a tract and another no tract. Some, it seems to me, are just a flip of a coin. For those that are iffy perhaps two or even three team members should look at it. A ...
by doc
Tue Aug 29, 2006 8:37 am
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: aerogel
Replies: 6
Views: 9503

aerogel

I do not fully understand what is happening here. Does the gel close in over an entering partical? If not why do most of the tracts come into focus beneath the syrface? Do they come in at an angle? If the gel does not close over then why are some of the surface openings that penetrate a ways and hav...
by doc
Fri Aug 25, 2006 2:14 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: reading criteria
Replies: 7
Views: 9440

reading criteria

If more than one investigator reads the slides it seems to me that individual interpretation brings in a possibility for error. I challenge some of the results in the calibration slides. Wasn't smart enough to record the numbers.