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by TimStrange
Wed Nov 22, 2006 10:15 am
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: What does my Rank actually mean?
Replies: 5
Views: 8181

30% is about right. The ratio would be better if we didn't have to click "Out of Focus" so often. But the team is trying hard and as the saying goes "It is what it is".

Happy Trails!
by TimStrange
Tue Nov 21, 2006 1:38 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: What does my Rank actually mean?
Replies: 5
Views: 8181

Hello ERSTRS, You are doing a great job. Technically your rank means that there are just over 200 people that have seen more calibration movies then you, but that does basically also means they have also seen more real movies as the ratio of cal to real should be the same for everyone. You should al...
by TimStrange
Wed Oct 04, 2006 7:58 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: I've been with StarDust since 1997 :)
Replies: 6
Views: 8830

Congrats Lee :) That's pretty cool.
by TimStrange
Wed Sep 13, 2006 12:28 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Inverted Glass
Replies: 11
Views: 13338

TimStrange, when you say that no one is really sure what a real one is going to look like, does this mean that no one has ever seen a real one? Arturo Correct. No one has yet seen a track produced by what is definitely an interstellar dust particle (that is what we are in the process of doing here)...
by TimStrange
Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:41 am
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Inverted Glass
Replies: 11
Views: 13338

I'll take a stab at answering this. First, understand that the movies you are seeing with tracks have been manufactured, they are the callibration movies (unless you're very lucky and get a real one with a track). No one is really sure what a real one is going to look like, so I'll be talking about ...
by TimStrange
Wed Sep 06, 2006 5:27 am
Forum: Stardust@home Problems and Support
Topic: Focus Problems. No images/No surface/Not enough focus
Replies: 54
Views: 52785

I usually mark "Bad Focus" if any part of the surface comes into focus in the lower half. I say usually, because if the surface is fairly defect free, I may accept something that comes into focus a little lower then half. That being said, I still look to see if I can see anything.
by TimStrange
Wed Sep 06, 2006 5:23 am
Forum: Stardust@home Problems and Support
Topic: Is this a browser problem? (window scrolling)
Replies: 5
Views: 8307

I know that with some touchpads, if you a touching it on the right edge, it acts the same as a mouse wheel.
by TimStrange
Thu Aug 31, 2006 1:55 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: % of movies clicked that are unlike the training
Replies: 8
Views: 10957

All my hits (and there must be 2 dozen by now) have all been the specks. Havn't gotten anything like a real track yet :cry: . Oh well, back to dusting, maybe the next movie, DOHH, well, maybe the next...
by TimStrange
Thu Aug 31, 2006 8:36 am
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: Calibration movies seams to be incorrect sometimes
Replies: 2
Views: 5992

You can't link a calibration movie. The ID number assigned to it is fake. The link will take you to a real movie with that ID, not to the calibration movie.

Good luck dusting.

Thread is being locked.
by TimStrange
Thu Aug 31, 2006 8:33 am
Forum: Stardust@home Problems and Support
Topic: Problem with movie 8934106V1
Replies: 2
Views: 5970

jasiek, I looked at the movie and I didn't see anything that stood out. I would have clicked bad focus on it, since the surface in top portion just seems to be coming into focus at the bottom of the slider. Are you sure you weren't looking at a calibration movie? If it was a cal movie, they do not s...
by TimStrange
Thu Aug 31, 2006 6:39 am
Forum: FAQs
Topic: How do I know if I’m the first to find a real track?
Replies: 17
Views: 51960

New movies are sent out randomly. It doesn't matter what your score is or what your percentages are. The only thing that would effect your chances of seeing a new movie is the number of movies you’re seeing. In other words, if Viewer A is looking at 10 movies a day and Viewer B is looking at 1000 mo...
by TimStrange
Mon Aug 28, 2006 4:05 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Problems and Support
Topic: My Events Viewer
Replies: 11
Views: 12358

Glad you're all set now, jsmaje. I'm sure I speak for all the DustMods when I say we're only too happy to help out :) As the situation is now under control, I'm locking the thread. It may be a little early on this one, so if anyone disagrees with this decission, PM me and we will discuss unlocking it.
by TimStrange
Mon Aug 28, 2006 4:01 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Problems and Support
Topic: Calibration movie changes the second time you look at it
Replies: 2
Views: 5498

The situation seems to have been resolved. Remember, you can not plug a calibration movie # into the viewer. This seems to be coming up a lot this week. This thread is being locked.
by TimStrange
Mon Aug 28, 2006 4:00 pm
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: where is the track?
Replies: 8
Views: 9788

The situation seems to have been resolved. Remember, you can not plug a calibration movie # into the viewer. This seems to be coming up a lot this week. This thread is being locked.
by TimStrange
Fri Aug 25, 2006 6:32 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: How is your browser working?
Replies: 20
Views: 26944

Zoom works OK for me. I'm using IE 7 beta 3 and my zoom is it 125%. I do make sure I click right in the very middle of the track (even on the small ones). Alaways have, always will. I've never gotten a miss diagnosed click, the 5 I've gotten wrong, I got wrong.