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by JOC
Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:23 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Problems and Support
Topic: Problems with Phase II!
Replies: 6
Views: 8937

I also agree with the above points totally. I've lost the understanding of what we're expected to click on. Ignore inclusions -> fair enough, don't click. But now, Phase II CM's often look just like inclusions -> damn, supposed to click and I didn't -> I'm being rated as useless by the scoring syste...
by JOC
Sat Aug 19, 2006 12:17 am
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Question regarding expected speed of impact of Stardust
Replies: 2
Views: 5050

Further to Wolter's pointer, the particular section on expected particle sizes present in the interstellar(IS) dust stream is at: http://stardust.jpl.nasa.gov/science/details.html#interdust For an idea of what a real IS track might eventually look like, I think a good guide is to picture variations ...
by JOC
Fri Aug 18, 2006 11:46 pm
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: ALL OF MY INFORMATION HAS BEEN ERASED.
Replies: 26
Views: 28845

Fair enough, minkiemink. However, two points which might be useful perhaps(to you or to others in the future): I believe it's possible to read the forum contents without logging in. And, people following Gael's method for any length of time... well, even just as a standard of performance, you can se...
by JOC
Fri Aug 18, 2006 4:13 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: I don't believe in this search
Replies: 27
Views: 32438

The Stardust team addressed this question themselves. You're right, decomite, NN can be very successful for patern matching. However, they'd need to be trained with existing data.... which isn't available. Hence the laborious manual approach of getting lots of people to do a little bit each. You'll ...
by JOC
Fri Aug 18, 2006 3:57 pm
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: ALL OF MY INFORMATION HAS BEEN ERASED.
Replies: 26
Views: 28845

Every reasonable person held open the possibility of appealing your case, minkiemink, and the best of luck to you now that it was reversed. But you'll forgive others too, I presume, if they took meaning from your agreement with Gael's 'discovery' when you said: " I too was removed from the top ...
by JOC
Thu Aug 17, 2006 6:01 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: How the top scorers get those scores.
Replies: 75
Views: 73767

MahFL: " Actually I spend more time on real movies... that look like they may have a track. Most of the calibration movies are very obvious, some of them are sneaky though as the "track" is tiny. " I understand, MahFL. That's exactly what I was getting at... it's if there is an a...
by JOC
Thu Aug 17, 2006 2:30 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: How the top scorers get those scores.
Replies: 75
Views: 73767

I can scan a movie in well under 7 seconds and I am not cheating. The key point there, MahFL, for non-cheaters is... would you say you generally spend much longer time on the calibration movies?? Now... Today I have started over with the same dedication. I have seen 1080 movies, and again, clicked ...
by JOC
Wed Aug 16, 2006 8:39 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Spotting 'Cheaters'- 8/16
Replies: 28
Views: 27483

I discovered that upon the instant of seeing the initial phase of a movie, I could evaluate presence of splash/ripples and thus a PARTICLE, and reject it or explore it. As you may now realise, your 'discovery' is a fiction. Perhaps you can start over and relearn how the project works and contribute...
by JOC
Wed Aug 16, 2006 6:34 pm
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: ALL OF MY INFORMATION HAS BEEN ERASED.
Replies: 26
Views: 28845

You'll have to plead your case with the Stardust team [if you have a case to plead, that is]. But if it's conclusive that, as in the illustrative example in the Update report, you were one of those(unnamed, and welcomed to continue in a proper manner) who spent nearer to zero seconds on the real mov...
by JOC
Mon Aug 14, 2006 4:02 pm
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: Mission Question - orientation
Replies: 3
Views: 5757

Anyone back after the weekend have info? :D
by JOC
Sat Aug 12, 2006 10:53 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: Twinkle, twinkle
Replies: 0
Views: 4935

Twinkle, twinkle

"Twinkle, twinkle, little dust!
How I wonder which to trust!
From stars above the world you fell!
Buried like treasure in aerogel."

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:D that was fun to write, sort of brings out the 5yr-old in you :D
by JOC
Sat Aug 12, 2006 7:50 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Particle size
Replies: 18
Views: 23381

[Thanks for that reference, fjgiie... the later addition of an extra 1000 movies per tile for the edges will ultimately, then, make an approx total of: (132 tiles) x (4000@middle + 1000@edges) ~= 650,000 movies total]
by JOC
Sat Aug 12, 2006 3:07 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Particle size
Replies: 18
Views: 23381

Re: Particle size

...The training tracks and the tracks we have seen were huge and easily identified. I'm now seeing a couple of tracks that are down in the 3-4 micron range. Actually, this is what I assumed we would be looking for. After all, 400 (?) real tracks out of more than a million movies will make them a lo...
by JOC
Fri Aug 11, 2006 8:36 pm
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: Mission Question - orientation
Replies: 3
Views: 5757

Mission Question - orientation

Hi all, I read through some of the mission description over at: http://stardust.jpl.nasa.gov/science/details.html ...and a highly recommended read it is. See also: http://stardust.jpl.nasa.gov/mission/timeline.html However, I might have missed this somewhere, but.... while the aerogel was exposed fo...
by JOC
Thu Aug 10, 2006 1:20 am
Forum: Stardust@home Problems and Support
Topic: My Events Viewer
Replies: 11
Views: 13305

I can vouch for dmb. [for what it's worth to you] The bot merely reacts to you typing "movie #12345" and it chimes into the chat discussion with the full url including your number in it. The same process as people quoting them here in the forums. No unnatural load on the servers, just save...