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by gavin42g
Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:06 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: the slides are beautiful
Replies: 4
Views: 6715

I agree, that looks promising.
by gavin42g
Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:03 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: scoring, ranking and science
Replies: 5
Views: 7245

I think as long as a few people mark a potential movie, even out of several dozen, it'll get looked at eventually. It all scales rather nicely: the more promising finds get lots of confirmations, the fainter ones, fewer so, regardless of the ratio of confirmations to viewings. So even if the most pr...
by gavin42g
Fri Aug 04, 2006 6:01 pm
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: "I found a cute, funny, interesting, etc. movie" A
Replies: 224
Views: 164971

I found Dumbo. Sadly, it was a calibration. :(
by gavin42g
Fri Aug 04, 2006 1:24 am
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: Is The Science In Jeopardy?
Replies: 22
Views: 21121

My whole opinion on the scoring and specificity and sensitivity is that it shows me just how much I suck at doing this project. I'm only right about 40 percent of the time in the test images. I am starting to wonder if I should bother to continue. I was doing even worse at the beginning, something ...
by gavin42g
Fri Aug 04, 2006 1:09 am
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: "I think I've found a track, what do you think?" A
Replies: 391
Views: 331389

In my amateur opinion, that does look like the kind of thing that people have been seeing. I'm sure someone else saw it too though.
by gavin42g
Fri Aug 04, 2006 1:07 am
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: "I found a cute, funny, interesting, etc. movie" A
Replies: 224
Views: 164971

Looks like it could be either a particularly reflective aerogel fragment, or a piece of garden variety surface dust.
by gavin42g
Fri Aug 04, 2006 1:04 am
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Stardust@home Suggestion Thread
Replies: 276
Views: 316542

Nice to see some enthusiasm! :D

I just press the 'Back' button on my browser and see the movie again. This just happeend actually; it was a tiny bugger and I need some sleep.
by gavin42g
Thu Aug 03, 2006 3:07 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: Is The Science In Jeopardy?
Replies: 22
Views: 21121

Frankly, I think the entire "rank" concept should be scrapped. You're absolutely right: science isn't a competition (not fundamentally, at least), and just having a high specificity and sensitivity score should be enough motivation for anyone interested in the project itself to do the best they can....
by gavin42g
Thu Aug 03, 2006 3:01 pm
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: "I think I've found a track, what do you think?" A
Replies: 391
Views: 331389

just something i noticed. I have a movie with 3 medium tracks 3 small tracks and one very small track. I'd like to see my movie with a deeper field of view. Anyway my movie is one number different from yours. I'm not sure if they are really next to each other but the numbers are. I've also noticed ...
by gavin42g
Thu Aug 03, 2006 2:57 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: Whats YOUR screen resolution?
Replies: 28
Views: 28755

1280x1024, two monitors if that matters. I clicked on 1024x768 anyway, since it was closest.
by gavin42g
Thu Aug 03, 2006 2:55 pm
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: "I think I've found a track, what do you think?" A
Replies: 391
Views: 331389

I like the look of numbers 1, 2, and 4, but on 3 I don't see anything out of the ordinary. The focus is a bit out to lunch on that one, too, so I think one of us might be confused. Good solid finds on the other three, though.
by gavin42g
Thu Aug 03, 2006 2:51 pm
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: "I think I've found a track, what do you think?" A
Replies: 391
Views: 331389

Your second one I would say "definitely promising". Your first one, though, is a bit weird, and I'm 50/50 on it either being some sort of track, or just part of the slice in the aerogel that it appears to be under.
by gavin42g
Thu Aug 03, 2006 2:47 pm
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: Is this a Track?
Replies: 12
Views: 11069

There is something 25 microns from the right and almost half way up. It is small but comes into focus about 10 frames from the bottom. I think the focus on this movie is a bit borked; you can see the surface focus sliding from left to right as you move the slider down. As such, the right edge is on...
by gavin42g
Thu Aug 03, 2006 2:41 pm
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: Calibration movie 11262B: where's the track?
Replies: 19
Views: 17704

It's a very small track. The biggest clue is that it's only in focus below the surface.
by gavin42g
Thu Aug 03, 2006 2:33 pm
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: "I think I've found a track, what do you think?" A
Replies: 391
Views: 331389

A much easier way is to just edit a "My Events" link, so that it's "read-only", I guess you could put it: they can view the movie and focus, but they can't click it or anything.