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by Sharqua
Thu Aug 17, 2006 12:41 am
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: ALL OF MY INFORMATION HAS BEEN ERASED.
Replies: 26
Views: 25818

[To the MODs - I see two possibilites for this thread: lock it to save everyone from protracted wrangling, or make it a sticky as a warning to those who are tempted!!] Heh. Actually we're trying to treat this with a light touch if possible. If the folks who got zeroed out wish to plead their case, ...
by Sharqua
Mon Aug 14, 2006 4:25 pm
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: I keep losing my purpose
Replies: 10
Views: 9525

This comment might help or hinder, but I find it helps me to keep in mind that this isn't a video game.

If I start getting bored, or if life interferes, I simply walk away for awhile and go do something else.

My tuppence, anyways.

-Shar
by Sharqua
Mon Aug 14, 2006 4:23 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Movie 8153179V1: StarDust@Home - "in 1st review"
Replies: 58
Views: 50507

I'm surprised that a team for the project is so small. I would think that there would be many scientists and computer scientists and even just people who would be taught how to program the website to show the things we request for helping us learn better to help the project. Big team = big budget. ...
by Sharqua
Mon Aug 14, 2006 3:44 pm
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: FYI: Perseid meteor shower this weekend
Replies: 7
Views: 10637

Thanks, Driven1 :)

Someone else moved this (not sure who), but I'll go ahead and lock.

-Shar
by Sharqua
Fri Aug 11, 2006 2:16 am
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: Suggestion for Down-The-Line
Replies: 1
Views: 4129

Hiya!

Please look up ^^^ there's a suggestion string at the top of this forum.

Could you please post your ideas there... thanks!

-Shar
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by Sharqua
Fri Aug 11, 2006 2:15 am
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: calibration movie thoughts (again!)
Replies: 15
Views: 15729

Re: Calibration Suggestion

I would like to suggest that those of us with more than 500 calibration movies and over 97% accuracy should not have to continue to look at calibrations. It is getting so obvious now that I can spot where the dust particle is going to be before I start to focus the movie!!! I've also noticed that y...
by Sharqua
Fri Aug 11, 2006 2:10 am
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: CV
Replies: 7
Views: 7389

That makes sense. I learned something there. Thanks! :D

-Shar
by Sharqua
Thu Aug 10, 2006 5:42 pm
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: calibration movie thoughts (again!)
Replies: 15
Views: 15729

I'm pretty close to that figure, but I'm closing in on 700 movies with 7 incorrect (at least a couple of which were incorrectly marked movie errors). I actually close the address bar so I can't see the URL. (I hit the F11 key in Internet Explorer) I admit I've gotten to where the calibration movies ...
by Sharqua
Thu Aug 10, 2006 5:24 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: CV
Replies: 7
Views: 7389

Hi, guys!

I'm curious as to what a CV is? Community Volunteering? Just a guess...

Thanks!

-Shar
by Sharqua
Wed Aug 09, 2006 4:31 am
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Stardust@home Suggestion Thread
Replies: 276
Views: 305923

::takes some double-sided tape and attaches it to the back of the first post in the thread, hoping all our newcomers take the hint:: :mrgreen:

-Shar
by Sharqua
Tue Aug 08, 2006 8:13 am
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: "I think I've found a track, what do you think?"
Replies: 1355
Views: 928726

Re: Simple three pointed star with faint large track

First I was going to post this on the interesting topic but then I noticed a very large but faint track directly under the three pointed star pattern. It starts to resolve on the lowest focus bar. What do you guys think, is this anything? http://stardustathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/myevents_viewer.php?m...
by Sharqua
Tue Aug 08, 2006 8:09 am
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Where to Err?
Replies: 3
Views: 6167

Orion_0169 wrote:If it only comes into focus at the end, it's likely that you have just found the surface. That being the case, since you can't go beneath the surface to look for tracks, your best bet is to mark it as Bad Focus.

I believe. ;-)
What Orion said.

-Shar
by Sharqua
Tue Aug 08, 2006 8:08 am
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: "I think I've found a track, what do you think?" A
Replies: 391
Views: 318371

How about this picture perfect lateral track? http://stardustathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/myevents_viewer.php?movie_id=24625 It even shows a ring strucure at the entrance. Interesting. This one's hard to make a call on because it drops to the bottom of the focus bar too early. It's a definite possibilit...
by Sharqua
Tue Aug 08, 2006 7:59 am
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: What if there's more than one particle track on a slide?
Replies: 1
Views: 3806

Considering how rare true particle tracks are, the odds are very high against finding two in a slide.

If you DO find two on a single slide, just click one. If enough people flag the slide, the scientists will examine the whole slide and they will both be caught.

-Shar
by Sharqua
Tue Aug 08, 2006 3:59 am
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: Need better examples of large tracks...
Replies: 1
Views: 3608

Re: Need better examples of large tracks...

If anyone has pics of the real deal, I'd like to see them. Post links to them at will! 3 so far in this thread: http://stardustathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/forum/viewtopic.php?t=279 These are examples of lateral (i.e., not head-on into the aerogel) tracks which are clearly not inclusions. The third one ...