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by Sharqua
Mon Aug 07, 2006 5:35 pm
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: seven people thought so... don't know why though
Replies: 46
Views: 37516

What Orion said. Hopefully they take the people with the highest accuracy for flagging calibration tracks (on top of those with the highest scores) and use them to give weight so they can sort through the chaff to find the little nuggets of gold. ;) And that is why we are viewing every movie dozens ...
by Sharqua
Mon Aug 07, 2006 4:15 pm
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: totally clean movies and bad focus
Replies: 3
Views: 4590

I agree with you. If you cannot find the surface, the odds are that the surface is not within your movie.

Of course, ignoring Larry, Curley, Moe and Shemp, our resident dust-spots on the microscope lens.

-Shar
by Sharqua
Mon Aug 07, 2006 4:14 pm
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: Extend the focus range?
Replies: 12
Views: 10903

I always start out with my mouse at the bottom of the focus bar, then sweep it up until I find the last area of surface that comes into focus. If I don't have the whole surface fade in and out by the time I get to the top of the bar, I mark it bad focus. Then I sweep slowly back down until everythin...
by Sharqua
Mon Aug 07, 2006 3:59 pm
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: "I think I've found a track, what do you think?" A
Replies: 391
Views: 318729

Re: Not so sure

I respectfully disagree. The tracks for those two particles are over a hundred microns long. That's a deep track turned on its side. IMHO if you were to run that track straight on into the gel, the particles wouldn't be visible. The tunnels are clearly visible. Imagine the tunnel on its side and you...
by Sharqua
Mon Aug 07, 2006 3:46 pm
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: "I think I've found a track, what do you think?" A
Replies: 391
Views: 318729

FYI,

I've brought both of these to the attention of the admin staff. If I hear something back, I'll let you know.

These are rare as a needle in a haystack. That second one was as clear a track as I've ever seen.

-Shar
by Sharqua
Mon Aug 07, 2006 3:36 pm
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: "I think I've found a track, what do you think?" A
Replies: 391
Views: 318729

This thread has so far been a great read...Firstly, congrats dd and thank you cthiker for revising your position. I too have a similar movie that I tagged and would love anyone here to let me know what they think of it: http://stardustathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/myevents_viewer.php?movie_id=35086 It ha...
by Sharqua
Mon Aug 07, 2006 1:31 pm
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: "I think I've found a track, what do you think?" A
Replies: 391
Views: 318729

I see one definite inclusion (it is going out of focus at the bottom two bars), plus two likely inclusions coming into focus near the bottom of the focus bar. One is upper right hand corner, one is middle left just below the elaborate dustbunny. I wouldn't call any of them a track because of the eve...
by Sharqua
Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:04 am
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: Where are you from, Stardust searcher?
Replies: 6
Views: 7003

Hi, Folks! Please take a look in the COMMUNITY forum -- there is a Sticky post in there for exactly this same thing. Please take the time to go through the "read this first" messages before you post your questions. Odds are almost 100% that someone has already asked your question. Happy Dusting! -shar
by Sharqua
Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:51 am
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: "I think I've found a track, what do you think?" A
Replies: 391
Views: 318729

I see three specks and one possible track. The track is nearly invisible, though, so I can't be sure. It's below the surface and its focus doesn't change, but it's so close to the shade of the aerogel itself as to be effectively invisible. There's nothing above it (on the surface) to provide a shado...
by Sharqua
Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:26 am
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: Another strange pic
Replies: 1
Views: 3658

Looks manmade to me. See the chain stitching? If it was larger, I'd guess it was a bit of thread. But isn't that awfully tiny?

-Shar
by Sharqua
Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:23 am
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: seven people thought so... don't know why though
Replies: 46
Views: 37516

I'd probably mark it as bad focus. I have to agree with Pingpang -- I'd mark it as bad focus also. If there was only that single speck, I would have clicked on it. The fact that there are two of them, however, plus that bit of aerogel that doesn't quite come into focus... IMHO "bad focus" is indeed...
by Sharqua
Sun Aug 06, 2006 1:00 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Problems and Support
Topic: Answers to Qs about: VM, Movies, Scores… UPDATED 6:56pm
Replies: 106
Views: 150927

Civax,

Yes, that is the proper action to take.

-Shar
by Sharqua
Sun Aug 06, 2006 12:37 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: Score and rank: critics
Replies: 9
Views: 9018

Re: I'll just offer my twopence worth :)

Since this method of research (large scale online participation) is new, and maybe the first time attempted?..:?:, you (we all) could be playing a role in demonstrating the feasibility of an important new way science can get done. Conceivably it could advance the pace of progress, and the type/scal...
by Sharqua
Sun Aug 06, 2006 12:20 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: EN ESPAÑOL
Replies: 7
Views: 21972

Hello Sharqua: I do not know English to participate in the forum, although I do not believe that it is necessary to observe microscópio and that one I believe that is the Project :roll: . I have liked much your company/signature. Sharqua greetings and thanks for your attention. :wink: Your English ...
by Sharqua
Sun Aug 06, 2006 11:13 am
Forum: Stardust@home Problems and Support
Topic: Dirt particle on camera lens,specks,spots,Larry,Moe,Curly
Replies: 12
Views: 14222

Yep! We're aware of this. It's particles in the microscope optics.

We're calling them Larry, Curley and Moe.

There's a third one about halfway down between the center and the lower edge of the focus movies -- that's the third one.

Don't let them fool you!

-Shar