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by caprarom
Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:58 am
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: "I think I've found a track, what do you think?"
Replies: 1355
Views: 1025037

Re: "I think I've found a track, what do you think?"

When I saw this on the alpha list earlier today, I rated it a "7." I don't think I've rated any potential track higher than an 8, so yes, I'd say you've got one, John. One caveat, however. The feature did look familiar when I first saw it. Because the movies overlap, you might get multiple...
by caprarom
Mon Jun 14, 2010 8:49 am
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: Other Citizen Science Projects?
Replies: 4
Views: 16727

Re: Other Citizen Science Projects?

Not at this time, Dan. I had hoped to participate in one between Stardust Phases II & III that I'd read about a couple years back, searching satellite images to flag potential fossil dig sites in Africa, but I didn't save the information on the project and could not find it when I went looking f...
by caprarom
Wed Jun 02, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: Post your stats
Replies: 193
Views: 268672

Re: Post your stats

Well, Elaine, I'm afraid I've faltered. Current stats are: CMs viewed: 4196 CMs missed: 16 Score: 4180 Rank: 18 Specificity: 100.00% Sensitivity: 99.25% Sensitivity this phase has been as high as 99.54%, but it'll be a long slow climb back to that from here. Regards, Mike C.
by caprarom
Sun Nov 30, 2008 12:21 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: Post your stats
Replies: 193
Views: 268672

Still progressing along that asymptote. It took another 19,000 plus calibrations to get from 98.80% sensitivity to the elusive 99.00%. New stats are Specificity: 99.97% Sensitivity: 99.00% Score: 51716 Rank: 11th Whew!
by caprarom
Thu May 29, 2008 4:35 am
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: Post your stats
Replies: 193
Views: 268672

It took over 11000 calibrations to improve my sensitivity 0.2% - a real asymptotic progression. Don't expect any more updates from me!

Specificity 99.95
Sensitivity 98.80

Score 32323
Rank 10th
by caprarom
Fri May 09, 2008 6:10 am
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: I want user opinions on this invention I just read about....
Replies: 1
Views: 5591

Well, I'm a chemical, not mechanical, engineer. I reviewed the article briefly, and it indeed sounds interesting, but for application to picokeystone extractions at least one big question looms - what is the range of motion? I don't think that was addressed in the article. I think we'd need greater ...
by caprarom
Wed Jan 30, 2008 6:48 am
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: Post your stats
Replies: 193
Views: 268672

Finally, "normalcy" (think temperature) achieved. It took over 8000 calibrations (with goofs) to improve my sensitivity from 98.36 to 98.60.

As of today:

Score 21140
Rank 13
Specificity 99.94
Sensitivity 98.60
by caprarom
Wed Nov 21, 2007 7:47 am
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: Post your stats
Replies: 193
Views: 268672

Well - still improving; now to the point where I'm feeling respectable. As of this morning:

Specificity 99.92%
Sensitivity 98.36%

Score 13000
Rank 14th (not for long with Bready2 coming up fast)
by caprarom
Thu Oct 11, 2007 8:35 am
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: Post your stats
Replies: 193
Views: 268672

Wow - I'm obviously a slow learner compared to some of you folks. Your stats are incredible. Way to set the standard for excellence! My stats are slowly and painfully improving. As of this morning: Score - 7042 Rank - 19th Specificity - 99.92 Sensitivity - 97.92 Not likely to get much better, but wi...
by caprarom
Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:40 am
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: Post your stats
Replies: 193
Views: 268672

As of this morning:
Score 3200
Rank 20th
Specificity 99.88%
Sensitivity 97.30%

This is definitely more challenging than Phase 1. Regards to all.
by caprarom
Thu Aug 02, 2007 8:20 am
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: SAY "HI" TO THE COMMUNITY
Replies: 144
Views: 224125

As requested, this is a "Hi" message to my 24,000-plus new colleagues. After participating in Phase One and slowly working my way up to 36th position on the top 100 list, I decided I should finally register during our break. I'm a chemical engineer (recently took early retirement) and comp...
by caprarom
Thu Aug 02, 2007 7:47 am
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: Where are the signed up members from?
Replies: 286
Views: 320197

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