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by DustSabre
Sun Jul 08, 2007 9:37 am
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Lost In Spacedust
Replies: 6
Views: 6335

The problem is, I don't know the status of anything, or whether or not it's worth jumping back into. Did things slow down, get re-vamped, and are running again? Good question from the standpoint that even though things appear to have slowed down here on the forum, I'm not sure if anybody has a clea...
by DustSabre
Sun Jun 24, 2007 7:24 am
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: Other Space News
Replies: 139
Views: 212264

I am interested how many of you here are amteur astronomers?
Here's one more!
And which equipmwnt, telescopes do you use.
6-inch Dobsonian reflector, focal length 1219 mm.
Clear skies! :)
Yes, isn't that a must! :D
by DustSabre
Wed May 30, 2007 12:54 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: WHY HAVE YOU QUIT DUSTING AND OR POSTING?
Replies: 5
Views: 7218

The project generally seems (at least to me) to be growing steadily colder... :(
by DustSabre
Wed May 30, 2007 12:48 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Publish Rank list of top 200 dusters?
Replies: 35
Views: 34655

The key phrase is, "...in relation to everyone else." Right now only the top 100 can compare stats with each other.
Which is the whole problem about which this thread was created.
by DustSabre
Fri May 25, 2007 10:29 am
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: top 100 rankings
Replies: 5
Views: 8287

Does that certificate still exist after the re-work?
by DustSabre
Fri May 25, 2007 10:26 am
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Questions on Ranking ...
Replies: 122
Views: 113590

The average duster has 467.33623 points and ranks #2715. Admittedly, the average is only partly useful in this case, since the scores increase so dramatically with rank. You know, you can always put 10,000 dirt poor people in a town and then put Bill Gates in there also, look at the average amount ...
by DustSabre
Fri May 25, 2007 10:12 am
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: New high resolution tiles/movies
Replies: 4
Views: 6208

They must be thinking that some of these dust particles are super-microscopic.
by DustSabre
Fri May 25, 2007 10:08 am
Forum: Stardust@home Problems and Support
Topic: my first bad callibration answer is certainly a bug - Help
Replies: 3
Views: 6179

In Dust we Trust !
Apparently your trust wasn't quite so well-placed. :lol:
by DustSabre
Wed May 23, 2007 6:01 am
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Questions on Ranking ...
Replies: 122
Views: 113590

The current score at rank 1000 should result at about 970, rank 500 at about 2000. At higher ranks the results will be undervalued. Hope that helps. Nice job coming up with the function. Did you do exponential regression to get that? In reality, however, that function is really just a particular so...
by DustSabre
Tue May 22, 2007 7:03 am
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Questions on Ranking ...
Replies: 122
Views: 113590

Has anyone tried plotting the exponential curve associated with this data and the continuing data up through the top 100?

Also, what is the score at 1000 these days?
by DustSabre
Thu May 17, 2007 5:58 am
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Project Feedback
Replies: 26
Views: 24943

I was shocked that anyone could interpret what I said as a 'personal affront' or 'childish chiding'. I was also rather surprised that anyone would take what you said as an affront. It was just a good-natured observation, and that's what it ought to be treated as. As for Howie, he seems to have a lo...
by DustSabre
Sun May 06, 2007 4:58 am
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Project Feedback
Replies: 26
Views: 24943

I like that... :lol: Personally, I think this whole Stardust thing is a camouflaged psychological experiment in which :twisted: researchers are trying to see how long people can go without information before becoming insane. So far, it looks like they're beginning to succeed, as the first signs of i...
by DustSabre
Fri May 04, 2007 6:53 am
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: Any perfect scores?
Replies: 12
Views: 13313

Must be hard to dust efficiently, though, if you agonize over every movie to make sure it's not a calibration...
by DustSabre
Tue May 01, 2007 1:12 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Problems and Support
Topic: Must be a better more efficient way
Replies: 6
Views: 8767

Yes; I think most people have unlimited ISPs.
by DustSabre
Tue May 01, 2007 1:06 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Project Feedback
Replies: 26
Views: 24943

I believe that the project is slowing down. I'm definitely getting that feeling, too. Communication and organization are the life of a project, and without it, any project will drift into a lifeless limbo. In short, the biggest problem that I think we are starting to run into is this: An organized ...