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by DustBuster
Wed May 31, 2006 8:12 am
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: How old is everyone?
Replies: 49
Views: 50225

As old as my tongue and a little bit older than my teeth.
by DustBuster
Sun May 28, 2006 11:21 am
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: Will all the images be taken from the same perspective?
Replies: 8
Views: 9402

Re: Clarification

Will all the images be taken from the exposed surface traveling inward? Yes. My second question: Will the angles vary greatly from impact to impact, or do we expect to find most particles traveling nearly perpendicular to the impact surface? I also posed this question in the VM help section, but go...
by DustBuster
Thu May 25, 2006 10:58 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: stardust particles...........
Replies: 5
Views: 7126

Look, Auntie Em, it's a twister!
by DustBuster
Thu May 25, 2006 9:36 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: Initial viewer or rechecker? Will we know?
Replies: 26
Views: 24587

I also wonder what we are called? What will we be called after we go through the Dust Academy? Hmmmmm.

Dust Bunnies?

Image
by DustBuster
Tue May 23, 2006 4:18 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: How long until the first particle is found?
Replies: 12
Views: 13590

First Stardust Particle Found!

You can all rest easy now. I found the first particle while perusing some images on the server. I also realized George Foreman had invented the perfect naming system years ago. Here for your astonishment and awe, I give you the first StarDust particle: http://www.thisbandforhire.com/images/idc_me.jpg
by DustBuster
Tue May 23, 2006 7:32 am
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: Are you scanning all of the movies first?
Replies: 9
Views: 10651

The original forecast was about 6 months- a mere fraction of the twenty or so years if the return samples were examined traditionally.
There are a lot of variables though, even with a flawless performance on the technical end.
by DustBuster
Tue May 23, 2006 12:51 am
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: How soon before we can take the test?
Replies: 41
Views: 36153

That's the question of the day! I've read elsewhere on the board about a 2 week window while images are scanned, etc. As for testing/registering, our SysAdmin had this to say: "Hi, At the moment we have no plans for people to be able to test and register before the Virtual Microscope goes live. The ...
by DustBuster
Tue May 23, 2006 12:25 am
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: Saving or referring to movies
Replies: 4
Views: 6412

If the actual VM is like the tutorials (I think so), the images are simply pre-loaded and made navigable by the sliders by using JavaScript. If you wanted to save an image of a track, you would only need to save the focused image by right-click/save as... and I believe all the images have a unique n...
by DustBuster
Sun May 21, 2006 11:57 am
Forum: Stardust@home Discussion
Topic: What are the chances of finding a particle?
Replies: 28
Views: 27954

Hi All, one question or request. In the Tutorial Session, movie # 11, 60 microns to the left of "below surface" There are some similiar pits(?) on movie #7 the same distance over and down just about as much. If these are truly tracks, the particles are extremely small, and possibly not big enough f...
by DustBuster
Sun May 21, 2006 11:46 am
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: True discoverer
Replies: 49
Views: 51312

I apologize if I sounded like an a**hat for saying that. We are suppsed to have fun doing this. The StarDust team has already pulled off quite a feat getting the collector back to Earth; I'm sure they will work this out. An alternative discovery/naming idea; A lottery based on number of samples scan...
by DustBuster
Sun May 21, 2006 8:06 am
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: True discoverer
Replies: 49
Views: 51312

I beginning to feel that the best idea would be to drop the discovery/naming rights period. This task is far too important to jeopardize and backlog the data with people solely concerned with finding/naming a particle or those who would 'click, click, click' in an effort to do the same. THIS IS NOT ...
by DustBuster
Thu May 18, 2006 11:17 am
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: What do your families think of your participation?
Replies: 59
Views: 54916

I don't think I am as excited about finding a particle as I am intrigued by the whole concept of Stardust@home and the Virtual Microscope. Nothing seems more 'futuristic society' (read 'Star Trek') than peoples from all over the world coming together for one cause that benefits us all. Admittedly, t...
by DustBuster
Thu May 18, 2006 12:51 am
Forum: Message Board Archive
Topic: What to expect
Replies: 2
Views: 4893

What to expect

Greetings! In the training focus movies, it seemed most particle track examples came from a nearly head-on impact (at least from the VM's view angle, and as compared to the focus movie from the Russian space station sample; which seemed like an angular impact). What should we expect from samples we ...
by DustBuster
Wed May 17, 2006 11:46 pm
Forum: Stardust@home Community
Topic: What do your families think of your participation?
Replies: 59
Views: 54916

I'm with Siggy... but instead of explaining anything I say, "So, who want's ice cream?" and the world is round again.