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#1 Rakulp

 

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 08:29 AM

Greetings,

I ran across this link today and thought it might be a good addition to our idle CPU time projects!

http://stardustathom...l.berkeley.edu/

I've already signed up as being interested in the project!

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 08:52 AM

I ran across this link today and thought it might be a good addition to our idle CPU time projects!



the only one of these thing i have tried is SETI i gave that up after the program stated to slow down my computer so i thik i will leave this
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Posted 11 January 2006 - 09:05 AM

the only one of these thing i have tried is SETI i gave that up after the program stated to slow down my computer so i thik i will leave this


Greetings,

I've never noticed SETI slowing my computer down...but it could all be in the type and age of your computer, what kind of connection you have, etc...so the results will be different for different people.

Couldn't hurt to try this program (when it's available) to see if you have the same problems you had with SETI.

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 09:20 AM

^ ok i will, do you khow when it starts
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Posted 11 January 2006 - 09:53 AM

Greetings,

According to the "participation" tab of the website I listed, searching should begin on 1 Mar 06 and be finished 1 Oct 06...that's a lot faster than doing it themselves. Due to the amount of data that will require analysis, it would take them 20 years! :)

Of course, that's all pending the return of the spacedust itself...that is scheduled to occur in a little over 3 days.

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 01:16 PM

Greetings,

According to the "participation" tab of the website I listed, searching should begin on 1 Mar 06 and be finished 1 Oct 06...that's a lot faster than doing it themselves. Due to the amount of data that will require analysis, it would take them 20 years! :)

Of course, that's all pending the return of the spacedust itself...that is scheduled to occur in a little over 3 days.

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WOW, Rakulp, I'm speechless....Thank you very much for posting this on TFU! :bowdown:

Thats actually same job science officers had to do on Star ships!!! And its for the first time...having a chance to do this project is a "GREAT HONOUR" as Klingons would put it. This will be great fun, i'm looking forward to my test. Another new hobbie of mine...!!!

We could compare our test results, Rakulp, what do you think? We will score maximum, as trekkies, im sure of it!!!! Its the honour of TFU at stake here...lol :thumbsup:

Thx again for posting this link!
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Posted 12 January 2006 - 12:04 PM

Sounds interesting and I send them my email-adress. I just hope I'll pass the test.
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Posted 15 January 2006 - 06:39 PM

i just sent off my e-mail address, i have a fealing the test will be difficult
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Posted 15 January 2006 - 06:44 PM

Probably just massive amounts of concentration and patience, and a good eye. I've spent hundreds of hours scanning negatives into the computer and going through them inch by inch in Photoshop manually removing all the dust specs, and I've a feeling this'll reqire the same level of tenacity.

Anyone know when this thing starts? I sent my e-mail, I just hope classes are over before they get going...

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Posted 15 January 2006 - 09:19 PM

As far as i can tell....we haven't missed anything. They should contact us, when they know, the sample is safe in their hands. It wouldn't make much sense, to do it before mission succeeded, i guess.
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Posted 16 January 2006 - 04:41 AM

Stardust mission - successful landing!

Check this cool report and landing pictures...

http://stardust.jpl....v/photo/er.html
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Posted 19 January 2006 - 05:30 AM

Can't we move this thread to ' TU/SE/TFU Projects & Activities' and pin it there?
This project fits more there- I think- not only because the Grid- and Boinc-threads are there.
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Posted 14 March 2006 - 10:35 AM

Greetings,

An update letter is provided at http://www.planetary...me/letter1.html

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 07:22 AM

I watched a programme on Global Warming last night on the BBC. If anyone is interested you can, via their website, www.bbc.co.uk donate your CPU time to a major project to predict future world weather patterns and the potential effects of global warming, solar activity, volcanic eruptions etc. I won't be able to participate since my home machine is virtually clockwork but I guess you visit the site and search for global warming to find the project.
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Posted 20 March 2006 - 12:23 AM

^What you refer to HERE can, apparently, be accessed via a person's existing BOINC client and was born out of climateprediction.net. A distributedcomputing.info overview can be found HERE. Man, BOINC has so many projects these days!

BTW, did anyone receive a confirmation e-mail when they pre-registered for Stardust@home? I don't know if there should be one, but I received nothing and am concerned about my e-mail's over-the-top filtering algorithms.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to this! Captain_THC's science officer analogy is well suited to this particular Distributed Human project. :thumbsup:
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Posted 20 March 2006 - 01:54 PM

Greetings,

I haven't received an e-mail yet either, but I'm attributing that to the fact that they have received SO many volunteers willing to help. Kind of figured until they had the capacity to handle all the helping hands, they were going to wait to send out notification.

I'll yell when I hear more!

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Posted 20 March 2006 - 03:25 PM

I dont want to widen any rumor, but if my memory serves me well, they got something like 10 kg of material... that tells me, that our help wouldn't be needed.

Its only my conclusion... !???!!?
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Posted 20 March 2006 - 05:58 PM

Thanks Rakulp and whoever pinned this thread. Posted Image

I don't follow you, Captain_THC. What we'd be looking for are the signs of dust particle impacts in visual scans of the aerogel. This is something a computer can't yet do. They have predicted that the collector might have brought back as little as 40 interstellar dust particles, each ~1 micron in size, over the entire tenth square meter of aerogel. Are you saying they found far more? I don't think it's possible to bring back 10 kg of anything, much less interstellar dust grains. See the FAQ for example.

BTW, there is surprising news about the composition of the comet dust that was returned, as well as a potential new mission for the Stardust spacecraft....

http://www.spaceref....ws.html?id=1103

http://www.space.com...ust_update.html
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Posted 21 March 2006 - 08:40 AM

Yep, it doesnt make any sence... i'm not even sure where i seen that data on 10 kg. Its probably a mistake, as Faq says otherwise!

Thx for link, dosman!
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Posted 03 April 2006 - 12:17 AM

Delayed another month until May 1st: LINK <_<
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