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Susan
12-Jul-2007, 01:29 AM
http://apnews.excite.com/article/20070711/D8QAGS800.html
http://www.galaxyzoo.org/

Help organize the galaxies! : )

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Dave Taylor
12-Jul-2007, 08:34 AM
Susan <nscv.sysop.susan@myrealbox.com> wrote in news:VA.000057ee.30d25964
@myrealbox.com:

> http://apnews.excite.com/article/20070711/D8QAGS800.html
> http://www.galaxyzoo.org/
>
> Help organize the galaxies! : )
>

While I listened to my online Ice Hockey Vancouver Canucks broadcasts, I
was doing this:
http://stardustathome.ssl.berkeley.edu/
Hmm, maybe I should start doing them again:
In recognition of the critical importance of the Stardust@home volunteers,
the discoverer of an interstellar dust particle will appear as a co-author
on any scientific paper by the Stardust@home collaboration announcing the
discovery of the particle. The discoverer will also have the privilege of
naming the particle! Each particle, as it is discovered, will be given some
kind of alpha-numeric identifier (an address of sorts) for book-keeping
purposes. But the name that people will actually call each particle will be
given to it by its discoverer. To also recognize the efforts of our
volunteers who work hard, but may not have found a particle, we will invite
the top-ranked volunteers to come visit our lab in Berkeley for a special
tour. (Unfortunately, we are legally precluded from covering travel
expenses.)

--
Ciao, Dave

Susan
12-Jul-2007, 03:09 PM
Dave:

Yes, that's an @home type of thing. The Galaxy Zoo is a bit more
active participatory, in that you actually have to sit there and view
galaxies and rate them as to their type, rather than just allocate
computer cycles to something. : )

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Susan
12-Jul-2007, 03:54 PM
Dave:

Oh, Stardust. That's like this one, with active participation. I saw
the @home and thought it was like the other ones. Looks like an
interesting project. : )

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Jim Pye
13-Jul-2007, 03:31 AM
Susan wrote:

> http://apnews.excite.com/article/20070711/D8QAGS800.html
> http://www.galaxyzoo.org/
>
> Help organize the galaxies! : )
>
> Susan
> Novell Community Chat Moderator
>
> http://support.novell.com/forums/faq_rules.html
> http://www.ncci.org NCCIrregulars Web Site

Looks like they are running on a windows platform and it is overloaded. I
can do the training stuff but do not get picture to scan when I go to do a
real one. Will have to try again when load has dropped.

J

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Susan
13-Jul-2007, 04:59 AM
Jim:

Yes, they've had a good response and their servers are a bit
overloaded. They indicate to try again in awhile. I was able to do it
for about ten or fifteen minutes before I got an overload message.
I'll try again during a more "off" time. : )

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