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Dockside Cafe / Re: Word game I play in my free time...
« on: August 17, 2017, 05:38:01 pm »
Perhaps the oracle will have some ideas on how to

revive

this topic

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Ice Hunting / Re: Greenland Patrol: Nogak - Where was this ship?
« on: August 16, 2017, 06:59:55 pm »
Thanks, jil!

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New Galaxy Zoo Project

Hi there,

We need your help to test a potential new galaxy project - Galaxy Bars

Jesse is a summer student at the University of Oxford, and he has put together a test project for Galaxy Zoo. This project focuses on galaxies with bars and other features; while previous versions of Galaxy Zoo found plenty, we think there are still more to dig out. If the results from this test project are successful, it will be re-released with over 30,000 galaxies.

Jesse needs as many classifications as he can get, so please try it out now at www.zooniverse.org/projects/jessemd/galaxy-bars and give us your feedback via this form https://goo.gl/forms/8BoGaF7ELbMnxPwb2 (which you can also reach by clicking the link on the project itself).

Thanks for your help!

Grant & the Zooniverse Team


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Arizona BatWatch Needs your help!

Hi there,

Almost five thousand brand new videos have been uploaded to Arizona BatWatch and we really need your help to search through them!

Based on feedback from our amazing volunteers, the videos have been shortened from 20 seconds to 10 seconds, so it's now easier to take part than ever before. 

If everyone reading this email analyses just one video we would finish the current data set in a matter of days! I bet you can do more than just one...

Prove me right at www.arizonabatwatch.org.

Cheers,

Grant & the Zooniverse Team


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Hope you gave them feedback ;)

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Dockside Cafe / Re: Signs of OW addiction ...
« on: August 16, 2017, 03:03:51 am »
IT WAS NOT MY FAULT - I WAS JUST FOLLOWING ORDERS

Today I was doing volunteer work at the library. I was given a list of books that had a very low circulation to remove from the shelves to make room for new books. I was also told that if I thought a book was worth keeping, I could leave it. So, I took at least a glance at each book. I worked faithfully on my appointed task until I found Frozen in Time by Mitchell Zuckoff. A quick look at the blurb talked about a mission to rescue some downed pilots in Greenland. That didn't sound too interesting until they mentioned a Grumman Duck. WAIT A MINUTE! THAT WAS ONE OF OUR SHIPS! I looked for Northland in the index and, sure enough, there it was!


Unfortunately, it is not a happy ending except for the first two B-17 crewmen.
28 Nov 1942: https://catalog.archives.gov/OpaAPI/media/23721317/content/dc-metro/rg-026/587169/0002/Northland-b101/Northland-b101_0161.JPG
29 Nov 1942: https://catalog.archives.gov/OpaAPI/media/23721317/content/dc-metro/rg-026/587169/0002/Northland-b101/Northland-b101_0162.JPG
They lit the searchlight every night until another B-17 reported spotting the wreckage.
7 Dec 1942: https://catalog.archives.gov/OpaAPI/media/23721317/content/dc-metro/rg-026/587169/0002/Northland-b101/Northland-b101_0176.JPG


For more information see:
Quote from: http://forum.oldweather.org/index.php?topic=3614.0 - Northland -- Reference: Transcription Example and Log Description
For more information about the B-17 crew rescue and an update, see:
Thanks to Kathy and Kevin

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Help us test a new project

Hi there,

We need your help to test a potential new biomedical project - Brain Match

Some of you may have helped test this project already, however the research team has made significant changes after the first round of feedback and would like to get your input on the new version of the project.

Brain imaging is a powerful technology used to study brain disorders like Alzheimer's Disease and Schizophrenia. To detect subtle differences between brains, sometimes thousands of brain scans need to be compared.

This project builds on simple guidelines to assess the quality of brain registration (how well the brain images match). The researchers hope to find that these guidelines produce consistent ratings across users. If you help generate enough data they may even be able to "train computers" to better judge quality of brain registration, which would help process huge amounts of data!

Try it out now at https://www.zooniverse.org/projects/simexp/brain-match and give us your feedback via this form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdypJGA0WP5T22EfWjW9q3wji4mQrZeuya0gvpBhHxZh8OosQ/viewform (which you can also reach by clicking the link on the project itself).

Your feedback is pivotal when deciding what changes need to be made to these projects, and whether they should be officially launched on the Zooniverse.

Thanks for all your help!

Grant & the Zooniverse Team

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The Logs and FAQ / Re: Log Size Guestimations
« on: August 14, 2017, 02:00:04 am »
Well, that is ending, but a new one is coming up :)

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Dockside Cafe / Re: New OW rankings
« on: August 13, 2017, 10:17:29 pm »
Great work, Silvia!


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Geographical Help / Re: Russian Place Names -- Discussion
« on: August 13, 2017, 07:10:21 pm »
Feedback from an expert:
...
Hmmm. Whale blubber in russian it's "ворвань" (old variant) or just "тюлений/китовый жир" (seals / whale fat). To be honest I cant imagine bay with such name :) And I cant find something with similar name all around Chukchi Peninsula.
Then I've thought "maybe blubber must be in Chukchi language?" and found some russian-chukchi translators.

https://screenshots.firefox.com/PRL7nXmjbBzRwMYj/charles.weinstein.free.fr
from there:
http://charles.weinstein.free.fr/chukches/LEX/LxT-Tajnat_aliment.html

But... Cant find something with words Ивын (iwun) or ивив (iwiw).
I'm give up, sorry.

Big thanks to d0cent!



d0cent's comment about that being an unlikely name for a bay reminded me of something I had found, and ignored, earlier: https://books.google.com/books?id=2VgLAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA113&lpg=PA113&dq=blubber+bay,+russia+dutchman
I find this a little cryptic, but when I looked up Plover Bay in Matteo's list, I discovered that an alternate name is Plubber Bay.
Quote
Plover Bay            Chukotka   See Reyd Plover
Plover Land         Chukotka   See Wrangel Island
Plubber Bay         Chukotka   See Reyd Plover

Port Providence         Chukotka   See Reyd Plover
http://www.geonames.org/4031579/reyd-plover.html

http://www.djcosmik.com/oldweather/whalers-place-names.pdf

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Dockside Cafe / Re: Dockside Gallery
« on: August 13, 2017, 06:44:49 pm »
Looks like the crew is having some well earned fun ;D
Good picture ;)

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Dockside Cafe / Re: Word game I play in my free time...
« on: August 13, 2017, 12:06:19 am »
Perhaps the oracle should consult the fish god

Ikatere

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Geographical Help / Re: Russian Place Names -- Discussion
« on: August 12, 2017, 02:07:07 pm »
Cape Behring
Possibly refers to this:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Bering
With the Russian version of the article giving the Coordinates as
64.957  -175.8568

http://www.geonames.org/4031768/mys-beringa.html
65.00129, -175.88523

Interesting difference, because the page https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9C%D1%8B%D1%81_%D0%91%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%B8%D0%BD%D0%B3%D0%B0 shows 65 00 01, 175 53 26 that converts to: 65.00028, 175.8906. That isn't an exact match, but it is closer.
(and https://ru.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D0%9C%D1%8B%D1%81_%D0%91%D0%B5%D1%80%D0%B8%D0%BD%D0%B3%D0%B0#/maplink/1 has still a slightly different value ::))

And that matches what I had found on an old map (when I was really looking for Blubber Bay ::)): http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~31452~1150408

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Dockside Cafe / Re: Another Word Game
« on: August 12, 2017, 12:18:52 am »
Um...

swarm

?

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