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Message 8503 - Posted: 14 Jul 2005, 0:59:50 UTC

Can someone explain to me what it shows? I see green particles clumping and unclumping? What are the particles and what are they doing?

I looked around for a description page, but none makes itself conspicuous.
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Message 8504 - Posted: 14 Jul 2005, 1:17:32 UTC - in response to Message 8503.  

> Can someone explain to me what it shows? I see green particles clumping and
> unclumping? What are the particles and what are they doing?

It's kind of show of protons going through the accelerator tunnel, but in reality it has nothing to do with the actual simulation. We have plans to show details about the actual simulation but they are still in the design phase.

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Message 8505 - Posted: 14 Jul 2005, 1:17:49 UTC
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Beaten to it... :)
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Message 8506 - Posted: 14 Jul 2005, 1:38:48 UTC

Hey, I just thought it looked pretty slick, even though it said nothing about the actual science except for the progress bar at the bottom. Definitely the coolest of the BOINC screensavers.

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Message 8507 - Posted: 14 Jul 2005, 1:39:07 UTC

Is it normal for the autopilot to turn in them diengage straight away ? it just keeps looping through engaged/disengaged

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Message 8518 - Posted: 14 Jul 2005, 4:58:09 UTC - in response to Message 8506.  

> Hey, I just thought it looked pretty slick, even though it said nothing about
> the actual science except for the progress bar at the bottom. Definitely the
> coolest of the BOINC screensavers.
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Yeah...it's amazingly cool

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Message 8572 - Posted: 15 Jul 2005, 20:31:32 UTC - in response to Message 8504.  

> It's kind of show of protons going through the accelerator tunnel, but in
> reality it has nothing to do with the actual simulation. We have plans to show
> details about the actual simulation but they are still in the design phase.

Very cool. It'd be great if future versions could show some subset of protons (randomly selected maybe) in what the tunnel actually looked like! :)
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Message 8574 - Posted: 15 Jul 2005, 20:52:36 UTC - in response to Message 8572.  

Personally, I would like to see the wall get blown apart when a proton goes astray and smashes the wall.

Ok, so there is an angry destructive side of me. At least it is held only to the imaginary world. :)

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> > It's kind of show of protons going through the accelerator tunnel, but
> in
> > reality it has nothing to do with the actual simulation. We have plans to
> show
> > details about the actual simulation but they are still in the design
> phase.
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> Very cool. It'd be great if future versions could show some subset of protons
> (randomly selected maybe) in what the tunnel actually looked like! :)
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Message 8583 - Posted: 16 Jul 2005, 0:11:42 UTC

>>Personally, I would like to see the wall get blown apart when a proton goes astray and smashes the wall.

I'm sure that a BOINC developer could write a routine which makes your computer explode....

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