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Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

Posted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:30 am UTC
by teenidle

Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:53 pm UTC
by Earthling on Mars
Where's the one that mentions that the spire on the Empire State Building was "originally intended for mooring zeppelins (every mention of which breaks a thousand steampunk hearts)"?

Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:46 pm UTC
by SecondTalon
Earthling on Mars wrote:Where's the one that mentions that the spire on the Empire State Building was "originally intended for mooring zeppelins (every mention of which breaks a thousand steampunk hearts)"?


A what if, not comic

http://what-if.xkcd.com/64/

Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

Posted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:38 pm UTC
by ConMan
This effect just happened in reverse in real life - someone was describing a Cyanide and Happiness comic, and about 5 seconds in I realised she was actually talking about a recent XKCD. I don't think it was even one that was really in C&H's style of humour.

XKCD search

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:57 am UTC
by tejas amble
Hi,

Please can someone help me find this xkcd comic or provide some keywords that I can use to search for it.
I have gone through all 1349 comics twice already and still couldn't find it, probably because I skimmed through them very quickly.

It went something like this, two people arguing and then finally settling on having to define certain terms more precisely as it was the lack of proper definition that cause the argument/misunderstanding.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Re: dis ting wa ahbe all talkin' about search

Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:53 pm UTC
by SecondTalon
tejas amble wrote:Hi,

Please kyan someone help me find dis dis ting wa ahbe all talkin' about comic or provide some keywords dat I kyan use to search for it.
I done gone tru all 1349 comic dem twice already an' still couldn't find it, probably because I skimmed tru dem very quickly.

It went someting like dis, two people dem arguing an' den finally settling pon a have to define certain terms more precisely as it was de lack ah proper definition dat cause de argument/misunderstanding.

Any help be greatly appreciated.


309?

Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

Posted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:22 am UTC
by eduardoagarcia
Hello-- I think this was an XKCD comic, but I'm not sure-- any help is appreciated...

I remember reading about how news organizations/websites use numbers that don't really mean anything to us... like how much is 25 tons? Who knows... but the answer "5 elephants" is much easier to comprehend for a human. I also seem to think I remember reading that browsers should have plugins to give equivalent values to each unit of measurement? Unsure..

Thanks for your help! Google hasn't been my friend for the past hour :)

Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

Posted: Wed Apr 09, 2014 7:59 am UTC
by phlip
It was in fact an xkcd blag post.

Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

Posted: Fri May 30, 2014 1:59 pm UTC
by Pressed Bunson
"I can't afford to keep eating this frequently." -> "I can't afford to keep eating this girrafe."

Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

Posted: Fri May 30, 2014 4:08 pm UTC
by Deva

Toilet Paper Physics Comic?

Posted: Sun Sep 21, 2014 11:44 pm UTC
by badAdjective
Greetings,

A long time ago someone forwarded me a comic that described the physics of why a toilet paper roll should face a certain way, it was hilarious and spot on, and I swear it was an XKCD but I can't find it here. If anyone knows if this is an XKCD item, or the source that it's from, I would really appreciate a link!

Thanks!
BadA

Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:43 am UTC
by Deva

Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 3:47 am UTC
by badAdjective
Thanks for the links. The second one is close to the one I remember. The one I'm looking for was a drawing of the XKCD style.

Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

Posted: Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:58 am UTC
by bachaddict
What your toilet paper says about you by The Doghouse Diaries?

Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

Posted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:24 pm UTC
by badAdjective
Unfortunately no, but thanks for trying! The one I'm looking for is an actual physics analysis of why over is right and under is wrong.

XCKD Comic: Progress

Posted: Wed Dec 17, 2014 11:16 pm UTC
by padjay
Hi folks,

I'm really trying to get an XCKD comic print as a gift for a friend (attributed, of course).

Trouble is, I can't find the specific one I want. I've been through the entire archive and I'm sure I must have missed it, but I'm posting here in the hope that someone will be familiar with the comic I'm talking about an point me in the right direction:

It's a double pane comic - on the left it shows an imagined progress line - a straight graph toward a goal.
On the right it shows real-life progress - there are ups and downs, dips and humps, and the stick man uses various methods (including a zip-line!) to get to this eventual goal.

This may be the wrong forum entirely, but I figured it's worth a shot!

Thanks in advance.

Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

Posted: Sat Dec 20, 2014 4:50 pm UTC
by Jplus
I tried looking for your comic using xkcd-search et al from the red spider project, but couldn't find it. Can you think of anything else that might help to identify the comic, in particular anything that might occur as text in the transcript?

Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

Posted: Sat Dec 20, 2014 5:46 pm UTC
by Angua
I don't think that's an xkcd comic as far as I can remember?

Might be a PhD one though.

Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

Posted: Sat Dec 20, 2014 6:16 pm UTC
by bachaddict
I know that one. It's one of Doghouse Diaries' most popular comics.

Plans

I can't find a print for sale, but there's a free hi res version

Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

Posted: Sat Dec 20, 2014 6:54 pm UTC
by padjay
Excellent, thanks for that.

Another "I can't find a comic" thread

Posted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 12:05 pm UTC
by itamag
Hey Everyone. I've been looking for a certain comic for a while no, but to no avail. After doing a bit of research, the comic seems to be an xkcd comic judging by drawing style. The comic's a long comic featuring a guy writing a love letter to his ex in word, and then not saving it. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

Posted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 4:03 pm UTC
by somehow
You might be looking for this recent xkcd comic.

Re: dis ting wa ahbe all talkin' about search

Posted: Sat Dec 27, 2014 6:58 pm UTC
by addams
SecondTalon wrote:
tejas amble wrote:Hi,

Please kyan someone help me find dis dis ting wa ahbe all talkin' about comic or provide some keywords dat I kyan use to search for it.
I done gone tru all 1349 comic dem twice already an' still couldn't find it, probably because I skimmed tru dem very quickly.

It went someting like dis, two people dem arguing an' den finally settling pon a have to define certain terms more precisely as it was de lack ah proper definition dat cause de argument/misunderstanding.

Any help be greatly appreciated.


309?

That is So funny.

Is it True?
Yes. Yes. I think it is.

Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 8:28 am UTC
by redopz
Hey I'm looking for two in particular, though I know they are close to each other chronologically.

The earlier one is a long paragraph describing two warring kingdoms who eventually came to peace. It ends with a fellow sitting at his computer saying it was the worst capture-the-flag server ever.

The second comic features a guy who writes a script to buy one object off of ebay for less than a dollar everyday. He ends up getting items like a tourist map of the White House and a ski mask, then decides to stop before he ends up on a government agencies watch list.

As I said, I know these are within 20 comics or so of each other, and I can remember a few more from that time that were also good. If anybody could find me one, I wouldn't mind reading through until I found the second. I believe it's around the period where there was a multi-strip story line about a hover-board (possibly) race with a celebrity. There is also a comic around then that features a car driving off a cliff while the occupant calls a radio hotline for mechanical support.

Any help would be appreciated. And if not it means more nostalgic XKCD for me.

Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 11:32 am UTC
by Carlington
Here's your first one, and here's your second. You were right about them being close together - seven comics apart. Somewhat incredibly, they were even both xkcd strips, which is something that does not seem to be the outcome of posts in this thread very often.

Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

Posted: Fri May 01, 2015 1:29 pm UTC
by commodorejohn
I've been trying to find a comic that ends in a pun about "multiplying a vector by The Matrix." I swear this was an xkcd comic, unless maybe it was a FoxTrot strip doing xkcd. Anybody know whether I'm just misremembering this or not?

Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

Posted: Fri May 01, 2015 3:13 pm UTC
by Deva

Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

Posted: Sat May 02, 2015 12:48 am UTC
by commodorejohn
Holy cow, I was way off.

Thanks!

Searching for Webcomic - thought was in xkcd

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 4:58 pm UTC
by Battleaxe
Hi @all,

I'm Johannes from Germany und was desperately searching for a (I thought) xkcd Page.
The last few days I browsed through all Comics and was not able to find ist.
Perhapse it's no xkcd Comic - I tried Google Picture search - no success.

Description of the comic (that was the reason i've chosen this subtheme - if it's wrong here - please push it to the right place):

A Person on the shore on right side. On left side (over the water) something like a shooting star or a "wink from god".
Then different pictures showing progress (including emc², universe bendig (I hope this is the right term) . . . )
Last picture is the first exept that man is now god.

I hope that anybody can help me. I bookmarked that page and lost it in an OS-Installation.

Gruß Johannes

Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:14 pm UTC
by Deva

Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 6:47 pm UTC
by Battleaxe
Hi Deva,
You made my day!
Thanks to you and the forum,

Johannes

Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 6:51 pm UTC
by Battleaxe
Hi Deva,

I've tried now for days to answer - the last post was "what the board accepted"
I wanted to thank you much more - but the board said: "SPAM".

I owe you something - please contact me.

Gruß Johannes

Hey - this post is also ok (Spamfilerview) :)

Edit: (I hope that editing is not observerd by the "SPAM"-Robot)

You helped me in a way I had no hope that this would happen.
Hope to see you here in Germany some lucky day!

Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

Posted: Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:47 pm UTC
by Deva
Probably caught a link (likely to the comic) or blacklisted word.

Do not worry about it. Mistakes Abstruse Goose for xkcd somewhat often. Spent about fifteen minutes. Imagines less for regular readers.

Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:50 pm UTC
by stickler
I'm looking for that comic that has a guy, when referring to some bit of information saying something like:

"I read in a academic paper, actually it was a magazine, well it was more of a blog ... ok it was on the wall of a toilet."

Information seems more reliable if you preface it with "I read in a paper".

The problem is that I can only remember the idea of the comic, not the actual content - so the actually text must be quite different. I have tried googleing and I have read the titles of the past 300 comics, clicking every one that might contain it.

Do any of you know what I'm talking about?

Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:36 pm UTC
by PolakoVoador
Not exactly what you're describing, but maybe this one or this one?

Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

Posted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 8:38 pm UTC
by Deva
Found nothing thus far. Closest xkcd:
xkcd Study.png
xkcd Study.png (14.47 KiB) Viewed 23219 times

May be using too exact of terms. Returns too much otherwise, however.

Edit: Congratulations on one thousand posts.

Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:13 pm UTC
by PolakoVoador
Deva, you're a wizard.

Also, thanks! Woot! 4 digits! :D

Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 2:58 pm UTC
by stickler
Deva, that must be the one I was thinking of.

Nothing like how I remembered it though. How weird.

Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2015 2:18 am UTC
by Adacore
stickler wrote:Deva, that must be the one I was thinking of.

Nothing like how I remembered it though. How weird.

I'm almost certain I've read something with almost the exact text you quoted somewhere (not the form in the comic Deva posted), but I don't think it was in an xkcd comic. It's possible that it was something like a footnote or image alt-text in one of the What-If's I guess, but that doesn't really seem to fit either.

Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2015 2:13 am UTC
by Djehutynakht
The results of this thread tell me that xkcd is so famous that people are now widely misattributing other works to it.