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

Postby cdlvcdlv » Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:53 pm UTC

I know, actually is the other way round (as in "How it Works") and it didn't sum up, but I was so sure... Well it must be some kind of confabulation - I can even see the picture in my mind (with xkcd style).

I must have seen it somewhere else. Thanks.

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

Postby Deva » Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:27 pm UTC

How close to these?
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Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

Postby earplugs » Wed Sep 07, 2016 4:53 am UTC

I think somewhere on xkcd there was a list of things to worry about,
and it was pretty long.

approximately like this

1. war
2. asteroid hitting us
3. global warming
...
101. (was something funny)
...

Looking forward to joyful reunion with this one

I failed to find it by googling for xkcd worries; explainxkcd war asteroid "global warming"; etc.

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

Postby flicky1991 » Wed Sep 07, 2016 5:22 am UTC

Damn, that one does sound familiar...
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Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

Postby Deva » Wed Sep 07, 2016 5:23 am UTC

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

Postby Neil_Boekend » Wed Sep 07, 2016 5:47 am UTC

Deva wrote:How close to these?
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Huh. If that's correct I tell stories like a woman.
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Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

Postby phlip » Wed Sep 07, 2016 7:05 am UTC

I don't think there's anyone I know who tells stories like the first panel of that one...

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

Postby flicky1991 » Wed Sep 07, 2016 12:15 pm UTC

Clearly you don't know any "real men". :roll:
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Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

Postby phlip » Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:53 pm UTC

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

Postby cdlvcdlv » Wed Sep 07, 2016 4:00 pm UTC

Deva wrote:How close to these?
Yes, it's the first one. It's not as I remembered it. It's B/W and I thought I saw it in xkcd... but it really doesn't quite fit.

Thanks a lot, Deva.

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

Postby earplugs » Sun Sep 11, 2016 1:22 pm UTC

THANK YOU to Deva for finding the What If 146 for me! :D

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

Postby cdlvcdlv » Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:32 am UTC

I hope this time I'm not wrong...

Is there an xkcd comic where a guy sends private pictures to his girlfriend taking all kind of security measures but she is not avoiding her coworkers watching the pictures over her shoulders? I thought it had the words "weakest link" in it but I cannot find it.

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

Postby Deva » Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:38 pm UTC

Believes not. Found nothing convincing elsewhere either. Closest:
One Letter Security.jpg

Attempted various combinations of security, steps, flaw, vulnerability, "weakest link", "weak link", girlfriend, coworkers, computer, phone, comic, and webcomic. (Edit: And cyber.) Welcomes additional keyword suggestions (from anyone).

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

Postby cdlvcdlv » Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:35 pm UTC

Deva wrote:Do you remember one panel or many?

I remember many, maybe 4:
    1.- The guy says to the other what he's doing.
    2.- The other guy is shocked.
    3.- The first tells all the precautions he's taken to prevent the message is intercepted/decrypted.
    4.- The girlfriend is watching the pictures and the others are laughing at them while she is complaining but not avoiding them to watch the pictures.
Or so I recall it.

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

Postby Deva » Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:04 am UTC

Triggered Google's Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart. (Typed in "deter". Appreciates their humor.) Calls it there. Tried Encryption, AES, SSL, Password, Careful, People, and Humans as keywords. (Excludes less common attempts, such as Decrypted, Imgur, and Cipher.) Returned nothing close. Offers a different weakest Link as consolation.

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

Postby cdlvcdlv » Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:34 am UTC

Well thank you for the effort. I am beginning to entertain grave doubts about the reliability of my memories. It's not that the comic is not from xkcd. It seems it never existed anywhere except in my imagination.

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

Postby Zohar » Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:00 pm UTC

When you're at the point where even Deva can't find what you're looking for, doubting your memory is not an unreasonable position.
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Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

Postby ConMan » Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:15 pm UTC

The obvious solution is to start your own comic, draw the one you remember, and wait for someone to write angry tweets in your general direction about how you're ripping off something else.
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Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

Postby passion4film12 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 9:45 pm UTC

Help! I'm looking for one that explains the "tiers" of friendship by using a hill/mountain. I think it was one in color, and the "strangers" category was the vast area around the hill. There may have been people climbing from one "tier" to another on the hill?

Thanks for any insight!

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

Postby Deva » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:33 pm UTC

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

Postby passion4film12 » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:37 pm UTC

Deva wrote:This?
Wait But Why Friendship.jpg


YES! I really thought it was XKCD. Guess not! Thank you!

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

Postby Angua » Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:26 am UTC

Deva, I swear you must be the anthropomorphic personification of either the entire internet, or just google.

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

Postby Deva » Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:44 am UTC

Exhibits patience (and luck, in this case). Nothing more. Listed the search sequence below. Denoted the type in parentheses.

(Normal) Webcomic Friendship Geography
(Normal + Image) Webcomic Friendship Hill Mountain
(Normal + Image) Webcomic Friendship Hill Mountain Comparison
(Normal + Image) xkcd Friendship Valley Mountain
(Image) "What if" xkcd Friendship Valley Mountain
(Normal + Image) "What if" xkcd Friendship Levels Valley Mountain
(Normal) "What if" xkcd Friendship Levels Mountain

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Which strip am I thinking of?

Postby huongtram » Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:59 pm UTC

I checked the "before you post" thread's list of threads...I tried seraching for the comic in various ways, and I tried searching for "find the comic" "which comic" and things of that nature...and if I found something, I wouldn't be posting here. Also, the more I think about this, the more I hope this was an XKCD comic...

Wasn't there a strip one day that started out with someone setting their facebook status to "I love cookies!" and a bunch of people liked it and commented " Me too!" "Me three!" "Oh me yarm YES ME TOO!" ...then he used the edit button and changed the status to "Man, I love killing babies!" Where did that comic go...>.>;

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Re: Which strip am I thinking of?

Postby SecondTalon » Thu Jun 22, 2017 2:50 am UTC

huongtram wrote:I checked the "before you post" thread's list of threads...I tried seraching for the comic in various ways, and I tried searching for "find the comic" "which comic" and things of that nature...and if I found something, I wouldn't be posting here. Also, the more I think about this, the more I hope this was an XKCD comic...

Wasn't there a strip one day that started out with someone setting their facebook status to "I love cookies!" and a bunch of people liked it and commented " Me too!" "Me three!" "Oh me yarm YES ME TOO!" ...then he used the edit button and changed the status to "Man, I love killing babies!" Where did that comic go...>.>;

Not an xkcd to start....
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Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

Postby Deva » Thu Jun 22, 2017 4:22 am UTC

Similar results:
1. Cyanide and Happiness 2398
2 and 3.
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Looking for comic about obsessing forever while composing an email

Postby oldfolkiedad » Sun Dec 10, 2017 2:52 am UTC

I apologize if I'm using this board all wrong -- my first time here.
While randomly browsing, I came across a comic about taking forever to write an email, and then forever to respond -- trying to get the wording perfect. Any ideas?

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

Postby Deva » Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:41 am UTC

1873, 1915, or 1783?
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Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

Postby oldfolkiedad » Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:17 pm UTC

1915 is it. Thanks!

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

Postby MalayTheDynamo » Wed Jan 17, 2018 5:50 pm UTC

I'm searching for a comic. I'm sure it's xkcd.

A guy tells someone to get something strange for him from out of the house. Just before the other person leaves, the guy starts saying sappy things. I remember there being text like 'whenever someone goes out of the house I'm afraid'. Almost these exact words.

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

Postby NotGrouchy » Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:14 pm UTC

Some times I just want to help out my fellow human !

https://xkcd.com/791/
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Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

Postby occorled » Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:47 pm UTC

Not 100% sure this was ax XKCD comic. I'm searching the internets but can't find it. It might be a PhD Comic or other comic... But I'd really like to find it :)

It's about someone at a computer trying choose/decide the name they will use for their first paper publication, and the importance of it as all their work will carry that name, citation metrics, history, etc. They are explaining this to someone talking to them, which made me think of it as an XKCD comic because there are so many of them with someone walking up to someone at a computer...

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

Postby Zohar » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:54 pm UTC

Doesn't sound like an xkcd to me... Not sure what else it could be though. Maybe Abtruse Goose (which started updating again after three years)?
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Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

Postby ConMan » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:29 pm UTC

I'm also pretty sure that there isn't an xkcd about naming a paper (PhD or Abstruse Goose are much more likely to cover that topic), but you might be getting mixed up with #910: Permanence, which is about naming a server.
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Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

Postby Deva » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:29 pm UTC

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

Postby Liri » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:59 pm UTC

I had that conversation a couple weeks ago. The PhD student in my lab (I am a tech) is publishing soon and asked me what I wanted. Still resigned to people forever mixing up my first and last names.
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Re: The "I can't find a particular XKCD comic" thread

Postby occorled » Thu Feb 08, 2018 4:24 am UTC

Deva wrote:This?


That's it!! Thank you very much :))))))))

I swear I searched various key words, but didn't find it. And I saw XKCD: Permanence obviously at top of Google, but no I wasn't getting confused about that.

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

Postby Huston » Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:45 pm UTC

I need to find a comic--I'm sure it's XKCD--with a single panel, panorama of a kingdom on the left and an identical, reverse image on the right, where one side has positive labels and the other side has the same things with negative labels. The point was to expose our tendency to subjectively judge "the other." Does anybody remember this comic? Have a link, please?

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

Postby SecondTalon » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:57 pm UTC

Huston wrote:I need to find a comic--I'm sure it's XKCD--with a single panel, panorama of a kingdom on the left and an identical, reverse image on the right, where one side has positive labels and the other side has the same things with negative labels. The point was to expose our tendency to subjectively judge "the other." Does anybody remember this comic? Have a link, please?


And I'm sure you're wrong, because it's not an XKCD comic.

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