Scientific IQ study shows; dumbest users like IE (yes, IE9 also).

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  1. Baserk

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    A comprehensive study of web users has determined that the dumber you are, the more likely you are to use Microsoft Internet Explorer.
    After measuring the IQs of exactly 101,326 users and correlating their scores with the browser they had used to access the test, "There was a clear indication ... that the subjects using any version of Internet Explorer ranked significantly lower on an average than others," concludes the study, conducted by the Vancouver, Canada, psychometric-assessment firm, AptiQuant.
    At the other end of the scale are those oh-so-brilliant Opera users, followed close behind by users of Camino and Internet Explorer with Chrome Frame.
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    Funny enough, IE9 users appear to be a bit more stupid than IE8 users, although not as thick as those on IE6-7.
    Below the table of the survey results;
    http://regmedia.co.uk/2011/07/29/browser_smarts_bars_small.jpg

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    Not meant as flame bait, it's all written/quoted as a weekend-humour thread, members/mods.
     
  2. Hungry Man

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    IQ means virtually nothing. Especially on its own.

    Still, thanks for the article.
     
  3. J_L

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    It's pretty darn obvious that installing and using another browser is more intellectually demanding than using something provided with Windows that automatically updates.
     
  4. Hungry Man

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    And there's the fact that younger people have higher IQ's and younger people are also more familiar with computers AND younger people are more likely to try new products etc
     
  5. funkydude

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    Damn moving to Opera ASAP.
     
  6. vasa1

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    Don't mix up cause and effect :D
     
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    ROFL. Was thinking the same.
     
  8. Raza0007

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    BBC - Internet Explorer story was bogus

     
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  9. funkydude

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    Trust the BBC to be the voice of reason, thought I feel sorry for anyone that took this story seriously.
     
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    And in other news analytic data shows that that IE6 users are more likely to fall for bogus news stories.
     
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    Good one, LOL!
     
  12. vasa1

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    And hire lawyers and switch to Opera and ...
     
  13. PJC

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    I guess all IE Corp. users are...
    Sorry, but I cannot believe that...report...
     
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  15. PJC

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     "This was all meant to be a [B]lighthearted[/B] joke."
    Stupid joke...:thumbd:
     
  16. J_L

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    Damned hoax. Sure was believable though. I wonder what a real study's result would've been.
     
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    * edited*
     
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