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PostSubject: It's official: Internet explorer users are dumb as a bag of hammers   Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:01 am

It's official: IE users are dumb as a bag of hammers

100,000 test subjects can't be wrong

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.

"There was no significant difference in the IQ scores between individuals using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Apple's Safari;" AptiQuant writes, "however, it was on an average higher than IE users."



The methodology of the study appears sound. English-speaking users from the US, Canada, UK, Australia, and New Zealand were drawn to a free IQ assessment test on AptiQuant's website either organically through unprompted search-engine results or through advertisements. Before being given the test, subjects were asked their age and gender; subjects under 16 were redirected to a different site, and their data was not used in the test.

Each subject's browser and operating system were detected and retained along with their scores on the well-respected Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale (IV) IQ test.

Those results were then compared with the results of a similar study done in 2006 – and the results weren't pretty for users of Internet Explorer versions 6 through 9. If anything, IE users appear to have gotten duller over the past five years, and Opera users, sharper.

"The comparison clearly suggests that more people on the higher side of IQ scale have moved away from Internet Explorer in the last 5 years," AptiQuant concludes.

AptiQuant also plotted the use of each browser over the range of users' IQ. IE users again embarrassed themselves: the higher the IQ percentile, the fewer IE users. On the other hand, the smarter the user, the more likely they were to use Opera, Camino, and IE with Chrome Frame.



The study – "Intelligence Quotient (IQ) and Browser Usage: Measuring the Effects of Cognitive Ability on the Choice of Web Browser" – had a loftier goal than merely insulting IE users and putting a smile on the face of Opera's development team: to gauge the correlation between the resistance to changing or upgrading software, and users' IQs.

"From the test results, it is a clear indication that individuals on the lower side of the IQ scale tend to resist a change/upgrade of their browsers," the study concludes. "This hypothesis can be extended to any software in general, however more research is needed for that, which is a potential future work as an extension to this report."

AptiQuant does, however, single IE out as not only the newly anointed Browser for Dummies™, but also as an expensive drag on web developers. "Any IT company involved in web development will acknowledge the fact that millions of man hours are wasted each year to make otherwise perfectly functional websites work in Internet Explorer," they noted when announcing their results
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PostSubject: Re: It's official: Internet explorer users are dumb as a bag of hammers   Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:18 am

I'm convinced but then I'm dumb as a bag of hammers cheers LMFAO LMFAO LMFAO

Thank you AptiQuant of Canada.....thank you.....how do I get Opera LMFAO LMFAO LMFAO

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PostSubject: Re: It's official: Internet explorer users are dumb as a bag of hammers   Sat Jul 30, 2011 9:30 am

Im using IE affraid

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PostSubject: Re: It's official: Internet explorer users are dumb as a bag of hammers   Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:04 am

You thick shit......I've uograded now cheers Big Laugh

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PostSubject: Re: It's official: Internet explorer users are dumb as a bag of hammers   Sat Jul 30, 2011 10:34 am

As thick as a bag of Hammers,
Those West Ham fans will do anything for a bit of publicity.
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PostSubject: Re: It's official: Internet explorer users are dumb as a bag of hammers   Sat Jul 30, 2011 3:21 pm

If all IE users are really that thick then how are they going to understand what you've written?

They will start reading it, switch off and log onto some random porn site... well i did anyway Whistle
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PostSubject: Re: It's official: Internet explorer users are dumb as a bag of hammers   Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:31 am

go on then what do you use
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PostSubject: Re: It's official: Internet explorer users are dumb as a bag of hammers   Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:56 am

I use IE but google chrome for videos


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PostSubject: Re: It's official: Internet explorer users are dumb as a bag of hammers   Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:20 am

I use firefox, always have.You can download it from Here
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PostSubject: Re: It's official: Internet explorer users are dumb as a bag of hammers   Sat Aug 20, 2011 8:22 am

Firefox 4 me.......I ain't dumb......nosirree Naughty cool1

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PostSubject: Re: It's official: Internet explorer users are dumb as a bag of hammers   Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:18 pm

now using firefox......happy are we lol!
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PostSubject: Re: It's official: Internet explorer users are dumb as a bag of hammers   Sat Aug 20, 2011 4:17 pm

What's that then Big Laugh

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PostSubject: Re: It's official: Internet explorer users are dumb as a bag of hammers   Tue Jul 17, 2012 12:13 pm

made the move awhile back to chrome full time. its so much better then IE
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PostSubject: Re: It's official: Internet explorer users are dumb as a bag of hammers   Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:46 pm

I had never use IE on my home computer as it is so crap I use firefox

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