If you use Internet Explorer you might have a low IQ

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    The study gave web surfers an IQ test, then plotted their scores against the browser they used.

    IE surfers were found to have an average IQ lower than people using Chrome, Firefox and Safari. Users of Camino and Opera rated highest.

    The report has sparked anger from IE supporters, who have threatened AptiQuant with legal action.

    Researchers gave over 100,000 web surfers a free online IQ test. Scores were stored in a database along with each person's web browser data.

    The results suggested that Internet Explorer surfers had an average IQ in the low eighties. Chrome, Firefox and Safari rated over 100, while minority browsers Opera and Camino had an "exceptionally higher" score of over 120.

    AptiQuant stressed that using IE doesn't mean you have low intelligence. "What it really says is that if you have a low IQ then there are high chances that you use Internet Explorer," said AptiQuant CEO Leonard Howard.

    The findings have been treated with scepticism by Professor David Spiegelhalter of Cambridge University's Statistical Laboratory: "They've got IE6 users with an IQ of around eighty. That's borderline deficient, marginally able to cope with the adult world.

    "I believe these figures are implausibly low - and an insult to IE users."

    However, Mr Howard said he didn't feel threatened by a lawsuit: "A win in a court would only give a stamp of approval and more credibility to our report."[/p]

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    The report has sparked anger from IE supporters, who have threatened AptiQuant with legal action.[/p]
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    They mad. [​IMG]
     
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    Um... Thats like saying higher Ice Cream sales lead to higher [censored] victims. No it doesnt . It means its summer time and people are wearing less clothing (more susceptible to [censored]) because its hot and buying ice cream. Theres no correlation.
     
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    IE is stupid anyway. Downloading is annoying, all the clicking sounds are annoying. Everything in it is annoying.
     
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    Just don't use IE. Duh. Don't you feel smarter already?
     
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    If you look at the chart, it shows that the older the version of IE the lower the IQ scores go. It also says that IE users with chrome frame is the third highest. I think this shows that people with lower IQs dont upgrade their software or even know they can use something other than the version of IE that they have with their windows version.
     
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    whatever... I still think these results are stupid
    (and before you start calling me an IE user, I use chrome and sometimes safari [​IMG])
     
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    seriously does anyone actually belive that shit even though IE does suck and is the WORST browser out there. it's all firefox for me. [​IMG]
     
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    The results don't really prove anything.

    They found that those with a lower IQ tend to use IE (with its hardware exceleration and its 100% standards compliency).. It doesn't prove that if you use IE then you have a low IQ. It doesn't prove that if you don't use IE then you have a high IQ.

    (By the way, IE with Chrome Frame is worse than any of these browsers....)
     
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    Goddammit, I use Chrome.

    Time to switch to Opera. [​IMG]
     
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    so does that mean if you use ie for 5 yrs it makes you dumb?! [​IMG]
     
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    No it doesn't.

    LOGIC PEOPLE!!!!
     
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    so than your dumb from the start if you use IE?! [​IMG]
     
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    Why is FF so low on this test... [​IMG]
     
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    IE is really slow as hell. Wonder how Microsoft is gonna react to this.
     

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