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Internet Explorer users have lower IQ says study

PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:28 pm
by smeggypants
Internet Explorer users have lower IQ says study


:dog: :dog: :dog:


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Does your choice of browser determine intelligence?
Internet Explorer users have a lower than average IQ, according to research by Consulting firm AptiQuant.

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."Article Source

Internet Explorer users have lower IQ says study

PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:34 pm
by Resonance
........Goes to download Camino or Opera :groan:

Internet Explorer users have lower IQ says study

PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:52 pm
by Rocky
Those statistics are a marketing ploy to get people to use Camino or Opera.
Anyone that falls for that shit will most certainly have a low IQ.

These companies are probably jealous of Internet Explorer's success and are trying to poach their users.

Internet Explorer users have lower IQ says study

PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 10:56 pm
by smeggypants
Tomorrow I shall release the report about Express Readers. :D :D

Internet Explorer users have lower IQ says study

PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:31 pm
by wotsit2
derrr what's IE deeerrrr oh yeah
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Internet Explorer users have lower IQ says study

PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:34 pm
by smeggypants
The last two Express readers

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Internet Explorer users have lower IQ says study

PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:38 pm
by Resonance
smeggypants wrote:The last two Express readers

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Doesn't mean that one of those pictured is Rocky :hmmm:

Just kidding Rocky :D

Internet Explorer users have lower IQ says study

PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:38 pm
by annie27
smeggypants wrote:The last two Express readers

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:howl: but which one is Rocky ???? :D

Internet Explorer users have lower IQ says study

PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 11:49 pm
by smeggypants
Resonance wrote:
smeggypants wrote:The last two Express readers

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Doesn't mean that one of those pictured is Rocky :hmmm:

Just kidding Rocky :D


That's right :)

Internet Explorer users have lower IQ says study

PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:04 am
by Rocky
I've had enough of you lot, I'm gonna take a break.

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Internet Explorer users have lower IQ says study

PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 12:06 am
by smeggypants
:pp: :pp: :pp:

Internet Explorer users have lower IQ says study

PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:29 am
by LordNibbler
I think in the States, they take IQ ratings quite seriously don't they? Over here, I doubt anyone has any idea what their IQ is or what IQ is all about. So you can see how in the States, this type of story would hurt people who really think there is something serious in IQ ratings and aspire to have a higher IQ than their "neighboor".

Internet Explorer users have lower IQ says study

PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:00 pm
by wotsit2

Internet Explorer users have lower IQ says study

PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:45 pm
by Resonance

Internet Explorer users have lower IQ says study

PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 1:56 pm
by Pad1
Resonance wrote:


Lol :doh:


:rofl: :nono: :rofl:

Internet Explorer users have lower IQ says study

PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 2:55 pm
by LordNibbler
Phew, cancelled my Opera download! :)

Internet Explorer users have lower IQ says study

PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:02 pm
by tango15
LordNibbler wrote:Phew, cancelled my Opera download! :)


Are you sure you didn't mean Oprah, LN? :D

Internet Explorer users have lower IQ says study

PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:14 pm
by Rocky


I told you that this story was a load of old shit right from the beginning of the thread, now I've beeen proved right. Cheers Wots for that link. :)

Smeggy, Annie and Resonance believed it.
Talk about "fools rush In".

:dog:

Internet Explorer users have lower IQ says study

PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 12:30 am
by smeggypants
Rocky wrote:


I told you that this story was a load of old shit right from the beginning of the thread, now I've beeen proved right. Cheers Wots for that link. :)

Smeggy, Annie and Resonance believed it.
Talk about "fools rush In".

:dog:



Except that I never said I believed it.


FAIL :D :D

Internet Explorer users have lower IQ says study

PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:09 am
by annie27
Rocky wrote:


I told you that this story was a load of old shit right from the beginning of the thread, now I've beeen proved right. Cheers Wots for that link. :)

Smeggy, Annie and Resonance believed it.
Talk about "fools rush In".

:dog:


No we did not :roll: :D ....we just had a laugh at the pictures ,and you to be honest ,but it was all in good fun not nasty .
I think regarding head lines you tend to rush in faster than most of us . :D