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Monday, 01 August 2011 18:07

People who use IE are stupid

Written by Nick Farell
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The browser for the dim
Users of Internet Explorer are less intelligent than those who use other browsers, according to a recent survey. AptiQuant, a "psychometric consulting" firm that provides hiring exams for businesses, gave online IQ tests to more than 100,000 people.

As you might expect those who used IE6 really were dumb although  IE8 users performed slightly better on the test. There were little difference in the Iqs of Firefox, Chrome and Safari users, but apparently if you use IE with Chrome Frame, Camino or Opera you were more likely to have a higher IQ.

AptiQuant concluded that the study showed a substantial relationship between an individual's cognitive ability and their choice of web browser. Those with lower side of the IQ scale tend to resist a change/upgrade of their browsers.


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+4 #1 bardenck 2011-08-01 18:28
the headline is hilarious!! i installed chrome the day it came out. my computer illerate dad even uses chrome.
 
 
0 #2 123s 2011-08-01 18:31
No surprise here :_D
 
 
+2 #3 Dagrim 2011-08-01 19:18
maybe in states where people are generally stupid,
but in my neighborhood every dumbphuck i know uses ff
 
 
+2 #4 eddman 2011-08-01 19:29
XP + IE6 users might be stupid, but I'm sure that does not apply to 7 + IE9 users. /s

Anyway, a very stupid test by itself.
 
 
+3 #5 Squall_Leonhart 2011-08-01 19:40
Quoting eddman:
XP + IE6 users might be stupid, but I'm sure that does not apply to 7 + IE9 users. /s

Anyway, a very stupid test by itself.

depends.... are they neowin members?
 
 
+3 #6 TechHog 2011-08-01 20:19
The real question is why time was wasted on such a test in the first place.
 
 
-1 #7 FlOw 2011-08-01 20:37
OPERA IS DOMINATE
You know this guy uses opera:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkMsSIjQXxo
 
 
0 #8 bardenck 2011-08-01 20:54
Quoting FlOw:
OPERA IS DOMINATE
You know this guy uses opera:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkMsSIjQXxo






?


http://w-shadow.com/blog/2008/09/03/google-chrome-vs-opera-js-speed-test/

http://www.gadgets-reviews.com/chrome-vs-opera-ie-firefox.html

http://www.dailytech.com/Opera+100+RC+vs+Chrome+4+Benchmarking/article16092.htm

ummm, not so dominate.
 
 
-3 #9 dicobalt 2011-08-01 21:35
I would like to see the scores for people who use Firefox + NoScript.
 
 
0 #10 kinkypink 2011-08-01 23:12
oh my actual god. somebody got f**king paid to do that study?
 

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