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Relief: IE users not stupid after all
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Relief: IE users not stupid after all
Here at Technically Incorrect, we have a long-standing policy of being skeptical about research. It always seems to contain less information than meets the brain.

Sometimes, though, one cannot be skeptical enough.

Last week,I wrote about a piece of research from a psychometric consulting company called AptiQuant that purported to suggest that IE users had the lowest IQs of browser users in the world.

It purported to suggest that IE9 users were even less intelligent than IE8 users. And it purported to suggest that Opera users were the very smartest of all. (Continues)

"In life you can never be too kind or too fair; everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with."
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RE: Relief: IE users not stupid after all
Right, they're not stupid, they're just suckers for punishment!
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RE: Relief: IE users not stupid after all
(3rd August 2011, 21:58)theVOID Wrote: Right, they're not stupid, they're just suckers for punishment!

They are stupid gluttons for punishment.

I don't pity them, somehow.
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RE: Relief: IE users not stupid after all
The BBC posted an article this morning about the hoax http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14389430

They point out numerous news organisations were taken in, including themselves. The alleged company which did the study seems to have only been set up a month ago, and ripped off most of the employee photos and names from another company.

Phew. Don't have to turn in my Mensa card. - James.

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RE: Relief: IE users not stupid after all
(3rd August 2011, 23:03)Anymouse Wrote: Phew. Don't have to turn in my Mensa card. - James.

Turn it in if you're using IE right now.

Nothing more indicative of stupid than sticking to an obvious standards incompliant browser riddled with windows only security holes.
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RE: Relief: IE users not stupid after all
It's like creating simplistic correlation between Atheist and IQ.

I could say, "Atheist are smarter than theists" just because average IQ of 100 Atheists I met are far above average IQ of 100 Theists I met.

Surely, its a fallacy. People are not getting higher IQ just devising from religion. Aren't it?
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RE: Relief: IE users not stupid after all
You usually have to be stupider to be religious... the exceptions being the likes of fr0d0, tacky, rayaan, ryft: who did the good and proper thing and used their brains to arrive at the conclusion of God. Many theists that are so only because of having been raised such are really astoundingly stupid.
Please give me a home where cloud buffalo roam
Where the dear and the strangers can play
Where sometimes is heard a discouraging word
But the skies are not stormy all day
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