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Internet Explorer story was bogus

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    vesuvius
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    Bass

    Not surprising.

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    Cream​Filling512

    I thought real IQ tests cost hundreds of dollars.

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    magicalclick

    Which version of IE? Posted from IE as well.

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    figuerres

    makes for news but i would not trust the claim.... they are saying that folks using IE are barely able to function. an 80 IQ is *WAY LOW* unless they tested a bunch of teens / pre-teens .... not to mention the problems with an online IQ test ....

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    Blue Ink

    Actually, it cuts both ways; creating an application that is intuitive and easy to use even for people in the lowest percentiles is not trivial and is the highest accomplishment of any UX designer.

    Posted from IE (IE10pp2, just for the heck of it)

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    devSpeed

    So people who wear red shirts are smarter than ones that prefer blue?

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    DeathBy​VisualStudio

    That's why I feel smarted when I use Chrome. I wonder what the comparison between users of Visual Studio and Eclipse would be? You might have to narrow the scope a bit to say Visual Studio developing for WP vs. Eclipse developing for Android.

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    brian.​shapiro

    Any group of consumers that's larger, and less self-selected, will have a smaller proportion of people that are discriminating about their choices , which will mean more people with low IQ.

    It doesn't even mean their choices are worse. People who go to specialty Japanese restaurants to eat live octopuses will have a higher IQ on average than people who eat pastrami sandwiches at a deli.

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    PaoloM

    So, this is a sample of users that voluntarily clicked on a banner advertising "FREE IQ TEST!!!" returned among search results (from Google, I guess).

    Honestly, I am surprised by how many supposedly smart Opera, Chrome and Camino (seriously?) users are so stupid to fall for that.

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    magicalclick

    @PaoloM:

    Well, I once took a IQ test for fun. Stopped when it asked my cell phone number and other personal info. I was like, WTH, and click close.

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    Blue Ink

    An IQ of 85 is by definition 1 SD below the mean, and only about 16% of a normally distributed population can have a score lower than that.

    I was pondering how you could possibly take about 40% of the sample (that's IE market share, according to wikipedia) and still get an "average in the lower 80's" when I happened to read the actual study. Should have read it first, starting from the Conclusions; I would have saved some time.

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    exoteric

    Reminds me of The Improbable Truth About Numbers 

    @magicalclick - you passed the test.

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    Maddus Mattus

    I don't care about IQaverage, what are the IQmax and the IQmin?

    Bet they are both won by IE Smiley

    And kudos for the IE team for making a browser that any dumbass can use!

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    evildictait​or

    I was pondering how you could possibly take about 40% of the sample (that's IE market share, according to wikipedia) and still get an "average in the lower 80's" when I happened to read the actual study.

    That's easy. Not every sample of a set is an unbiased sample, and this could just be a particular case of sample-bias.

    One thing I would agree with though is that anyone who chooses to use IE6 is borderline deficient, unable to cope with the adult world. Fine there are still some retarded companies out there who force it on their workers, but if youchoose IE6 over new Chrome, Firefox and IE (which would have required you to disable Windows Updates) but still connect to the Internet and click on dodgy looking adverts promising a free IQ test then yes, you are a proper mental case.

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    AJHP

    such a surprise that it has been found to be fake...

     

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14370878 - "Internet Explorer story was bogus"

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    figuerres

    ,AJHP wrote

    such a surprise that it has been found to be fake...

     

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-14370878 - "Internet Explorer story was bogus"

     

    LOL.... like i said, makes headlines but not real facts.... you can't trust stuff just based on a claim.

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