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IQ level tied to choice of internet browser
http://www.physorg.com ^ | 08-01-2011 | Staff

Posted on 08/01/2011 12:26:25 PM PDT by Red Badger

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To: trailboss800
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51 posted on 08/01/2011 1:37:45 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Sherman Logan
Those who are less intelligent are on average more likely to use the default setting.

Or they feel the default works fine, so why fiddle with it when they have better things to do.

52 posted on 08/01/2011 1:38:02 PM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: Chickensoup
IE and 144

...and a double post.............

53 posted on 08/01/2011 1:42:58 PM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: MEGoody

Which is actually a pretty intelligent response...

I’m always amused by the computer geeks who like to spend their time messing about with the setting in the OS. Personally, I’d prefer it if I was unaware my computer had an OS. I don’t want to fiddle about with running a computer, I want to do things with it.


54 posted on 08/01/2011 1:58:19 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Sudetenland

If anything, there may be a better correlation between what ISP a person uses and their IQ.

Like if they’re are STILL using AOL....


55 posted on 08/01/2011 2:11:16 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Revolting cat!

We got your results. Stan, you’re depressed.

I am?

Yes, very much so. It’ll only cost $200 for initial auditing to make you feel better.


56 posted on 08/01/2011 2:13:44 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Red Badger

With OS10 anyway, Opera is the fastest. Chrome is the most stable, from what I have read.


57 posted on 08/01/2011 2:34:36 PM PDT by Wildbill22
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To: Red Badger

...and a double post.............

Once for me and once for my IE!


58 posted on 08/01/2011 2:43:21 PM PDT by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: Red Badger

No.


59 posted on 08/01/2011 2:54:32 PM PDT by meatloaf
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To: Red Badger

My genius keeps it dry.

My screen is 3.5 inches.
It’s workable.


60 posted on 08/01/2011 2:59:20 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: absolootezer0

What, Lynx isn’t good enough for you?


61 posted on 08/01/2011 3:54:20 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: meatloaf

“What about pink flamingos in the yard?”

Depends. Thirty million pink flamingoes have been manufactured since 1957. How many do you own? What about hula-hoops? The professors can’t determine anything about you until those questions are answered.


62 posted on 08/01/2011 4:05:29 PM PDT by sergeantdave
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Netscape was bought by AOL but Mozilla, who did the code for it, owns FireFox and its mail program...


63 posted on 08/01/2011 4:24:22 PM PDT by dcwusmc (A FREE People have no sovereign save Almighty GOD!!! III OK We are EVERYWHERE)
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To: sergeantdave
I've never owned a hula hoop. However I haven't seen pink flamingos in WV for some time. Fortunately it doesn't look like they're extinct.
64 posted on 08/01/2011 7:40:36 PM PDT by meatloaf
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To: dcwusmc

I got curious about their scientific method. No surprise that there seemed to be none. The sample was self-selected. Problem right there. The participants came there from search engines or advertisements, looking to take a “free IQ test”. They threw out whole groups of participants if less than 500 people used the same browser. Given Internet Explorer’s position in the market, one might surmise that this group was overrepresented originally, thereby skewing the results. Not to mention, in the case of people who continue to use VERY OLD browsers, certain socio-economic and demographic factors might better explain their “choice” of browsers.

Here’s how they sum up their research, if you want to call it that:

“The study showed a substantial relationship between an individual’s cognitive ability and their choice of web
browser. From the test results, it is a clear indication that individuals on the lower side of the IQ scale tend to
resist a change/upgrade of their browsers. This hypothesis can be extended to any software in general,
however more research is needed for that, which is a potential future work as an extension to this report.
It is common knowledge, that Internet Explorer Versions to 6.0 to 8.0 are highly incompatible with modern web
standards. In order to make websites work properly on these browsers, web developers have to spend a lot of
unnecessary effort. This results in an extra financial strain on web projects, and has over the last decade cost
millions of man-hours to IT companies. Now that we have a statistical pattern on the continuous usage of
incompatible browsers, better steps can be taken to eradicate this nuisance.”

It would be well to ask what IT company funded this study and for what reason? To provide “data” to help “eradicate this nuisance?” http://www.aptiquant.com/IQ-Browser-AptiQuant-2011.pdf


65 posted on 08/02/2011 8:22:06 PM PDT by Greenperson
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To: Red Badger; Sherman Logan; Revolting cat!; All
It was a hoax.
66 posted on 08/03/2011 7:21:56 AM PDT by Pharmboy (What always made the state a hell has been that man tried to make it heaven-Hoelderlin)
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To: Pharmboy

LOL!!!!...............It’s probably true though!...........


67 posted on 08/03/2011 7:30:40 AM PDT by Red Badger ("Treason doth never prosper.... What's the reason? Why if it prosper, none dare call it treason.")
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To: Red Badger

It made sense to me and you...shows you that what you want to believe is easy to (those of us who only use IE a little bit nowadays thought ourselves smarter for going to Chrome or Firefox). And we may be, but this “study” sure didn’t prove anything...


68 posted on 08/03/2011 8:00:24 AM PDT by Pharmboy (What always made the state a hell has been that man tried to make it heaven-Hoelderlin)
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To: Red Badger

As a user of Chrome and Firefox, I would have to agree with the findings as I am quite intelligent. I do keep a copy of IE on my computers for when I want to go slumming on the Web (just to see how the other half lives).


69 posted on 08/03/2011 8:04:27 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Red Badger

Chrome, opera, and firefox here

Only use IE for my remote cameras and remote cashier software to keep up with daily sales at my joints


70 posted on 08/03/2011 8:10:30 AM PDT by wardaddy (Palin or Bachman..either with Marco....I'm often on a .hence my spelling..sorry)
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To: Pharmboy

Sorry you missed the trane, oui noo!


71 posted on 08/06/2011 9:09:32 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Solitar

So how do I get firefox on my iPad. I have tried multiple ways but so far no luck. I don’t caree for safari at all.....


72 posted on 08/06/2011 9:12:29 PM PDT by Mom MD (The country needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask)
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