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Author Topic: It's official: IE users are dumb as a bag of hammers  (Read 2817 times)
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« on: July 30, 2011, 03:26:57 PM »

Seems the original story was faked: BBC - Internet Explorer story was bogus.

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Thought this was a hilarious survey result -

"There was a clear indication ... that the subjects using any version of Internet Explorer ranked significantly lower on an average than others"

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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2011, 04:01:14 PM »

I have always known I am special. cheesy Go Opera!
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2011, 04:36:12 PM »

People who use IE with the Chrome Frame extension score higher than people who use Firefox, Chrome, or Safari? huh
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2011, 11:02:54 AM »

People who use IE with the Chrome Frame extension score higher than people who use Firefox, Chrome, or Safari? huh
That'd probably be people who are forced to use IE at work, but who are smart enough to be able to install such a plugin and subvert company IT policy? smiley
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2011, 11:19:02 AM »

I have always known I am special. cheesy Go Opera!

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Yeeha~! Grin

Opera rocks!

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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2011, 11:46:57 AM »

I am not sure what to think of the test result, because I am clearly too dumb for Internet Explorer! So I guess I am in the same league as pets or tin cans or something alike?
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2011, 09:07:49 AM »

Seems the original story was faked: BBC - Internet Explorer story was bogus.
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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2011, 10:55:29 AM »

I just take it as a joke.
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« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2011, 04:37:01 PM »

I just take it as a joke.

Right, it seems like something the Journal of Irreproducible Results would do. (Sadly there is almost no online content, but the graph is nice.)
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« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2011, 06:40:44 PM »

While amusing, it is a bit insulting .. also, IE has come a long way lately. Dunno if you've given a chance in recent versions, but they finally got the brilliant idea of disabling all those tollbars by default and letting users be more aware of the add-ons. It isn't as bad as it used to be. I'm with Chrome myself ATM, though am getting a bit tired of it, and considering going back to Firefox. For mobile platforms, nothing seems to beat Opera Wink
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