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Author Topic: It's official: IE users are dumb as a bag of hammers  (Read 4450 times)

Eóin

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It's official: IE users are dumb as a bag of hammers
« on: July 30, 2011, 03:26 PM »
Seems the original story was faked: BBC - Internet Explorer story was bogus.

Original post below...

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"

browser_smarts_bars_large.jpgIt's official: IE users are dumb as a bag of hammers
From The Register.co.uk - It's official: IE users are dumb as a bag of hammers
« Last Edit: August 03, 2011, 09:09 AM by Eóin »

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Re: It's official: IE users are dumb as a bag of hammers
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2011, 04:01 PM »
I have always known I am special. :D Go Opera!

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Re: It's official: IE users are dumb as a bag of hammers
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2011, 04:36 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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Re: It's official: IE users are dumb as a bag of hammers
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2011, 11:02 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? :)

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Re: It's official: IE users are dumb as a bag of hammers
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2011, 11:19 AM »
I have always known I am special. :D Go Opera!

+1

Yeeha~! ;D

Opera rocks!


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Re: It's official: IE users are dumb as a bag of hammers
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2011, 11:46 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?

Eóin

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Re: It's official: IE users are dumb as a bag of hammers
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2011, 09:07 AM »
Seems the original story was faked: BBC - Internet Explorer story was bogus.

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Re: It's official: IE users are dumb as a bag of hammers
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2011, 10:55 AM »
I just take it as a joke.

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Re: It's official: IE users are dumb as a bag of hammers
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2011, 04:37 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.)
« Last Edit: August 03, 2011, 04:40 PM by daddydave »

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Re: It's official: IE users are dumb as a bag of hammers
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2011, 06:40 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 ;)