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    How many hawk fans use Internet Explorer?

    A comprehensive study of web users has determined that the dumber you are, the more likely you are to use Microsoft Internet Explorer.
    After measuring the IQs of exactly 101,326 users and correlating their scores with the browser they had used to access the test, "There was a clear indication ... that the subjects using any version of Internet Explorer ranked significantly lower on an average than others," concludes the study, conducted by the Vancouver, Canada, psychometric-assessment firm, AptiQuant.
    At the other end of the scale are those oh-so-brilliant Opera users, followed close behind by users of Camino and Internet Explorer with Chrome Frame.
    "There was no significant difference in the IQ scores between individuals using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Apple's Safari;" AptiQuant writes, "however, it was on an average higher than IE users."
    It's official: IE users are dumb as a bag of hammers • The Register



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    Re: How many hawk fans use Internet Explorer?

    Google Chrome for browsing/message boards (IE always stopped responding when I was on HN or CF), IE for Netflix (Chrome just doesn't stream well on my computer).


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    Re: How many hawk fans use Internet Explorer?

    Quote Originally Posted by tm3308 View Post
    Google Chrome for browsing/message boards (IE always stopped responding when I was on HN or CF), IE for Netflix (Chrome just doesn't stream well on my computer).
    Firefox 5.0 plays well with Flash video for me; no need for two browsers to surf the internet. If one doesn't customize the browser too much with add-ons, it's actually pretty responsive. Add-ons are nice, but slow down the browser's loading time significantly when numbering more than four or five. Firefox works best when the number of add-ons installed is balanced with the browser's performance.


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    Re: How many hawk fans use Internet Explorer?

    I done use the intranet explorer because I'm a dumb ole hawk fan.


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    Re: How many hawk fans use Internet Explorer?

    what is the internet?



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    Re: How many hawk fans use Internet Explorer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cytom5 View Post
    what is the internet?
    I think it's a series of tubes.



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    Re: How many hawk fans use Internet Explorer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cytom5
    what is the internet?
    It's the inner lining to your swimming trunks.



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    Re: How many hawk fans use Internet Explorer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cytom5 View Post
    what is the internet?
    It's that thing they wrap around the intertube so it doesn't tear up on the innerstate when you have a blowout.




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    Re: How many hawk fans use Internet Explorer?

    Quote Originally Posted by MLawrence View Post
    It's the inner lining to your swimming trunks.
    Hey- didn't Al Gore invent that?



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    Re: How many hawk fans use Internet Explorer?

    They have the internet on computers, now?


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    Re: How many hawk fans use Internet Explorer?

    Just a follow up...the study referenced in the OP was a hoax:

    BBC News - Internet Explorer story was bogus


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    Re: How many hawk fans use Internet Explorer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cytom5 View Post
    what is the internet?
    I think you are referring to the "interweb."



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    Re: How many hawk fans use Internet Explorer?

    A report claiming Internet Explorer users scored lower on IQ tests than users of other Web browsers appears to have been an elaborate hoax.
    The report, supposedly based on a survey of 100,000 Internet users, was released last week by what appeared to be a Vancouver-based, Web-consulting firm called Aptiquant.
    Major news outlets -- including CNN, the BBC, NPR, CNET, Forbes and London's Daily Mail and Telegraph -- reported the story last week, as did multiple technology blogs.
    But the BBC reported Wednesday that readers raised questions about the authenticity of the study.
    Staff photos and information on the Aptiquant website -- a fully developed portal that includes contact information, previous press releases and studies, and a supposed history of the company -- appear to have been lifted from the website of a French Web development firm, Central Test.
    "Central Test noticed the fraudulent use of its identity by Aptiquant, a Canadian company and deny any direct or indirect link with the above mentioned company," the company said in a post on its site Wednesday
    The post said Central Test is investigating and reserves rights to pursue legal action against whoever lifted the photos.
    Internet Explorer IQ report appears to be a hoax - CNN.com



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    Re: How many hawk fans use Internet Explorer?

    My work still has IE6. Circa 2001.

    Makes the interwebs easy



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    Re: How many hawk fans use Internet Explorer?

    Internet Explorer is actually the most used browser to download other browsers. So there is one good thing about it.



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