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Opera users are the smartest

A study shows it!

     

RonPK

4:25 pm on Jul 29, 2011 (gmt 0)

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When it comes to their IQ, users of Firefox, Chrome and Safari are just above average. Users of all versions of IE are below average. Users of IE6 are truly dumb (we knew that one). Camino and Opera users have the highest IQ.

Being an Opera user, I'm smart enough to conclude that this merely tells us that usage of Firefox and Chrome is far more widespread than Opera usage. (Assuming that the average IQ is 100.)

Posted with Opera!

J_RaD

5:20 pm on Jul 29, 2011 (gmt 0)

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haha I use opera! I bounce back between opera and IE9 so i guess im not that smart :-P

i ditched firefox as my main browser many moons ago when i sick of it crashing for no good reason and memory usage, it is now my niche browser that has its uses for plugins and research things.

chrome, wouldn't touch it with a 1000 foot pole. Thats googs prized trojan horse.

lucy24

5:28 pm on Jul 29, 2011 (gmt 0)

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High-five from a Camino user ;)

The MSIE figure is statistically obvious, since it includes all the "defaults": the people who don't know anything about computers so they just bought the cheapest or most readily available one; the people who don't know anything about browsers so they just use the one that came with their computer ... and the people who (literally) don't know what a browser is.

I wonder if they adjusted for income? Anyone who uses a public terminal is almost certainly using MSIE-- probably an older release to go with the computer's outdated OS. (My public library ranges from 6 to 8 depending on when they inherited the computer. I don't think the Gates Foundation ones came with unlimited software upgrades.)

Is it safe to assume that a comparison of Linux, Mac and Windows users would show the same distribution?

jecasc

6:18 pm on Jul 29, 2011 (gmt 0)

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The next thing they should research is income. Imagine: If it turns out the average Opera user is rich like Croesus you would be a millionaire.

Leosghost

6:46 pm on Jul 29, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Opera used to be a "pay for it" browser..so one made a carefully considered* financial and rational intelligent choice to use it.


*most people are too lazy to think in any depth ..even if they can..

RonPK

8:03 am on Jul 30, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I actually thought Camino had passed away. Will have a look at it again.

Leosghost

10:48 am on Jul 30, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Having read overnight how the survey was conducted ( in particular how they got the people to participate, via an online IQ test !) IMO they are in that case merely measuring the various browser usage(s) of a subset of "idiots"..

Idiots being the set that one must be a member of, in order to participate in online IQ tests..

Which explains why the high end of the IQ measured on the "pretty graphs" appears to stop at around 120..

Anyone who thinks 120 should be described as a "high" IQ, is in another subset, which no doubt thinks that Stephen Fry is an intellectual..

lucy24

7:15 pm on Jul 30, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I actually thought Camino had passed away. Will have a look at it again.

Unfortunately it has misplaced a few features, like text-shadow and implementation of the @-rule (@font-face? @font-family? @-thingie, anyhow. The one I use when I consult my UCAS grammar tables with an iPad.) And somewhere along the line their nice rounded default buttons became ugly rectangles. And it doesn't do "display: run-in" but then neither does anyone else except Safari. Weirdly it does do font-size-adjust.

What do you mean, there exist browser features that don't involve the display of text? ;)

But once upon a time it had popup blocker overrides when most browsers didn't even have a blocker.

There's a huge range in online IQ tests. Some are very close to legitimate; some are the kind that (quoting the person who pointed me to one such site) would put your neighbor's cat in the Genius range.

J_RaD

2:05 pm on Aug 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I wish they would do an IQ study on people that post comments on websites and youtube videos.

HuskyPup

3:14 pm on Aug 1, 2011 (gmt 0)



Is it just me or is Opera becoming a bit of a memory resource hog these days especially with videos?

Is it just me or is it Firefox that has a problem with not finding sites when I know I've entered the correct address yet when I enter the same address through Google search, hey presto, it opens?

Am I the only one who uses SeaMonkey and K-Meleon? I like to be unique...just like everyone else:-)

RonPK

6:17 pm on Aug 1, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Sigh. "AptiQuant Threatened With A Lawsuit By Loyal Internet Explorer Users"

[aptiquant.com...]

Leonard Howard, the CEO of the company said that he has been receiving hate mail from IE users since yesterday. He said, I just want to make it clear that the report released by my company did not suggest that if you use IE that means you have a low IQ, but what it really says is that if you have a low IQ then there are high chances that you use Internet Explorer.

badbadmonkey

11:59 pm on Aug 2, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I just want to make it clear that the report released by my company did not suggest that if you use IE that means you have a low IQ, but what it really says is that if you have a low IQ then there are high chances that you use Internet Explorer.


LOL! That'll have 'em scratching their heads.

Shaddows

11:52 am on Aug 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Internet Explorer story was bogus (by implication, Opera too)
[bbc.co.uk...]

Did you know gullible appears in neither the OED nor Websters?

RonPK

12:30 pm on Aug 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Well, it was fun while it lasted.

badbadmonkey

12:38 pm on Aug 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

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The quote from "Howard" is all the funnier in retrospect then. Well I believed it. And the angry offended IE users need to take a good look at themselves...

lucy24

6:42 pm on Aug 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Did you know gullible appears in neither the OED nor Websters?

Ordinarily I would not mind spending time with the OED to confirm that the first part of the above is not true-- and do some further browsing as long as I'm there-- but I've got the two-volume weightlifter edition and my lower back protested loudly. (I thought it might be a trick, where "gullible" is only a subentry under the ancient verb "gull". But no, it's an entry in its own right.)

Fortunately I already knew that "Webster's" ceased to be a dictionary trademark years ago, so you can stick the label "Webster's" onto any dictionary you like. Including the one on my shelf-- vintage mid-20th century so it lacks certain words I use every day.

aristotle

12:27 pm on Aug 4, 2011 (gmt 0)

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This whole thing turned out to be a hoax. It was all the work of one person who created a fake website for a phony research organization and published this totally bogus report

lucy24

7:42 pm on Aug 4, 2011 (gmt 0)

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There's a moral in there somewhere. Or possibly a useful lesson, depending on what you choose to do with the knowledge.

LynX4DBA

9:39 pm on Aug 4, 2011 (gmt 0)



if not a lesson atleast there will be a message for sure .... ;)

J_RaD

11:06 pm on Aug 4, 2011 (gmt 0)

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all the media outlets took the bait and ran with it.