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Date: 08/03/11 12:16 PM

40 Responses to Remember That Internet Explorer Story? It`s Bogus!

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    spandi Male 18-29
    118 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 12:19 pm
    Link: Remember That Internet Explorer Story? It`s Bogus! - This should invalidate all that was said. But my guess is it won`t.
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    Zombiemike Male 18-29
    553 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 12:23 pm
    lol.. well no duh it was bogus.
  3. Profile photo of SteelAtlas
    SteelAtlas Male 18-29
    47 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 12:28 pm
    Internet explorers sole use is still only to download a better browser ...
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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
    2442 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 12:29 pm
    But everything on the internet is true! I don`t know what to think anymore!
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    abdehn Male 13-17
    77 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 12:29 pm
    The fact that people actually believed intelligence was related to choice of web browser is the stupidest part. Most people don`t even think about what they`re using.
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    funnehkitteh Male 18-29
    528 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 12:30 pm
    @SteelAtlas AGREED
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    brianlance Male 30-39
    140 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 12:31 pm
    no poo.
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    mitha Male 18-29
    269 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 12:32 pm
    Who would have thought...
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    rickbub Male 40-49
    293 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 12:35 pm
    Still true, though...
  10. Profile photo of IshiiDaFishy
    IshiiDaFishy Male 18-29
    773 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 12:35 pm
    Haha, i bet the people who are only just figuring this out now are using IE.
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    I-See-U Male 18-29
    354 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 12:43 pm
    Guessing it was done by either chrome, firefox, or the others.
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    comp_wizard Male 18-29
    194 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 12:50 pm
    Makes sense. If you`re already dumb enough to use a Windows-based PC, Internet Explorer isn`t actually a bad idea. It tends to run faster than the alternatives due to the way in which some of its core components are built into the OS.
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    terracottus Male 30-39
    280 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 12:57 pm
    What? THat chart i saw on the internet was not accurate or corect? Who could have known....
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    achachet Male 18-29
    9 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 1:00 pm
    Fail counter: Me - 1 / IAB - 0. Damn, now I feel foolish for submitting this drat. At least I wasn`t alone in my belief, BBC, CNN, AND Forbes were with me on this.
    Next time I`ll submit a compilation of golf cart fails. At least that`s funny. Sorry I-A-B!
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    BoredIAm Male 18-29
    146 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 1:17 pm
    Oh my! Someone made some poo up and put it on the internet? And it ended up on IAB? Oh my.

    File under: "I don`t care if it`s fake. It`s still sort of funny."
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    Scott_2150 Male 18-29
    801 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 1:18 pm
    Bogus, but still probably true, you would have to have a pretty low I.Q. to still use IE...
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    burbclaver Male 50-59
    878 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 1:20 pm
    It must be true, it was on the Internet. Shame on the BBC.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15512 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 1:23 pm
    Of course it was bogus, we dont need any study to know IE explorer users are dumb people
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    BlameMeta Male 13-17
    42 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 1:31 pm
    I use IE.
    Reason: Im lazy. Not stupid. Lazy. I got national scholar. Im at a top notch school. I got a 140 IQ for chris-sakes.
    Stop hating on IE!
    (Also, I modded my browser to run faster. Now it`s faster than firefox/chrome. )
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    grimlock16 Male 18-29
    71 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 1:31 pm
    it was true.. look at how many IE user`s believed it :)
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25350 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 1:53 pm
    It would have been done my a mac user, safari for the win. Like its such a great program and such
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    patchouly Male 40-49
    4747 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 1:54 pm
    "an elaborate hoax"!?! LOL! Yeah, the depths of the complexities involved in making this hoax possible is stunning.
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    paddy215 Male 18-29
    1677 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 1:59 pm
    What? Someone lied on the internet? Is nothing sacred anymore? :-(
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    PaintedNInja Male 18-29
    96 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 2:02 pm
    hungry beat did something similar to see how many news peeps would run it. It was something about gullibility in major cities in Australia.
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    chimmeychang Male 30-39
    685 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 2:18 pm
    the first clue it was bogus was the claim they had tested people for get an accurate idea of the ability of someone takes test administered by professionals, not something you do online. Has it ever occurred to anyone that the first thing they teach you in advertising is to compliment someone, and associate that compliment with your product?
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    cyborg Male 13-17
    2790 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 2:49 pm
    too long. next.
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    number43 Male 70 & Over
    759 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 3:06 pm
    thank god the bbc is here to do this kind of hard investigative journalism... -_-
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    darkmagic14n Male 18-29
    1625 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 3:37 pm
    so, a story we all said was bullpoo, ended up being bullpoo

    who knew!?!?!
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
    4903 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 4:11 pm
    Wow im shocked...
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    Sachi001 Male 30-39
    599 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 4:15 pm
    Really, Really! Reeeeeeaaaaallllyyy! Ya think!
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    Errand_boy Male 30-39
    621 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 5:22 pm
    Way to go IE users. Maybe you should throw a party and invite all your Netscape and AOL friends. You know, play minesweeper till 3AM.
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    MCMXCIII Male 18-29
    356 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 7:35 pm
    Already knew that it is a hoax. There`s no way that Safari`s users could have IQ that high.
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    korahn Male 30-39
    1202 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 7:44 pm
    Netscape Navigator all the way!!!
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    phoneybone Male 18-29
    1744 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 9:50 pm
    i love how it was the readers of the news site, not the actual reporters, who did the research on this and found it to be bogus.
    THAT`s why journalism is failing
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    Oldfrt Male 50-59
    746 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 9:53 pm
    Sometimes, I really miss Compuserve
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    FreedomFrie Male 30-39
    243 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 10:49 pm
    Despite it being a stunt, I still think it`s probably true
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    freddyferret Male 40-49
    11744 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 11:05 pm
    The story may be bogus but it`s still true.
  38. Profile photo of OldOllie
    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15845 posts
    August 3, 2011 at 11:20 pm
    The story may be bogus but it`s still true.
    That`s what Dan Rather said. Where is he now?
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    August 4, 2011 at 1:05 am
    It`s also what Piers Morgan said.

    He went from being a fired Daily Mail editor, to News of the World Editor, to his own talk show on US TV.

    Thanks Murdoch!
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    RdDan Male 30-39
    760 posts
    August 5, 2011 at 8:04 pm
    Yeah, but the point is Baalthazaq he`s got his own U.S. show.
    Which means he`s no longer here.
    Although even if he was over here it just gives Ian Hislop another excuse to tear him a new hole.

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