1 in 10 Americans think HTML is an STD and 23% thought an "MP3" was a "Star Wars" robot.

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    Mar 06, 2014 5:38 PM GMT
    This is sad icon_eek.gif



    http://www.latimes.com/business/technology/la-fi-tn-1-10-americans-html-std-study-finds-20140304,0,1188415.story#axzz2v1X0Ct00
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    Mar 06, 2014 7:56 PM GMT
    OK, people are stupid. Edumacation is lacking. But I am actually heartened by this information. I mean, I will have a job forever. So many stupid people to take money from...
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    Mar 06, 2014 8:10 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidOK, people are stupid. Edumacation is lacking. But I am actually heartened by this information. I mean, I will have a job forever. So many stupid people to take money from...

    Here's the guy who sees a silver lining in every cloud! icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 06, 2014 8:21 PM GMT
    Only 10% though HTML is an STD? That's surprising!

    A few things to keep in mind:

    1) The population surveyed consisted of people who go online to find discount coupons, AND agree to take part in a survey.

    2) There is absolutely no way to tell how many people were choosing an incorrect response on purpose, to be funny (23% think MP3 is a Star Wars robot? Bullshit! EVERYBODY has seen Star Wars!)

    3) Most of the technical terms people were quizzed on have absolutely no relevance to the average person's life. I didn't know what SEO stands for (just like 77% of those surveyed), and I design satellites for a living!

    So, who's more gullible? The people who say a motherboard is part of a cruise ship? Or the guy who thinks the results of this survey are indicative of America as a whole?
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    Mar 06, 2014 8:23 PM GMT
    Everyone has one of "those" moments when their brain decides to take a 5 minute break. These surveys prove nothing...
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    Mar 06, 2014 8:36 PM GMT
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    Yet another perfect example of the news media providing entertainment in the guise of news.

    I was a sysadmin for web servers for several years and also didn't know what SEO meant; Search Engine Optimization. icon_eek.gif
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    Mar 06, 2014 9:04 PM GMT
    1 in 10 think duck dynasty is cool
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    Mar 06, 2014 9:07 PM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidOK, people are stupid. Edumacation is lacking. But I am actually heartened by this information. I mean, I will have a job forever. So many stupid people to take money from...




    Wow I am at a loss but this hit it on the head
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    Mar 06, 2014 9:50 PM GMT
    Yea, and like 10% of the US is over 60, so?
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    Mar 06, 2014 9:52 PM GMT
    BP201 saidYea, and like 10% of the US is over 60, so?


    That's what I thought. How many people asked were older, with hardly any knowledge of HTML or MP3.
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    Mar 06, 2014 10:21 PM GMT
    Duh, I contracted HTML back in 2005, but bounced back in two months later. My doctor put me on CSS. That's when I started doubling up on condoms. You 90% have no clue.
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    Mar 06, 2014 10:27 PM GMT
    cheese and rice............ but i'm not surprised. a few days ago, i had a young woman 'tap' on the push placard on the bi-fold aft lavatory door. i watched as she did this repeatedly. i said, 'um, miss. it's not a 'touch screen'. you have to actually PUSH on the door to open it.' she thought it was electronic.
    you know, this makes my job so interesting. sad, but interesting.
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    Mar 06, 2014 10:51 PM GMT
    yeah and probably much higher worldwide (like in the Caribbean) lol
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    Mar 07, 2014 12:32 AM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidOK, people are stupid. Edumacation is lacking. But I am actually heartened by this information. I mean, I will have a job forever. So many stupid people to take money from...


    +10 FTW. LOL.

    Couldn't have said it better. I, however, wouldn't be taking it from them. They'd practically be giving it to me.
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    Mar 07, 2014 1:10 AM GMT
    HTML an STD hahahaha! That is really funny.
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    Mar 07, 2014 1:15 AM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidOK, people are stupid. Edumacation is lacking. But I am actually heartened by this information. I mean, I will have a job forever. So many stupid people to take money from...


    in the classes I'm taking, that's called "sociopath"
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    Mar 07, 2014 1:22 AM GMT
    Actually, any three or four letter abbreviation taken out of context is utterly meaningless. The authors of "the study," (a survey by a PR firm) and of the nooz story are retards.

    There are too many possibilities for short abbreviations and virtually all of them are used for many different things. The Correct Form of Use (CFU) is to write out the phrase the first time that it appears in any document, define the abbreviation, and thereafter you can use the abbreviation in that document.

    I get bitten by this bit of illiteracy all the time. People send me a sample and ask me to analyze it for "XYZ." How the hell am I supposed to know what that means? They say, "I dunno, I saw it in the newspaper," or "I dunno, the govmint tole me I need a XYZ test." Sometimes it takes half a dozen phone calls to find anybody who knows what "XYZ" is supposed to mean.

    Just because a lot of people (or one newspaper reporter, in my example) use an abbreviation does not make it the correct name for anything.


    For that matter, Hypertext Markup Language IS a Standard.
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    Mar 07, 2014 1:27 AM GMT
    This is hardly representative. Who is "vouchercloud" seriously? This isn't the Pew Research Center, or Gallup here. I could find you a random sample with a plus / minus showing Americans don't know we landed on the moon. So it ain't sad, it's bad statistical data. Now what is sad, is that The Times picked it up.
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    Mar 07, 2014 3:53 AM GMT
    TerraFirma saidDuh, I contracted HTML back in 2005, but bounced back in two months later. My doctor put me on CSS. That's when I started doubling up on condoms. You 90% have no clue.


    oh LOL.

    I must have contracted netscape as a kid when I first started the interwebz
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    Mar 07, 2014 5:01 AM GMT
    [quote][cite]n8698u said
    That's what I thought. How many people asked were older, with hardly any knowledge of HTML or MP3.[/quote]

    Thank you for equating age with lack of knowledge of technology. I bought my first computer, with a full 1 K memory (yes, you read that right) the year you were born. And I have had computers ever since. Right now I have three laptops of which I use at least two daily for work and pleasure. I also have an iPad, iPhone and two websites.

    Apologies accepted !! LOL
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    olden said[quote][cite]n8698u said
    That's what I thought. How many people asked were older, with hardly any knowledge of HTML or MP3.


    Thank you for equating age with lack of knowledge of technology. I bought my first computer, with a full 1 K memory (yes, you read that right) the year you were born. And I have had computers ever since. Right now I have three laptops of which I use at least two daily for work and pleasure. I also have an iPad, iPhone and two websites.

    Apologies accepted !! LOL[/quote]

    Good for you. I only say that because you wouldn't believe how many times my father called me needing help resetting the clock on the VCR, after the power went out. LOL!
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    Mar 07, 2014 8:02 AM GMT
    bro4bro saidOnly 10% though HTML is an STD? That's surprising!

    A few things to keep in mind:

    1) The population surveyed consisted of people who go online to find discount coupons, AND agree to take part in a survey.

    2) There is absolutely no way to tell how many people were choosing an incorrect response on purpose, to be funny (23% think MP3 is a Star Wars robot? Bullshit! EVERYBODY has seen Star Wars!)

    3) Most of the technical terms people were quizzed on have absolutely no relevance to the average person's life. I didn't know what SEO stands for (just like 77% of those surveyed), and I design satellites for a living!

    So, who's more gullible? The people who say a motherboard is part of a cruise ship? Or the guy who thinks the results of this survey are indicative of America as a whole?

    That's exactly what happened. Given a choice like "STD" or a "Star Wars Robot," of course many people were going to choose that answer as a joke. They really only cared about getting the coupon. It's like laughing at those Jay Leno clips where he asked "average Americans" on the street trivia questions and got funny answers. Most of those people weren't actually that stupid. They were smart enough to know that if they gave the correct answer, they had no chance of being put on TV.
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    Mar 07, 2014 3:20 PM GMT
    This survey is spot-on because coupon clippers represent the average U.S. citizen. icon_rolleyes.gif They should be shot for releasing something so retarded. Like some trashy bitch going online to find the cheapest deal on Mac N' Cheese macaroni is going to be concerned with HTML. She's just trying to feed her 14 kids!

    Plus the OP is a troll who loves to bash the U.S.
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    Mar 07, 2014 3:31 PM GMT
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    HEBREWMAN saidcheese and rice............ but i'm not surprised. a few days ago, i had a young woman 'tap' on the push placard on the bi-fold aft lavatory door. i watched as she did this repeatedly. i said, 'um, miss. it's not a 'touch screen'. you have to actually PUSH on the door to open it.' she thought it was electronic.
    you know, this makes my job so interesting. sad, but interesting.


    That's pretty funny!


    it was amusing, but VERY painful to watch. and here's one for the record books. as many of you may or may no know, my company bought american airlines and is in the process of adopting the AA brand. this morning the cabin crews received a 'clarification' memo in our crew emails. it centered around the correct pronunciation of AA's frequent flyer program. AAdvantage is the marketing name. apparently, some of my coworkers cannot pronounce it as a single A. sigh. now I have a headache. I need a beer because of this. as I say when repairing client fuck-ups on their boats..... "I CAN FIX A LOT OF THINGS, BUT I CANT FIX STUPID!" sheeeeeeesh. wake up people!!
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    Mar 07, 2014 3:49 PM GMT
    It reminds me this article made by a famous satyrical website here. It was named ''75% of French men think that the clitoris is Toyota's new model".
    An Italian newspaper related the news as if it was true haha.