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103 Post author: PhilGoetz 26 August 2010 09:07PM

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Comment author: billswift 27 August 2010 06:46:35AM 4 points [-]

Or they believe using IE makes them safer and don't bother doing anything else. Or even take more risks otherwise because they feel safer because of IE. Feeling safer can make you less safe. Or have other unintended effects. And "beliefs" are usually based on emotion rather than thought.

Comment author: TobyBartels 27 August 2010 06:11:45PM 1 point [-]

Certainly, it can go either way. (Same with the Volvos.)