Certified Internet Engineer



  • I saw this job on monster.com:

    Sr. Internet Engineer

    Which made me wonder, "How can I become a member of this exciting profession?".  A short google search lead me to this awesome site: Certified Internet Engineer.



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        * Why isn't "Cisco" is a town in the Sierra Nevada?
        * Do you use a router to move packets or to cut grooves in wood?

    If you answered yes to these questions, YOU may have the makings of CERTIFIED INTERNET ENGINEER!

    Seems I can't become a CIE 'cause I didn't even consider answering yes to those :(



  • Also, where is the cool logo to impress the suits



  • @serguey123 said:

    Also, where is the cool logo to impress the suits

    If they put it on their site, why would you pay for it?  After all, any smart computer guy who can spell TCP/IP knows how to steal pictures from the internet.



  • I really like the "Updated: April 16, 2000". Probably also created April 16, 2000.



  • @TheMugs said:

    I really like the "Updated: April 16, 2000". Probably also created April 16, 2000.

     

    Not surprisingly, that date is very soon after the Dot-Com bubble burst.

     



  • At least they don't have a hit counter, because every Certified Internet Engineer know that's too much 1998.



  • @serguey123 said:

    Also, where is the cool logo to impress the suits

     

    Read this as "where is the cool logo to impress the sluts".



  • @frits said:

    @serguey123 said:

    Also, where is the cool logo to impress the suits

    If they put it on their site, why would you pay for it?  After all, any smart computer guy who can spell TCP/IP knows how to steal pictures from the internet.

    You saw my intentions right away, is that why every company page doesn't have a logo? But wait, some do, so.... low res pic would have done it

    Also some of the questions where moronic to say the least, the question could be changed to: if you are a chump, you are right for us so give us money.



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    * Do you use a router to move packets or to cut grooves in wood?
    Yes



  • @EJ_ said:

    @serguey123 said:

    Also, where is the cool logo to impress the suits

     

    Read this as "where is the cool logo to impress the sluts".

    I can see them impressed by 100 dollar bills but not for a logo no matter how cool it is, perhaps you have corporate sluts there.  Also given the quality standard of this site I'll be surprised if it was any good.  The WTF is that you have to trust them on the logo being cool and that being the only redeeming quality the company could cite.



  • I rather suspect that this was a belated April Fool that didn't get completed in time. Obviously it's attracted some interest, since they say 'this domain name is not for sale.' Which may also be tongue-FIRMLY-in-cheek, BTW.



  • @Cad Delworth said:

    I rather suspect that this was a belated April Fool that didn't get completed in time. Obviously it's attracted some interest, since they say 'this domain name is not for sale.' Which may also be tongue-FIRMLY-in-cheek, BTW.
     

    Agreed. It's way too outrageous to be serious. It's probably someone who found a coveted three-character domain name was available and decided to flaunt it around saying "nyah nyah you can't have it!"



  • I actually completed this course and am eligible to use their cool logo



  • @TheMugs said:

    I really like the "Updated: April 16, 2000". Probably also created April 16, 2000.

    Domain was registered 01-Nov-94. Web archive has history back to Jan '97, at which point it said "Updated August 22, 1996".

    [url]http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.cie.com/[/url]




  • @DaveK said:

    @TheMugs said:

    I really like the "Updated: April 16, 2000". Probably also created April 16, 2000.

    Domain was registered 01-Nov-94. Web archive has history back to Jan '97, at which point it said "Updated August 22, 1996".

    http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.cie.com/


    You know you don't really have to do research in response to throwaway jokes.



  • @TheMugs said:

    I really like the "Updated: April 16, 2000". Probably also created April 16, 2000.
     

    I'm always impressed with sites like that which have their own domain. It means that, despite being a quick and dirty joke site from the dark ages of the Internet, somebody cared enough about the site to keep paying the hosting fees and domain registration fees for the last decade.

    That's much more impressive than 1990's vintage sites that you might find left to rot on university servers or geocities-like free hosting providers.



  • @blakeyrat said:

    @DaveK said:

    @TheMugs said:

    I really like the "Updated: April 16, 2000". Probably also created April 16, 2000.

    Domain was registered 01-Nov-94. Web archive has history back to Jan '97, at which point it said "Updated August 22, 1996".

    http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.cie.com/


    You know you don't really have to do research in response to throwaway jokes.

    I didn't have to, but it piqued my curiosity, so I did anyway.




  • @Tyler said:

    I'm always impressed with sites like that which have their own domain. It means that, despite being a quick and dirty joke site from the dark ages of the Internet, somebody cared enough about the site to keep paying the hosting fees and domain registration fees for the last decade.

    That's much more impressive than 1990's vintage sites that you might find left to rot on university servers or geocities-like free hosting providers.

    Thats exactly why "they" suspect that possible future archeologist really don't have much to do because almost every piece of information became digital starting in the late 20th's.

    At least, until they invent FTL travel and sensitive sensors to pick up the EM waves we all sent into space...



  • @blakeyrat said:

    @DaveK said:

    @TheMugs said:

    I really like the "Updated: April 16, 2000". Probably also created April 16, 2000.

    Domain was registered 01-Nov-94. Web archive has history back to Jan '97, at which point it said "Updated August 22, 1996".

    http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.cie.com/


    You know you don't really have to do research in response to throwaway jokes.

    But then how to ruin them?



  • @Spectre said:

    @blakeyrat said:
    @DaveK said:

    @TheMugs said:

    I really like the "Updated: April 16, 2000". Probably also created April 16, 2000.

    Domain was registered 01-Nov-94. Web archive has history back to Jan '97, at which point it said "Updated August 22, 1996".

    http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.cie.com/


    You know you don't really have to do research in response to throwaway jokes.

    But then how to ruin them?

    Well if you want to avoid spoilers you just have to read the posts in the order they're posted :-)

    Didn't it make you at all curious to see a three-letter second-level com domain being used for nothing?  Those things are valuable!  It made me wonder how long it's been like that, and why.







  • @Tyler said:

    @TheMugs said:

    I really like the "Updated: April 16, 2000". Probably also created April 16, 2000.
     

    I'm always impressed with sites like that which have their own domain. It means that, despite being a quick and dirty joke site from the dark ages of the Internet, somebody cared enough about the site to keep paying the hosting fees and domain registration fees for the last decade.

    That's much more impressive than 1990's vintage sites that you might find left to rot on university servers or geocities-like free hosting providers.

    Welcome to zombocom!



  • @blakeyrat

    Wow, don't remember posting that! And i can't see why it is related



  • @Helix Neither does anyone else, since this thread is six years old.





  • There has to be a "Certified Internet Architect" certification whose only purpose is to allow dorks to put "CIA" after their names.



  • The site in the OP is something completely different now


  • area_pol

    @hungrier Still a WTF though.

    0_1489766190728_upload-5b48bfe1-07d0-4d6e-8528-a2731f87ca4e

    "Our engineers believe that the solution is correct"


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