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404

(abuse)
Someone who's clueless. From the World-Wide Web message "404, URL Not Found" meaning that the document you've tried to access can't be located.

"Don't bother asking him...he's 404, man".

404 is one of the standard response codes of the telnet protocol on which the web's HTTP is based.

The first 4 indicates a client error such as a mistyped URL. The middle 0 refers to a general syntax error. The last 4 just indicates the specific error in the group of 40x, which also includes 400: Bad Request, 401: Unauthorized, etc.

404

Clueless. Not with it. Out to lunch. Said of somebody who is uninformed about something. It comes from the 404 error message commonly found on the Web. See 404 error and offline.
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Jackson, was whether application by the Corps and EPA of certain "enhanced coordination" requirements for mountaintop coal mining 404 permit applications exceeded EPA's statutory authority and whether use of these procedures without notice and comment violated the Administrative Procedures Act (APA).
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A key issue to consider when choosing a software vendor is the provider's knowledge of Section 404 and how it views future needs for meeting evolving compliance requirements.
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Many organizations are now turning to the more complex, and costly, effort to document their internal controls in accord with Section 404.
We envision that the 404 Institute's mission of facilitating dialogue among key constituents will help drive the education and implementation of Section 404," Flynn added.
404 compliance projects are intended to be comprehensive, they don't need to be overwhelming.
Section 404 says senior management at public companies must
Some CEOs, like Ashe, believe that with the 404 compliance date having only just passed, it was still too soon to tally the costs and benefits, or to sort out the impact.
As a part of the new Generation 4 line, the ARCHOS 404 and 604 share a sleek metallic silver casing with new right-side button layout and graphical interface for simplified navigation and control.
However, should the SEC continue the 404 audit requirement, the committee recommends a more cost-effective auditing standard limited to an external audit of the design and implementation of internal controls.
The first moment of truth will come when we learn what percentage of companies have been able to win certification for Section 404 compliance, the last section of the law to be phased in.