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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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But she maintained that "a lot of deferred maintenance" has been accomplished, referring to improved internal processes that resulted from the work of 404 compliance teams.
Torch Control has been designed to dramatically reduce the cost of 404 and 302 compliance by incorporating these program elements and provide smaller companies with a solution that fits their business needs.
On another note, in celebration of FERF's 60th Anniversary this year, FERF is offering all FEI members a complimentary PDF copy of the complete Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 Implementation report.
Indeed, year one costs of complying with Section 404 were much greater than anyone had expected.
Contact No Tan 770-843-2993 or Patricia Kilpatrick 404 315 9000.
AptSoft Corporation, a pioneer in complex event processing technology, today announced availability of a quick-start framework for its AptSoft Director(TM) series platform that can help companies ensure employees are following and adhering to corporate processes, as required by Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley (Sarb-Ox) Act.
Beginning with this year's annual reports, companies will, for the first time, be reporting on the effectiveness of their internal control over financial reporting--as required by Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
The leading predictor of an adverse Section 404 opinion is a significant year end or auditor initiated adjustment
As your company races to finish the work necessary to comply with Sarbanes-Oxley's Section 404, consider one simple question: Do you want the second year of compliance to be a replay of the first?
Archey, President and CEO of AeA, the nation's largest high-tech trade association, in response to guidance on Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 released today by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB):