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Snooth User: Philip James

Yahoo 404 sign

Posted by Philip James, Aug 25, 2008.

http://www.techcrunch.com/2008/08/25/yahoos-404-at-giants-stadium/

very funny if you are geeky enough to know what a 404 error is...

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Reply by Mark Angelillo, Aug 26, 2008.

This is really old.... right?

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Reply by Sung, Aug 26, 2008.

Who doesn't know what a 404 error is anymore! I think my mom even knows what the "Page Not Found" means!

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Reply by John Andrews, Aug 26, 2008.

The Yahoo banner is still there ... or it was the last time I was there about 2 months ago.

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Reply by oceank8, Aug 27, 2008.

@Sung: Alright now your just being snotty. I didn't know what 404 was until you said "Page Not Found."

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Reply by Philip James, Aug 27, 2008.

sung - you work in network management! we cant all haz server skills..

Yeah, that sign has been there for a few years. Just always funny, and topical now that yahoo is losing a lot of key employees

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Reply by Sung, Aug 27, 2008.

I suppose I am that "geek" that Philip mentioned at the opening of this thread! Oops



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Reply by Rodolphe Boulanger, Aug 27, 2008.

Speaking of geeky, how about this?

The NY football Giants play in Giants Stadium, which is in New Jersey. However, that is a photograph of a baseball field.

The ex-NY, now SF Giants play in AT&T park formerly SBC Park and Pacific Bell Park. That parks does not have any marked dimensions that are 404 feet from home plate - center field is 399 feet away. However prior to 2004, center field was 404 feet away. Therefore that image is pretty old.

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Reply by Mark Angelillo, Aug 28, 2008.

Ha, well sleuthed.

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Reply by gr, Aug 28, 2008.

Never doubt the frighteningly encyclopedic knowledge of either a Boulanger or a four-season Fantasy Baseball winner (well, top 3 anyway ;^>). And Fear the combination...

Last night I started writing something about how using HTTP response codes in common parlance is so blasé at this point, and nowadays I use SMTP codes instead ("550. Go away and don't come back."), and hope that I won't need to resort to NNTP to Stay Cool, but that didn't seem like it was even remotely relevant content and, in any case, I gave it the lie by using 302 as a verb right here earlier today...

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Reply by Adam Levin, Aug 29, 2008.

Was there an earthquake in 2004 that moved the field 5 feet in on itself? Seems like an awful lot of work to redo the whole field to make up 5 feet.

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Reply by Philip James, Aug 29, 2008.

Big FAIL for Techcrunch. I wouldnt have known which team played where, but even i should have caught that the circular distance line wasnt part of a football pitch.

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Reply by gr, Aug 29, 2008.

The punchline is obviously this: http://www.flickr.com/photos/happye...

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Reply by gr, Aug 29, 2008.

More 404 fun: http://www.hulu.com/watch/30709/the...

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Reply by Rodolphe Boulanger, Sep 9, 2008.

@adam - no earthquake this time. Sometimes they move the walls around in Major League stadiums to make them more offense-friendly. Most fans don't really appreciate a good 0-0 pitching duel.

@gr - Excellent find, but clearly that relatively small ovoid yellow-texted sign is from elsewhere.

@gr - Thanks for making me watch the entire darn episode!

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Reply by Rodolphe Boulanger, Sep 9, 2008.

3:20 - in case anyone else is watching the hulu video.

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Reply by gr, Sep 9, 2008.

Just for the record, Hulu doesn't post their clips until a while after they've posted full episodes, and hadn't yet when I mentioned that, but I do apologize for not noting the time.


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