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May 7, 2016 12:41 PM   Subscribe

The Financial Times website has a 404 Not Found Error page with a difference.

(via @StigAbell on Twitter)
posted by Major Clanger (25 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
 
Well, at least that's one page on ft.com that's not behind a paywall.
posted by octothorpe at 12:44 PM on May 7, 2016 [19 favorites]


There's a page about the page.
posted by jedicus at 12:51 PM on May 7, 2016 [4 favorites]


Well, at least that's one page on ft.com that's not behind a paywall.

FT's fairly severe paywall policy made this entry a bit sharp:

Efficient Markets Hypothesis
If you had paid enough for the page, it would have appeared

posted by jedicus at 12:52 PM on May 7, 2016 [6 favorites]


Bloomberg has kind of a weird 404 page
posted by ph00dz at 1:01 PM on May 7, 2016 [30 favorites]


If you had paid enough for the page, it would have appeared

That's totally not arrogant or elitist sounding at all. Oh wait....
posted by Fizz at 1:08 PM on May 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


Screw the FT. They completely ghosted on me after I attended an interview there. No call/email to say I didn't get the job. They are bad discourteous people.
posted by urbanwhaleshark at 1:13 PM on May 7, 2016 [4 favorites]


I fucking love the ft and anyone has a problem with that Tyler brule and I will meet you back behind the orangerie with our Japanese Damascus steel daggers and perfect sunspel jumpers.
posted by JPD at 1:21 PM on May 7, 2016 [13 favorites]


That's totally not arrogant or elitist sounding at all. Oh wait....

Compared to the Wall Street Journal, the FT reads like The Guardian or something. Just sayin'.
posted by acb at 1:32 PM on May 7, 2016 [6 favorites]


That's totally not arrogant or elitist sounding at all.

It's a joke about the EMH itself.
posted by praemunire at 2:31 PM on May 7, 2016 [3 favorites]


Love it! Really communicates efficiently that they see their job as the ideological construction to spec of ex post facto justifications.
posted by RogerB at 2:31 PM on May 7, 2016 [3 favorites]


Pleb. Doesn't even get the Hard EMH joke. Tyler and I are having a Prosecco at a lovely onsen Ryokan in Hokkaido opened by the most charming Australian couple. laughing at you.
posted by JPD at 2:37 PM on May 7, 2016 [6 favorites]


Is that EMH joke something I would need to be Hubertus Bigend to understand?
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 2:53 PM on May 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


It's a variation on the joke about the economist who doesn't believe there's a $20 bill on the sidewalk, because "If there were, somebody would have picked it up."

Anyway, neat 404 page. Could be the next two cows.
posted by Rangi at 2:58 PM on May 7, 2016


EMH? Emergency Medical Hologram? Now I am truly lost.
posted by marienbad at 3:05 PM on May 7, 2016 [7 favorites]


Tragedy of the Commons is more a 500 error due to high demand, n'est pas?
posted by mccarty.tim at 3:12 PM on May 7, 2016 [3 favorites]


The Rolling Stones once had the best of all possible 404 pages -- a video of them performing "you can't always get what you want". But it seems to be gone now.
posted by Zonker at 3:32 PM on May 7, 2016 [2 favorites]


*doesn't get joke*
*shrugs*

posted by Fizz at 3:59 PM on May 7, 2016


Marxism
You would never belong to a paywalled site that would serve you such a silly and distracting 404 page.
posted by sylvanshine at 5:10 PM on May 7, 2016


Looks like somebody at the FT's been reading Cyrano de Bergerac lately. (Unless of course they've been watching Roxanne.)
posted by McCoy Pauley at 5:21 PM on May 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


I love Slack's 404 page. GitHub's is pretty cute, too.
posted by limeonaire at 9:59 PM on May 7, 2016 [3 favorites]


"Didn't you read the Financial Times this morning?"
"Never do."
"Well, you're a banker. Surely you read the Financial Times?"
"Can't understand it. Full of economic theory."
posted by kewb at 5:19 AM on May 8, 2016 [5 favorites]


Slack's 404 page is great. I didn't expect to end up in a forest...
posted by iffthen at 11:26 PM on May 8, 2016


Too soon, slack, too soon.

:-(
posted by Mick at 10:59 AM on May 9, 2016


we don't have total control of all of the Library of Congress' site (yet), so this is not a 404, but it's for incorrect item ids. You can refresh for more different photos.
posted by numaner at 3:48 PM on May 9, 2016 [1 favorite]


This 404 song is the best 404 song.
posted by effbot at 3:58 PM on May 9, 2016


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