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According to arch-hacker James Gosling, to "...modify a program with no idea whatsoever how it works." (See whacker.) It is actually possible to do this in nontrivial circumstances if the change is small and well-defined and you are very good at glarking things from context. As a trivial example, it is relatively easy to change all "stderr" writes to "stdout" writes in a piece of C filter code which remains otherwise mysterious.
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If you want top whack for your house, what'd you do?
When the top whack of 750,000 dollars - plus a silent bid top-up understood to possibly have reached 2.
They are penny pinching in the transfer market, trying always to get players in on the cheap or on loan deals, whilst charging the loyal supporters top whack for a team that is consistantly being built year after year with players nobody rates.
Opt for the Vantage engine and top whack rose to 150mph+ - and that was in 1963.
The housing market is booming with properties at top whack prices.
The GTC4Lusso T has stunning speed, with a top whack of 198mph and a blistering 0-62mph time of just 3.
Those in the 'beautiful rural areas' ' of the South can keep on paying top whack.
If I'm paying top whack to come from Seattle or Shanghai, I certainly won't want my holiday ruined by choked roads, overcrowded beaches, litter everywhere; and then have my sleep interrupted by drunks shouting in the nearby caravan park.
Royal Enfield motorcycle sales grew over 50% in the last two years, and even with the 60 year old facility was running at top whack production fell short of demand.
Six years to pay off credit card bills and prepare yourself for the worse, such luxury, while for the rest of us mere mortals, it's three months, top whack, and you're on your bike with a meagre redundancy cheque that is spent before you've even cashed it.
He said he and friends wanted to see the show so much they had paid for tickets at top whack, booked a hotel and was now left with "only the shirt on his back".