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whack

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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Wack summarized his goals as a strategic planner and developer of scenarios by stating:
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Shame the remit doesn't apparently include sealing up the loopholes which allow the better heeled to escape paying their fair wack to the Inland Revenue.
But two years on she received a letter to her Keats Road home in Normanby from Northumberland based wholesale plastering suppliers Wack addressed to Ken, with the words Brown Bread written above his name.
The Beatles and Cilla Black The localmales were known as Wack Sefton Park with the lovely Palm House
Acting captain Glen Johnson, of Chelsea, was sent off for the second time at Under-21 level when he picked up two yellow cards ( the second booking for dissent, after sarcastically applauding referee Franz Wack for awarding England a free-kick.