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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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JOHN'S, Antigua -- Speculation about who would be the first to get whacked this season on the hit HBO series The Sopranos has ended now that Ralph Cifaretto was rubbed out by none other than Tony in the most recent episode of the show.
Now inevitably at the end of my lope, I wonder if this is how the Gymster-in-Chief feels, whacked out on endorphins making up his mind whether or not to whack Saddam.
This very strange erection is in the White Sea port city of Archangel, whacked up in a moment of post-Gorbachevian ebullience.
Featuring an eclectic mix of Welsh eccentrics - some real, some not - satirical Fried is led by hard-hitting "newsman" Simon Adams, a man who calls himself BBC Wales chief news reporter but who has lost the plot after being surreptitiously whacked across the head with a frying pan by reallife Wales Today presenter Jamie Owen.
Models suggest that the impact that whacked Pluto created a substantial amount of shrapnel, Stern adds.
His confessed assassin was alleged mob boss Dusan Spasojevic, prompting Balkans affairs analyst Nebojsa Malic to speculate that the late prime minister, who had ample mob connections of his own, "had a falling-out with his mobster pals, who then had him whacked.