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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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The trophy has been donated recently to AGC by member Serwin Rampersad, one of the regular Whackers.
The difference, however, was that when I was a child, no one knew much about the environmental consequences of weed whackers, or two-stroke engines, or fossil fuels more generally.
EPA emissions rules that go into effect in 2011 affect lawn and garden equipment with horsepowers of 25 or less, such as lawn mowers and weed whackers.
The rest is treated with weed whackers and by other non-chemical means.
Performances are spread across three creative disciplines including a troupe of local clog dancers, a rhythmical African djembe cor playing drumming group known as The Weardale Whackers and a slick young rock band entitled The Signs.
The grant money Dunn receives can only be used to pay community worker salaries, so costs like the purchase of lawn mowers, weed whackers, gasoline, trash bags, fertilizers, and rented toilet facilities are all paid by Dunn.
6 search of Hubler's home revealed items believed to be stolen including weed whackers, chain saws, scooters and bicycles, Lorenz said.