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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 electric sunroof is a bonus for families with young kids and there is a full whack of infotainment systems on board.
We have paid full whack for fees and will do so until the term after our child is 3 as we don't receive any benefits and as a'service' user we have spent well over PS5,000 a year on fees so I could return to work, albeit part time at three days a week.
Unlike the global giants Amazon, Starbucks, Google etc., our company actually pays its full whack of corporation tax, employers' national insurance and so on, so this reduction will be a very welcome windfall.
I phoned to complain but they claimed they had no record of the promotion and I had to pay full whack."
Aarons still has two years left to run on his current contract and any team that want to sign him - Liverpool and Man City have been linked - would have to pay the full whack for the speedy winger.
But unless operators like BT can come up with a truly attractive standalone broadband (naked) line service, much like Virgin Media and a handful of altnet providers currently offer, then most people will have little choice but to keep paying full whack for line rental in order to keep their broadband," concluded Mark Jackson.
I am a senior citizen on state pension, and I still pay the full whack.
It is good that some celebrity high earners support our sailors, marines, soldiers and airmen, but we now know that, for some big names, this support comes fully in the knowledge that only the little guy pays full whack towards defence, but not them.
"There are people who see it as an opportunity to charge the full whack and others who see it as an opportunity to welcome new visitors and ensure they come back for a second time."
The cost for five days of tuition is in the region of pounds 2,000 for a maximum of 10 drivers at a time, but if you are an owner driver, and are the sole student, then you have to fork out the full whack.
You've done the crime and now your facing six years of time and I sincerely hope that the judges give you the full whack....Too many nationalities look forward to the next time the Brit's inflict some more damage on their reputation here, well you've exceeded their expectations, after you've served your sentence and have been deported don't blame the laws in this country for ruining your life....next time back in old blighty on a Friday lunchtime you'll remember that the cocktail is a far better option....
Many pubs nowadays serve up a hearty platter, but Bennetts goes the full whack by offering you a choice of four.