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whacker: [University of Maryland: from hacker] n. 1. A person,
   similar to a hacker, who enjoys exploring the details of
   programmable systems and how to stretch their capabilities.
   Whereas a hacker tends to produce great hacks, a whacker only ends
   up whacking the system or program in question.  Whackers are often
   quite egotistical and eager to claim wizard status,
   regardless of the views of their peers.  2. A person who is good at
   programming quickly, though rather poorly and ineptly.