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This is an old statement, from the earliest days of computers and software development.

Computers execute instructions, very fast.  Whether the instructions are correct or not is up to you!

Because of that speed, it appears they are making dynamic decisions, however all the possible outcomes for various input  conditions have been assessed by an analyst/programmer to implement the 'correct' decisions in near real-time.

These choices are written in code that determines their sequence, precedence, warnings and error conditions.

There is another old saying from pre-1960s... 
GIGO : Garbage In Garbage Out

If you're getting the wrong results from your system, it's 99% chance the program or other inputs are 'garbage'.

If you're planning to succeed - enjoy, study and learn, but don't give up!
The same applies equally to hardware and software.
Experienced responders have a nose for laziness, (they were beginners once)... Sure, there are trolls, chest-beaters, and pretenders - but the help you'll get here is about as good as it gets - if you try to help youself!.

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