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Computer Jargon

The United States has succeeded in building a supercomputer that is able to solve any strategic or tactical problem. Military leaders are assembled in front of the new machine and instructed to feed a difficult tactical problem into it.

They describe a hypothetical situation to the computer and then ask the pivotal question: attack or retreat?

The computer hums and buzzes away for a few minutes and then provides the answer: "YES."

The generals look at each other, somewhat stupefied. Finally one of them submits a second request to the computer: "YES, WHAT?"

Instantly the computer responds: "YES, SIR!!"

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