So you admit you are ignorant of the art of the day. BASIC was never intended for working code. This is given in the first word of the acronym: "Beginners"
"Rocks for Jocks"
90's? Nope. Their software has always been utter crap.
You might as well call DNS itself shady. 98% of malware networks use it to hide their tracks an keep their networks up.
They are always attacking the problem from the wrong end. They must. Once upon a time they did the right thing and tried to migrate to trusted repositories, but then they lost their nerve at the last moment and saved legacy app compatibility. Not that we trust them to fairly run the trusted repository either. They have not solved the problem because to them it is an intractable problem. The only effective solutions lead to Microsoft's demise.
So wait. You're saying China's most secure spy bureau does not subcontract their sysadmin duties to Dell, to be filled by an unvetted and frankly suspicious temporary worker? Not Iran, nor Syria either?
At this point all a new nuclear plant creates is a jobs program for lawyers. It would be more effective power generation to hook the lawyers to a windmill directly.
The main purpose of government is to deplete the surplus productivity.
Our future does not hold hovercraft. It holds hoveround.
They own the switches and the servers so where the user thinks his data is stored doesn't matter. They have versioned copies.
On trusting trust - K. Thompson, Bell labs. A classic.
This was my thought. T-Mobile has always been kind to me.
And what if by then there is no decent choice.
So you aren't familiar with how stack ranking works?