Better to say anything than nothing about this even if its loose ends and rumors. I stand behind your attack on TB, it has done nothing for the scene, since its focus is Piracy. It has only satisfied the we-are-entitled-to-everything-and-we-want-it-now-generation.
I'm an avid browser on this site, since its been, in my opinion, the centerstage somewhat, I'm not really engaged in the discussion but I have donated a bit to various devs over the years hoping it would motivate them and the scene. The scene needs a breakthrough but it needs as much a united group that stands behind them and confronts money grabbing devs and make stand to show that its not OK. A large group of supporters for the hardworking devs is a carrot, its motivation. Sadly most of the people interested in PS3 Jailbreak is part of said entitled-to-everything-generation. But not everyone is like that though.
But on the topic, I doubt Dark Alex is behind it. I mean, he got principles. But you never know. I think Wololo commented on that rumour once and he said he didn't believe it. But what would I know, and what would he know. People change over the course of time.