Don't forget that a lot of people there have decent CS and maths education, but less than optimal employment opportunities.
Add to that a dim view of government in general, and you have a bunch of young people who will be happy to spend whatever time it takes to achieve a certain goal. For the wast majority the nefariousness of the goal is a complete non issue.
Would have to "fake" the Comcast SSL creds as well. They, Comcast, might be greedy and stuff, but I can't believe they would be so incompetent as not to use SSL.
He did say Perl, so
Wait, what??? Your kindle does not have those apps? I guess you must mean "not when I first took it out of the box", because there were few Android apps that I couldn't load on my Fire.
Of course, if you mean a "Kindle paperwhite"
Some third party apps still work. Most will no longer do so after the middle of May.
My OBi202 is one, and so is GroovIP, and so on and so on. Bummer, for sure, but other free, or nearly so, alternatives do exist. So, in the end
I use Win8. All my stuff is on my HDDs. There is no reason you HAVE to use the cloud.
Yes, you have to actually open BOTH eyes and even get more than two neurons firing at the same time when setting things up, but it's not at all mandatory to use the cloud.