But that's just one issue. For Rossi to have been able to hoodwink so many people, he would be a master con man, among the best in history.
Hilarious. Rossi is on the very low level of Nigerian internet financial scammers. He simply has a different focus.
His game is choosing the most polite, gullible, and desirous marks. And in Levi, Focardi, Lewan, and the Swedish scientists who examined the so-called hot cats, he found ideal marks/victims. All Rossi had to do was present these people with things like misplaced thermocouples, miscomputed thermal radiation, mismeasured input power, constantly changing conditions (improvements which never improved) and of course, never, NOT ONE, not a single proper calibration performed by credible people using their own equipment! Also, Rossi was lucky and those who worked with him were way overly polite to avoid his put on irritability and anger.
Rossi is not clever. He bamboozled and flummoxed easy marks... and very few others.