As you say, this was my conjecture. So of course he did not do it. That's what "conjecture" means.
***What is the point of running a conjecture when the thing you're postulating already and conclusively did NOT
happen? Is it some kind of weird exercise in stupidity?
However, he also did not offer to give the money back.
***Yes he did, and you even acknowledged it upthread. But then you allowed the skeptopath crowd to influence your thinking and decided to start trying Humptydumptyisms.
Based on what he said and did, I conclude that he wanted the rest of the money and he was not willing to buy back the IP.
***Based on what he said and did, and what you ACKNOWLEDGED not only at the time but 18 months later, I conclude that he figured out that the lawsuit was all about intellectual property. And Rossi even posted as much on his blog.
Are you saying IH should have given it to him for free, writing off the $10 million?
***How do you get there from where we're discussing? We're not even talking about what IH should or should not have done. We're talking about how valuable the Penon report is as an inductive touchpoint.
Nothing would move Rossi into the slam dunk territory.
***If he would have given a demo to the jury, that would have done it. But he probably could not do it, for one reason or another.
But you are missing the point. I am not evaluating the report in terms of the effect it had on the trial, or on Rossi's behavior.
***Well, I **AM**. It's an inductive approach to determine the value of what's in the Penon report and its counter report. You seem to think that your hyperinflated opinion is the only perspective reasonable people would arrive at. Keep in mind that we're talking about a court case so we're using the legal standard of "reasonable people" -- the same legal system that has the standard that jurors can acquit OJ Simpson on murder charges 'cause the glove don't fit but the DNA evidence is just a bunch of , well, I dunno what it's supposed to be a bunch of....
I am saying that technical content of the report is garbage.
***So what? That's just an opinion.
It is full of lies and impossible nonsense.
***Penon showed up to back up his report in court. When that happened, IH:settled the lawsuit.
That is my conclusion based on my knowledge of calorimetry.
***And again, it is your opinion.
It has nothing to do with what I.H. said or Rossi said or did.
***The result of that supposed slamdunk report is exactly what generates the inductive information I like to look at. The Penon report was no slamdunk, either positively or negatively.
If Rossi had somehow won the $89 million on the strength of that report, the report would still be garbage.
***You obviously don't know what inductive reasoning is all about.
There are not two sides to calorimetry or the laws of physics.
***Tell that to the hot fusion boys who browbeat the cold fusionists with calorimetry nonsense and laws of physics.
You seem to mean IH's side. What they thought does not count. It has no effect on how flowmeters work.
***Industrial Heat should have been reasonably good at measuring... well,... industrial heat.They paid $10M for a demo of heat that at this point seems very questionable but they seemed okay with some dude beforehand named Penon who would write an unbiased 3rd party assessment report of the technology. They only had a problem with his report when Rossi salted his reactor and rigged it Fred Flintstone style to work only when he was there.