.....he would not get invited back to Rossi demos and he desperately wants to keep that avenue op
Desperate? Moi? I think you are mistaking me for someone with a motive.
ETA- IMHO if Rossi has nothing he should have. Mentored by 2 great scientists early on, he pioneered the 'hot and dry' LENR route t create energetic systems. And I know they work. The religious fervour created by the Inquisitors that surrounds the whole saint or devil argument is of zero interest to me. As for Bob's remark about reputational damage, at least I am happy to use my real name.