I don't care a flying F*** whether the results support Rossi or IH or LENR in general or ...
I just want to KNOW. (But I guess science is too old fashioned.)
Here's an idea. If anybody has contacts with Rossi, ask him to send me one of the 24 Gamma/L's from the 1MW. Preferably the one Smith photographed. Shipping address in my profile.
The quatloo betting is just for fun. AND betting has a long history.
If you go to PGL thread you'll find I quoted Fermi. Who (jokingly) offered to bet on the Trinity test :
Dark humor: Shortly before the first detonation of a nuclear device, the Trinity test, July 16, 1945, Enrico Fermi jokingly took bets on “whether the atmosphere will be set on fire,” according to physicist Hans Bethe. Fermi was mocking concerns raised by Edward Teller that the fission explosion might trigger runaway fusion. Photo of Trinity courtesy of National Nuclear Security Administration/Nevada Site Office.
The observers set up a betting pool on the results of the test. Edward Teller was the most optimistic, predicting 45 kilotons of TNT (190 TJ).