I am often puzzled that Bill Gates support for LENR, if it exists, should be secret. Why? I am sure Mr. Gates can withstand criticism from mainline scientists, if that is the concern. And he already gets thousands of requests for his staff to screen so it can't be to avoid more LENR proposals. What's the current conspiracy theory that explains why Bill Gates would be secretive, had he decided to support Duncan or anyone else looking at LENR.
There is no current conspiracy theory, and I do not believe there was one when this was first reported 2 years ago. BTW, not *everything* revolving around LENR is spun into a conspiracy as you try to portray. Maybe the Rossi believers still resort to that out of necessity, but mainstream LENR research stands on it's own merits. It does not need propping up with conspiracies.
That said, it probably is Gates signature, and someone other than him probably felt the need to block it. Maybe it was someone from Seashore Research, or maybe some university secretary who felt it was prudent. Who knows and who cares?
If you want to continue on with this, bring it over to the Playground.