'Sane' is not included in this conflict, the only thing that I can see (beside of the silent contribution of a very few honest enthusiast) is massiv greed.
In a capitalist society greed is good. It's what keeps the wheels going.
'Sane' is not included in this conflict, the only thing that I can see (beside of the silent contribution of a very few honest enthusiast) is massiv greed.
In a capitalist society greed is good. It's what keeps the wheels going.
They might try to do this, but history shows they will probably fail. When the largest, richest most politically powerful corporations in the past were challenged by disruptive technology, they failed to respond, and they were quickly driven out of business. When their profits fell, their political power evaporated. For example:
In 1900 U.S. railroads, especially the Pennsylvania Railroad were the largest, wealthiest and most politically powerful corporations on earth. They held sway in the Congress. They crushed attempts by labor to organize. In 1908, Henry Ford began manufacturing the Model T. By the 1920s, railroads were losing business to automobiles and trucks. In the 1940s they were losing business to airlines, and their political power was gone. The Pennsylvania Railroad was gone by 1970.
North Atlantic ocean liners suffered a similar fate, much more quickly, with post-WWII air transportation on their routes.
In the 1960s and 70s, IBM dominated the computer business. At one point I think it was larger than its 7 rivals combined (the "seven dwarfs"). In the early 1980s it introduced the PC and took over the microcomputer business. It reached a zenith in the mid 1980s and then the market changed, IBM stumbled, it lost record amounts of money, and it nearly went bankrupt.
AT&T dominated the telephone business until the technology and regulations change. It went bankrupt. The present company kept only the name.
General Motors dominated the automobile business worldwide. It went bankrupt in 2009, losing all stockholder value.
U.S. Steel and many other companies that dominated their industry went bankrupt. Kodak is effectively bankrupt, along with most other "dream stocks" of the 1960s.
Sears is on the verge of bankruptcy, because of competition from Amazon.com.
Corporations are much less powerful than people realize.
Yes, individual companies fail often, mostly because they fail to keep up with the times and the new paradigm, but the transportation, auto, steel and, yes, the retail business is healthy in general, as is telecommunications. But we're not talking about an individual company here. We are talking about all of energy production and sales, throughout the world. That is a bit different.
Dang, I was afraid you would come up with something like that! So now, I have to not only read the rest of the case documents, now I have to watch a series of documentaries that will make Rossi appear the norm?
They will be coming to take me away aha, oho, ahee, to the funny farm, where I belong, they are coming to take me away.....
It was a good series of programs, especially the ones about Tesla and Edison.
218 - Order: Magistrate rules that Cherokee and IPH did not give adequately informative deposition, that they must re-depose, and IH must bear the cost.
219 - 224: hearing notices, corrections to a hearing notice and notice of transcript (nothing very informative)
225 - Order: Judge (Altonaga) grants IH's appeal of Magistrates decision regarding attorney client privilege of emails between IH and Dewey Weaver
Summary and Analysis: The Magistrate has ruled that IPH and Cherokee must provide more informative Corporate deposition. This makes sense to me, especially regarding IPH. How can IPH counter-sue Rossi for damages and then not be able to answer questions about how it calculated damages when deposed? For both Corps, how can they file Affirmative Defenses and not be able to answer questions about those AD's? So this ruling seems reasonable to me (as I had opined earlier). Also, it seemed strange that the Magistrate would not apply attorney-client privilege to IH/Dewey emails since we saw their contract for legal services which made it explicit that their communications were regarding legal issues. So it is not surprising that the Magistrates decision was remanded by the Judge. Rossi (and us in the peanut gallery) will not be seeing Dewey's emails to/from IH.
One more point is that I think that Judge Altonaga's decision indicates that both parties Motion for Sanctions (witness tampering and Spoliation) could proceed if channeled through the Magistrate (which neither were). So these hearings with the Magistrate are an important step in the process of any successful sanctioning Motion and both parties will likely raise their objections with the Magistrate in hopes he will agree to have them heard by Judge Altonaga.
My opinion is that Rossi's case for witness tampering is extremely weak, while IH's case for Spoliation is extremely strong. But this will be decided by the Magistrate and (potentially) the Judge.
I'm disappointed. I wanted to see Dewey on the hot seat.
I wouldn't say that. I would say that people who cannot tell the Penon data is fabricated do not understand experiments, instruments or data. I do not accuse them of lying or being troll-bots, but I would say they do not understand technical issues well enough to participate in a serious discussion. They resemble the person here who thought that a sauna makes heat magically disappear.
I would suggest to these people that they make some observations of equipment temperatures, recording to the nearest tenth degree. See if they come out the same to the nearest tenth-degree every day for weeks, with the hi-low feature, or computer data. Do a reality check. There are many other problems with the data, but this is one that many people can check without much difficulty.
Also, you might ask yourselves how there can be a large wooden encased pipe that is invisible, does not show in photographs, and vanishes overnight. That seems implausible, to say the least. If you think that is plausible, I would say you are living in a dream world. Rossi has made many other implausible assertions. He makes so many impossible assertions and weird claims, the head spins, and you begin to believe things that taken one or two at a time you would reject. He overwhelms you with bullshit. He also acts as an echo. When I mention that a U pipe is needed, he claims there was one. When someone says "maybe he was making endothermic chemicals" he claims that yes, indeed, he was, even though most endothermic processes reduce heat by a few percent at most, and the only possible candidate would be melting tons of ice to make water. Whatever people on Planet Rossi dream up, he echoes, affirming their nonsense.
@Jed I think you must also be talking about most jurors, and there have already been comments here about how ignorant the attorneys were during deposition. In the end it will be these people, not you, who decides this case. Perhaps you should volunteer as an expert witness. No, on second thought don't, the jurors would probably find you as irritating as we do.
The key issue is the condensate trap - removed by Rossi - without which I thought even you agreed the phase change measurement cannot be safely made.
The [EDIT: exit] pipe size is a red herring that obsesses you but is only relevant to this case if it really is DN40, and the bad faith of the measurement cannot otherwise be proven.
Notice that for this stage (SJ) we cannot have expert testimony (which would be contested) even if it is pretty clear. We can only have uncontested facts.
Sometimes it is easier to fool ourselves than to be fooled by others.
Yup. That's the problem.
I believed Rossi for a while. But in cold fusion, you have to be prepared to un-believe things, because so much of it turns out to be wrong. Other claims sit in a gray netherworld, not right, and not wrong. People who cling to their beliefs and people who hate to be wrong should not be involved in this field.
Let me guess - you also consider the scientists studying climate change as being 'naive', and that those who base their scientific opinions on Fox News reportage are paragons of rationality and critical thinking?
No they are certainly not naive. Some are careless with their conclusions, some are greedy for the grant money that the subject allows so copiously, some are "snowflake" liberals who just want to believe and some are simply hanger's on who want to ride the politically correct next wave. You complain about Rossi's qualifications and honesty, but the proofs and theories of so-called climate change scientists are far less credible than he is. And that's Hypocrisy. As far as Fox News I think you just made a lucky guess LOL.
I think that the pioneering interest shown by IH in LENR research is indicative of the fact that the control and monetisation of any disruptive technology (disruptive in terms of impinging upon the established pattern of cash-flow) will be swift, aggressive, and comprehensive.
I can see why they would think so, but again, it requires a certain amount of naivete to believe it won't be controlled centrally to a large degree. In light of my prediction above, whoever develops it will be in for a big payment. Look how much the banks were paid to not fail.
There are good reasons for no comment. I'll give you four:
1) The Gullstrom report claims to be validated by the "experiment" reported, and yet the experiment is barely reported on, certainly not with enough detail to draw any serious conclusions from it, and nothing from the report seems to be based on anything from the experiment.
2) The Gullstrom report relies in part on isotope transformations from the Lugano report. But the Lugano device either did not make any excess heat outside of the noise, or only just made the same amount of heat as a solid alumina tube. So the isotope transformations there, if real, do not indicate any energy transfer from nucleii.
3) The Gullstrom report relies in part on Parkhomov's reported isotope shifts, which are barely changed in the supplied reference, and quite possibly not changed at all, but appear to be so only due to (undefined) analytical uncertainties.
4) Neither the quark demonstration, the Lugano demonstration, nor any of Parkhomov's demonstrations have been replicated by the designer of the demo devices, nor anyone else. Basing theoretical work on non-replicable "experiments" is very sketchy, especially when the results that "prove" the effect have orders of magnitude differences between various metrics.
This same lack of information certainly hasn't kept you from reaching conclusions regarding Rossi and Doral test, so why would it matter here.
How so? Why is it naive/wrong?
I didn't say it was wrong, only naive. First, look at my reply to "THEDEBATEISUSELESS" in post #184 above, as an excellent example of why its naive. Do you really think that the oil, gas and electric utility companies and all the other connected financial interests in the status quo are going to stand by idly while we replace their livelihoods with something they cannot control. There is a reason why they call it a "disruptive" technology. None of us have any idea of how far these special interests will go to protect their current fiefdoms, when push comes to shove. Nor do we know how far the US, and other world governments will go to help protect and preserve them. Remember the phrase "Too big to fail" regarding the 2008 financial crisis? Well, these utilities are even bigger than that and can neither be allowed to fail.
My best guess, and I used this idea in my book, is that the current utilities will be allowed to control and administer the new technology and charge a fee for its use. This right will be awarded to them by the government, in the name of public safety most likely (they're protecting us once more), but in the end it will really be so that the energy markets and investors will be protected from the economic disruption and huge losses that would result. So, for our own good we will be allowed to purchase, at our own expense, automobiles, home heating and air conditioning systems, home or business sized power generating systems etc. minus the LENR power supply, which will be leased to us, as a modular unit, from the current purveyors of various energies. The cost of this will be calculated by an estimate of the current replacement cost of contemporary supplies of energy. In other words if a persons heating and cooling bill is currently $350 month, then the cost of the LENR power supply for same will be $350 month, or if a persons current total utility costs are $500 month then that will be the monthly fee for the LENR power supply to furnish the same amount of energy. Cars will come equipped with the mobile equivalent of "smart meters" to supply mileage information directly to the power company. The owner will then be charged accordingly, again a comparable amount to the cost of conventional fuels. As a justification for this type of system, they will say that no simple individual owner could possibly be trusted with the proper maintenance, refueling or upkeep of such a dangerous and complex item as an LENR power supply. In the end there will be no cost savings to us, nor any additional level of autonomy, but I guess if you believe in Global warming or atmospheric polution that might be an added advantage. I don't.
Research team warns of mineral supply constraints as demand increases for green technologies. Renewable energy needs copper, steel, aluminium and concrete, which simply have no cheaper replacement. According to this study, if the contribution from wind turbines and solar energy to global energy production is to rise from the current 400 TWh to 12,000 TWh in 2035 and 25,000 TWh in 2050 (as projected by the World Wide Fund for Nature), about 3,200 million tonnes of steel, 310 million tonnes of aluminium and 40 million tonnes of copper will be required to build the latest generations of wind and solar facilities. This corresponds to a 5 to 18% annual increase in the global production of these metals for the next 40 years. And 25,000 TWh is still just one sixth of the total world energy consumption.
The fossil fuels have made up at least 83% of U.S. fuel mix since 1900. The 83% of electricity consumed by your electromobile still comes from fossil sources and the car is still twice-time as expensive as the gasoline car. The general criterion of savings is the cost. If you have electromobile twice moe expensive than the classical car during its life time, then you're still two-times more demanding your carbon footprint and life environment.
The world numbers are even worse than that. Because the application of renewables increases the net demand for fossil energy on background, its share didn't actually decrease during last 25 years. But one half of tropical forests disappeared during this period just in the name of the biofuels: we actually burned these forests for fuel.
No, the forests were cleared and burned so that uncontrolled population growth could have more arable land to grow food on.
Ever heard of a technocracy?
Corrupt governments blacking out cities? My word! Is this some kind of parody?
"The elite" don't own the power companies, we all do: pension companies love the steady returns.
And how on earth does heating my house with a small LENR reactor somehow confer autonomous zone status on my property - allowing me and my fellow community of anarchists to run wild in our own weapons-crazed drug-fuelled libertarian fun parade?
I have never heard such naivete.
Technology is always political. Basically, technology can be used -- especially paradigm shifting technologies -- to reduce the power, influence, and control of government. For example, when high powered Ni-H technology starts to spread across the globe in a major way, there will be many very concerned politicians and members of the wealthy ruling class. Imagine how compact, portable, long lasting, and power dense LENR generators could give more options to everyone! Groups of like minded individuals could more easily start their own independent communities, travel would become far less expensive with the energy cost taken out of the equation, decentralized power would make it more difficult for corrupt governments to order cities blacked out, colonizing the solar system could finally become practical, and the list goes on! Moreover, such an energy technology would totally negate any currently existing false illusions about the need for carbon taxes or related environmental regulations -- making George Soros and hundreds more of his elite ilk very unhappy!
Very insightful TDIU. Government control is the main force behind it all. First we had the "Cold War", from which the Government protected us, and by which they controlled us. Was it a coincidence that not long before it ended the (false?) narrative of thinning ozone layer and then catastrophic global warming began to be pushed on us, simply another huge threat that the government could pretend to protect us from, and of course control us by.
What has happened to folks in the past, who buck this strategy (like Rossi) is also very revealing. Back in the late 1970's in LA, when the totally fake, and contrived, Arab oil shortage was doubling the price of gasoline, a scientist/inventor named Gerald Shafflander came up with a way to cheaply produce liquid hydrogen fuel, which could be directly substituted in ordinary Gasoline combustion engines. The liquid hydrogen fuel he invented was proprietary, but the biggest innovation was how to produce it cheaply using solar power and salt water. At the time it would have halved the price of $1 per gallon gasoline, and, just as importantly, eliminated virtually all emissions. He was on the verge of huge success, when a large Oil Company (Texaco I believe) made an offer to purchase the invention for millions. He was not in it for the money and rejected the offer. Within a few weeks, his contract to convert Post Office Jeeps was cancelled and, soon after, another big contract (Simplot Ag. Corporation) was also cancelled. Within another week or so the facility was raided by government agents and all proprietary information and technology were confiscated. Shafflander and his CFO were arrested after the raid and charged with SEC violations, which were almost certainly bogus. Shafflander brought civil action, but it was dropped after a plea negotiation, and I believe both were sentenced to 5 years in prison.
This is contrary to what you will read on the internet, where he is mostly branded as a "scam artist" (sound familiar?). Why do I believe otherwise? For the year preceding and up to the arrest, my wife was a close personal assistant to Dr. Shafflander, with access to much information that never reached the public ear. With a good idea what was really happening we were afraid that she might be drawn into the net, but to our great relief she was not charged, or even called to testify. I've recently published a book (Science Fiction/Time Travel) in which my protagonist travels back in time to rectify the injustice https://www.amazon.com/JOY-RID…sr=1-1&keywords=Mike+Rion.
Anyway, with the internet and difficulty of controlling information this probably couldn't happen today. Or maybe it could. LENR is a potentially much more disruptive technology than Dr. Shafflander's fuel.
Methinks you overestimate yourself. Your post belies any semblance of you being a 'realist'.
1) There is no evidence that 'they collected about $100 Million'. You made that up - no reality there. Then you say there was 'no problem with the test' despite the reality of abundant evidence and testimony that a) there was no agreement to a test, b) there was nothing close to 1MW being produced
2) There is no evidence that '$100 Million has disappeared'. That is your fantasy. No reality there.
3) There is no evidence that 'These other technologies ... have almost no commercial value but IH investors have been told they are a gold mine." You have no evidence that IH told any investors anything about other technologies. That is your fantasy. No reality there.
4) There is no evidence that "The new technology inventors (Piantelli et. al.) have been paid ... with shares of IH or other 'empty boxes'". That is your fantasy. No reality there.
5) There is no evidence that "Darden is paying real money to actors...". That is your fantasy. No reality there.
The realists here know one thing for sure: Your posts here have little to nothing to do with reality.
There is a saying: 'a dog would rather be kicked than ignored'. I just kicked you with reality. Perhaps that's what you were hoping for. You can expect to be ignored in the future.
ele's fantasies are no less real than any other of the speculations going on here. None of us have enough hard evidence to be jumping the conclusions that most express here. Also I believe whole heartedly that forum posters are being paid, perhaps by both sides, to distribute fud and misdirection hoping to influence the public, and therefore possibly jurors, to there way of thinking. It's a new world with the proliferation of the internet and sentiments like that are nearly impossible to repress.
All of us who speak Japanese. The JCFS conferences and papers I attended were in Japanese. I expect the papers will come out 3 to 6 months, although many authors never get around to writing them up.
You should hear something eventually.
This seems to refute your belief that the Japanese are not experimenting with LENR presently.
It would disqualify them. As WMartin points out, that is what happens in cases like this. The lawyers from one side or the other would strike the person. The judge would instruct jurors not to investigate the case while the trial is underway.
The availability of the internet on things like cell phones is causing big problems in trials these days. See:
This was written in 2010. QUOTE:
"In South Dakota in 2007 a juror was summoned for jury duty. His summons apprised him of the title of the case. Prior to appearing for duty, the juror conducted two separate online “Google” searches of the defendant. He did this in violation of the requirement in the summons which read: “Do not seek out evidence regarding this case and do not discuss the case or this questionnaire with anyone.” During jury selection the juror denied ever having heard of the defendant. The trial lasted nineteen (19) days. During deliberations the “Google” search was made known to five other jurors. The jury returned a verdict for the defendant. The trial court thereafter granted a new trial based on juror misconduct. The Supreme Court of South Dakota affirmed. Nineteen (19) days of trial were wasted."
They would not be investigating the case, but only the science of LENR.
Nope. The lawyers will exclude people who know about the case. The judge will instruct the ones who are chosen not to read outside sources of information. If members of the jury disobey, and they reveal information not presented at trial during deliberations, they will be tossed out of the case.
Maybe in your world, but in the real world curiosity will win out. This isn't a sequestered murder trial, but simply a civil case involving money.
I've seen this repeated by more than one person on the forums. However, there is no chance for the forums to influence the trial for the following reasons:
1) There are only a few hundred at most that read the forums and jury selection is a random selection from the area of the court. (In Texas, the jury pool is chosen from a computer selected random list of driver's license holders.)
2) Out of those 60 or so candidates, the attorneys will then strike jurors they do not like.
3) Attorney for either side can strike for cause any juror that expresses a firm opinion about the case. They get unlimited strikes for this reason.
4) Out of the jury pool that is left. Each attorney can strike half of the left over excess jurors for any reason whatsoever.
5) IH attorneys will strike anyone who expresses an interest in LENR technology because they can not risk getting a person who wants to believe in the technology and they will argue this case as a simple contract dispute.
If IH or Rossi are paying people to post on the forums then they are wasting their money. It is much more likely that each side merely has people that fervently believe in their position.
Don't you think that if you were in Jury pool regarding a case.t that involved "LENR/Cold fushion" that you might just google it to find out what all the roar was about? I would, and I think a lot of others would also and they would probably end up here. Whether that would disqualify them from jury service is another question. I also think you grossly under estimate the number of people here on the forum (Alan, could you comment on this?), not to mention all the other internet sources for Cold Fusion.
Not that it ever had anything useful to work with but it is now clear that Planet Rossi has lost its collective mind. Only there can being defrauded of $20M+ be considered slime. Only there can trial influence be considered even possible - who do you think you are? Only there can settlement be mentioned after all the problems caused by Rossi. Only there can dependent actors be considered real and real independent people be classified as paid actors. Only there can the massive deceptions of Lugano and Doral be considered problem-free. Only there can alumina Pyro-Paint be used but not mentioned to "testing" professors. So many disconnects from reality. So many deceptions but guess what - time has run out and the gig us up.
Bad news for Planet Rossi - the undeniable truth is upon you and justice is about to be served. No desperate misguided legal diving catch attempts are going to save you. Rossi and his cohorts are going to have to pay the price for what they have done.
Wow! I think ele might have hit a nerve here.
It's a clarification that the magistrate made on March 14 (which was a scheduled hearing not pertaining to this issue). This we know for sure, because that's what it says and the magistrate signed off on it.
The order was decided on March 9.
IH wrote the proposed order (including the footnote clarification), so it's likely that they (IH/Jones Day) asked the magistrate for clarification, which they received on the 14th. Notice how detailed and verbose it is. That's Jones Day's lawyers style. You might also be aware, if you've read previous hearing transcripts that the magistrate personally knows IH's lawyer ( with Jones Day) Chris Pace because Pace used to work in that very court for the Fed before he joined Jones Day.
You have no idea whether this is a slap or not. To know that you need the transcript for the 3/14 hearing (which is not yet available).
Bad news about the magistrate and IH's attorney. Turns out the Judge in Hawaii, who stayed Trump's latest travel ban is an old school mate and close friend. Seems our legal system is about as impartial as big corporations are highly principled.
Yeah. So the playbook now is even if Rossi has it, he deserves none of the credit for his world-changing device. Talk about a whiny defeat.
Music to IH ears I'd wager. This is what they've wanted all along, Rossi discredited so they can steal his technology. The problem with Scientists is that they understand little about the cut-throat nature of big business. Apparently Rossi does.
From Tom Darden' Email:
Prior to beginning work in Switzerland, we saw results that were more compelling than
we had seen previously during our testing and development period, from
September, 2013 through January, 2014. Similar results were reported to have
occurred in Italy, before we were involved, but we had not seen dramatic
evidence of energy production.
If I might paraphrase this: initially we did not see much. Right before Lugano we saw some interesting things like explosions that were more compelling than before and such as was reported in Italy before we got involved. But so far we have "not seen dramatic evidence of energy production."
This in pretty much parallels MFMP's experience. Tantalizing signs (explosions, neutrons, possible excess heat) but not definitive. There is no claim of excess heat in Tom Darden's email.
Of course not. It doesn't fit his overall strategy, to diminish the results until he can be in a position to take over the technology. It's all about control, both technology wise and monetarily.
My understanding is that most patent issues are decided by judges.
It is up to the Plaintiff whether he will require a jury trial or accept a Judges ruling instead, just as it was in this case.
As you so often do, you have given an opinion here not backed by facts. We have no idea why you think I am disconnected or the scenario I describe is unrealistic. If you have a reason, I suggest you state it.
Your Scenario isn't just unrealistic, it is ridiculous.
That's one reason why there is a process of jury selection. It's not perfect, but this case is of such little significance that it will be easy to find people who know nothing about either AR's astroturfed puppet-farm blog comments or limited aspects of IH's position (as espoused by only Dewey as far as I can tell). AR is not a significant player on the world stage.
Jack Cole, Of little significance??? One of the most important, disruptive and world changing technologies of the century and you say "of little significance. That has to go down in the annals of time as one the great understatements.
No not on 5 but Rossi's lack of proof that Doral was to be the GPT and not as he previously claimed - a 2 year sell of heat to a real customer. If the work in FL was not the GPT it doesn't really matter about the pipe sizes and flow rates. First things first. Do you believe Rossi when he said the work in Doral was for a sell of heat for 2 years to JPM?
I think it was intended to be. Whether it worked out or not is still up in the air, but I think if the customer backed out for some reason that Rossi was reasonable with continuing the test.
No, they did not agree to initiate research. They agreed they would like to. But they did not get funded, and no research has been initiated. Perhaps it may be in the future, and perhaps this meeting helped, but so far there is no research.
As I said, if there were any research, I would know about it, and I would tell you. I am not trying to keep people from finding out about research. Why would I do that?
To prove your point. It's apparent that you can't stand being wrong about anything.
It makes no difference what they do, or what they claim. They can "claim" this or that until the cows come home. It will not help them. If the technology works, it will become generally known that Rossi invented it. There is a paper trail proving this. At that point, Rossi will be able to sue I.H. for any amount of money, with 100% assurance he will win. In a patent lawsuit, nobody cares what you say or claim. They only look at the facts. These are not trials by jury. The judge decides, and the judge is an expert in patents.
There is no strategy I.H. could employ, and nothing that I.H. could do to win, if Rossi's technology really does work.
Poppycock, and that's the nice way to say it.
That would do no good. That strategy would not work. After I.H. steals it and begins selling it, the whole world would know it is real, and Rossi could then easily win any lawsuit, for practically any amount. The fact that I.H. initially persuaded people on the internet that the technology does not work, or even initially persuaded a jury, would make no difference once the money starts coming in.
He could have given it to one of the other researchers they claim to be supporting, had them present it as their own and completely circumvented Rossi. If you think there wouldn't be takers for that amount of money then you are much more naive than I thought. This is where the grown-ups spin their webs and nobody invests that much money and doesn't play the game for keeps.
There is no "reality of overall Rossi effect." It is all handwaving, speculation, error and fraud. There is a hint that it may be real, but there is way more evidence for, say, Au cold fusion than nanoparticle Ni. So if you are looking for a good prospect for commercialization, go for the gold.
There is hardly any solid evidence of Ni-H from anyone, despite years of effort. Thermocore was the best, I guess . . .
Rossi will never allow anyone to do a proper test. He never has, and by now it is clear that he never will. Not because a test would be difficult, or expensive. Heck, I could have done a proper test in a few days when I first heard from him. I offered to do one. He turned me down.
Okay, my test would not have been definitive, but it would have been much better than anything he has published, and wa-a-a-a-y better than the 1-year farce.
The fact that he refuses to do a test really tells you pretty much all you need to know about him. Defkalion also refused to let me or anyone else test their system. Clean Planet threatened me with a lawsuit because I looked at their MIT data. A pattern emerges! These organizations do not pass the "smell test." Okay, that is not an objective, scientific criterion, but common sense tells you they are not to be trusted, and you should not waste time on them. If you don't like palladium, go test titanium or gold instead. Why not?
Jed, they simply do not want you stealing their technology, or trashing their results on the Internet.