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Tue, 14 Feb 2012, 2:04pm #1
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$1M gift offer to Rossi

Smith Offers $1 Million Prize for Successful E-Cat Demo
Posted on February 14, 2012 by Steven B. Krivit

From: Margot Egan [on behalf of Dick Smith]
Sent: Tuesday, 14 February 2012 12:51 PM
To: Andrea Rossi Re. E-CAT
Subject: from Dick Smith in Australia Re. U.S. One Million Dollars for Successful Re-Testing of E-CAT

To: Andrea Rossi
From: Dick Smith

Dear Mr Rossi

Re: USD1,000,000 for Successful Repeat of E-CAT Demonstration

Dick Smith is my name. I am writing to you from Sydney, Australia. Possibly the best information in relation to my background is on Wikipedia – see HERE.

Some time ago I was contacted by Mr Sol Millin of the Byron New Energy Trust. Mr Millin has had extensive communication with you. Mr Millin communicated the advantages of your ECAT unit in relation to energy and how it had the potential to solve the world’s energy problems. Mr Millin said that he had your authority to act on your behalf in relation to an agreement for the Australian “rights” to your invention.

After some discussion, I agreed that I would invest AUD200,000 provided that evidence could be shown that the unit actually worked as claimed.

There has been a lot of to’ing-and-fro’ing since then, with Mr Millin claiming that he has provided me with the evidence and with my insistence that this is not the case.

At one stage Mr Millin even sent me an email (attached) threatening to sue me for one-hundred-million-dollars if I did not proceed with sending him my AUD200,000.

As Mr Millin and I do not seem to be getting anywhere on this issue, I have determined a way that we could possibly break this nexus, i.e. I would like to offer you USD1,000,000 for a successful repeat of the March 29, 2011 demonstration.

One million US dollars will be made out to you as a Bank cheque or will be held in an escrow account if you desire. I do not want to know how the unit operates, nor to have a share in the profits from any sales. My satisfaction will come from knowing that if the unit is successful, then some of the world’s greatest problems – especially in relation to climate change – will be solved.

I point out that over the last few decades my wife and I have donated many millions of dollars to scientific research, much of it without any immediate results. We have not complained about this.

My offer is very simple, which I will restate: I ask you to repeat the March 29, 2011 demonstration purported to show that your E-CAT unit had an output power of many times the input power through LENR (low energy nuclear reactions).

As the sole judges as to whether this can be repeated correctly, I suggest we use the two Swedish scientists, Kullander and Essen, as they attended the March 2011 demonstration and wrote a report. I would be happy to cover any reasonable cost of having them flying to Italy to attend the repeat of the demonstration. They can then check the wires (because, as you know, there have been claims that the wiring may have been misconnected) and also the power output of the unit in relation to both the heated water and the steam.

I would be happy, with Kullander and Essen as the sole judges as to whether the unit has the power output you have claimed, to hand you an irrevocable Bank cheque for USD1,000,000 made out in your name if the demonstration is successfully completed. If Kullander and Essen are not available, I am happy to agree with you on two other individuals of similar expertise to attend the new demonstration as the judges. I am sure we can come to an agreement as to who would be suitable and independent. It would also be necessary to have a third person – who you and I can agree on – to assist with the type of measuring equipment and its accuracy so there are no doubts that the scientific community will accept the results.

I understand the 29 March 2011 demonstration took place over a period of more than six hours and showed a power multiplication of approximately ten times. To make the demonstration test even fairer, I would be happy if the demonstration to qualify for the assignment of the USD1,000,000 were reduced to a five-hour period and with a power multiplication ratio of at least eight times. This will make it very much easier for you to qualify for the USD1,000,000, As far as I am concerned, eight times’ power multiplication through LENRs will solve the world’s power problems for the future.

Mr Rossi, I believe the advantage of my offer is that you can show the sceptics (I am presently one of them) that the unit actually works as you have claimed. I notice that you have had other investors offering very large amounts of money, and I can understand your concern in relation to this. My offer is USD1,000,000 without any conditions attached at all in relation to where you will spend the money. You can use it for further research – perhaps to re-purchase your house or even donate some of the money to charity.

Well, there it is. It’s quite simple. Successfully replicate the demonstration showing the power gain from LENRs of March 29, 2011 with the two Swedish scientists, Kullander and Essen (or two other individuals we agree on), and USD1,000,000 will be yours.

Also, of course, you will receive attention from around the world and a well-deserved Nobel Laureate. I will consider I have had value for my money as the person who actually proves that your unit works (or doesn’t) – an issue which will be resolved for all time.

My offer is open for you to accept until close of business Monday 20 February 2012.
I look forward to your reply.

Yours faithfully

Dick Smith

Go DW Go - *economical* mass production


Tue, 14 Feb 2012, 2:25pm #2
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Perhaps Mr. Smith could be persuaded to make a similar offer to Dick Weir ;^)

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Tue, 14 Feb 2012, 2:32pm #3
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I'd like to shake the hand of Mr. Dick Smith. What a wonderful way to tweak the nose of a scammer!

We are the 99%. A better world is possible.

Tue, 14 Feb 2012, 3:09pm #4
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If that's all that is required it looks like free money for Rossi. Just put in 1 mW and show 10 mW coming out, and then take home $1,000,000. A 1 Wh battery isn't very big.

Deasil is the right way to go.

Tue, 14 Feb 2012, 5:09pm #5
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I had the same thought on reading the challenge, WOD. Providing power for only 5 hours isn't a very high bar to success, and could be easily accomplished by a wide variety of things; simple chemical reactions, batteries, whatever.

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Tue, 14 Feb 2012, 7:39pm #6
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I predict that Dick Smith will not be needing to send his cheque. There will be some excuse or disagreement over the judges or methodology. Rossi's credibility will be diminished but that won't be enough to convince the die hard believers.

Hope I'm wrong only 5 days left...

For those who have not heard of Dick Smith, he built his fortune originally from an electronics retail chain, since then he has been a supporter of a multitude of community causes and charitable organisations.

If this ever becomes a matter of character judgement Dick Smith leaves Rossi way behind.

Tue, 14 Feb 2012, 8:52pm #7
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This is interesting.

The time has come to demonstrate that ZENN is on the right path Romney/Ryan 2012

Dick Weir will not go quietly in the night.... - FMA

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Tue, 14 Feb 2012, 9:29pm #8
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LOL, Rossi should really do exact repeat as asked.

Q: What would happen if you give 12V battery and two 6V light bulbs to Weir/Nelson?

A: They will wait 8 years for 12V➜6V DC-DC converter.