If replication is the holy grail then it is time for skeptics, including those well versed in science, to jump on board.
At this website: http://firstname.lastname@example.org/msg53212.html you will read:
Apparently he [Dr. George Miley, University of Illinois] has been successfully replicating the Patterson cell results, and has extensive experimental data, and proposes a theory explaining Rossi/Patterson Ni-light water reactions. On this page is a link to a PowerPoint presentation (a bit frustrating as it lacks audio) where Dr. Miley discusses his work with Ni+H cold fusion. If Dr. Miley, at of a major American University has reproduced Ni+H reaction then the question of the scientific feasibility of this reaction is moot.
(Thanks to Iggy Dalrymple for putting me on to this.)