yaku said:Jay, showing the comments of major companies who are working with IOTA is not "appealing to authority".
It does, however, show that whoever says "IOTA is an idiot coin, made by idiots, sold by idiots, and touted by idiots" has self-identified himself as an uninformed idiot whose idiotic opinions can safely be ignored.
Perhaps you are having some difficulties understanding the concept of "appealing to authorities." Of course, I have had some beefs with SamR; however, he engages in much more factual representation, analysis and attempts at grappling with the issues as compared to some news spin-offs coming from supposed experts (namely fujitsu and microsoft, in your earlier referred to posts).
I think that we also tend to give some appreciation to the renditions and guys on the forum, and especially if they are attempting to grapple with the issues rather than spitting out blurbs from other supposed experts who we don't know but we are just supposed to take the word of Microsoft or Fujitsu.. seems to be a text book definition of appealing to authority.
As I had suggested in my earlier post, it is possible that you could overcome some of the "appeal to authority" criticism by going through some of your own analysis that grapples with the facts and perhaps addresses several of the issues that had been brought up by SamR in his earlier posts... without necessarily getting caught up in the conclusions that SamR reached (regarding the idiot matters) but instead discuss some of the issues that he presented regarding the seemingly lack of transparency of the IOTA folks and is there any way that you can rest assured that IOTA is a longer term investment, rather than something that you hope to be able to get in and out of without getting caught on the short end?