I guess that depends on where you measure it. I was thinking between the middle of the palm and the middle of the metacarpals. It’s true that measured around the base of the thumb, mine’s closer to 2".
Still, 3 to 5 inches? That doesn’t sound human at all. You’d have to be phenomenally overweight to get hands that bulky. I was intrigued enough by your statement that I went look for images of fat people’s hands: I can’t imagine any of the ones I’m seeing ever being that thick.
Or just combine it with other health issues. Could be fluffy to begin with, and start retaining water and getting edema. That is really what I am referring to.
Usually the skin tears, and it’s not fun.
Fat also can store itself in odd ways.
I’m just saying. Some people may have a brick as a hand.
No expectation yet for range of the mega, but it can’t possibly be as good as the bullseye tag used in the flexNExT. The ntag216 is a lower power chip with a bigger antenna. Still, the goal is to be extremely convenient to read compared to the Flex, particularly with orientation (being a circle over a long narrow track shape).
Flesh does attenuate some of the signal from a reader, but not really a measurable amount. Bones a bit more because of their mineral content, but still not much.
The Apex Mega will have much better range just by virtue of its shape, but it won’t approach the performance of the flexNExT. Based on my testing it may be possible to read it through the hand with a good reader, depending on your hand thickness. We’ll see how the LEDs impact that though when I get them to light concurrently.
Nah, NXP went out of their way to nip that in the bud. The MIFARE Classic and DESFire applets (which are not even loaded into the ROM mask of the Apex because they’re phat) do not have changeable IDs. Their UIDs are derived from the P71s normal UID
Obviously, not all of these are available on launch, but I can happily live with an implant that is “fitted for but not with” and again, once it’s out, there are some clever little fuckers that I’m sure will be sharing their own applets…
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