Apple Watch Unlock Distance

Apple watch allows you to unlock your mac if you are close to it and touch the keyboard, to wake it from sleep. This is a very useful feature. as you do not have to type your password every time you unlock it. In addition to the security features built in to the Bluetooth / WiFi signalling protocol, you have to be "nearby" your mac for this to work.

The problem here is the definition of "nearby". Most articles on the internet will have you believe it is "within a couple of feet, usually less than ~2 feet". Unfortunately that is not my experience. With both series 5 and series 6 watches, I have had the mac unlock when I was about 8 meters away, four rooms from my office and one floor separated. How do I know? My kid tapped a key on the keyboard while I was that far away and the watch played the unlock notification sequence. I just tested it again - my office is on the first floor, when I am on the ground floor 4.5m away from the office (vertically), the mac unlocks. That is 4.5 meters through hardwood floors...

Needless to say this is a major security issue. I do not want the mac to unlock unless I am in the same room as the mac.

Beautiful Monster

My Front Door Monster - Harvestman (Opiliones)
My Front Door Monster - Harvestman (Opiliones)

Moth Infestation

We supposedly are experiencing an infestation of Hemlock Looper moths. They are pretty though.

Phantom Hemlock Looper Moth - Nepytia phantasmaria
Phantom Hemlock Looper Moth - Nepytia phantasmaria

Review Bias

It is not uncommon to hear somebody, perhaps yourself, comment that a certain product on Amazon got really bad reviews and therefore you will avoid it, or reviewing the comments about a doctor or RMT and seeing 10 negative posts and 2 positive posts, then concluding the person should be avoided.

The problem with taking online reviews about anything seriously is that without additional, hidden data the statistics just do not work the way you may think it does.

Firstly, there is obviously the problem of bots and hired guns that try and skew the reviews by getting paid to post positive or negative reviews. Ignoring this for a moment, the second issue I am addressing here is the fact that you normally do not know the total size of the population that interacted with the product or service.

Full Article

Car Review: BMW M235i Gran Coupé

Make/Model: BMW M235i Gran Coupé 2020
Colour: Boring Alpine White
New?: New (Demo)
Engine: 2.0l I-4 Turbo
Power/Torque: 224kW (301 BHP) / 449Nm (331 lb·ft)
Average Fuel Consumption: 7.6 - 10.3 l/100 km (Highway - City)
Performance: 0-100km/h in 4.8s, 250 km/h top speed
Transmission: 8 speed automatic
Owned: September 2020 - Current

BMW M235i 2020 - Front View
BMW M235i 2020 - Front View
BMW M235i 2020 - Rear View
BMW M235i 2020 - Rear View
Full Article