"Aristoff says, and if your goal is to set a speed record, "jumping rope at high altitude, where the air is less dense, could be advantageous."" What about the reduced levels of oxygen, would that not work against a person trying to set a speed record?
As disgruntled Android 2.2 user from a Nokia/BlackBerry/etc. background I say fix the core Android apps (calendar, notes, messaging, etc., etc.) as these SUCK big time as even the most basic versions of these are way better on non-smart-phones even! Now that's saying something about how poor they are! Get the basics right then start worrying about more apps. Quality before quantity.
"The BBC today characterized those who avoid GM foods as overly fussy, the very same day that the Wall Street Journal announced that picky eating may be recognized in the 2013 DSM as a psychiatric disorder."
How easy it is to label people as having a disorder nowadays. Never mind our human rights (we should be allowed to make our own choices of what we eat). Of course, how do they then treat these "psychiatric disorders" nowadays? Drugs and more drugs some of which makes you barely human. (Never mind that, in some countries, they may even put you on a CTO (Compulsory Treatment Order) taking away your human rights full stop.) The whole lot is interconnected by money and more money. It's big business in which you and I are indirectly the commodity. The more people they have eating their food and taking their drugs (and making them dependent on them) the more they make and the more people they can convince to follow the same path (why shouldn't you eat the same food and take the same drugs as your neighbour?). Is this what we want to buy into?