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Light and Motion is really good at the light part of bike lights, but kind of bad at the rest of it... I have two of their tail lights; on one the (non-replacable) battery just stopped working and it won't stay ON for more than 30 seconds, and on the other the switch failed and it won't turn OFF at all.

I really wanted to love L&M's lights when they arrived, and the optics are undeniably the best setup you can find for bike lights, but unfortunately I can't seem to justify the cost of their taillights especially with regards to these two failures within one week on lights less than 6 months old.

(Also, the mounts aren't great. I got used to the Vis 180 mount, but the Vis 180 Micro's mount is simply unreasonable to deal with. Takes way too long to get the light on and off.)
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My main beef with my L&M Urban is the silly rubber strap mount. I really dislike having to re-aim it everytime I put it on the bike. Also while it has not actually fallen off yet the fold over has come undone on multiple occasions which makes me paranoid that it is just a matter of time...
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Doing IRB paperwork and online training is sooooo fun....

"Federal reporting requirements for IRBs, investigators, and funding sponsors are confusing. Consequently, IRBs tend to develop their own idiosyncratic reporting requirements."
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Long time, no see, Google+

Does anyone still use this thing?
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I use it quite often. Admittedly less so during dead and finals week though.
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My facebook account is temporarily unavailable... time to use Google+ for a few hours I guess!
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He's not making this up.
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Things like this are why I enjoy participating in +Stack Exchange .
I’m sitting up late this evening trying to think of an inspirational way to end this year with some grandiloquent statement about our growth and the great job everyone has done this year. I don’t know; maybe it’s the glow of the Christmas tree behind me, or the eggnog recipe I’ve been experimenting with… but, really, anything I can say here can only lessen the outpouring that comes following this… Greetings to the Stack Exchange Moderators, In a ...
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Check out the Big Picture's selection of images from the National Geographic Photo Contest. There are some stunning photographs in here! http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/11/national_geographic_photo_cont.html
There's still time! The deadline for entries for this year's National Geographic Photo Contest is November 30. Photographers of all skill levels (last year more than 16,000 images s...
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Thanks for sharing! These are beautiful!
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Does anybody at +Bike Commuter Cabal know how helmet-mounted lights impact the effectiveness of the helmet in the event of a crash? 
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Attention people in Corvallis! Join us for the 2nd Annual Stack Overflow World Meetup Day!
Last year's Stack Overflow Meetups were a success, with over 2000 people participating around the world. We're happy to announce that the Second Annual Stack Overflow Meetup Day is April 28, 2...
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Just set my brothers up with dual screens (got them a monitor for their upcoming birthday). They seemed a little bit confused at first, but seem to be quickly adjusting to and taking a liking to having the extra versatility.
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Ultramon (hotkeys to move window forward/back a screen) + logitech setpoint driver (map those hotkeys to scroll wheel left/right) = most useful thing I have ever added to my computer ever

Even without that, the "smart taskbar" feature of ultramon is amazing. Basically each monitor has its own taskbar -- minus startmenu, quicklaunch, and notifications -- which only display the windows on that monitor. Doesn't sound like much, but it makes things so much cleaner. I can't even imagine using a dual monitor setup anymore where all the windows are cluttered in the main screen's taskbar...

(ultramon is trialware, but you can reinstall every month at no penalty, and your settings persist through the reinstall)
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An article I wrote about putting multiple operating systems on a flash drive. If you install things a lot, check it out!
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