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Michael Barclay
Works at Electronic Frontier Foundation
Attended U.C. Berkeley
Lives in Menlo Park, California
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April's Stupid Patent of the Month: Notorious troll Eclipse IP's "method" of updating delivery information.
Imagine you’re on your way to deliver a case of beer to a party. Before you get there, your boss sends you a text: They want 2 cases now. You read the text while driving (don’t do that), so you deliver an extra case when you arrive. Having successfully completed that task, you leave for your next delivery. Congratulations! You might get sued by the owner of April’s stupid patent of the month.
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In memory of my son, Daniel Barclay, on the 8th anniversary of his official date of death.
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Today is the 50th anniversary of a very famous paper, "Cramming more components onto integrated circuits." You have probably heard of this paper, but by a different name.
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And sadly, a new era begins.
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This is lovely new music in the classical style.
 
After starting university last September, I have not written any solo piano pieces, I apologize to all of my wonderful friends for having been inactive on the uploading front. However, I have not been idle and have been working on several other chamber music pieces which I will also upload as soon as I’m able to record them. I hope that you enjoy my new composition.

A month ago during one of our weekly studio classes with piano professor Dr. Corey Hamm, a student brought in the first movement of Rachmaninoff’s 2nd piano concerto. Dr. Hamm told us that the key to playing the famous piano introduction was to learn to revel in the beauty of a simple chord. This approach helped me in writing and recording of this piece which has a very simple two part form based essentially on four chords. Throughout the piece, I try to really acknowledge and feel the emotional impact that comes with each different chord. For this reason, it takes a long time for me to move from one section to another.
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DMCA FAIL of the day:
"According to YouTube's Content-ID system both EMI Publishing and PRS own the rights to a 12 second purring loop."
YouTube's automated takedown tool is known for its flaws, but this week it crossed a line by attacking a purring cat. According to YouTube's Content-ID system both EMI Publishing and PRS own the rights to a 12 second purring loop. The cat in question, Phantom, has filed a dispute and hopes to reclaim his rights.
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Happy Caturday!
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It's Caturday!  Time for some animated cat GIFs.
When you've got nine of them, you can afford to totally screw one life up. Just make sure there's some nip nearby. 1 via omgitscorey 2 ...
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We're in the middle of a revolution. Most people will only realize it when it's almost over.
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Time to learn a new musical instrument? You can't go wrong with the . . . Catcordion!
http://catcordion.sergethew.com/
Famous cats, accordion to the internet.
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"Despite the council’s decision, a native group called True Americans lambasted the move, claiming amnesty will only serve to reward lawbreakers. “They all need to be deported back to Europe,” John Dakota from True Americans said.
The Native American National Council will offer amnesty to the estimated 240 million illegal white immigrants living in the United States. At a meeting on Friday in Taos, New Mexico, Native American leaders weighed a handful of proposals about the future of the United State’s large, i…
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Education
  • U.C. Berkeley
    Physics, EECS, 1969 - 1974
  • UCLA School of Law
    1976 - 1979
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Retired from Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati in 2010; now a part-time volunteer for the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
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Patent Attorney
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  • Electronic Frontier Foundation
    Patent Attorney, 2010 - present
  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
    Member of Firm, 1993 - 2010
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