[Noisebridge-discuss] global hackerspace cupcake competition

Lilia Markham liliakai at gmail.com
Thu Jan 6 12:03:35 PST 2011


If we can just prevent the receiving hackerspace from ever opening the
package, our cupcake would occupy a superposition of all possible cupcake
states. We can decorate it with a little icing cat face.

On Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 12:05 AM, Sean Cusack <sean.p.cusack at gmail.com>wrote:

> The handwarmers thing could totally work, right? We don't need it to stay
> hot for hours, just 350 - 400 for like 30 minutes! If we do a good enough
> job with the insulation, the UPS guy shouldn't even know anything happened.
> Worst case, if DHS confiscates out cupcake...I'd laugh my ass off. The
> terrorcake strikes again!!!!!
>
> I think the kicker would be activating the handwarmers at the right time,
> and only the right time. I think the handwarmers activate upon touching air,
> right? I wonder if we could open a bunch of them in a glovebox and put them
> into an inert box with the ready to bake cupcake. The inert box would have a
> little door on it that could open when an Arduino uses some craaazy GPS
> wizardry thingy to determine when the UPS guy is almost at the destination.
>
> What do people think? Is this reasonable? We don't do anything air
> sensitive enough in my lab to warrant a glovebox though. Anyone have access
> to something like that?
>
> Sean
>
>
> On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 7:02 PM, Lilia Markham <liliakai at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> If we deliberately make the package look like a bomb, will it receive more
>> delicate handling??
>>
>> public archive disclaimer: the above question is intended to be farcical
>> and humorous. I do not in any way condone sending suspicious looking things
>> through the us postal service. also i love my country and all the federal
>> agents reading my email and their families.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Wed, Jan 5, 2011 at 6:29 PM, Patrick Keys <citizenkeys at gmail.com>wrote:
>>
>>> Is this a cupcake or a bomb? Our cupcake "package" is going to get
>>> confiscated by Homeland Security and never arrive at its destination.
>>> The unabomber of cupcakes.
>>> :-)
>>>
>>>
>>> Patrick
>>>
>>>
>>> On 1/5/2011 6:18 PM, Liz Henry wrote:
>>> > On 1/5/11 5:42 PM, Lilia Markham wrote:
>>> >
>>> >> I liked the idea of a self-baking cupcake. In fact I have had multiple
>>> >> conversations theorizing portable, self-baking cakes and cookies in
>>> the
>>> >> past. They would be great for camping, picnics...car eaters? (We're
>>> gonna be
>>> >> so rich!) Sadly, I fear that the only way to generate the necessary
>>> heat  is
>>> >> to include some form of auto-igniting flammable materials or
>>> questionable
>>> >> chemicals. The post office just loves when you send that kind of stuff
>>> >> through the mail. :-\
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > I wonder if a cupcake could bake very very slowly using those
>>> > handwarmers you can buy in a drugstore? Or for skiing?  They don't get
>>> > very hot. But maybe they could be rigged up to break when a box is
>>> > opened, and then the cooking device would open up based on a timer.
>>> >
>>> > Or, ship a cupcake positioned inside an EZ-bake oven, maybe just by
>>> > being completely encased in foil, with a power source connected to the
>>> > EZ Bake Oven, with a switch that is turned on by opening the box.  The
>>> > sugary topping could be ... uh that is where I lose it.  Sugary
>>> topping.
>>> > Hmmm.
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
>>> > - Liz
>>> >
>>> >
>>> >
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