A years supply?
Are you kidding me. I could eat the entire "years supply" in a weekend without a thought.
There is no techie angle to this competition, so we're not going to pretend there is. Everyone loves chocolate, though, so who cares? One of the makes of chocolate Cocoa Runners sells is Pump Street, which is made in Orford The prize is a one-year subscription to Cocoa Runners chocolate service. Each month you get a box of …
A simplistic generalisation based on "I love chocolate so I assume everybody else does".
Can't stand the stuff myself. Tastes horrible and is only made edible if you stuff it full of so much sugar that your teeth start rotting while you're chewing it.
Now if you'd been giving away the delicious sourdough bread they bake at Pump Street, I WOULD have been interested.
I'll grant you that it is a simplification, but I think generalization is wrong. It is a simplification in the way that by everyone it is implied that they only mean humans. It does sound a little harsh to call you non-human, but I mean no offense by it at all. I am sure that you are a lovely...person(?) and all, but we all know that to be human you have to like chocolate. It is simply a part of the human experience, like music.
Note: Those that suffer from some sort of impairment or illness that prevents them from eating chocolate would still enjoy chocolate if they could and thus are still humans.
Second note: This comment is an attempt at humor, another human trait. Please do not get offended by it's content in a serious way. Do however feel free to get offended in an ironic way.
Easy IT angle, previous research has shown that scientists eat more chocolate than the normal population. Obvious conclusion is that clever folks eat more chocolate, and anybody who's ever worked a Helpdesk knows that IT folks are brighter than the general population.
Therefore IT folks love chocolate. Simples!
Bet those questions are a thinly disguised attempt to get your password...
not to mention that there's NO ACTUAL terms & conditions linked. AT ALL.
i think they might be something along the lines.. "by entering this competition you're giving us your first born, an arm and a leg. We'll be coming tonight with a chainsaw to collect the arm+leg."
Once I was able to locate these terms and conditions (link doesn't work properly on the entry page, it's at http://whitepapers.theregister.co.uk/tac/3563 ) I couldn't confirm whether there were any country restrictions. Those might not bother people from the more favoured lands, but those of us outside the US and Canada excluding Quebec, or mainland Europe more often than not find ourselves ruled out.
That said, even what little there is in the way of terms and conditions leads me to think "yeah, not worth it for some pretentious chocolate, thanks."
Gift horse, open wide please.
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