- can you fix it?
- not sure, I tried a whole day and couldn't figure it out...
- whatever, ship it!
As I understand it USB for power may reach 100 Watts, which could power an E-Z Bake oven.
Of course, there is always the possibility that these things are chosen just out of pure chance / randomness. But often there's more history to the decision than that.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/ff5... mentions a toaster made by "Fabrikam, Inc.", a fictional Microsoft company.
Could it also be a Microsoft easter egg?
Wait, here's a post about why the OS division doesn't do easter eggs: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/larryosterman/archive/2005/10/21/483...
Sadly there isn't much room for Easter Eggs in the modern professional IT industry since software is constantly being attacked (it's hard enough keeping documented features secure!). Which is why these days most Easter Eggs tend to be hidden away online
 http://konamicodesites.com/ (↑↑↓↓←→←→BA)
No, but I'm already using "industry best practices".
A toaster takes 800-1500 W. But you could get a USB-compatible incandescent light bulb.
Perhaps in 2030, the European Union will require all wall sockets to be USB 7.0 compatible. As you plug in your vacuum it will not only receive 2000 W of power but will be able to share contents of the dust compartment with your friends via the Internet of Things. Lost an earring? Your friend's vacuum can now tweet you about it.
Me, cynical? Nooo....