Back in the day, Microsoft had ports of NT for Alpha, PPC, and MIPS.
And Windows Server still supports Itanium.
Alpha and MIPS are both dead and gone, while SPARC and PPC have corporate overlords who seem to have no interest in catering to the consumer market.
Meanwhile, Itanium is still actively developed, and has a corporate overlord that had announced plans to move it to the consumer market, before abandoning those in the face of the popularity of x86_64 which it cross-licensed from AMD, reserving Itanium for the enterprise server/HPC market.
Is it possible that the parameter space remaining to be excluded could still contain a supersymmetric higgs? There is a video showing Lisa Randall talking about the possibility of finding photinos at the Tevatron but could a SUSY higgs could be found first?
"Hey man, I'm so glad I have you here to drive for me". He replied, "You're the one driving!"
The simple fact that police carry lethal weapons has more than a little to do with the "sirs"...
That's kinda the point. If you call them 'sir' then it legitimises the thinking that "carrying a gun = creation of authority". If you treat them like an ordinary public servant, it emphasises that "carrying a gun = part of your job and not the thing which gives you any power over me."
I.e., their power comes from the law, not from the fact that they wear mirrored sunglasses and can hypothetically kill you.
I did exactly that when trying to buy an iMac without Applecare. After being held up for 5 minutes at the checkout while he kept trying to coerce me into getting the warranty, I loudly asked him exactly how big a piece of crap this thing was if it's so likely to break in the next 6 months and started to walk away. He decided that maybe it wasn't absolutely mandatory after all.
After an instrument has been assembled, extra components will be found on the bench.