Oh, no, I wish I had the skills to do that (though, I do know how it's done, which is a pretty cool process in itself). On that one I changed out the Humbucker pickup for something a little stronger. It was actually a super metal-oriented pickup, but that's not what I was going for. I got a nice rougher tone out of it, which works great with fuzz pedals.
This is a super old picture from 2007 or 2008, but I still own both of these. Jackson DK1 on the left, Fender 12-string acoustic on the right. All my electric guitars are personally modified in some way.
I am still rocking the Futures Passed name I have been using for various stuff since 2006, that site in particular since January 2009. Not too fond of the functionality of the new site, but I like how it looks.
My brother got me into the show a while ago, and I only recently started watching it regularly. Super fun show, and it was pretty cool to see Stephen Colbert appear on the latest episode. The last few episodes have been better than all of the season one episodes I have seen. I may get the first season on Blu-Ray soon, though.
I haven't seen much lately, but the most recent movie I saw, Marvel's Ant Man, was quite good, and better than I was expecting. Waiting for the Marvel Phase II bundle to drop a little in price before I get the movie on Blu-Ray.
I suppose a little. We only dated for about three or four weeks before she moved to a different school and she broke it off because neither of us had a license or cars to keep it working. I've tried to find her online, but it seems like she is either really good about using a fake name, or doesn't have any online presence.
I've actually seen her twice years after the break-up. Both times were a year apart at the same event, but I could never talk myself into saying hi, because I figure I'd only be let down by a "who are you?". I was her first date, too, but I get the feeling the short time we had together would be forgettable to her.
The first humans to inhabit another planet will be quite the appealing media target, and I'm sure the companies involved will have contracts with the press to ensure they get prime advertising. The open slots will also be quite expensive.
Four people against a planet for survival, for two years... You have grown as a family, overcome obstacles and life-threatening situations, and have no other choice in people to talk to face-to-face. Suddenly, four more people show up. This is a recipe for an us-vs-them situation if there ever was one.
What Else Can Be Gained:
There's a lot that can be learned just by having a human on Mars rather than a robot, even if that human doesn't come back. There is only so much a simulation can emulate when we've never been on another planet. If you have data to compare the human experience on Mars to that of Earth, we can make better judgments for other locations, such as Saturn's moon Titan (there's an interest to go here, but I don't think that interest involves humans).