and if it really bothers me some tape or some clear nail polish should fix it.
It is possible that clear nail polish will do very little to mitigate the problem. At those frequencies, capacitive coupling can be as good as a DC conducting path. The bumper adds a millimeter or so of space which reduces the capacitive coupling as compared to nail polish.
Having a memory — RAM or disk — above 2^64, however, is not achievable in even in theory... 2^64 is only 100 times less, for example, than the estimated number of sand-grains on Earth.
I don't think its fair to say that it isn't even achievable in theory. If you could write a bit of data into every atom of a piece of silicon, 2^64 corresponds to 860 micrograms. I would start to agree that pushing much beyond 128bits is crazy as that puts us into the truly collosal range of cubic kilometers of memory Though there are things smaller than atoms...
That being said, even the most wildly optimistic projections about the rate of increase in memory would put such a piece of memory at least 20 or 30 years out.
You know, when you turn a seismogram into sound and speed it up, it sounds pretty much like rubbing two rocks against each other.
I'm very curious to hear this, do you have a link?
After an instrument has been assembled, extra components will be found on the bench.