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floppy baby syndrome

Colloquial term for an abnormally limp posture in an infant lying prone due to an inability to maintain flexed ligaments or muscles. Also called "floppy infant syndrome." We were only made aware of our child's spinal muscular atrophy when she began showing signs of floppy baby syndrome.
See also: baby, floppy, syndrome

floppy infant syndrome

Colloquial term for an abnormally limp posture in an infant lying prone due to an inability to maintain flexed ligaments or muscles. Also called "floppy baby syndrome." We were only made aware of our child's spinal muscular atrophy when she began showing signs of floppy infant syndrome.
See also: floppy, syndrome
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The result of this insanity is a floppy drive that can read a 128GB disk.
uk said the end of floppy disks could cause problems for those with data stored on them, but claimed some shops will enable data to be transferred to a new storage format.
Floppy Drive: Appearing as slots on the front of the system unit, these devices read from and write to diskettes.
In Japan nonwovens for floppy disk liners are sold by three companies: Mitsubishi Rayon, Veratec Japan and Japan Vilene.
Floppy disks, which also use magnetism to store data, suffer the same limitation.
Floppy disks may indeed be the simplest and most economical form of file storage, but publications created using desktop publishing software often take up more room than a regular disk will hold.
In recent market research conducted on our behalf, we have identified an apparently unmet consumer need for small, easy to use, rewritable media with storage density higher than floppy diskettes, but lower than that of personal USB flash drives typically used today," said Noam Kedem, vice president of marketing for msystems.
This was an interesting experience and a quick way to learn that you cannot damage even one floppy disk or you would not be able to put together the file
The floppy disk has travelled a long way since its first 8' incarnation in the 1970s which, thanks to its flexible black plastic case, was indeed floppy.
It also reads floppy disk, Zip, Jaz, MO, IDE, and SCSI drives.
Yes, the low end is still being served: Imation is filling the most basic storage niche in the Apple universe with a USB floppy drive targeted, of course, at those Macs which Jobs long ago decreed should have no rotating storage onboard at all.
Better still, you have the ``Startup Disk'' you made months ago when Windows 95 prompted you for a floppy and informed you that ``If you have trouble starting Windows, you can use a startup disk to start your computer, run diagnostic program, and fix any problems.
Viruses are spread in these ways: by transfering executable files from off a floppy disk, from off a network or by downloading an executable file through a modem.
Dell Computer, the world's second largest computer manufacturer, has finally signalled the death of the floppy.