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fascist

(jargon)
Said of a computer system with excessive or annoying security barriers, usage limits, or access policies. The implication is that said policies are preventing hackers from getting interesting work done. The variant "fascistic" seems to have been preferred at MIT.

In the design of languages and other software tools, "the fascist alternative" is the most restrictive and structured way of capturing a particular function; the implication is that this may be desirable in order to simplify the implementation or provide tighter error checking. Compare bondage-and-discipline language, although that term is global rather than local.
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Fascist regimes predictably glorify their national past, and here scholars of classics, history, philosophy, art, and architecture explore Classicism in Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany as two salient examples.
All we need now is another fascist dictator working his or her way through the ranks.
Indeed, as underlined throughout the literature, the idea of the donna-crisi, constructed by the Italian fascist regime in the early 1930s, stands opposite the donna-madre: the self-sacrificing housewife and fecund mother par excellence, responsible for perpetuating the Italian race.
Under the infamous Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, German fascist dictator Adolf Hitler and Soviet communist dictator Joseph Stalin carried out a joint Nazi-communist operation to carve up and brutally subject Poland.
We have experienced what fascist rule is capable of - now I believe they should be prevented from standing for election before we see another Hitler or Mussolini show their ugly heads, for the sake of future generations.
Critique: A seminal study of impressively original and comprehensive scholarship, "Shaping the New Man: Youth Training Regimes in Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany" is an extraordinary study that is unreservedly recommended for both community and academic library 20th Century Political History collections in general, and Fascist/Nazi supplemental studies lists in particular.
The result, detailed in section 1 of the book, was a transition to fascist dictatorships in the 1920s that was paralleled in some ways by the developments in Stalin's Russia.
Testa criticises the heterosexism of fascist groups, but (hypocritically) ridicules individual fascists for being gay.
Although Mideastern zealots have picked up the hate-filled anti-Jewish rhetoric of European fascists " with the infamous"Protocols of the Elders of Zion" enjoying a new lease on life in Arabic " some observers have questioned whether there is any real sense in applying such a specifically European concept as fascism to"the House of Islam.
He asserted that the fascist danger "reached a new peak in Israel during the Gaza operation" and that Israel is now fraught with fascist thinking of the kind that permeated France when Hitler's armies invaded in 1940.
My fascist grandmother would have loved your books-- she used to sing Mussolini's Giovinezza to the shanty, the lace curtain, and the two-toilet Irish in Queens.
In Fascist Italy and the Middle East, historian Nir Arielli revisits a significant moment in the history of Fascist Italy: Mussolini's pro-Muslim policy in the broader Middle East during a time when Italy was fully engaged in the colonization of Libya and Ethiopia.