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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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Yet, if it is really an excessive corporeality, unfolding between the poles of death or sexuality and power, which caused Bataille at times to be suspected of a fascist aesthetics (see Agamben 115; Hollier 4), then one wonders if Lukacs's essay "The Fascistically Falsified and the Real Georg Buchner" is perhaps directed not only against a fascist reception of Buchner, but against Buchner's own self-"falsification.
His films heap shrewd, witty ridicule on all forms of authority, particularly the military and the police; his work is witheringly hostile to the United States' presumed guardianship of South Korea and pointedly critical of his country's family-owned conglomerates and their fascistically intimate relations with government.
On the one hand you have the vile terrorists, who fascistically try to impose their world view by blasting their way through the lives of innocents; and on the other you have that other group of fundamentalist religious nutters - our friends in the White House and US Senate.