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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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In his essay "The Fascistically Falsified and the Real Georg Buchner," Lukacs is concerned with defending Buchner against fascist appropriations of his work.
The self-declared President of Zimbabwe was re-elected without any opposition after he had rather fascistically eradicated political opponents from running.
Fortunately for Simon, Kristina and Paul's fascistically huge 20,000ft-tall "Phoenix" office complex was spectacularly awful.