Covid Crazies

Karl Semich 0xloem at
Mon Dec 28 12:21:04 PST 2020

On Mon, Dec 28, 2020 at 3:19 PM Karl Semich <0xloem at> wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 28, 2020 at 3:01 PM coderman <coderman at> wrote:
> >
> > when thinking of usability of security features, i always wonder about diminished mental states - how do you handle authentication when the mind is unstable?
> >
> > (biometrics work, but they cannot be the whole piece. e.g. scanning a dead finger...)
> I've handled this a lot and physical objects and password storage
> software is helpful.

people also develop really personalised phrases or experiences.  like
the woman experiencing visions of murdering her children might never
forget a password that said "I don't want to kill my kids."

> Re: biometrics, crazy people have specific muscle motion patterns they
> settle into that you might be able to profile in combination with
> something else.  of course non-crazy people have this too.
> (psychosis is scary.  it causes slow well-documented brain damage.
> the antipsychotics cause a different kind of brain damage, kind of a
> pick-your-situation thing except where you have to pick one of the
> antipsychotics.  they don't like to talk about those things.)

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