In the Blue Midnight Wish (BMW) cryptographic hash function, is there a variable I can use to increase memory/CPU resource consumption to slow down the password hashing process? Call me crazy, but I really like BMW and I'd like to use it to hash passwords. It's obscure, so a bit better, but I am also paranoid, so I need to increase hashing time.
You don't increase hash time (I surmise it is for hashing passwords) by tuning the hash function from within -- especially one which has been optimized to be very fast. You get slow hash time by integrating the hash function in a larger structure which runs many iterations. In any case you would not want a slowdown by a factor of 2 or 3, rather 200000.