Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Full text of "An Experiment With Time"

Full text of "An Experiment With Time":

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Epic vs Twitter

High up in the North in the land called Svithjod, there stands a rock. It is a hundred miles high and a hundred miles wide. Once every thousand years a little bird comes to this rock to sharpen its beak. When the rock has thus been worn away, then a single day of eternity will have gone by.

Now that is EPIC.

My Review of Ghost Lab … a new Television show on the Discovery Channel | Psychic Medium & Animal Communicator Charles Peden

My Review of Ghost Lab … a new Television show on the Discovery Channel | Psychic Medium & Animal Communicator Charles Peden:

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Monday, February 25, 2013

The Politics of Rape And The Lying Leslie Marshall

The Politics of Rape And The Lying Leslie Marshall:

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"This is despicable. She is clearly lying about one or the other (or both), and in doing so she diminishes the pain of all women who have…"

Friday, February 22, 2013

Game is causing (actual) headaches for some players | PlanetSide 2 Forums

PlanetSide 2 Forums:

People... please stop using bright text on a dark background. It's hard on the eyes and just looks.. horrible.

How to remove PS2 shine effect. Its FXAA:
(1) Right click the nVidia icon bottom right and choose control panel.
(2) Click Adjust image setting and choose "Use advanced 3d image settings"
( You can just set this back to "Let the application decide" when you want to turn this feature off again. No reboot needed etc.)
(3) Go to "Manage 3D settings". Click Global Settings and configure them to your liking just like a game.
(4) Once done press "Program settings". You can check the list, but PS2 wont be there. Click add and browse to planetside2.exe. Add it.
(5) Select that profile in the drop down menu. Turn off FXAA. Most others can use your "Global settings".

Start the game and see that the image you see seems more sharper and a bit more relaxed on your eyes.

High Voltage With High Current - YouTube

High Voltage With High Current - YouTube:

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Love PhotonicInduction vids!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Philosophy Experiments

Philosophy Experiments:

Philosophy Experiments on their page:

Philosophical Health Test

Personality test based on C. Jung and I. Briggs Myers type theory

Personality test based on C. Jung and I. Briggs Myers type theory:

Humanmetrics Jung Typology Test™
Your Type
Introvert(89%)  iNtuitive(12%)  Thinking(62%)  Perceiving(33)%
  • You have strong preference of Introversion over Extraversion (89%)
  • You have slight preference of Intuition over Sensing (12%)
  • You have distinctive preference of Thinking over Feeling (62%)
  • You have moderate preference of Perceiving over Judging (33%)

Columbine Survivor Pens Bold Open Letter to Obama Rejecting Gun Control: ‘Whose Side Are You On?’ |

Read Todd’s open letter to Obama, below.
Mr. President,
As a student who was shot and wounded during the Columbine massacre, I have a few thoughts on the current gun debate. In regards to your gun control initiatives:
Universal Background Checks
First, a universal background check will have many devastating effects. It will arguably have the opposite impact of what you propose. If adopted, criminals will know that they can not pass a background check legally, so they will resort to other avenues. With the conditions being set by this initiative, it will create a large black market for weapons and will support more criminal activity and funnel additional money into the hands of thugs, criminals, and people who will do harm to American citizens.
Second, universal background checks will create a huge bureaucracy that will cost an enormous amount of tax payers dollars and will straddle us with more debt. We cannot afford it now, let alone create another function of government that will have a huge monthly bill attached to it.
Third, is a universal background check system possible without universal gun registration? If so, please define it for us. Universal registration can easily be used for universal confiscation. I am not at all implying that you, sir, would try such a measure, but we do need to think about our actions through the lens of time.
It is not impossible to think that a tyrant, to the likes of Mao, Castro, Che, Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, and others, could possibly rise to power in America. It could be five, ten, twenty, or one hundred years from now — but future generations have the natural right to protect themselves from tyrannical government just as much as we currently do. It is safe to assume that this liberty that our forefathers secured has been a thorn in the side of would-be tyrants ever since the Second Amendment was adopted.
Ban on Military-Style Assault Weapons
The evidence is very clear pertaining to the inadequacies of the assault weapons ban. It had little to no effect when it was in place from 1994 until 2004. It was during this time that I personally witnessed two fellow students murder twelve of my classmates and one teacher. The assault weapons ban did not deter these two murderers, nor did the other thirty-something laws that they broke.
Gun ownership is at an all time high. And although tragedies like Columbine and Newtown are exploited by ideologues and special-interest lobbying groups, crime is at an all time low. The people have spoken. Gun store shelves have been emptied. Gun shows are breaking attendance records. Gun manufacturers are sold out and back ordered. Shortages on ammo and firearms are countrywide. The American people have spoken and are telling you that our Second Amendment shall not be infringed.
10-Round Limit for Magazines
Virginia Tech was the site of the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history. Seung-Hui Cho used two of the smallest caliber hand guns manufactured and a handful of ten round magazines. There are no substantial facts that prove that limited magazines would make any difference at all.
Second, this is just another law that endangers law-abiding citizens. I’ve heard you ask, “why does someone need 30 bullets to kill a deer?”
Let me ask you this: Why would you prefer criminals to have the ability to out-gun law-abiding citizens? Under this policy, criminals will still have their 30-round magazines, but the average American will not. Whose side are you on?
Lastly, when did they government get into the business of regulating “needs?” This is yet another example of government overreaching and straying from its intended purpose.
Selling to Criminals
Mr. President, these are your words: “And finally, Congress needs to help, rather than hinder, law enforcement as it does its job. We should get tougher on people who buy guns with the express purpose of turning around and selling them to criminals. And we should severely punish anybody who helps them do this.”
Why don’t we start with Eric Holder and thoroughly investigate the Fast and Furious program?
Furthermore, the vast majority of these mass murderers bought their weapons legally and jumped through all the hoops —  because they were determined to murder. Adding more hoops and red tape will not stop these types of people. It doesn’t now — so what makes you think it will in the future? Criminals who cannot buy guns legally just resort to the black market.
Criminals and murderers will always find a way.
Critical Examination
Mr. President, in theory, your initiatives and proposals sound warm and fuzzy — but in reality they are far from what we need. Your initiatives seem to punish law-abiding American citizens and enable the murderers, thugs, and other lowlifes who wish to do harm to others.
Let me be clear: These ideas are the worst possible initiatives if you seriously care about saving lives and also upholding your oath of office. There is no dictate, law, or regulation that will stop bad things from happening — and you know that. Yet you continue to push the rhetoric. Why?
You said, “If we can save just one person it is worth it.” Well here are a few ideas that will save more that one individual:
First, forget all of your current initiatives and 23 purposed executive orders. They will do nothing more than impede law-abiding citizens and breach the intent of the Constitution. Each initiative steals freedom, grants more power to an already-overreaching government, and empowers and enables criminals to run amok.
Second, press Congress to repeal the “Gun Free Zone Act.” Don’t allow America’s teachers and students to be endangered one-day more. These parents and teachers have the natural right to defend themselves and not be looked at as criminals. There is no reason teachers must disarm themselves to perform their jobs. There is also no reason a parent or volunteer should be disarmed when they cross the school line.
This is your chance to correct history and restore liberty. This simple act of restoring freedom will deter would-be murderers and for those who try, they will be met with resistance.
Mr. President, do the right thing, restore freedom, and save lives. Show the American people that you stand with them and not with thugs and criminals.
Severely Concerned Citizen, Evan M. Todd

If They Come for Your Guns, Do You Have a Responsibility to Fight? (full text)

If They Come for Your Guns, Do You Have a Responsibility to Fight?

solgunsI feel a tremendous responsibility to write this article though I am a little apprehensive. Thinking about the possibility of rising up against our own government is a frightening thing for many of us. I am not Johnny Rambo and I will be the first to admit that I do not want to die. The reason I feel compelled to write this, however, is simply because I don’t think the average American is equipped with the facts. I feel that a lot of American citizens feel like they have no choice but to surrender their guns if the government comes for them. I blame traditional media sources for this mass brainwash and I carry the responsibility of all small independent bloggers to tell the truth. So my focus today is to lay out your constitutional rights as an American, and let you decide what to do with those rights.
About a month ago I let the “democracy” word slip in a discussion with a fellow blogger. I know better. Americans have been conditioned to use this term. It’s not an accurate term and it never has been a correct term to describe our form of government. The truth is that the United States of America is a constitutional republic. This is similar to a democracy because our representatives are selected by democratic elections, but ultimately our representatives are required to work within the framework of our constitution. In other words, even if 90% of Americans want something that goes against our founding principles, they have no right to call for a violation of constitutional rights.
If you are religious you might choose to think of it this way… Say that members of your congregation decide that mass fornication is a good thing. Do they have the right to change the teachings of your God? The truth is the truth. It doesn’t matter how many people try to stray from it. Did I just compare our founders to God? In a way I did, but please note that I am not trying to insult anyone. For the purpose of the American Government our constitution and founders who wrote it are much like God is to believers. It is the law. It is indisputable.
Our founders did not want a “democracy” for they feared a true democracy was just as dangerous as a monarchy. The founders were highly educated people who were experienced in defending themselves against tyranny. They understood that the constitution could protect the people by limiting the power of anyone to work outside of it much better than a pure system of popularity. A system of checks and balances was set up to help limit corruption of government and also the potential for an “immoral majority” developing within the American People. We have forgotten in this country that we are ultimately ruled by a constitution.
Why is a democracy potentially just as dangerous as a monarchy? Let’s look at something that Benjamin Franklin said because it answers that question more fully and succinctly than I can.
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote. -Benjamin Franklin
Even 230+ years ago our founders were perceptive enough to realize that democracy was a dangerous form of government. How so? Because the citizens of a country can become just as corrupt as any government. We have seen evidence of this throughout history. Ask Native Americans and African-Americans if this population can become corrupt.
I think in 2012 we are seeing evidence of what Franklin was trying to tell us. Just because a majority of people may support certain ideas it does not mean that those ideas are just. In simple terms, just because most Americans love our president and voted for him, it does not mean that he has the power to go against our constitutional rights.
Next I’d like to review the text of the second amendment. It is very clear. This is the law of this land. So when Senator Feinstein or President Obama talk about taking your guns, you need to think about something. Are they honoring their sworn oath to uphold the constitution?
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
supremeThis is a pretty clear statement. The fact is that it took 232 years for the Supreme Court to even rule on this amendment because it has never been successfully challenged. In 2008 a case ofColumbia v. Heller the Supreme Court ruled that a handgun ban in Washington D.C. was unconstitutional. One also has to take this into consideration. The Supreme Court supports your right to own guns. If you want to research this decision further you can start here.
For those who try to debate the spirit of the 2nd amendment, they are truly no different from people who will try to take Biblical quotes out of context to try to support their immoral decisions. The founders were very clear on the intent of the 2nd amendment. Let me share a few quick quotes here:
The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. -Thomas Jefferson
Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people’s liberty teeth and keystone under independence … From the hour the Pilgrims landed, to the present day, events, occurrences, and tendencies prove that to insure peace, security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable . . . the very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that is good. -George Washington
The Constitution shall never be construed….to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms. -Samuel Adams
founderspicI could find hundreds of quotes like these.This country was built on the right to bear arms. It was built on the rights of an individual to bear arms, regardless of what his government or neighbor happened to think. This is crystal clear. Ironically the people who voice their opinions against this right have their free speech protected by your guns. Without guns in this country, all other amendments become null and void, simply because “We the People” will lose our power of enforcement.
We need to keep this in mind as our “representatives” try to push gun bans. I don’t care if 99% of people are in support of gun bans (which is far from the case), it is a violation of our constitutional rights, plain and simple.
A constitutional republic protects the rights of the individual even when their ideas are very much  in the minority. If I were the only person in America who believed in the 2nd amendment, I would still be within my rights to call upon it. You would all think I was insane and possibly celebrate if I was gunned down, but in the end I would be the only true American among us.
Our framers were very clear on this. If my government comes to take my guns, they are violating one of my constitutional rights that is covered by the 2nd amendment.
soulonfireIt is not my right, at that point, but my responsibility to respond in the name of liberty.What I am telling you is something that many are trying to soft sell, and many others have tried to avoid putting into print, but I am going to say it. The time for speaking in code is over.
If they come for our guns then it is our constitutional right to put them six feet under. You have the right to kill any representative of this government who tries to tread on your liberty. I am thinking about self-defense and not talking about inciting a revolution. Re-read Jefferson’s quote. He talks about a “last resort.” I am not trying to start a Revolt, I am talking about self-defense. If the day for Revolution comes, when no peaceful options exist, we may have to talk about that as well. None of us wants to think about that, but please understand that a majority can not take away your rights as an American citizen. Only you can choose to give up your rights.
Congress could pass gun ban legislation by a 90%+ margin and it just would not matter. I think some people are very unclear on this. This is the reason we have a Supreme Court, and though I do not doubt that the Supreme Court can also become corrupt, in 2008 they got it right. They supported the constitution. It does not matter what the majority supports because America is not a democracy. A constitutional republic protects the rights of every single citizen, no matter what their “elected servants” say. A majority in America only matters when the constitution is not in play.
I just wrote what every believer in the constitution wants to say, and what every constitutional blogger needs to write. The truth of the matter is that this type of speech is viewed as dangerous and radical or subversive, and it could gain me a world of trouble that I do not want. It is also the truth. To make myself clear I will tell you again. If they come for your guns it is your right to use those guns against them and to kill them. You are protected by our constitution.
Most of the articles I am reading on the subject are trying to give you clues without just coming out and saying it. I understand that because certain things in this country will get you on a list that you don’t want to be on. I may well be on that list. This blog is small and growing so I may not be there yet, but I have dreams. I also have my own list of subversives and anyone who attempts to deny my constitutional rights is on that list.
I am not the “subversive” here, it is the political representatives who are threatening to take away my inalienable rights. If they come to take my guns and I leave a few of them wounded or dead, and I somehow survive, I have zero doubt that I will spend a long time in prison and may face an execution. But I would much rather be a political prisoner than a slave.
If I go down fighting then I was not fighting to harm these human beings. I was simply defending my liberty and yours. It is self-defense and it is what our country was built on. We won our freedom in self-defense. We would not be ruled by a tyrannical government in the 1770′s and we will not be ruled in 2012 by a tyrannical government. There is no difference.
This is a case of right and wrong. As of now the 2nd amendment stands. It has never been repealed. If Feinstein or Barack have a problem with the constitution then they should be removed from office. They are not defending the constitution which they have sworn an oath to protect. It is treasonous to say the least. They would likely say the same about me, but I have the constitution, the founders, and the supreme court on my side. They only have their inflated egos.
I am not writing this to incite people. I am writing this in hopes that somehow I can make a tiny difference. I have no idea how many of my neighbors have the will to defend their constitutional rights. 2%? 20%? I am afraid that 20% is a high number, unfortunately.When push comes to shove many people may give up and submit to being ruled. I believe that our government is banking on this.
What I do know is that this country was founded by people who had balls the size of Texas and Patriotic Americans take shit off of no one, especially our own government. For evidence of that, you might research the Revolutionary War. My question is how many Patriots are left?
I would hope that our officials come to realize that, regardless of our numbers, we still exist because they are calling Patriotic Americans to action. They are making us decide if we want to die free or submit to their rule. I can not tell you where you should stand on that. I do know that it may make the difference between living a life of freedom or slavery.
thinkingYou must start thinking about this because I believe that the day is coming soon and I personally believe it has already been planned. Not all conspiracy theories are hogwash. They may throw down the gauntlet soon and my suggestion is that you prepare yourself to react.
I mean no disrespect to our elected officials but they need to understand that “We the People” will not be disarmed. If they proceed then it is they that are provoking us and we will act accordingly. We are within our rights to do so.
For those who are in support of taking the guns, you need to ask yourself a very important question, and I am not just talking about the politicians, because if you support them, you have chosen your side.
Are you willing to die to take my guns?
IMPORTANT UPDATE From Dean Garrison!!! When this post originally went viral I was trying to answer every single comment and that lasted for almost 48 hours. Then I came to grips with the fact that I am human and I can’t do it. If for no other reason I value my family and I can’t steal time from them to constantly be on the site. I want you all to know that I appreciate your support and good debate whether you agree or disagree. I also want to thank each and every American Patriot who has made the honorable choice to serve their country. Anyone who wants to repost this on their blog or website is also given permission to do so, so long as nothing is changed in the text of the article, and a link is provided back to this site. Again, thank you so much. I am humbled. It’s now 16 days later and this is still the most popular post on our blog. Keep fighting for what is right. We must stand united. -Dean Garrison 1-20-13

If They Come for Your Guns, Do You Have a Responsibility to Fight? | The D.C. Clothesline

If They Come for Your Guns, Do You Have a Responsibility to Fight? | The D.C. Clothesline: " I don’t think the average American is equipped with the facts."

The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government. -Thomas Jefferson
Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people’s liberty teeth and keystone under independence … From the hour the Pilgrims landed, to the present day, events, occurrences, and tendencies prove that to insure peace, security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable . . . the very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference – they deserve a place of honor with all that is good. -George Washington
The Constitution shall never be construed….to prevent the people of the United States who are peaceable citizens from keeping their own arms. -Samuel Adams

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

CISPA is Back. - Electronic Frontier Foundation

CISPA is Back.

Dangerous Cybersecurity Legislation Threatens Online Privacy

The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) is back. 

Last year, Representatives Rogers and Ruppersberger introduced CISPA, which would create a gaping new exemption to existing privacy law. CISPA would grant companies more power to obtain “threat” information (such as from private communications of users) and to disclose that data to the government without a warrant -- including sending data to the National Security Agency. 

This week, CISPA was reintroduced in the House of Representatives. EFF is joining groups like ACLU and Fight for the Future in combating this legislation.

Last year, tens of thousands of concerned individuals used the EFF action center to speak out against overbroad and ineffective cybersecurity proposals. Together, we substantially changed the debate around cybersecurity in the U.S., moving forward a range of privacy-protective amendments and ultimately helping to defeat the Senate bill. 

Now we need your help again. Can you send a message to your Representatives asking them to oppose this bill?

Source Code (2011) - IMDb

Source Code (2011) - IMDb:

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"Source Code" ... Seriously?

New Protogon file system in Windows 8 renamed to ReFS | WinRumors

New Protogon file system in Windows 8 renamed to ReFS | WinRumors:

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Server Downtime and GU03 02.20.2013 | PlanetSide 2 Forums

Server Downtime and GU03 02.20.2013 | PlanetSide 2 Forums:

Server Downtime And GU03 02.20.2013

All servers will be brought down at 6:00 AM PT for a game update. Downtime is anticipated to be approximately 90 minutes. Players may note the following changes:General Updates
· Tweaks have been made to render distance values
Infantry Updates
· Corrected an issue while using HR-NV on an SMG on low settings that would make it difficult to see other players within 20m
· Dying and reviving with the VS Eridan SX5 HS/NV Scope equipped will no longer cause the scope to become misaligned.
· Icon for the VS Eridani SX5 should no longer be misaligned
· If an engineer turret is placed on or near a vehicle pad, they will be deconstructed when a vehicle spawns.
Vehicle Updates
· Optics will no longer persist when switching from gunner to the driver’s seat in various vehicles
Item Updates
· New SMG’s and customization items
UI Updates
· Players with outfit tags should be able to see kill messages in chat
· Made it so players can see hotspots on continents they are not on.
· While using the Enemy/Ally HUD color scheme, the influence pie chart will only display 2 wedges (ally vs enemy) instead of three (two of them being red anyway)
· Squad leaders should now be properly added to the Command Chat voice channel
· Squad leaders that belong to a platoon should now be able to promote a member of their squad to the role of squad leader.
· Fixed an issue where changing an outfit member’s rank would not always work on the first attempt
· Corrected an issue where multiple consumable tints could not be purchased at once in the Premium Early Access section of the depot
· Submachine guns should now appear properly in the depot when filtering for Infiltrator or Heavy Assault weapons
· Influence percentages on the HUD should now update more dynamically
· Fixed an issue where purple generator icons were being displayed on the respawn map instead of the appropriate destroyed generator icon
· Will no longer display a “Killed by []” message in chat when you are killed by a pain field
Facility Updates
· Fixed the spawn location for Xelas South Bridge
· Made fixes to the coverage of multiple spawn room pain fields including:
o Zurvan Pump Station
o Zurvan Network Complex
o All forward spawns for Dahaka
o Saurva Data Storage
o Mao Southeast Gate
o Mao Southwest Gate
o Rashnu Cavern
o Rashnu Southern Pass
o Allatum Broadcast Hub
o Allatum Research Lab
o Hvar Northgate Garrison
o Auraxicom Substation
o Wokuk Shipping Dock
o Wokuk Storage Yard
o Camp Waterson
o Elli Barracks Complex
· Should now be able to successfully capture the Freyr Substation forward spawn point
· Fixed the spawn point at the NS Refinery
· Made fixes so the spawn room shields will properly change faction when the point is captured across the following areas:o Hvar, Southeast Forward Spawn
o Mekala, North Forward Spawn
o Tumas, Northeast Forward Spawn
· All jump pads at Tawrich Depot should work correctly again
· All teleporters at Andvari Bio Lab should have functioning shields again
· Amerish’s East Hills Checkpoint should now display correct region info in the HUD
· All jump pads and air vehicle pads at Elli Amp Station should now properly recognize the Empire in control of the facility
· Saerro Listening Post’s teleporter room has had its pain field re-enabled
· Fixed an issue where specific door shields at Zurvan would be invisible when viewed from certain angles
· Corrected some missing wall textures at Tawrich
· Corrected ramp geometry errors across all amp stations
· Regions of the Vanu Archives should no longer display as part of Snake Ravine in the HUDAudio Updates
· VS Flare audio should no longer cut out when running low on ammo

/3GB switch for Windows 7

Hey where did /3GB go in Longhorn and Vista? - Brad Rutkowski's Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs:

to add/change setting: BCDEDIT /Set IncreaseUserVa 3072

to remove setting: bcdedit /deletevalue increaseuserva


Planetside 2 Performance Tip

TIP: Move your pagefile (aka 'swap' file) onto a separate drive.

TIP: Change your graphic settings to MEDIUM or HIGH. (the Low graphic setting appears to cause the GPU to go into a power-save mode.)

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Troy Hunt: Operating system SmackDown: Windows 8 blitzes XP on 7 year old hardware

Troy Hunt: Operating system SmackDown: Windows 8 blitzes XP on 7 year old hardware:

Really? I mean I know there’s this unwritten law that newer software requires more resources but my experience with Windows 8 has always been that’s it’s way faster certainly than Windows 7 was on the same hardware, but it’s my recollection that XP was never really as snappy as 8 is now on any hardware. So I dug up the oldest, crustiest hardware I could get my hands on and did some tests:

Friday, February 15, 2013

PlanetSide & PlanetSide 2

PlanetSide & PlanetSide 2:


This is a community-built list of tips and hints that originated in a thread by /u/Loez .

Oh God What In The- HELP ME!

Please watch TotalBiscuit's helpful Planetside 2 - The Absolute Basics - Navigating the world.


  • Aim at enemies and press "Q" to spot them, making a little triangle appear over their heads for your friends.
  • If you aim at a friendly player and press "Q", you will ask them for context specific help: ammo from engineers, healing from medics and a ride from a vehicle.
  • You can also keep Q pressed down to open the "commo rose" that allows you to interact with the targeted person in various ways.
  • Do not destroy enemy terminals when attacking. Let infiltrators hack them instead.
  • Find a squad/platoon and roll with it. You are unlikely to do much or survive long alone.
  • Fight in a group, not in a mob. Outnumbering the enemy 50:1 is useless and will result in boring game play and little experience. See "Zerg" in the lingo section.
  • One way to find an outfit (a guild) is using ther/ps2outfits subreddit.
  • You passively gain certs even when you are offline at a rate of 2 certs every 6 hours for 48 hours after last login.
  • Unlocked attachments are weapon specific.
  • You can not shoot in to hostile spawn rooms.
  • You can shoot out from a spawn room.
  • Do the math on the two above points (Hint: Them shooting you while you can't shoot back is usually quite bad).
  • Weapons in this game are sidegrades, meaning that no weapon is in any real way better than any other. They just fit into other situations. F.ex one weapon can have great accuracy but slow rate of fire while another has a fast rate of fire but is less accurate, resulting in the latter being better in extremely close encounters, but being much worse in medium to long ranges.
  • When you unlock attachments or upgrades, remember to equip them. They won't help you if you are not using them.
  • Pressing H toggles a bigger minimap view. The enlargened minimap blocks the capture process indicators.
  • You can press ALT to enable and disable a mouse cursor when ingame. Use it to switch chat views.



  • Do not run on roads. Those tank drivers can't really see well and rarely can stop in time to avoid running over you.
  • Just like you were told to as a kid: look both ways before crossing.
  • You can not equip both nanoweave and improved shields at the same time. You should choose one and focus on it. Same applies to all slots.
  • Let the medic heal you to full health after he has revived you.
  • You do not take damage when dropping from a galaxy dropship.
  • All small arms (even pistols) do damage to fighters. Shoot at them to scare them away, if you are under attack and have no Anti-Air nearby.
  • The knife (T) two-shots all non-MAX infantry. Use it on unaware enemies to save ammo.
  • Your very first cert should be spent on Nanoweave Armor. It gives +10% health for 1 cert.
  • You unlock the Spawn Beacon from the Command certification tree. The certification requires Battlerank 10.
  • Never run over vehicle spawn points. You are just asking to be squished under a spawning sunderer.
  • Flashlights on weapons only act as a giant "shoot me" -sign.
  • Most weapons require burst firing to be effective.
  • You can switch fire modes (single shot, full auto etc.) with B.

Light Assault

  • Use your speed and agility to strike from unexpected angles. Going head-to-head is usually a bad idea.
  • Your jump jets automatically activate when you keep space bar pressed down.
  • Using your jump jets when dropping from a galaxy (even for a split second) removes the fall damage immunity from you.
  • C4 is extremely powerful against turrets, vehicles, MAX units and clusters of enemy infantry.


  • Friendlies you revive come to life with reduced health. Heal them back up before carrying onwards.
  • You can not heal a wouded MAX unit.
  • You can revive a MAX unit that has been killed.
  • The medic's ability is an Area of Effect (AoE) heal that affects all nearby friendlies. Use it when it does the most good for both you and your friends.


  • You can heal (repair) a wounded MAX unit.
  • Always drop ammo near Heavy Assaults that are firing rockets. They need it bad and you get tons of points.
  • You can replace the ammo box on your loadout and still give out ammo by equiping the turret and pressing B (change fire mode).
  • Deployed turrets can act as cover for friendlies, even if you don't plan on firing the turret yourself.

Heavy Assault

  • Shooting at the rear of a vehicle does insane amounts of damage. You can two-shot a main battle tank by shooting at it's rear with the default launcher.
  • Your shields also negate damage suffered from dropping.
  • The default rocket launcher does most pure damage. The anti-air launcher does least damage. The anti-tank lock-on launcher sits right between the two.
  • Both lock-on launchers need three rear hits against a main battle tank. The default destroys it with two.


  • Hack all the things! Every hacked terminal is free exp for you, a resupply station for your friends and a nuisance for the enemy.
  • Shift steadies your aim for a moment when using a scope.
  • Hacking an occupied turret forces the (confused) enemy out of it.
  • Cloak is not an invisibility: you are only harder to see. You are easier to see when moving than when immobile.
  • Do not play like a sniper, shooting from behind friendly lines. Play like an infiltrator and get behind the enemy positions for maximum effect.
  • You can not be healed when cloaked.
  • IRNV scopes see cloaked people just fine.
  • You can not fire while cloaked.
  • Enemies can not spot you with Q when you are cloaked.
  • If you have been spotted by an enemy (with Q), you can remove the spotting by cloaking.
  • Consider cloaking into an enemy held base, hacking a terminal and spawning an AMS equipped sunderer. If you have a platoon/squad that can then instantly spawn when you deploy your vehicle, the enemy won't know what hit 'em!


  • Wait for a few seconds if you die: a friendly medic can revive you!
  • Everyone starts with a single Anti-Air Buster on their MAX loadout. Use this if you need AA and there is nothing better available.
  • When doing Anti-Air duty, lead your targets. It's no use having the bullets fly past behind him.
  • You can use the MAX units charge ability (F) to quickly move from place to place. Great for getting closer to enemies, running away and just changing location.
  • Switching out of the MAX suit invokes the acquisition timer.
  • You can, however, change your weapons at any terminal without any penalty.



  • Setting a vehicle to "squad/platoon" allows your squad/platoon mates to drive the vehicle.
  • You can use the Vehicle Management menu (Page Down) to lock a vehicle down (only you can enter) or to only allow people in squad/platoon to enter.
  • All vehicle weapons have a 1 cert each upgrade for basic ammo capacity and added zoom.
  • HE = High Explosive. Great against infantry. Less effective against heavy armor.
  • HEAT = High Explosive Anti Tank. Great against light armor, okay against infantry.
  • AP = Armor Piercing. Great against heavy armor. Less effective against infantry.
  • You can use cruise control with vehicles to make them go forward without having to press any buttons. Press the = key to enable and disable cruise control.
  • Use the function keys (F1-F12) to change seats in a vehicle. If you try to change to an occupied seat, the person on the seat will be can choose wether to change seats or not.
  • Set up your personal waypoint by right clicking the map screen. You are less likely to make a wrong turn if you know the general direction you wish to go to.

Ground vehicles

  • You need to unlock the 50cert Sunderer Advanced Mobile Station (S AMS) to be able to deploy your vehicle. Remember to equip it after unlocking it.
  • When driving close to infantry with no nearby hostiles, press T to enter third person mode. This gives you more vision on possible nearby friendly infantry.
  • As a gunner, do not shoot at everything moving. This will only alert the enemy to your presence without really doing any damage to that Liberator flying a mile away.
  • The default 20mm dual-barreled machinegun on main battle tanks and sunderers does damage even to main battle tanks. Help out your gunner when he is engaging armor. You shooting at the tank too can be the deciding factor.
  • Parking a vehicle where people using a jump pad land on kills the people coming in flying. Avoid doing this to friendlies.
  • Do not park vehicles on vehicle spawn points. It will only end badly.
  • Turn off your lights by pressing L. Using them only attracts attention.

Air vehicles

  • Fly in third person mode (T) for better view on your surroundings.
  • Rebind air vehicle exit to something you won't hit accidentally when reloading.
  • There is no parachute, if you have to bail out, get low and get slow, then jump out. If you are going too fast or too high, you will die, the exception being if you are in a Galaxy.
  • Consider binding the pitch controls to your keyboard. This allows you a faster and finer control over your aircraft.
  • Set your personal waypoint to a safe location you can use to resupply and repair. This way, you'll instantly know where to retreat to if you get ambushed. Many a good pilots have "retreated" straight to an even greater danger in an adrenaline rush.

The World


  • As of now, there are three continents in the game, each with a distinct theme.
  • You can change continent by using the terminal with a planet on it at your factions warp gate.
  • By capturing all capturable terrain on a continent, your faction conquers the continent. This gives you a continent specific bonus.
  • You lose the bonus if another faction succeeds in capturing all capturable territory from said continent.
  • The bonuses are -10% on infantry (Indar), mechanized (Esamir) or aircraft (Amerish) purchases.


  • There are three types of major facilities: Bio labs, Tech plants and Amp Stations.
  • Tech Plants allow acquisition of main battle tanks from connected territories. You can always acquire main battle tanks from the warp gate.
  • Bio labs give the owning faction a small health regeneration in connected territories.
  • Amp stations award large amount of mechanized or air resources and reduce the overheating of base turrets.
  • A multitude of smaller outposts with no specific bonuses (except resources) exist between these major facilities.


  • If you see that control points have less than their max number of people on it (not all 6 on a CP, or not all three CPs have 2 on them), go to it, it caps faster!
  • Capture process's speed is affected by your factions influence on the base. Check the pie chart on the left side of your screen for for your influence. Influence is based on the adjacent hexes owned by your faction.
  • The capture process is a "tug of war". You need to undo all the enemy's progress before your factions capture bar starts to progress.
  • The bar on top of your screen is not the bases capture progress. It's the capture progress for the single point you are on.
  • You can not capture bases that have no connection to friendly territory. If you lose the connection after starting the capture process, you can still finish it.
  • Destroying the SCU (Spawn Control Unit) prevents the owners of the base from spawning in that bases spawn rooms.
  • Some hostile shields block only vehicles, some both vehicles and infantry. Owners of the facility can always pass through shields.
  • Some shields can be shot through by the owner of the facility. Attackers can not shoot back.
  • Shields have icons on them, that correspond to the generator keeping the shields up. Some shields have multiple generators.
  • Everyone can hack generators by pressing E for a few seconds. This causes the generator to destabilize, resulting in an explosion after a few moments.
  • Shooting (or using explosives) at a generator only damages that friend of yours who was trying to hack it. You can not damage generators with weapons.
  • An exploding generator will kill you. Don't stand within a dozen meters of an one that is about to go boom.
  • Bio labs can be accessed through teleporters and jump pads from outlying, capturable "outposts" that do not factor in to the actual capture progress of the base. Some bio labs also have towers with lifts under the landing pads.
  • You can never enter the bio lab from directly beneath it as an attacker.


  • Stabilize (unhack) a generator as any class by going to it and pressing E for a few seconds.


  • You need resources to purchase vehicles (air and ground), MAX units and infantry items like medkits and grenades.
  • Resources are granted every 5 minutes based on the regions owned by your faction on the continent you are on.
  • You can see the amount of resources you will gain next time on the right side of your map screen.


Station Cash

  • When you buy something with SC, you need to log out and back in to for the item to appear in your inventory.
  • You can see what is included in a bundle by clicking the "unlock" button. This will bring up a confirmation windows showing the contents of said bundle without buying it.
  • You can trial weapons for 30 minutes every 8 hours.
  • You can create new characters and trial a weapon, then delete them and trial it again on another newly created character.
  • Once you apply an XP boost, removing it permanently removes it, keep it on until it runs out!
  • Some weapons that can be purchased with SC are only visible in the certification trees, not in the depot.

Premium (subscription)

  • The premium resource/xp boost does not use the boost slot in your profile. You can stack it with f.ex. the Alpha Squad boost for +60% exp and resources.
  • If you are in a squad where someone has a squad boost, you will benefit from it too, resulting in up to a 103% extra experience: 50% for full membership boost, 50% from your own boost item and 3% from the squad exp boost your friend has.
  • The premium boost starts at a 25% boost to all gained resources and exp.
  • For every continous month of subscription after the first month, you get an additional +5% bonus. The maximum bonus is 50%.
  • Purchasing multi-month subscriptions applies the additional bonus immediately. A 3 month subscription gives you instantly a 35% boost: 25% + 5% + 5% = 35%.
  • Your additional boost resets if you do not have a subscription for a full month.
  • You also get 500 SC per month. Unlike the boost, getting a 6 month subscription will not instantly give you 3000 SC. You will get 500 SC per month for the 6 months of subscription.


Chat commands

/say/saYesNo(?)Very short
/region/reYesNoSame region (base)
/yell/yYesYesSame region (base)
/squadsay/sSquad onlyNoNo range limitation
/platoonsay/pPlatoon onlyNoNo range limitation
/outfitsay/oOutfit onlyNoNo range limitation
/tell /t Only named playerOnly named playerNo range limitation
/reply/rOnly named playerOnly named playerNo range limitation

Other commands

/friend add Adds a friends
/friend listLists all friends and their online status
/whoLists all friendly players in your region (also shows BR)
/who Displays all the players in your region who have as part of their name (also shows BR)
/squad invite Invites a player to the squad
/squad kick Kicks a player from the squad
/squad leaveRemoves you from the squad
/squad disbandDisbands the squad, removing everyone from it. Only works if you are the squad leader
/suicideKills you, allowing fast redeployment
/outfit invite Invites a player to your outfit (if you can invite people)
/outfit quitRemoves you from your outfit
/report Reports the player to SOE (Sony Online Entertainment)



  • Press ALT-F to view your FPS (Frames per second).
  • Besides your fps, there is an indicator of wether you are being bottlenecked by your CPU (processor) or GPU (graphics card). If you are [CPU]-locked all the time, you should be able to up the graphical fidelity without a performance hit.
  • Playing on low settings is generally a bad idea. It can cause your graphics card to go into a power saving mode out of "boredom" resulting in a performance hit. Try both medium and low settings before settling on low.


Term or abbrevationMeaning
AMS(Sunderer) Advanced Mobile Station: the utility slot item on sunderer than allows it to deploy and act as a mobile spawn point. Also used to refer to a vehicle with one equipped.
EIEnemy Infantry
ESFEmpire Specific Fighter: Reavers, Mosquitoes and Scythes.
GalGalaxy drophip (vehicle).
Gal dropUsing a galaxy to drop a large amount of troops on top of an enemy position/base. Think paratroopers.
HAHeavy Assault (class).
LALight Assault (class)
LibLiberator gunship (vehicle).
MBTMain Battle Tank: Vanguards, Prowlers and Magriders.
SundySunderer (vehicle)
Steel rainThe process of transporting a large amount of infantry to a location by drop pods in a coordinated fashion. Done via the Instant Action feature or by Spawn Beacon.
ZergThe (mostly) mindless mob of players that just rolls forward in a direction without any clear command structure or strategy. Usually results from a buildup of individual people that follow in an organized units wake.

Current bugs affecting play

  • 2012/11/26: Hacked destroyed turrets can't be repaired. If you see a hacked turret tell people not to destroy it and hack it back, otherwise the only way to gain control of it again is to lose and regain the base that it's attached to
  • 2012/11/26: If you drop an ammo box as engineer, the game will change your weapon back to your primary after the ammo box spawns: sometimes results in you accidentally shooting someone you are repairing.