I don't know if this is something I would state as required to know for a beginner, but if you work with RedPower it's very useful to know: A Player's Guide to Redpower 2 Blutricity | Feed the Beast
EVE Online characters:
Daedalus II ex-CEO TOGOA, Daedalus III slave of Daedalus II
Little Molok Asura Engineer
"Each day I don't get an attempt on my life by a robot from the future I see as a personal failure"