Jameson

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Jameson or Young Jameson

On delivery it is traditional for new Cobra command consoles to be set up with the default username Commander Jameson which is now universally recognized as slang for an inexperienced pilot.

Many new pilots have forgotten that when mooring a ship at a Gal Corp station they should alter the default filename used to manage the moorage facility to indicate who they themselves are, and thereby update their ships configuration. Experienced pilots sometimes hang around in the bars overlooking the admin section watching groups of young pilots trying to decide from the limited information provided which of the various Jamesons is them. In the worst cases, confusion of Jameson records has caused pilots to use incorrect or old ships, finding themselves stranded in the wrong place, on the wrong ship, with no idea how to recover. Although some of the old hands find this amusing, and offer small consolation in their advice to plan things better next time, it can cause serious frustration to inexperienced pilots, who just want to get in the ship as they left it and fly.

Of special amusement is the small group of experienced pilots from various humanoid systems who are actually named Jameson, and sometimes even have to adopt pseudonyms to avoid the embarrassment of declaring that Jameson is coming in to dock, or even worse to open communications with a Hognose, the commanders of which seem to live for the day they are hailed by Commander Jameson and will often tell the tale years later.

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