29 January 2011

New poll!

The previous poll in Kongpulse was "Did Jaume rig the sellyme vs VG match?" This was something that happened in Round One of the Head to Head battles League.


  • Yes — 5 votes (17% of the total)
  • No — 4 votes (14% of the total)
  • Maybe — 1 vote (3% of the total)
  • Where are my pants? — 18 votes (64% of the total)

The correct answer was "No", and 14% of you got it right.

By the way, I'd just like to clarify that all the match-ups from Rounds 1–25 were drawn on 8 January 2011, so don't complain if you're up against that person you dislike, as everyone is up against everyone at least once (and after Round 15, once again, maybe).

The next poll is "Who's your favourite Kongpulse writer?" The options are (in alphabetical order):
  • JaumeBG
  • Jazzaboy
  • Sellyme
  • tetrismaster
  • videogames518

Guest Interview: Carbon

Today I was lucky enough to get an interview with Carbon, a very well known name in the Whatpulse forums and chat. Here's what happened.

Q: So what's it like being the famous Carbon? :P
A: I hope you're not serious.

Q: Where'd you get your name?
A: From an old administration job. This is the third form of an old handle from about six years ago. My name was shortened to "Carbon" by the rest of the staff, it just stuck.

Q: Why and when did you join Whatpulse?
A: I joined WhatPulse back in July of 2009. I joined because I thought the idea of keeping computer usage statistics would be interesting. Personally, I have a thing for statistics, so I couldn't resist something like this.

Q: Why do you hang out on #Pulse so often?
A: I figured it would be a way to meet other users of the project, and maybe make a few new friends.

Q: Why are you awesome?
A: I don't consider myself to be anything that great. Hmm. I'm not really sure, to be honest. That's something you'd have to ask others.

Q: Apart from you, who do you think is the best WP user?
A: I don't think there is one. I'm not one who deals in favouriting others.

Q: What is your main WP goal?
A: Hmm. Well, part of me does have a goal of becoming staff on the WhatPulse project. As for reaching a certain milestone in statistics, I don't have one.

Q: Any tips on getting those sought-after keys?
A: Don't think about it. Keep it as something that runs in the background, out of sight. Set the program to auto-pulse. Just do what you'd normally do. If you're pushing yourself to something, it may have a negitive effect. I'd say it's better to just do things normally, and be able to see your progress.


A: Mature. I still get laid more than you.

Head to Head battles League: Round Five

Round Four's battles (22–29 January)
Round Four of the Head to Head battles League ends and these were the results. Round One of the Head to Head battles Cup will end in 1 week from now (at the same time as the Head to Head battles League: Round Five ends) and we'll see who's qualified for the next round of it then. By the way, (as usual) if you have less .keys than you pulsed, I applied the "pulse after time" (or whatever its name was). That rule is the only rule of the H2H, and it's that if you pulse a pulse that has been going on for more days than the current round has, a mathematical operation will be done to see how much you typed on average per day.
Primera Division
Battle 49:
Live2Die vs 09Kisame09.
Live2Die typed 150,022 keys and 09Kisame09 typed 133,333 keys.
Live2Die wins by 16,689 keys!

Battle 50:
Badgy_McBadger vs Carbon.
Badgy_McBadger typed 128,325 keys and Carbon typed 280,000 keys.
Carbon wins by 151,675 keys!

Battle 51:
Ducklette vs Cryptosporidian.
Ducklette typed 113,066 keys and Cryptosporidian typed 2,911 keys.
Ducklette wins by 110,155!

Battle 52:
HappyAlcoholic vs hippyman27.
HappyAlcoholic typed 96,160 keys and hippyman27 typed 0 keys.
HappyAlcoholic wins by 96,160 keys!

Battle 53:
Hokage4354 vs IAmTheCandyman.
Hokage4354 typed 60,000 keys and IAmTheCandyman typed 34,887 keys.
Hokage4354 wins by 25,113 keys!

Battle 54:
PhoenixW vs JaumeBG.
PhoenixW typed 1,913,552 keys and JaumeBG typed 140,000 keys.
PhoenixW wins by 1,773,552 keys!

Battle 55:
sellyme vs Vegard20.
sellyme typed 1,557,000 keys and Vegard20 typed 100,452 keys.
sellyme wins by 1,456,548 keys!

Battle 56:
WiiPlayer113 vs videogames518.
WiiPlayer113 typed 0 keys and videogames518 typed 0 keys.
It's a draw!

Segunda Division
Battle 57:
BobTehPoner vs tetrismaster.
BobTehPoner typed 0 keys and tetrismaster typed 55,465 keys.
tetrismaster wins by 55,465 keys!

Battle 58:
ST3ALTH15 vs Cj10203040.
ST3ALTH15 typed 20,809 keys and Cj10203040 typed 51,711 keys.
Cj10203040 wins by 30.902 keys!

Battle 59:
SlasherX vs Darkir.
SlasherX typed 115,146 keys and Darkir typed 70,000 keys.
SlasherX wins by 45,146 keys!

Battle 60:
EliwoodX vs shadow29live.
EliwoodX typed 100,420 keys and shadow29live typed 159,494 keys.
shadow29live wins by 59,074 keys!

Battle 61:
Glomple vs Sheepie XD.
Glomple typed 37,500 keys and Sheepie XD typed 49,220 keys.
Sheepie XD wins by 11,720 keys!

Battle 62:
Kranix vs gta0004.
Kranix typed 108,028 keys and gta0004 typed 62,484 keys.
Kranix wins by 45,544 keys!

Battle 63:
King_Matt vs iGark.
King_Matt typed 7,642 keys and iGark typed 207,233 keys.
iGark wins by 199,591 keys!

Battle 64:
Jazzaboy vs Inquisitor911.
Jazzaboy typed 236,152 keys and Inquisitor911 typed 148,300 keys.
Jazzaboy wins by 87,852!

Round Five's battles (29 January–5 February)
The last Head to Head battles League ends today, and this means that people living in the Southern Hemisphere will go back to school or work (making them have no advantage as they did in January).
Primera Division
Battle 65:
HappyAlcoholic vs Ducklette.

Battle 66:
Hokage4354 vs hippyman27.

Battle 67:
Live2Die vs Badgy_McBadger.

Battle 68:
Carbon vs WiiPlayer113.

Battle 69:
09Kisame09 vs Vegard20.

Battle 70:
Cryptosporidian vs sellyme.

Battle 71:
PhoenixW vs IAmTheCandyman.

Battle 72:
videogames518 vs JaumeBG.

Segunda Division
Battle 73:
Darkir vs Cj10203040.

Battle 74:
EliwoodX vs iGark.

Battle 75:
Glomple vs gta0004.

Battle 76:
Sheepie XD vs King_Matt.

Battle 77:
Inquisitor911 vs tetrismaster.

Battle 78:
SlasherX vs Jazzaboy.

Battle 78:
Kranix vs shadow29live.

Battle 79:
BobTehPoner vs ST3ALTH15.

League standings (29 January)
Here are the league standings after this week's Head to Head battles League. Jazza remains first in the Segunda Division and Selly is now first in the Primera Division.
"Pos" means position (rank), "Pld" means battles played, "W" means number of battles won, "D" means draws, "L" means losses, "KF" means keys for (how many keys in total this Kongregator has typed in total since the beginning of the H2H of this year), "KA" means keys against (how many keys in total have been typed against them in battles), "%" means the percentage of keys the person got in comparison to opponents, "Pts" means points (you get 3 for a win, 1 for a draw and 0 for a loss) and "Qualification or relegation" means if this league was to end now, if the user would relegate to a below division or if this user was to qualify for a higher division.

Primera Division

Segunda Division