Maybe we should’ve seen it coming as working 20h+ straight staring at the same code can make your hands act differently from what the brains tells them to do. The hardware points algorithm was originally planned out to give points to the top 33% in each hardware category, which was discussed within the staff a couple of weeks ago and was declared to be not enough. So, the plans were changed to award points to 50% of the active users; the top-50% of course.
In other words, in a category with 100 participants the amount of users that earns more than the minimal 0,1p will be 50 instead of 33.
This bug fix has been installed already.