Hacker News Confidence

Less annoying hacker news. (What is this?)

This site scrapes Hacker News once every 30 minutes, then sorts according to this formula, with upvotes as positive signals and comments as negative ones. In my experience, the best articles to read on HN are the ones with a high upvote-to-discussion ratio. Mostly because controversial pieces tend to produce a disproportionate number of comments compared to upvotes.


  1. Trebuchet-client: Communication through tough firewalls and bad mobile networks 37 upvotes, 4 comments
  2. VSCode remote code execution advisory 90 upvotes, 17 comments
  3. Emanote – Haskell-powered structured view of your plain-text notes 37 upvotes, 5 comments
  4. Dwarf Fortress’ graphical upgrade provides a new way into a wildly wonky game 671 upvotes, 243 comments
  5. Finding Language in the Brain 33 upvotes, 6 comments
  6. Open-source hospital price transparency 501 upvotes, 185 comments
  7. Lottie 4.0 for iOS: new render engine with significant performance improvements 204 upvotes, 68 comments
  8. QOIR: A fast, simple, lossless image file format 12 upvotes, 1 comments
  9. Show HN: Publish from GitHub Actions using multi-factor authentication 56 upvotes, 20 comments
  10. OpenAI quietly launched Whisper V2 in a GitHub commit 198 upvotes, 92 comments
  11. Caterpillar offers phone with built-in FLIR camera 142 upvotes, 68 comments
  12. Optimizing compilers reload vector constants needlessly 122 upvotes, 57 comments
  13. The Interrotron 6 upvotes, 0 comments
  14. Loopr: A Loop/Reduction Macro for Clojure 63 upvotes, 26 comments
  15. QSL Cards: Ghosts in the Air Glow and High-Freq Active Auroral Research (HAARP) 45 upvotes, 17 comments
  16. TSMC ups Arizona investment from $12B to $40B with second semi fab 407 upvotes, 241 comments
  17. The cloudy layers of modern-day programming 180 upvotes, 98 comments
  18. Beware of the perfect gentleman 58 upvotes, 28 comments
  19. Quantum steampunk, a retrofuturistic field of physics 41 upvotes, 18 comments
  20. Show HN: Domain Name Search with AI 225 upvotes, 151 comments
  21. I Have Wedded Fyve: The Wife of Bath, a Biography 7 upvotes, 1 comments
  22. Intel’s Take on the Next Wave of Moore’s Law 61 upvotes, 48 comments
  23. A tale of two particles: Not all radioactivity is risky or harmful 47 upvotes, 41 comments
  24. What I'd like to see in Emacs 55 upvotes, 63 comments
  25. Why do new cars look like wet putty? 206 upvotes, 327 comments
  26. A homework question in someone’s 11th grade statistics class 90 upvotes, 145 comments
  27. The Axiom of Infinity (2018) 17 upvotes, 20 comments
  28. Apple announces ‘upgrade’ to App Store pricing, adding 700 new price points 171 upvotes, 338 comments
  29. RadTrike Electric Tricycle 72 upvotes, 138 comments
  30. Odiggo (YC S21), a hardware startup, is looking for a tech co-founder 0 upvotes, 0 comments