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. Instead of Writing a Thousand Words, Part One: Ideas 37 upvotes, 3 comments
  2. Mail Loop From Hell (2012) 111 upvotes, 19 comments
  3. Microservices Circuit-Breaker Pattern Implementation: Istio vs. Hystrix 42 upvotes, 5 comments
  4. Machine Learning Trick of the Day: Instrumental Thinking 11 upvotes, 0 comments
  5. Advanced JavaScript Injections 42 upvotes, 7 comments
  6. China harvested organs from political prisoners, says tribunal 224 upvotes, 68 comments
  7. Virgin Galactic successfully reaches space 212 upvotes, 74 comments
  8. Make photomosaics, GIFs, and murals from pictures in Python with ML/OpenCV 37 upvotes, 9 comments
  9. How AI could help us with ancient languages like Sumerian 111 upvotes, 39 comments
  10. Fbs: Create Python GUIs with Qt in minutes 65 upvotes, 20 comments
  11. Etsy’s experiment with immutable documentation 55 upvotes, 18 comments
  12. Why Your NYC Subway Train Might Start Moving Faster 43 upvotes, 13 comments
  13. Don't Post Evergreen Content on Medium 205 upvotes, 97 comments
  14. BOOM Open Source RISC-V Core Runs on Amazon EC2 F1 Instances 87 upvotes, 36 comments
  15. Fake Net Neutrality Comments Draw A Federal Probe 134 upvotes, 71 comments
  16. The Titanic Was on Fire for Days Before the Iceberg Hit 254 upvotes, 148 comments
  17. IPT – Image Perspective Transformation (1996) 18 upvotes, 5 comments
  18. Robinhood launches 3% checking account 604 upvotes, 390 comments
  19. A newly discovered tea plant is caffeine-free 168 upvotes, 106 comments
  20. Is Windows 10 still telling what you're doing even if you don't want it to? 111 upvotes, 68 comments
  21. Instacart and Amazon-owned Whole Foods are parting ways 33 upvotes, 17 comments
  22. $133m stablecoin Basis is reportedly closing down 116 upvotes, 81 comments
  23. The Business of Storytelling in the Age of the Algorithm 4 upvotes, 0 comments
  24. In what sense is quantum computing a science? 60 upvotes, 44 comments
  25. Las Vegas Housing Weakness Signals the Slowdown Is Spreading 69 upvotes, 56 comments
  26. YouTube Knows How to Stop Serving Toxic Videos 14 upvotes, 7 comments
  27. A Style-Based Generator Architecture for Generative Adversarial Networks [pdf] 4 upvotes, 1 comments
  28. Public and private class fields 34 upvotes, 47 comments
  29. Photographer Removes Phones from Photos 12 upvotes, 12 comments
  30. Rescale Is Hiring Senior DevOps Engineers in San Francisco 0 upvotes, 0 comments