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. Show HN: Glidesort, a new stable sort in Rust up to ~4x faster for random data 315 upvotes, 48 comments
  2. A treatise concerning the properties and effects of coffee (1792) 69 upvotes, 9 comments
  3. Adding C-style for loops to Python (2022) 157 upvotes, 38 comments
  4. The paper that made ChatGPT possible 34 upvotes, 5 comments
  5. Show HN: DocsGPT, open-source documentation assistant, fully aware of libraries 103 upvotes, 31 comments
  6. How Many PDP-11s? All the PDP-11s 8 upvotes, 0 comments
  7. Universal Summarizer 277 upvotes, 117 comments
  8. MDMA and psilocybin are approved as medicines in Australia 191 upvotes, 77 comments
  9. The Linux Upskill Challenge 34 upvotes, 10 comments
  10. Update on Samsung SSD Reliability 332 upvotes, 166 comments
  11. Servo 2023 Roadmap 48 upvotes, 19 comments
  12. The golden era of being an open startup is gone 161 upvotes, 84 comments
  13. Polish communist era 8 bit computer used in banks, MK-45 outdated at arrival 45 upvotes, 18 comments
  14. The KLF: Chaos, magic and the band who burned £1M 67 upvotes, 30 comments
  15. Want anonymity? Make a persona not a mystery 425 upvotes, 281 comments
  16. 43 Hours on the Amtrak Southwest Chief 235 upvotes, 150 comments
  17. Show HN: Webapp.io - Free firecracker-based full-stack hosting 48 upvotes, 24 comments
  18. The strategic use of titles to avoid overtime payments 232 upvotes, 154 comments
  19. Why Did the Beatles Get So Many Bad Reviews? 46 upvotes, 26 comments
  20. A single line of code brought down a half-billion euro rocket launch 111 upvotes, 78 comments
  21. ESA – Space Suit Design Competition 62 upvotes, 45 comments
  22. Is this poison ivy? 167 upvotes, 146 comments
  23. Hustle bros are jumping on the AI bandwagon 87 upvotes, 71 comments
  24. The future (and the past) of the web is server side rendering 260 upvotes, 279 comments
  25. Flutter desktop isn’t there yet 192 upvotes, 215 comments
  26. I bought a CO2 monitor and it broke me 126 upvotes, 166 comments
  27. Expected changes with Dropbox for macOS 60 upvotes, 73 comments
  28. Effective altruism has a sexual harassment problem, women say 171 upvotes, 246 comments
  29. Critique of the mind/body problem 46 upvotes, 74 comments
  30. Agave (YC W22) is hiring a founding dev (SF) 0 upvotes, 0 comments