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. Introducing Firefox Monitor, Helping People Take Control After a Data Breach 287 upvotes, 40 comments
  2. A Brief History of Alibaba Founders 37 upvotes, 2 comments
  3. Halfempty: Fast, Parallel Testcase Minimization 18 upvotes, 0 comments
  4. Scanning Stephenson’s Rocket 16 upvotes, 0 comments
  5. Instagram’s CEO 462 upvotes, 91 comments
  6. How we rolled out one of the largest Python 3 migrations 84 upvotes, 13 comments
  7. A Trip to Tolstoy Farm 37 upvotes, 4 comments
  8. Volkswagen – detects when your tests are run in a CI server, and makes them pass 391 upvotes, 92 comments
  9. Amazon donates $1M to Wikimedia 274 upvotes, 65 comments
  10. Chrome 69 will keep Google Cookies when you tell it to delete all cookies 2031 upvotes, 682 comments
  11. Qualcomm accuses Apple of giving its chip secrets to Intel 233 upvotes, 65 comments
  12. Street View of 1980s New York 136 upvotes, 35 comments
  13. Old Concept Cars 65 upvotes, 15 comments
  14. Apollo 11 and Other Screw-Ups 19 upvotes, 2 comments
  15. A Minimal LRIT GOES Receiver 25 upvotes, 4 comments
  16. Qute-Browser – Keyboard driven QTWebEngine (Chromium without Google) 8 upvotes, 0 comments
  17. In Search of Darkness 8 upvotes, 0 comments
  18. Manyverse – A social network off the grid 208 upvotes, 79 comments
  19. PyQt5 Tutorial: Create a Python GUI in 2018 335 upvotes, 154 comments
  20. Java 11 released 165 upvotes, 71 comments
  21. Apple has completed its acquisition of Shazam 502 upvotes, 274 comments
  22. WWII Bombe operator Ruth Bourne: I'd never heard of Enigma until after the war 55 upvotes, 22 comments
  23. Swift 5.0 release process 52 upvotes, 21 comments
  24. Denmark doubles capital buffer to contain wider Danske Bank risks 113 upvotes, 68 comments
  25. Evidence that addictive behaviors have links with ancient retroviral infection 218 upvotes, 162 comments
  26. Startup Nation? Entrepreneurs Still Toil in Macron's France 69 upvotes, 60 comments
  27. Robot Furniture 31 upvotes, 27 comments
  28. Google CEO Sundar Pichai to Meet with Top GOP Lawmakers 69 upvotes, 113 comments
  29. Go West 33 upvotes, 61 comments
  30. SmartAsset (YC S12) Is Hiring Account Executives 0 upvotes, 0 comments