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. I wrote Task Manager and I just remembered something 593 upvotes, 60 comments
  2. Solving the “Miracle Sudoku” in Prolog 258 upvotes, 28 comments
  3. How VC Works – A Beginner's Guide 19 upvotes, 0 comments
  4. Show HN: Dsnet, a simple command to manage a centralised WireGuard VPN 42 upvotes, 3 comments
  5. I've collected over 600 pitch decks 333 upvotes, 58 comments
  6. The US Army's earth-shaking, off-road land trains 341 upvotes, 70 comments
  7. Lies, Damned Lies, and Stock-Based Compensation 125 upvotes, 21 comments
  8. Counterfactual Regret Minimization with Kuhn Poker 14 upvotes, 0 comments
  9. Why is Idris 2 so much faster than Idris 1? 236 upvotes, 55 comments
  10. Guilemacs – Emacs with Guile Scheme 92 upvotes, 20 comments
  11. The original .NET garbage collector was written in Common Lisp 127 upvotes, 31 comments
  12. Show HN: PgTyped – Typesafe SQL in TypeScript and Postgres 246 upvotes, 70 comments
  13. I/O library 6x faster than fmt, 10x faster than stdio.h and iostream 37 upvotes, 6 comments
  14. Sod – An Embedded Computer Vision and Machine Learning Tiny C Library 43 upvotes, 10 comments
  15. Mastodon: Add end-to-end encryption API 92 upvotes, 30 comments
  16. Intelligent disobedience 187 upvotes, 74 comments
  17. A Developer Culture Test 61 upvotes, 21 comments
  18. Duff's device 111 upvotes, 45 comments
  19. Examining Windows 1.0 Hello.c 78 upvotes, 31 comments
  20. SCI Runs OpenVMS on x86-64 40 upvotes, 13 comments
  21. Tell HN: Triplebyte reverses, emails apology 881 upvotes, 571 comments
  22. I bought netflix.soy 302 upvotes, 197 comments
  23. Today’s Javascript, from an outsider’s perspective 152 upvotes, 106 comments
  24. Hardware fix for Dell “AC power adapter could not be determined” 125 upvotes, 87 comments
  25. Every tech downturn has a silver lining 40 upvotes, 25 comments
  26. Quines: self-replicating programs (2005) 31 upvotes, 18 comments
  27. Ask HN: Has anybody shipped a web app at scale with 1 DB per account? 176 upvotes, 150 comments
  28. Vim Killer 35 upvotes, 24 comments
  29. A day using money in Cuba 124 upvotes, 125 comments
  30. Wikimedia enacts new standards to address harassment and promote inclusivity 31 upvotes, 31 comments