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. Extracting Flat GPU Parallelism from Futhark, a Purely Functional Array Language 46 upvotes, 0 comments
  2. Show HN: Using 3D Convolutional Neural Networks for Speaker Verification 46 upvotes, 1 comments
  3. How LZ4 works (2016) 109 upvotes, 9 comments
  4. AWS Security Primer 221 upvotes, 32 comments
  5. Pencil – an open-source GUI prototyping tool for all platforms 289 upvotes, 52 comments
  6. Taking his own path: The world's leading maze designer 15 upvotes, 0 comments
  7. The secret to a long and healthy life? Eat less 64 upvotes, 8 comments
  8. Dayguard – CSS Regression plugin for NightwatchJS 22 upvotes, 1 comments
  9. How totalism works 39 upvotes, 5 comments
  10. Show HN: 1kb JavaScript library for building front end applications 76 upvotes, 14 comments
  11. On Starting a Software Business 221 upvotes, 54 comments
  12. Common Errors in Undergraduate Mathematics (2009) 136 upvotes, 35 comments
  13. Google Web Starter Kit 152 upvotes, 41 comments
  14. The palaeogenetics of cat dispersal in the ancient world 27 upvotes, 4 comments
  15. Intel Skylake/Kaby Lake processors: broken hyper-threading 391 upvotes, 135 comments
  16. Texas Is Too Windy and Sunny for Old Energy Companies to Make Money 113 upvotes, 37 comments
  17. Wikimedia Foundation v. NSA 214 upvotes, 81 comments
  18. How the creative deceptions of the Ghost Army helped win WWII [video] 7 upvotes, 0 comments
  19. Who Americans spend their time with 111 upvotes, 46 comments
  20. Localizing “Papers, Please” (2014) 240 upvotes, 129 comments
  21. New TSA Policy May Lead to Increased Scrutiny of Reading Material 105 upvotes, 50 comments
  22. Literate SQL 109 upvotes, 53 comments
  23. The future is emotional 18 upvotes, 5 comments
  24. Show HN: Share-this: Medium-like text sharing 37 upvotes, 16 comments
  25. In Towns Already Hit by Factory Closings, a New Casualty: Retail Jobs 42 upvotes, 19 comments
  26. The Surprising Importance of ‘Wolfenstein: The New Order’ 35 upvotes, 15 comments
  27. Police in Norway can now force you to unlock your phone without court warrant 68 upvotes, 69 comments
  28. How Norwegian Air Upended Travel With Its Cheap Flights 70 upvotes, 83 comments
  29. With New Browser Tech, Apple Preserves Privacy and Google Preserves Trackers 4 upvotes, 2 comments
  30. Zesty (YC W14) is hiring software engineers 0 upvotes, 0 comments