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. A Philosophy of Falcons 22 upvotes, 0 comments
  2. Building on soil in Big Sandy: Regenerative organic farming in rural Montana 131 upvotes, 19 comments
  3. The SaaS Metrics That Matter 67 upvotes, 8 comments
  4. First federal grant for psychedelic treatment research in 50 years 376 upvotes, 76 comments
  5. Dense Vectors: Capturing Meaning with Code 33 upvotes, 3 comments
  6. Why soda bottles have gaps in their threads 205 upvotes, 44 comments
  7. Show HN: Simple access to your music from the web 188 upvotes, 44 comments
  8. Intel Shows Off Multi-Chiplet Sapphire Rapids CPU with HBM 37 upvotes, 5 comments
  9. Was Google Earth Stolen? 225 upvotes, 58 comments
  10. Raspberry Pi Build HAT – Controls Lego Technic motors and sensors 69 upvotes, 16 comments
  11. Mach Engine: The Future of Graphics (With Zig) 110 upvotes, 35 comments
  12. Transplanting the Mac’s Central Processor: Gary Davidian and His 68000 Emulator 49 upvotes, 13 comments
  13. Cue: A new language for data validation 22 upvotes, 4 comments
  14. Redis Anti-Patterns Every Developer Should Avoid 125 upvotes, 45 comments
  15. Star's strange path around black hole proves Einstein right – again 24 upvotes, 5 comments
  16. Physicists make most precise measurement of neutron’s lifetime 86 upvotes, 33 comments
  17. Show HN: Simpler access to your music from the web that looks nice 10 upvotes, 1 comments
  18. Human History Gets a Rewrite 85 upvotes, 35 comments
  19. Backblaze S-1 IPO 287 upvotes, 145 comments
  20. Printf(“%s %s”, dependency, injection) 37 upvotes, 13 comments
  21. People in present-day Austria drank beer and ate blue cheese 2,700 years ago 94 upvotes, 45 comments
  22. The Micronation of Westarctica 5 upvotes, 0 comments
  23. Big Ball of Mud 5 upvotes, 0 comments
  24. David Zucker reflects on "Airplane!" in 2021 114 upvotes, 69 comments
  25. Apple’s new M1 Pro and M1 Max processors 946 upvotes, 848 comments
  26. Learning about writing by seeing only the punctuation 63 upvotes, 49 comments
  27. MacBook Pro 14-inch and MacBook Pro 16-inch 1449 upvotes, 1741 comments
  28. Show HN: Felingua – Language practice by writing pages and reviewing flashcards 13 upvotes, 7 comments
  29. Vector-based pedestrian navigation in cities 6 upvotes, 2 comments
  30. SigNoz (YC W21) Is Hiring a senior back-end engineer 0 upvotes, 0 comments