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. Inappbrowser.com – see what JavaScript gets injected through an in-app browser 46 upvotes, 3 comments
  2. RFC 9293: Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) 241 upvotes, 54 comments
  3. Show HN: SineRider - A game about love, math, and graphing built by teenagers 189 upvotes, 42 comments
  4. DTrace-on-Windows 105 upvotes, 21 comments
  5. Resolving an Unusual WiFi Issue 185 upvotes, 55 comments
  6. Triggering a Phoenix controller action from a form in a LiveView 37 upvotes, 7 comments
  7. Crumb Circuit Simulator 95 upvotes, 28 comments
  8. Being-Doing Balance over Work-Life Balance 41 upvotes, 10 comments
  9. How to Make a CubeSat 26 upvotes, 5 comments
  10. Digger – Back and Digitally Remastered (1998) 12 upvotes, 1 comments
  11. Seeing Like a State, Progress and Poverty, and Owning Land 11 upvotes, 1 comments
  12. “Quantum-Safe” Crypto Hacked by 10-Year-Old PC 242 upvotes, 123 comments
  13. Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide (2014) 108 upvotes, 50 comments
  14. Shazam Turns 20 282 upvotes, 173 comments
  15. App Store doesn't accept “too simple” apps 254 upvotes, 173 comments
  16. Imgator: Compress, convert, edit and resize your images 28 upvotes, 12 comments
  17. Serving Netflix Video Traffic at 800Gb/s and Beyond [pdf] 439 upvotes, 321 comments
  18. FDIC issues cease and desist letter to FTX US [pdf] 102 upvotes, 65 comments
  19. A lab pursuing de-extinction of the thylacine partners with a genetics company 67 upvotes, 45 comments
  20. The ABI status of ELF hash tables 57 upvotes, 42 comments
  21. Apple’s Use of AppKit, Mac Catalyst and SwiftUI in macOS 75 upvotes, 59 comments
  22. Removing HTTP/2 Server Push from Chrome 139 upvotes, 124 comments
  23. How to identify and misidentify a brown recluse spider (2005) 88 upvotes, 78 comments
  24. 640by480: Instagram Clone for Vintage Digital Cameras 24 upvotes, 20 comments
  25. John Carmack's new AGI company, Keen Technologies, has raised a $20M round 266 upvotes, 347 comments
  26. Ask HN: Why is there no performant remote desktop for Mac/Linux? 43 upvotes, 45 comments
  27. NeatChart – Beautiful Data Visualization Powered by Unreal Engine 5 9 upvotes, 6 comments
  28. Electric Vehicles as a Subscription 12 upvotes, 16 comments
  29. Galaxy S23 will be equipped with 200-megapixel camera 15 upvotes, 29 comments
  30. DevCycle (YC W14) is hiring feature flag developers to fix software innovation 0 upvotes, 0 comments