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 Topographic Map of the Moon 65 upvotes, 5 comments
  2. Fasty – A New CMS / App Builder Based on Openresty and ArangoDB 40 upvotes, 2 comments
  3. GitHub Open-Source Code for Hand Gesture Recognition – Sign Language Translation 57 upvotes, 6 comments
  4. Pagemap: A mini map for your website 118 upvotes, 19 comments
  5. Show HN: Crawlab: Open-Source Web Crawler Admin Platform That Runs Any Language 85 upvotes, 13 comments
  6. Datacenter Locations Driven by 19th Century Politics 47 upvotes, 6 comments
  7. Julia 1.2 has been released 49 upvotes, 8 comments
  8. On-disk format robustness requirements for new filesystems 106 upvotes, 26 comments
  9. New Life Found That Lives Off Electricity (2016) 149 upvotes, 40 comments
  10. I Miss Microsoft Encarta 1056 upvotes, 364 comments
  11. Ishkur's Guide to Electronic Music 90 upvotes, 25 comments
  12. Sushi Roll: A CPU research kernel with minimal noise for microarch introspection 42 upvotes, 9 comments
  13. Fearing data privacy issues, Google cuts some Android phone data for carriers 81 upvotes, 23 comments
  14. Using deep learning to analyze the ultrasonic vocalizations of rats 39 upvotes, 11 comments
  15. Andrew Chen on Marketplaces 7 upvotes, 0 comments
  16. The lunar laser ranging experiment is still going 50 years later 46 upvotes, 16 comments
  17. A look back: The Bloomberg Keyboard (2017) 103 upvotes, 47 comments
  18. Subsurface, a Scuba Dive Logging Platform by Linus Torvalds 107 upvotes, 50 comments
  19. GCP to introduce an additional charge for publicly addressed VM instances 174 upvotes, 90 comments
  20. Juul, Philip Morris Sued Under Racketeer Act for Targeting Kids 313 upvotes, 184 comments
  21. Why Const Doesn't Make C Code Faster 262 upvotes, 153 comments
  22. Schrödinger's Cat with 20 Qubits 5 upvotes, 0 comments
  23. Smithsonian Mag's Cool Finds 5 upvotes, 0 comments
  24. Open Location Code: An Open Source Standard for Addresses 42 upvotes, 20 comments
  25. Scala Native 90 upvotes, 53 comments
  26. Startups from Y Combinator’s S19 Demo Day 1 114 upvotes, 74 comments
  27. 'Most Unusual' Vehicle Stopped on M25 in Hertfordshire 54 upvotes, 42 comments
  28. Bringing Serverless to a Web Page Near You with Hugo and Kubernetes 34 upvotes, 26 comments
  29. China's version of GPS now has more satellites than US original 37 upvotes, 31 comments
  30. Bitmovin (YC S15) Hires a Product Manager for Video Players 0 upvotes, 0 comments