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. The Acrobatic Immigrant Who Invented Pilates in a Prisoner of War Camp 40 upvotes, 0 comments
  2. Writing an OS in Rust: Async/Await 143 upvotes, 12 comments
  3. Macy’s to Furlough 100k Employees 33 upvotes, 1 comments
  4. WireGuard 1.0.0 546 upvotes, 77 comments
  5. First-principles calculations shed light on semiconductor defects 14 upvotes, 0 comments
  6. Multicore OCaml: March 2020 update 64 upvotes, 9 comments
  7. Japan's Covid-19 Reports – 140KBs of Unadulterated Incompetence 68 upvotes, 10 comments
  8. Open Access to ACM Digital Library During Coronavirus Pandemic 100 upvotes, 17 comments
  9. AsyncAPI – OpenAPI-like specification for event-driven architectures 56 upvotes, 8 comments
  10. Linux 5.6 359 upvotes, 88 comments
  11. When to assume neural networks can solve a problem 85 upvotes, 16 comments
  12. Give Yourself More Playtime (2015) 78 upvotes, 15 comments
  13. Show HN: RapidFuzz – A fast string matching library for Python 111 upvotes, 24 comments
  14. MIT Emergency Ventilator (E-Vent) Project 19 upvotes, 2 comments
  15. Show HN: Covid-19 Treatment Dashboard 53 upvotes, 12 comments
  16. Show HN: Gifcap, a browser based client-side GIF screen recording tool 87 upvotes, 29 comments
  17. A Definitive Guide to Enabling Italics in Vim and Tmux 86 upvotes, 29 comments
  18. Generate semi-dynamic UIs with Haskell 40 upvotes, 11 comments
  19. Why Do Matter Particles Come in Threes? A Physics Titan Weighs In 11 upvotes, 1 comments
  20. French companies benefiting from state aid can't buy back shares 363 upvotes, 184 comments
  21. Show HN: Magicdocs – Turn Documents into Websites 46 upvotes, 16 comments
  22. Entirely offline auto-organizer and text extractor from screenshots in macOS 58 upvotes, 23 comments
  23. Lead-Free Solder Is Better for You 340 upvotes, 192 comments
  24. Bosses Panic-Buy Spy Software to Keep Tabs on Remote Workers 82 upvotes, 38 comments
  25. Choir practice turns fatal. Airborne coronavirus strongly suspected 59 upvotes, 27 comments
  26. Deep underwater, French submariners are likely unaware of pandemic 75 upvotes, 44 comments
  27. For people with an abusive partner, lockdown means captivity 119 upvotes, 82 comments
  28. Yes to everything 34 upvotes, 18 comments
  29. Urgent demand for medical equipment is making air cargo fees ‘absolutely crazy’ 33 upvotes, 29 comments
  30. Jerry (YC S17) Is Hiring Full Stack Engineers (Toronto, SF Bay Area, Remote) 0 upvotes, 0 comments