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 search engine that favors text-heavy sites and punishes modern web design 3318 upvotes, 670 comments
  2. KySync: A complete, modern C++ rewrite of Zsync with 3x-10x+ performance boost 85 upvotes, 11 comments
  3. Crev is a code review system 31 upvotes, 3 comments
  4. Visual Git Cheat Sheet 120 upvotes, 23 comments
  5. WireGuard for Windows now uses high speed kernel implementation 269 upvotes, 65 comments
  6. How to rapidly improve at any programming language (2016) 376 upvotes, 107 comments
  7. Excision's CRISPR HIV therapy is heading into human testing after FDA clearance 250 upvotes, 69 comments
  8. Can You See the Republic of Ireland from England? 210 upvotes, 61 comments
  9. A Short History of Objective-C (2017) 27 upvotes, 4 comments
  10. Cinepaint: The long forgotten GIMP fork that once powered the cinema industry 148 upvotes, 45 comments
  11. Bestline: Light self-contained readline alternative 53 upvotes, 14 comments
  12. Google classroom and Google docs can not be used when YouTube is blocked 80 upvotes, 28 comments
  13. Calculator Forensics 51 upvotes, 16 comments
  14. An appeal for an objective, open, transparent debate re: the origin of Covid-19 7 upvotes, 0 comments
  15. A Tapestry of Tools (2020) 7 upvotes, 0 comments
  16. How to add ISSN metadata to a web page 13 upvotes, 2 comments
  17. Consolidation of the VPN industry spells trouble for the consumer 173 upvotes, 86 comments
  18. AirGuard: Protect yourself from being tracked by AirTags and Find My accessories 222 upvotes, 119 comments
  19. Show HN: Forlater.email – an email-based bookmarking service 19 upvotes, 5 comments
  20. Belgian ISP under 250 Gbps DDoS for days on end 407 upvotes, 255 comments
  21. Amazon says it’s permanently banned 600 Chinese brands for review fraud 272 upvotes, 193 comments
  22. The Reason for Germany's Industrial Expansion in the 19th Century? 52 upvotes, 32 comments
  23. GNU/Linux Open Hardware PowerPC Notebook Project 83 upvotes, 57 comments
  24. How to Land a ‘Completely Uncontrollable’ Passenger Jet (2018) 22 upvotes, 12 comments
  25. You may not need Moment.js 103 upvotes, 94 comments
  26. Shellac 16 upvotes, 9 comments
  27. OCW MIT: 6.006 Intro to Algorithms 2020 3 upvotes, 0 comments
  28. Why the American shoe disappeared and why it's so hard to bring it back (2019) 102 upvotes, 169 comments
  29. How Marvel took over cinema and TV 48 upvotes, 93 comments
  30. Generally Intelligent Is Hiring Machine Learning Research Engineers (Remote, SF) 0 upvotes, 0 comments