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. New Ethereum Dev Tools from 0x 55 upvotes, 7 comments
  2. Oklahoma Department of Securities Leaked Millions of Files 111 upvotes, 19 comments
  3. Attention Economy Is a Malthusian Trap 64 upvotes, 10 comments
  4. Adding new DNA letters makes novel proteins possible 139 upvotes, 28 comments
  5. The Scientist and Engineer's Guide to Digital Signal Processing (1999) 110 upvotes, 21 comments
  6. Introduction to TLA+ Model Checking in the Command Line 56 upvotes, 10 comments
  7. Animating CSS Grid 11 upvotes, 0 comments
  8. Stanford Researchers Launch Free TV Service to Improve Live Streaming Using AI 63 upvotes, 13 comments
  9. Count the people around you by monitoring wifi signals 427 upvotes, 135 comments
  10. Relativity Space (YC W16) Gets a Launch Site at Cape Canaveral 32 upvotes, 5 comments
  11. ScyllaDB Open Source 3.0 179 upvotes, 53 comments
  12. Rust 1.32 released 358 upvotes, 120 comments
  13. Dbeaver – Multi-platform database tool 325 upvotes, 118 comments
  14. Computer for the 21st Century (1991) [pdf] 30 upvotes, 6 comments
  15. HeidiSQL – GUI client for MariaDB, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server and PostgreSQL 226 upvotes, 83 comments
  16. My dog was killed on a walk with a walker ordered through Wag 472 upvotes, 205 comments
  17. Problems plagued U.S. Navy destroyer Fitzgerald before fatal collision – report 56 upvotes, 17 comments
  18. Sequel Pro – Open source macOS native MySQL GUI client 155 upvotes, 62 comments
  19. Going old school: how I replaced Facebook with email 162 upvotes, 67 comments
  20. Coinbase Acqui-Hires Blockspring 53 upvotes, 17 comments
  21. 5G: if you build it, we will fill it 37 upvotes, 11 comments
  22. Let’s talk about open-source sustainability 171 upvotes, 79 comments
  23. A Fifth of China’s Homes Are Empty (2018) 212 upvotes, 111 comments
  24. GitHub dashboard UI refresh 11 upvotes, 2 comments
  25. Preparing for Prison (2016) 126 upvotes, 71 comments
  26. Google is buying Fossil’s smartwatch tech for $40M 213 upvotes, 134 comments
  27. How I use my Raspberry Pis to help me work on with my side projects 58 upvotes, 37 comments
  28. Digitally cloning a 1914 Delage Type S engine block 13 upvotes, 5 comments
  29. Two Studies, Same College, 16 Years Apart, Show Less Openness to Free Speech 3 upvotes, 0 comments
  30. Iris Automation Is Hiring a Computer Vision Expert – AI for Drones 0 upvotes, 0 comments