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. Introducing the GoodWatch 416 upvotes, 45 comments
  2. What's in an Emacs Lambda? 68 upvotes, 4 comments
  3. Show HN: WebRTC Data Channels Example 59 upvotes, 5 comments
  4. Norway votes to decriminalise drugs and offer treatment instead of jail time 217 upvotes, 32 comments
  5. Scipy Workshop 14 upvotes, 0 comments
  6. Essential Image Optimization 153 upvotes, 30 comments
  7. Heinz Wolff has died 78 upvotes, 14 comments
  8. The Emacs Calculator (2009) 127 upvotes, 31 comments
  9. In B-Flat 41 upvotes, 7 comments
  10. Mathematics of Deep Learning [pdf] 50 upvotes, 12 comments
  11. The Pentagon’s U.F.O. Program 129 upvotes, 43 comments
  12. Of the Liberty of Thought and Discussion (1869) 23 upvotes, 4 comments
  13. Inside China's Vast New Experiment in Social Ranking 73 upvotes, 22 comments
  14. WebAssembly Raytracer 163 upvotes, 65 comments
  15. Firefox is on a slippery slope 849 upvotes, 413 comments
  16. Leveraging RISC-V for AI and Machine Learning 11 upvotes, 1 comments
  17. A thorough introduction to eBPF 60 upvotes, 20 comments
  18. World's steepest funicular railway opens in Switzerland 88 upvotes, 38 comments
  19. Array of Things 38 upvotes, 13 comments
  20. REST is the new SOAP 382 upvotes, 235 comments
  21. Why Aren’t Any Bankers in Prison for Causing the Financial Crisis? (2016) 232 upvotes, 142 comments
  22. How Long Before Sodium Batteries Are Worth Their Salt? 59 upvotes, 30 comments
  23. Luxembourg challenges EU order to recover tax from Amazon 89 upvotes, 50 comments
  24. Amazon's Fake Review Problem 206 upvotes, 134 comments
  25. Clang 5 in a Docker container for C++17 44 upvotes, 23 comments
  26. Benchmarking Modern GPUs for Maximum Cloud Cost Efficiency in Deep Learning 29 upvotes, 14 comments
  27. Tesla largely responsible for slide in U.S. home solar sales 81 upvotes, 69 comments
  28. Every Computer Scientist Should Have a Creative Hobby 5 upvotes, 1 comments
  29. Microsoft Intern’s Rape Claim Highlights Struggle to Combat Sex Discrimination 38 upvotes, 34 comments
  30. The Muse (YC W12) Is Hiring a Lead DevOps Engineer 0 upvotes, 0 comments