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. Felt 847 upvotes, 94 comments
  2. Windows x64 handcrafted token stealing kernel-mode shellcode 32 upvotes, 3 comments
  3. Experience: I was in a Scientology jazz band (2021) 12 upvotes, 0 comments
  4. Show HN: owo – OneNote to Plain Text 42 upvotes, 6 comments
  5. Apple ][ "Lemmings" Proof of Concept 81 upvotes, 16 comments
  6. On the use of a life (2020) 343 upvotes, 96 comments
  7. Xbox Cloud throttles performance if user agent is Linux 96 upvotes, 22 comments
  8. The Sinking of Voyager 87 upvotes, 20 comments
  9. SQLGlot: SQL parser, transpiler, optimizer – translate to Presto, Spark, Hive 90 upvotes, 23 comments
  10. Reverse Engineering Dark Souls 3 Networking 47 upvotes, 11 comments
  11. 1942–1944 Musicians' Strike 33 upvotes, 7 comments
  12. Lessons from Dungeons and Dragons about storytelling (2013) 30 upvotes, 7 comments
  13. How CUDA Programming Works 117 upvotes, 44 comments
  14. Linux Kernel vs. DPDK: HTTP Performance Showdown 138 upvotes, 55 comments
  15. Raspberry Pico-based 100-Msps logic analyzer 174 upvotes, 74 comments
  16. Solar-powered, Self-hosted Low-tech Magazine 16 upvotes, 3 comments
  17. Open Gamma Detector 9 upvotes, 1 comments
  18. My Preferred Smart Home Vendors 34 upvotes, 14 comments
  19. Delayed Messages on iOS 191 upvotes, 124 comments
  20. Ask HN: How to sell an open-source software company? 37 upvotes, 18 comments
  21. He dropped out to become a poet – now he’s won a Fields Medal 39 upvotes, 21 comments
  22. Everything Is Anime 52 upvotes, 31 comments
  23. Vets today are like doctors yesterday 121 upvotes, 109 comments
  24. TwinBASIC: A modern BASIC aiming for 100% compatibility with VB6/VBA 39 upvotes, 29 comments
  25. High-intensity exercise, some new news 98 upvotes, 89 comments
  26. How Normal Am I? 27 upvotes, 19 comments
  27. HackTheBox: A Hacking Playground 3 upvotes, 0 comments
  28. Show HN: A short dystopian game I build last weekend 49 upvotes, 44 comments
  29. What comes after Git 94 upvotes, 163 comments
  30. My quest for the perfect window manager (2004) 42 upvotes, 80 comments