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. Diffusion Models 66 upvotes, 2 comments
  2. Show HN: I built an Obsidian plugin to create notes from BibTeX 67 upvotes, 3 comments
  3. The Cognitive Design of Tools of Thought (2014) [pdf] 135 upvotes, 12 comments
  4. Voxel Displacement Renderer – Modernizing the Retro 3D Aesthetic 43 upvotes, 2 comments
  5. &udm=14 – easy access to an AI-free Google search 201 upvotes, 28 comments
  6. Majorana, the search for the most elusive neutrino of all 48 upvotes, 5 comments
  7. Zellij: A terminal workspace with batteries included 135 upvotes, 22 comments
  8. Abusing Go's Infrastructure 319 upvotes, 67 comments
  9. So good, it works on barbed wire (2001) 171 upvotes, 37 comments
  10. Single atom defect in 2D material can hold quantum information at room temp 81 upvotes, 15 comments
  11. Animating Ptolemy's Equant with Python, SVG, and CSS 12 upvotes, 0 comments
  12. A connection between the northern lights and Hubble's death 39 upvotes, 7 comments
  13. Microsoft, Khan Academy Partner to Make Khanmigo Teaching Tool Free 42 upvotes, 8 comments
  14. Ian Clarke explains the next generation of Freenet [video] (2023) 48 upvotes, 10 comments
  15. Making my dumb A/C smart with Elixir and Nerves 55 upvotes, 15 comments
  16. Medieval Bologna was full of tall towers 73 upvotes, 22 comments
  17. Helen Keller on her life before self-consciousness 144 upvotes, 52 comments
  18. Show HN: LogsQL – opinionated query language for logs 55 upvotes, 17 comments
  19. Startup is about to install bladeless rooftop wind turbines on box buildings 54 upvotes, 18 comments
  20. Goodix Fingerprint Drivers for Linux (Or at Least Debian) 70 upvotes, 27 comments
  21. Why is x & -x equal to the largest power of 2 that divides x? 33 upvotes, 12 comments
  22. 'I was misidentified as shoplifter by facial recognition tech' 70 upvotes, 34 comments
  23. Taming floating-point sums 50 upvotes, 27 comments
  24. Inventing my own writing system for English, VJScript 20 upvotes, 8 comments
  25. Lessons Learned from My First Roblox Game 17 upvotes, 8 comments
  26. GRC SpinRite 7 upvotes, 2 comments
  27. Japan's clothes-drying bathrooms 97 upvotes, 109 comments
  28. Rootless Docker in a multi-user environment 22 upvotes, 19 comments
  29. The Prophet Who Failed 59 upvotes, 69 comments
  30. Fathom AI Notetaker (YC W21) Is Hiring Full-Stack Engineers (Remote) 0 upvotes, 0 comments