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. OpenTrees: A data visualisation of publicly maintained trees around the world 39 upvotes, 1 comments
  2. Lewis Carroll’s Illustrations for “Alice’s Adventures Under Ground” (1864) 18 upvotes, 0 comments
  3. Cupcake - A Rust library for lattice-based additive homomorphic encryption 51 upvotes, 5 comments
  4. Fun and dystopia with AI-based code generation using GPT-J-6B 131 upvotes, 20 comments
  5. Smoothstep Integral 42 upvotes, 4 comments
  6. EvalAI: An Open-Source Alternative to Kaggle 74 upvotes, 12 comments
  7. Four Stories from the Russian Arctic 25 upvotes, 2 comments
  8. Show HN: 3dasd – open-source DIY room-scale 3D scanner 203 upvotes, 45 comments
  9. The rich, weird, and frustrating world of Depression-era travel guides 67 upvotes, 14 comments
  10. GPBoost: Combining Tree-Boosting with Gaussian Process and Mixed Effects Models 16 upvotes, 1 comments
  11. Crazy Clock 227 upvotes, 65 comments
  12. Micro APIs for Everyday Use 222 upvotes, 65 comments
  13. QUIC at Snapchat 49 upvotes, 10 comments
  14. Nvidia Canvas 175 upvotes, 53 comments
  15. We Don't Know, But Let's Try It 72 upvotes, 18 comments
  16. Google turned me into a serial killer 721 upvotes, 264 comments
  17. Password with Argon2 Algorithm, the Winner of the Password Hashing Competition 38 upvotes, 10 comments
  18. Tiny Acquisitions 282 upvotes, 123 comments
  19. The Next Backblaze Storage Pod 220 upvotes, 101 comments
  20. Developing Games on Linux: An Interview with Little Red Dog Games 296 upvotes, 145 comments
  21. Twilio, Asana to List on Long Term Stock Exchange 205 upvotes, 108 comments
  22. WD My Book users wake up to find their data deleted 611 upvotes, 359 comments
  23. The Houseboat Wars of Richardson Bay 47 upvotes, 24 comments
  24. The Banning of Joyce's Ulysses 78 upvotes, 52 comments
  25. Show HN: DNS-powered website with no back end 51 upvotes, 38 comments
  26. The Base45 Data Encoding 10 upvotes, 5 comments
  27. For literary novelists the past is pressing 11 upvotes, 6 comments
  28. Stop using your work laptop or phone for personal stuff, because I know you are 255 upvotes, 317 comments
  29. Ask HN: What Are You Learning? 16 upvotes, 21 comments
  30. AtoB (YC S20) – Stripe for Transportation – hiring early engineers and operators 0 upvotes, 0 comments