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. AI Playbook 123 upvotes, 9 comments
  2. The Art of Mathematics 25 upvotes, 0 comments
  3. The Art and Science of Leading Projects 55 upvotes, 5 comments
  4. Rare microbes lead scientists to discover new branch on the tree of life 89 upvotes, 11 comments
  5. Big List of Naughty Strings 622 upvotes, 122 comments
  6. Building Slack Bots for Fun: A Serverless Release Gong 16 upvotes, 0 comments
  7. Pachyderm Raises $10M to Bring Data Provenance to the Enterprise 43 upvotes, 6 comments
  8. Antifungal resistance is here 69 upvotes, 13 comments
  9. MiSafes' child-tracking smartwatches are easy to hack 32 upvotes, 4 comments
  10. Subsidies to Amazon Are Uneconomical, Un-American, and Unconstitutional 17 upvotes, 1 comments
  11. Across the West powerful firms are becoming even more powerful 33 upvotes, 5 comments
  12. Python Data Visualization 2018: Why So Many Libraries? 103 upvotes, 30 comments
  13. Letter to an Aspiring Doctor 48 upvotes, 11 comments
  14. Build a do-it-yourself IMSI Catcher for about $20 107 upvotes, 32 comments
  15. Super-resolution on the Pixel 3 26 upvotes, 5 comments
  16. Golua – A Lua 5.3 engine implemented in Go 166 upvotes, 62 comments
  17. International System of Units overhauled in historic vote 334 upvotes, 150 comments
  18. Show HN: Find a Study Buddy for your MOOC 106 upvotes, 43 comments
  19. Orangutans are the only great apes besides humans to ‘talk’ about the past 190 upvotes, 85 comments
  20. What the Lion Air Pilots May Have Needed to Do to Avoid a Crash 6 upvotes, 0 comments
  21. Longer Than the Song of a Whip-poor-will 6 upvotes, 0 comments
  22. Transitioning Google Cloud leadership after three great years 140 upvotes, 71 comments
  23. Amazon S3 Block Public Access: Protection for Your Accounts and Buckets 110 upvotes, 56 comments
  24. Quietly, Japan has established itself as a power in the aerospace industry 142 upvotes, 82 comments
  25. I Found the Best Burger Place in America, Then I Killed It 280 upvotes, 184 comments
  26. Insomnia: 'No link' between sleepless nights and early death 69 upvotes, 45 comments
  27. In poor countries technology can make big improvements to education 79 upvotes, 56 comments
  28. Science Is Getting Less Bang for Its Buck 79 upvotes, 58 comments
  29. Microsoft Is Putting Ads on the Mail App in Windows 10 188 upvotes, 271 comments
  30. Build products for other engineers: join Gravitational (YC S15) 0 upvotes, 0 comments