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. Deep Dive into Intel Management Engine Disablement 63 upvotes, 0 comments
  2. DevDocs API Documentation 1101 upvotes, 129 comments
  3. Intriguing Tessellations 99 upvotes, 8 comments
  4. Documenting the Web together 1126 upvotes, 191 comments
  5. Edward – A Turing-Complete Language for Deep Probabilistic Programming 163 upvotes, 26 comments
  6. F-Droid 1.0 released 339 upvotes, 63 comments
  7. Canada's 'secret spy agency' is releasing a malware-fighting tool to the public 349 upvotes, 66 comments
  8. Purism Librem Laptops Completely Disable Intel’s Management Engine 125 upvotes, 28 comments
  9. Pearl No. 4 – Kth Smallest in the Union of Two Sorted Collections 53 upvotes, 11 comments
  10. How to Create a Private Ethereum Blockchain 126 upvotes, 37 comments
  11. My Journey to a Better Language Learning System 299 upvotes, 104 comments
  12. Robert Scoble and Me 500 upvotes, 184 comments
  13. What you should know as a founder of a software company 167 upvotes, 55 comments
  14. Tasklets: a more ergonomic solution to WebWorkers 32 upvotes, 7 comments
  15. 75% decline over 27 years in total flying insect biomass in protected areas 793 upvotes, 380 comments
  16. Printers Meant to Make Rockets 120 upvotes, 48 comments
  17. Pointer Free Programming and the Future of Nim 113 upvotes, 48 comments
  18. How MDMA Went from Club Drug to ‘Breakthrough Therapy’ 154 upvotes, 74 comments
  19. Show HN: Gutenberg – A static site engine as a single executable 216 upvotes, 131 comments
  20. Airbus’s tie-up with Bombardier is damaging for Boeing 95 upvotes, 51 comments
  21. How to lie about your programming job title for great profit 23 upvotes, 8 comments
  22. University of Chicago Graduate Students Vote to Unionize 248 upvotes, 155 comments
  23. Computing and the Fermi Paradox: A New Idea Emerges–The Aliens Are All Asleep 83 upvotes, 46 comments
  24. Uber is charging drivers to work 144 upvotes, 93 comments
  25. Critics say WeWork is an overvalued real-estate play 177 upvotes, 160 comments
  26. Arkansas City Sends Amazon a Dear John Letter Instead of a Pitch 16 upvotes, 8 comments
  27. MongoDB shares jump more than 30% in $192M IPO 334 upvotes, 330 comments
  28. When the Revolution Came for Amy Cuddy 135 upvotes, 126 comments
  29. Denmark's education minister will let high schools check students computers 31 upvotes, 30 comments
  30. Upbeat (YC S10) is hiring a PR pro to help make public relations great again 0 upvotes, 0 comments