Hacker News Confidence

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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. Edmond Albius's method of pollination is now used by all vanilla growers 66 upvotes, 10 comments
  2. Mouth-based touchpad enables people living with paralysis to use computers 248 upvotes, 64 comments
  3. "The Door Problem" (2014) 39 upvotes, 6 comments
  4. A new map of medieval London 97 upvotes, 24 comments
  5. Android Drivers - News and updates from the Project Zero team at Google 23 upvotes, 3 comments
  6. MLow: Meta's low bitrate audio codec 509 upvotes, 183 comments
  7. Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) Phishing 114 upvotes, 34 comments
  8. Show HN: Paramount – Human Evals of AI Customer Support 54 upvotes, 14 comments
  9. Sustain Open Source, sustain the planet: A new conversation 54 upvotes, 15 comments
  10. My thoughts on Python in Excel 197 upvotes, 78 comments
  11. The "uncanny" is the experience of a loss of control 35 upvotes, 9 comments
  12. A look at Apple's technical approach to AI including core model performance etc. 147 upvotes, 60 comments
  13. Scan HTML faster with SIMD instructions – Chrome edition 202 upvotes, 100 comments
  14. I Found a 55 Year Old Bug in the First Lunar Lander Game 6 upvotes, 0 comments
  15. ASHA for Linux 16 upvotes, 4 comments
  16. From One RSS Feed Entry to 186850 Hits 36 upvotes, 14 comments
  17. The Surprising Brain-Health Benefits of Weightlifting 36 upvotes, 18 comments
  18. Anticipatory Anxiety 7 upvotes, 1 comments
  19. Why I Bought an Encyclopedia 41 upvotes, 23 comments
  20. Fungus breaks down ocean plastic 165 upvotes, 133 comments
  21. Land value tax in online games and virtual worlds 259 upvotes, 220 comments
  22. Turning away from smartphones: 'We need to go places and touch things' 43 upvotes, 28 comments
  23. Developing an LLM: Building, Training, Finetuning (A 1h Video Explainer) 6 upvotes, 1 comments
  24. Show HN: XDeck – An ad-blocking client app for macOS, like TweetDeck 12 upvotes, 5 comments
  25. Spreadsheet Assassins – A short history of "software as a service" 43 upvotes, 34 comments
  26. Germany sees company bankruptcies soar 42 upvotes, 37 comments
  27. Designing a website without 404s 77 upvotes, 77 comments
  28. FAA Investigating How Counterfeit Titanium Got into Boeing and Airbus Jets 32 upvotes, 32 comments
  29. Gen AI will increase demand for software engineers 21 upvotes, 24 comments
  30. Santé (YC S23) Is Hiring 0 upvotes, 0 comments