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. Zoomquilt (2004) 777 upvotes, 118 comments
  2. Booting from a vinyl record 942 upvotes, 156 comments
  3. Verilog to Minecraft Redstone Synthesizer 65 upvotes, 6 comments
  4. Another free CA as an alternative to Let's Encrypt 657 upvotes, 125 comments
  5. Reverse-Engineered GeoWrite 2.1 for C64 Source Code 47 upvotes, 5 comments
  6. Marc Geiger helped create Lollapalooza, now he wants to save live music 14 upvotes, 0 comments
  7. Spectre.Console lets you make beautiful console apps with .NET Core 43 upvotes, 6 comments
  8. Convolution Is Fancy Multiplication 345 upvotes, 100 comments
  9. IHP – A Haskell web framework 115 upvotes, 28 comments
  10. TCP Performance problems related to Nagle’s Algorithm and Delayed ACK (2005) 89 upvotes, 21 comments
  11. Rules for Evidence Communication 10 upvotes, 0 comments
  12. Raspberry Pi Webcam 153 upvotes, 53 comments
  13. You might not need machine learning 170 upvotes, 61 comments
  14. MyNOR: Single board computer that uses a single NOR gate as its ALU 103 upvotes, 36 comments
  15. Psilocybin and migraine: First of its kind trial reports promising results 221 upvotes, 102 comments
  16. On Small Games 174 upvotes, 78 comments
  17. DOM recording for web application demos 60 upvotes, 22 comments
  18. Someone attacked our company 138 upvotes, 61 comments
  19. Why pay $1657 for a $27 USB stick? 153 upvotes, 69 comments
  20. IoT Unravelled Part 2: IP Addresses, Network, Zigbee, Custom Firmware, Soldering 34 upvotes, 11 comments
  21. On the bonkers color palette of Garfield comics 6 upvotes, 0 comments
  22. Guide to OOMKill Alerting in Kubernetes Clusters 63 upvotes, 26 comments
  23. First Responders Unprepared for Electric Vehicle Fires: Report 135 upvotes, 69 comments
  24. Ethereum 2.0 – Minimum deposit reached 110 upvotes, 97 comments
  25. Pinecil: Portable USB-C RISC-V soldering iron 43 upvotes, 37 comments
  26. Apple’s head of security indicted in Santa Clara County CCW case 545 upvotes, 775 comments
  27. Multi-Paradigm Languages 24 upvotes, 23 comments
  28. Utah’s Economic Exceptionalism 14 upvotes, 11 comments
  29. Plugin hybrids in new emissions scandal: test show higher pollution than claimed 32 upvotes, 44 comments
  30. Pachyderm Raises Series B, Hiring for Golang and Enterprise SE Roles 0 upvotes, 0 comments