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. Rust Bug Minimization Patterns 71 upvotes, 5 comments
  2. Debugging Network Stalls on Kubernetes 59 upvotes, 5 comments
  3. Collection of Jupyter notebooks for quantitative finance 81 upvotes, 10 comments
  4. We tested popular web hosting companies and all were easily hacked 210 upvotes, 40 comments
  5. Mrauk U, the Hidden City of Myanmar 20 upvotes, 1 comments
  6. Nature's recipe for making leaves 13 upvotes, 0 comments
  7. Using SDRAM in FPGA Designs 68 upvotes, 12 comments
  8. Automated Program Repair 18 upvotes, 1 comments
  9. Personal and social information of 1B people discovered in data leak 1051 upvotes, 316 comments
  10. The Captured City 36 upvotes, 5 comments
  11. India's Meghalaya 'living root bridges' get stronger as the trees grow 84 upvotes, 20 comments
  12. Differences between expert and novice brains in mice: study 186 upvotes, 53 comments
  13. Wittgenstein: The Young Man One Hopes For 15 upvotes, 1 comments
  14. Removing WebSQL Support 31 upvotes, 5 comments
  15. New Tricks for an Old Z-Machine, Part 3: A Renaissance Is Nigh 61 upvotes, 15 comments
  16. OnePlus Hit by Data Breach 125 upvotes, 39 comments
  17. Overview of Rust error handling libraries 177 upvotes, 62 comments
  18. Tesla PowerWall 2 Hack 55 upvotes, 15 comments
  19. Comparative Benchmark of Arm, AMD, and Intel for Cloud-Native Workloads 32 upvotes, 7 comments
  20. Volkswagen Axes All Non-Electric Racing Programs Worldwide 7 upvotes, 0 comments
  21. Microsoft REST API Guidelines 155 upvotes, 73 comments
  22. Milled: A search engine for email newsletters 83 upvotes, 35 comments
  23. Designing Windows 95's User Interface (2018) 230 upvotes, 128 comments
  24. The revolution of machine learning has been exaggerated 210 upvotes, 123 comments
  25. WebOS OSE 2.1.0 Release – WebOS Open Source Edition 24 upvotes, 10 comments
  26. Average product lifespan of Google products before it kills them 93 upvotes, 64 comments
  27. Smith Chart 26 upvotes, 16 comments
  28. Police seize cryptocurrency from alleged movie pirate 30 upvotes, 22 comments
  29. Google Kills Cloud Print 282 upvotes, 474 comments
  30. Tesorio (YC S15) Raised a Series A and Is Hiring 0 upvotes, 0 comments