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. NASA Spacecraft Dives Between Saturn and Its Rings 121 upvotes, 14 comments
  2. Nick Sand, Orange Sunshine LSD chemist, has died 267 upvotes, 42 comments
  3. Verbs associated with gender across 100K stories 62 upvotes, 7 comments
  4. How to talk about yourself in a developer interview 24 upvotes, 1 comments
  5. Linux Kernel Testing: Intro to kernelci.org 93 upvotes, 13 comments
  6. Zinc sponge anode makes Li-ion alternative rechargeable 21 upvotes, 1 comments
  7. Have We Forgotten about Geometry in Computer Vision? 320 upvotes, 85 comments
  8. Building a Device Lab (2015) 30 upvotes, 4 comments
  9. Facebook and Google were conned out of $100m in phishing scheme 10 upvotes, 0 comments
  10. Facebook and Google Were Victims of $100M Payment Scam 18 upvotes, 2 comments
  11. Write Fast Apps Using Async Python 3.6 and Redis 315 upvotes, 110 comments
  12. What Is Digital Humanism? 62 upvotes, 16 comments
  13. Spellfucker 233 upvotes, 96 comments
  14. An artificial womb successfully grew baby sheep 194 upvotes, 84 comments
  15. A bug in GCC that may cause memory leaks in valid C++ programs 213 upvotes, 94 comments
  16. Instead of containers, give me strong config and deploy primitives 280 upvotes, 130 comments
  17. How the ARM ecosystem is addressing two key areas of automotive, IVI and ADAS 22 upvotes, 5 comments
  18. Uber’s Anthony Levandowski out as Advanced Technologies lead amid legal fight 370 upvotes, 182 comments
  19. Russian-controlled telecom hijacks financial services’ Internet traffic 13 upvotes, 2 comments
  20. Let me take you through my dream office 215 upvotes, 125 comments
  21. More than 800 startups sign letter objecting to plans to kill net neutrality 107 upvotes, 59 comments
  22. Should I fire an engineer for working on his side projects during office hours? 74 upvotes, 43 comments
  23. Inventor who built an Iron Man-style flight suit has flown it at TED 73 upvotes, 48 comments
  24. Facebook says it will act against 'information operations' using false accounts 97 upvotes, 71 comments
  25. DHL pilot alleges poor labor practices that are spreading throughout industry 123 upvotes, 110 comments
  26. Ask HN: What is your company's policy regarding side-projects? 26 upvotes, 18 comments
  27. Lab-grown ‘mini-brains’ do mimic human brain development 3 upvotes, 0 comments
  28. Ask HN: What's the best way to learn about testing/TDD? 11 upvotes, 7 comments
  29. Southwest to Stop Overbooking as United Uproar Echoes 176 upvotes, 264 comments
  30. Gigster (on-demand developer teams) is hiring in engineering, success and sales 0 upvotes, 0 comments