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. The real Casanova 60 upvotes, 1 comments
  2. Clojure from the ground up 85 upvotes, 3 comments
  3. Freeciv WebGL 3D Development Status Update 54 upvotes, 4 comments
  4. Show HN: GraphQL Queries with React and GUN, the Graph Database 18 upvotes, 0 comments
  5. Writing a Linux Debugger Part 2: Breakpoints 80 upvotes, 10 comments
  6. These Parrots Can Make Other Parrots 'Laugh'–a First 13 upvotes, 0 comments
  7. Crossbar.io: Real-Time Distributed RPC in Python (Interview) 30 upvotes, 3 comments
  8. Under the Spell of James Baldwin 49 upvotes, 7 comments
  9. Alone in the Wild for a Year, TV Contestants Learn Their Show Was Cancelled 48 upvotes, 7 comments
  10. L.A. Times' website requests up to 14GB of ad data if left opened all day 187 upvotes, 43 comments
  11. What's the end goal of Wealthfront and Betterment? 12 upvotes, 0 comments
  12. How Subtle Class Cues Can Backfire on Your Resume 28 upvotes, 3 comments
  13. Dystopian dreams: on feminist science fiction 32 upvotes, 5 comments
  14. Programming Languages Influence Network 24 upvotes, 3 comments
  15. Exploring how deaf people ‘hear’ voice-hallucinations 26 upvotes, 4 comments
  16. iOS 10 Security White Paper [pdf] 130 upvotes, 39 comments
  17. Graph Data Structure Interview Questions 75 upvotes, 20 comments
  18. San Jose and Oakland area job markets tumble 235 upvotes, 93 comments
  19. APFS does not normalize Unicode filenames 290 upvotes, 122 comments
  20. Strengthening the Microsoft Edge Sandbox 82 upvotes, 28 comments
  21. The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences (1960) 41 upvotes, 13 comments
  22. Amazon's Tepid Response to Counterfeiters Frustrates Sellers 458 upvotes, 230 comments
  23. Hadoop “fails us” 25 upvotes, 8 comments
  24. Thanks for Submitting Your Résumé to This Black Hole 42 upvotes, 20 comments
  25. Singapore teen blogger Amos Yee granted US asylum 28 upvotes, 17 comments
  26. Tunnel TCP Through WebSockets (CLI Tool) 61 upvotes, 47 comments
  27. Study: Kids whose parents hold them back from school a year have advantages 114 upvotes, 98 comments
  28. Too Much Experience to Be Hired? Some Older Americans Face Age Bias 136 upvotes, 132 comments
  29. The end of smartphone innovation 173 upvotes, 224 comments
  30. Flexport is hiring engineers who want to bring the world free trade 0 upvotes, 0 comments