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. Reconstructed path of Ingenuity flight 9 via photogrammetry 66 upvotes, 5 comments
  2. Netcat – All you need to know 210 upvotes, 29 comments
  3. FastAI.jl: FastAI for Julia 118 upvotes, 17 comments
  4. Generally capable agents emerge from open-ended play 210 upvotes, 36 comments
  5. Naval Architecture 346 upvotes, 73 comments
  6. Postgres Full-Text Search: A search engine in a database 354 upvotes, 97 comments
  7. Google launches new vulnerability reward platform 259 upvotes, 74 comments
  8. Father builds exoskeleton to help wheelchair-bound son walk 432 upvotes, 136 comments
  9. Capitol Hill's mystery soda machine 351 upvotes, 112 comments
  10. Fractons, the ‘weirdest’ matter, could yield quantum clues 45 upvotes, 9 comments
  11. Launch HN: Abbot (YC S21) – ChatOps as a Service, inspired by GitHub's Hubot 105 upvotes, 30 comments
  12. Wildfires in Canada are creating their own weather systems, experts say 104 upvotes, 32 comments
  13. How Tracing Uncovers Half-Truths in Slack’s CI Infrastructure 16 upvotes, 2 comments
  14. Windows 96 148 upvotes, 53 comments
  15. Functional Programming in OCaml 137 upvotes, 49 comments
  16. A soil-science revolution upends plans to fight climate change 110 upvotes, 45 comments
  17. Getting sweet patron money on the modern internet (2020) 124 upvotes, 53 comments
  18. We need to talk about testing 31 upvotes, 9 comments
  19. Candide – Identify Plants with a Photo 182 upvotes, 92 comments
  20. Discord Launches Threads 308 upvotes, 167 comments
  21. Live Starlink Satellite Map 140 upvotes, 76 comments
  22. Columbo: an origin story (2018) 112 upvotes, 59 comments
  23. Reconsidering the way I explain programming (2020) 7 upvotes, 1 comments
  24. Docker in Production: A History of Failure (2016) 93 upvotes, 79 comments
  25. Launch HN: Atmana (YC S21) – An app to help cut down on compulsive porn usage 147 upvotes, 138 comments
  26. Peter the Great’s Beard Tax 78 upvotes, 82 comments
  27. In defense of hard counters in real time strategy games 95 upvotes, 118 comments
  28. Apple Reports Third Quarter Results 70 upvotes, 86 comments
  29. Ask HN: Does anyone use keyboard/mouse extra buttons for coding? 34 upvotes, 54 comments
  30. Modern Treasury (YC S18) is hiring our first analytics engineer 0 upvotes, 0 comments