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. Open-sourcing Sorbet: a fast, powerful type checker for Ruby 159 upvotes, 16 comments
  2. Forget monoliths vs. microservices: cognitive load is what matters 90 upvotes, 14 comments
  3. Two new papers explore the physics behind bubbles and foams 56 upvotes, 9 comments
  4. Gryphon: An open-source framework for algorithmic trading in cryptocurrency 50 upvotes, 9 comments
  5. A Hundred Unchildlike Lullabies 16 upvotes, 1 comments
  6. Support for right-to-repair laws slowly grows 474 upvotes, 168 comments
  7. Show HN: Reading list of popular Hacker News users 96 upvotes, 27 comments
  8. Why Monzo's bank transfers weren't working on the 30th of May 201 upvotes, 70 comments
  9. Smoltcp: A small TCP/IP stack in Rust 228 upvotes, 88 comments
  10. Why I don't use web components 195 upvotes, 77 comments
  11. Publishing Simple Books with Jekyll 50 upvotes, 15 comments
  12. Security vulnerabilities fixed in Firefox 67.0.4 and Firefox ESR 60.7.2 59 upvotes, 20 comments
  13. Show HN: A star map creation tool with Common Lisp 111 upvotes, 45 comments
  14. Bronx High School Math Bulletin (1957) [pdf] 19 upvotes, 4 comments
  15. Sony launches a taxi-hailing app in Tokyo 180 upvotes, 82 comments
  16. Firefox zero-day was used in attack against Coinbase employees, not its users 77 upvotes, 34 comments
  17. Al-Maʿarri 79 upvotes, 36 comments
  18. Consequences of Tidal Dissipation in a Putative Venusian Ocean 11 upvotes, 2 comments
  19. Ramroot – Run Arch Linux Entirely from RAM (2017) 112 upvotes, 62 comments
  20. Desjardins announces personal data of 2.9M members improperly shared 15 upvotes, 5 comments
  21. In Japan, It’s a Riveting TV Plot: Can a Worker Go Home on Time? 83 upvotes, 54 comments
  22. Getting 2FA Right in 2019 193 upvotes, 163 comments
  23. BonziBuddy 43 upvotes, 28 comments
  24. Song of the Rarest Large Whale on Earth Recorded for the First Time 16 upvotes, 8 comments
  25. AMD EPYC “Rome” Server Processors to Feature 8 to 64 Cores 80 upvotes, 75 comments
  26. Tesla Model 3 Spoofed off the highway 78 upvotes, 73 comments
  27. Oscar Wilde’s talk inspired his rise and led to his downfall 8 upvotes, 3 comments
  28. Why Google+ Failed 229 upvotes, 297 comments
  29. A Growing Problem in Real Estate: Too Many Too Big Houses 127 upvotes, 282 comments
  30. Mux (API to instant video streaming) is hiring: engineers, PMs, and others 0 upvotes, 0 comments