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. I Have a Dream 22 upvotes, 0 comments
  2. APKTool: A tool for reverse engineering Android APK files 280 upvotes, 37 comments
  3. A Necropolis in Naples Reveals the Enduring Influence of Ancient Greece 17 upvotes, 0 comments
  4. A fuel spill from the U.S. Navy poisons the water of thousands in Hawaiʻi 118 upvotes, 17 comments
  5. Unredacted Antitrust Complaint Shows Google’s Ad Biz Even Scummier Than Imagined 96 upvotes, 16 comments
  6. TinyBase: A JavaScript library for structured state 171 upvotes, 40 comments
  7. Show HN: CSS Speedrun – A small game to test and improve your CSS knowledge 132 upvotes, 31 comments
  8. Python Bytecode Explained 11 upvotes, 0 comments
  9. The curious case of the Raspberry Pi in the network closet (2019) 419 upvotes, 125 comments
  10. AWS Lambda now supports IPv6 endpoints for inbound connections 104 upvotes, 28 comments
  11. Real-world stories of how we’ve compromised CI/CD pipelines 123 upvotes, 37 comments
  12. The Color of Infinite Temperature 302 upvotes, 116 comments
  13. Your app is not compliant with Google Play Policies: A story from hell 112 upvotes, 38 comments
  14. An anatomy of Bitcoin price manipulation 263 upvotes, 103 comments
  15. Show HN: Pure CSS/HTML C# syntax highlighting without JavaScript 12 upvotes, 1 comments
  16. Effortless personal productivity (or how I learned to love my monkey mind) 44 upvotes, 12 comments
  17. Graphviz: Open-source graph visualization software 114 upvotes, 46 comments
  18. The Trundle 23 upvotes, 6 comments
  19. The Most Popular Online Textbook Platform 12 upvotes, 2 comments
  20. Window System X (1984) 203 upvotes, 109 comments
  21. One of the Most Famous Victorian Dishes Is a Hilarious Lie 37 upvotes, 14 comments
  22. €2.6M spent for a book at auction, believed they would own the IP 420 upvotes, 265 comments
  23. Hello Mac OS X Tiger 159 upvotes, 120 comments
  24. Failing to Learn Zig via Advent of Code 139 upvotes, 121 comments
  25. Work Somewhere Dysfunctional 13 upvotes, 6 comments
  26. What would it take to recreate dplyr in Python? (2020) 39 upvotes, 29 comments
  27. Aduhelm and Medicare 13 upvotes, 10 comments
  28. Netflix’s Prices Are Rising Faster Than Cable 131 upvotes, 185 comments
  29. Ask HN: Why is spam email still a thing? 21 upvotes, 46 comments
  30. Deepnote (YC S19) is hiring to build a better data science notebook (Europe) 0 upvotes, 0 comments