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. Show HN: BiTE – Cross-platform executable viewer and reverse engineering tool 62 upvotes, 6 comments
  2. How Antithesis Finds Bugs 16 upvotes, 0 comments
  3. LXQt 2.0.0 135 upvotes, 21 comments
  4. RubyJS-Vite 53 upvotes, 6 comments
  5. Ten years of improvements in PostgreSQL's optimizer 247 upvotes, 53 comments
  6. Show HN: Speeding up LLM inference 2x times (possibly) 20 upvotes, 1 comments
  7. Effort – a possibly new algorithm for LLM Inference 78 upvotes, 13 comments
  8. Solving the minimum cut problem for undirected graphs 95 upvotes, 17 comments
  9. Stable Diffusion 3 API Now Available 160 upvotes, 33 comments
  10. libxev: A cross-platform, high-performance event loop 48 upvotes, 7 comments
  11. Bronze Age Stone Anchors as Material Metaphors 11 upvotes, 0 comments
  12. How Nestlé gets children hooked on sugar in lower-income countries 115 upvotes, 28 comments
  13. Show HN: Desbordante 2.0 25 upvotes, 4 comments
  14. F/OSS Comics: 8. The Origins of Unix and the C Language 98 upvotes, 32 comments
  15. Collapse of Self-Trained Language Models 12 upvotes, 1 comments
  16. How many bathrooms have Neanderthals in the tile? 308 upvotes, 135 comments
  17. Embeddings are a good starting point for the AI curious app developer 74 upvotes, 27 comments
  18. Mixtral 8x22B 365 upvotes, 181 comments
  19. Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince buys local paper, feuds over mansion build 10 upvotes, 2 comments
  20. Everything We Can't Describe in Music 45 upvotes, 23 comments
  21. The great commercial takeover of low Earth orbit 30 upvotes, 14 comments
  22. Blaze: A High Performance C++ Math Library 64 upvotes, 46 comments
  23. The Making of Django Reinhardt 14 upvotes, 6 comments
  24. The biggest source of waste is untapped skilled pragmatists 134 upvotes, 117 comments
  25. Future of Humanity Institute shuts down 119 upvotes, 106 comments
  26. An Obscure Actions Workflow Vulnerability in Google's Flank 3 upvotes, 0 comments
  27. The forgotten war on beepers 49 upvotes, 45 comments
  28. An electric new era for Atlas 221 upvotes, 279 comments
  29. The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows 4 upvotes, 1 comments
  30. Y Combinator is hiring full stack engineers – learn tons and tons about startups 0 upvotes, 0 comments