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. Modern Text Features in R 84 upvotes, 11 comments
  2. Symbolics.jl: A Modern Computer Algebra System for a Modern Language 238 upvotes, 53 comments
  3. Show HN: C is for Camera, a 35mm film camera represented in Python objects 65 upvotes, 14 comments
  4. Clojure from a Schemer's Perspective 97 upvotes, 29 comments
  5. Caramel: An OCaml for the Erlang VM 81 upvotes, 24 comments
  6. PyTorch 1.8, with AMD ROCm support 278 upvotes, 117 comments
  7. Valve's Proton Has Enabled 7000 Windows Games on Linux 508 upvotes, 231 comments
  8. 'Hovering ship' photographed off Cornish coast by walker 388 upvotes, 175 comments
  9. Zshelf: Z-Library books downloader for reMarkable tablet 90 upvotes, 36 comments
  10. Bring Your Own Client 387 upvotes, 192 comments
  11. Nvidia Deep Learning Accelerator (NVDLA): a free and open inference accelerator 31 upvotes, 9 comments
  12. The Prime Hexagon 23 upvotes, 6 comments
  13. L.A. startup is building tiny injectable robots to attack tumors 72 upvotes, 31 comments
  14. CFTC Charges Two Individuals with Multi-Million Digital Asset Pump-and-Dump 18 upvotes, 5 comments
  15. Wing Commander III 69 upvotes, 38 comments
  16. Fusion startup plans reactor with small but powerful superconducting magnets 66 upvotes, 38 comments
  17. Framing 101 84 upvotes, 51 comments
  18. Data Transfer Project by Apple, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, etc. 24 upvotes, 11 comments
  19. U.S. says John McAfee indicted over fraudulent cryptocurrency schemes 71 upvotes, 47 comments
  20. Ask HN: How do I learn drawing? 23 upvotes, 11 comments
  21. The reason Okta spent $6.5B on Auth0 96 upvotes, 70 comments
  22. Zola: A fast static site generator in a single binary 140 upvotes, 109 comments
  23. Do What Makes the Best Story 27 upvotes, 15 comments
  24. The Phantom Forests That Built Mesa Verde 6 upvotes, 1 comments
  25. Mischa's Cursed Webring 42 upvotes, 30 comments
  26. Launch HN: Procoto (YC W21) – Procurement SaaS for SMB 18 upvotes, 12 comments
  27. Dark patterns after the GDPR: consent pop-ups and their influence 46 upvotes, 42 comments
  28. Facial recognition can predict person’s political orientation with 72% accuracy 192 upvotes, 258 comments
  29. Oakland bans the use of combustion engine-powered leaf blowers and trimmers 148 upvotes, 232 comments
  30. Genius (YC S11) Is Hiring a Director of Engineering (U.S. Remote) 0 upvotes, 0 comments