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. Felt 866 upvotes, 98 comments
  2. Experience: I was in a Scientology jazz band (2021) 25 upvotes, 0 comments
  3. Apple ][ "Lemmings" Proof of Concept 89 upvotes, 16 comments
  4. Show HN: owo – OneNote to Plain Text 44 upvotes, 6 comments
  5. Xbox Cloud throttles performance if user agent is Linux 130 upvotes, 29 comments
  6. On the use of a life (2020) 346 upvotes, 96 comments
  7. SQLGlot: SQL parser, transpiler, optimizer – translate to Presto, Spark, Hive 94 upvotes, 23 comments
  8. Solar-powered, Self-hosted Low-tech Magazine 22 upvotes, 3 comments
  9. Reverse Engineering Dark Souls 3 Networking 53 upvotes, 13 comments
  10. Windows x64 handcrafted token stealing kernel-mode shellcode 39 upvotes, 9 comments
  11. 1942–1944 Musicians' Strike 36 upvotes, 8 comments
  12. How CUDA Programming Works 123 upvotes, 48 comments
  13. HackTheBox: A Hacking Playground 7 upvotes, 0 comments
  14. Raspberry Pico-based 100-Msps logic analyzer 176 upvotes, 74 comments
  15. Linux Kernel vs. DPDK: HTTP Performance Showdown 140 upvotes, 57 comments
  16. Open Gamma Detector 12 upvotes, 2 comments
  17. Lessons from Dungeons and Dragons about storytelling (2013) 32 upvotes, 12 comments
  18. He dropped out to become a poet – now he’s won a Fields Medal 56 upvotes, 26 comments
  19. Ask HN: How to sell an open-source software company? 41 upvotes, 19 comments
  20. My Preferred Smart Home Vendors 38 upvotes, 19 comments
  21. New York state buys robots for lonely elders 4 upvotes, 0 comments
  22. FedEx to close data centers, retire all mainframes by 2024, saving $400m 4 upvotes, 0 comments
  23. Everything Is Anime 53 upvotes, 35 comments
  24. Vets today are like doctors yesterday 125 upvotes, 112 comments
  25. TwinBASIC: A modern BASIC aiming for 100% compatibility with VB6/VBA 43 upvotes, 32 comments
  26. High-intensity exercise, some new news 102 upvotes, 91 comments
  27. Show HN: A short dystopian game I build last weekend 54 upvotes, 45 comments
  28. How Normal Am I? 42 upvotes, 33 comments
  29. What comes after Git 103 upvotes, 181 comments
  30. My quest for the perfect window manager (2004) 47 upvotes, 83 comments