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. Raytracing a Black Hole 208 upvotes, 21 comments
  2. SageMath – Open-Source Mathematical Software System 337 upvotes, 59 comments
  3. The frozen bodies of Antarctica 24 upvotes, 1 comments
  4. Show HN: Lunar lander-type game with computational fluid dynamics 435 upvotes, 94 comments
  5. Variational Autoencoders Explained 69 upvotes, 12 comments
  6. Mysterious new brain cell found in people 36 upvotes, 5 comments
  7. Thunderstone (folklore) 27 upvotes, 3 comments
  8. New research in sea slugs sparks controversy about the way memories are stored 22 upvotes, 2 comments
  9. I crossed the Alps on a space hopper 38 upvotes, 6 comments
  10. Alleged AMD EPYC ‘Rome’ 7nm Based 64 Core Processor Performance Leaks Out 28 upvotes, 5 comments
  11. How Game Apps That Captivate Kids Have Been Collecting Their Data 123 upvotes, 45 comments
  12. The Strange Politics of Gertrude Stein 32 upvotes, 8 comments
  13. One DNA test said he was likely to get Alzheimer’s, the other said he wasn’t 43 upvotes, 13 comments
  14. The Nvidia Turing GPU Architecture Deep Dive: Prelude to GeForce RTX 33 upvotes, 9 comments
  15. Code Rush – The Beginnings of Netscape and Mozilla (2000) [video] 20 upvotes, 5 comments
  16. Why Edinburgh's clock is almost never on time 24 upvotes, 7 comments
  17. WwwBasic – An implementation of BASIC designed to be easy to run on the Web 32 upvotes, 11 comments
  18. Hooking up brains to machines could be the ‘next big thing’ for gaming 22 upvotes, 7 comments
  19. We still don’t understand motion sickness 25 upvotes, 9 comments
  20. Low.js – Node.js for embedded devices 106 upvotes, 59 comments
  21. Google Trust Services Root Inclusion Request 80 upvotes, 43 comments
  22. Tyler Cowen launches fellowship and grant program for moon shot ideas 111 upvotes, 68 comments
  23. In killing Inbox, Google takes another swipe at its most passionate users 274 upvotes, 218 comments
  24. Brazil Nuts Are Brought to You by Rodents 4 upvotes, 0 comments
  25. Most Doctors Are Ill-Equipped to Deal with the Opioid Epidemic 4 upvotes, 0 comments
  26. AMC Is Beating MoviePass at Its Own Game 40 upvotes, 27 comments
  27. Elephant birds: Who killed the largest birds that ever lived? 68 upvotes, 53 comments
  28. Vaccines Against H.I.V., Malaria and Tuberculosis Unlikely, Study Says 3 upvotes, 0 comments
  29. Less annoying Hacker News 14 upvotes, 8 comments
  30. Is the Second Farm Crisis Upon Us? 68 upvotes, 100 comments

Last generated 1:30pm, 16 September 2018. Source here.