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  • Ask HN: Have you reduced technical knowledge contributions?
    1 project | | 24 Mar 2024
    That’s interesting.

    I have predictive models that can predict if a headline (w/o the rest of the article and not considering the URL) will (a) get more than 10 votes and (b) if it does get more than 10 votes will the votes/comments ratio be more than 2 (which is roughly average)

    The first model gets a ROC-AUC (see in the low 60’s (not good, the second model gets in the low 70’s (actually pretty good though it is a heat seeking missile for clickbait headlines) and my latest content-based recommender for RSS items gets almost 80. (I saw a paper that one system at TikTok gets about 85)

    To do all that you need about 10,000 headlines and don’t get a lot of benefit from having more than 100,000. The ceilings on performance have more to do with the nature of the problem rather than my models: the same article can get submitted twice and get 0 votes one time and 200 the other time so it can never be as accurate as “is this an article about galactic astronomy?”

    I had it ingest the HN comments firehose and found the amount of articles was overwhelming, my YOShInOn RSS reader now ingests the “best comments” from

    together with 110 other feeds and actually I like the comments it picks out a lot. Now that the system is adding about 3000 items per day it might be able to handle a big feed like the comments firehose since now those comments are diluted with so many quality articles. For a problem like that you might want a two-score system with: (i) is it relevant? (something I like) and (ii) is it popular? (like Google’s PageRank)

    I think you could make a model that compares comments in the best comments feed with other comments. I have tried formulating the problems above as regression problems where I try to predict the actual score and it does not work well because of the uncertainty problem but formulated as a classification problem for a score over a threshold it is easy to make a well-calibrated model that tells you “this article has a 20% chance of frontpaging” which is about the best anyone can do.

  • Ask HN: How can I get rid of addiction to HN?
    1 project | | 17 Mar 2024
    Subscribe via rss, so you can scratch the curiosity itch and each the FOMO, without coming to the site all the time and looking over the same things 20 times?

  • Show HN: Hacker News Outliers
    1 project | | 18 Feb 2024
  • Ask HN: Is There an HN Reader and Filter?
    1 project | | 15 Jan 2024

    and this

    ps i’m ok with some % of false positives, but hopefully a sprinkle of OpenAI could keep that magically low?


  • Orange Site Hit
    4 projects | | 1 Jan 2024
  • RSS can be used to distribute all sorts of information
    9 projects | | 20 Nov 2023
    It sounds interesting but I use

    Unless it had most of the features of I would not be able to use it.

    Perhaps you could pivot your approach and submit a PR to hnrss for the feature?

  • Ask HN: Who is hiring? (October 2023)
    9 projects | | 2 Oct 2023
  • Tell HN: There is a new highlights page on HN
    1 project | | 25 Sep 2023
    Looks like there's an unmerged PR on the third-party hnrss project that would add this:
  • Why your blog still needs RSS
    9 projects | | 19 Aug 2023
    Check out below link to get a more customized, topic wise rss feeds.

  • Ask HN: Is there a way to “filter” the posts on HN
    1 project | | 25 Jul 2023
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