Don't re-elect our politicians
We live in the U.S. where our politicians are elected. Can we not make it clear to them that we will not vote for them if they ban encryption? This might be a good excuse for spam mail -- let the populace know what's happening to them.
A wonderful utility
With the demise of the anonymouse up2date in Red Hat Linux, this utility is incredibly valuable. And it beats the heck out of downloading the individual updates for your system. Plus it's easily scriptable, even more so than up2date, which would refuse to install certain things.