Currently, I am using Symantec's PGP desktop whole disk encryption for my Mac. After hearing that FileVault was insecure and supposedly easily crackaable.
However, PGP has been around for a long time, and I've hear rumours that the NSA has backdoors to all of the main encryption methods (could likely be horse-dookey), but with a supercomputer like this, who needs a backdoor? http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2012/03/16/nsas-new-data-center-and-ultra-fast-supercomputer-aim-to-crack-worlds-strongest-crypto/
Is PGP safe against a behemoth like this?
Is there anything better nowadays, which is practical to use for basics like securing a text file, disk, or email (Not in research / academic phases)?