This patent might describe a so-called method (and not simply an idea, which is not patentable) but I'm still amazed at how people come-up with these "methods" that someone from middle school could have thought of for a pet project and yet have no working prototype to at least validate the basic claims.
Heck, I could "invent" a method for hitting the nails with the side of the hammer because that way there is more surface area and you are less likely to miss... is that patentable??
And in addition to that, why are corporations always trying to "avoid" courts by implementing their own legal systems (see Youtube policies or other DMCA examples defaulting to "guilty until proven innocent" instead of getting a fair trial).
What's more interesting in either case is that lawyers are stretching the semantics of the laws and judges/jury find it more difficult to apply common sense and instead have to fight against many technicalities, not to mention disproportionate examples like mall cops shooting someone in the leg for not paying a $1 energy bar.